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Updated: 2011-07-31T13:44:26-04:00

 



Light and easy summer time dessert!

2011-07-31T13:44:26-04:00

Yes, I've been away....... going to my sister's house for a week resulted in a two-week blog hiatus. :-) I'll tell her she has that effect on me. Actually, I keep procrastinating because I wanted to write a post detailing all the fun things we did. And I will do...



Historical Pendleton, S.C.

2011-07-09T23:09:17-04:00

One of my favorite things to do is drive down some unknown country road and see what's there. There are lots of those roads in this area, and I still have a lot that I haven't traveled yet. On Wednesday I took one of those roads, and it led to...



Happy 4th of July!

2011-07-03T23:31:50-04:00

Here are some pictures I took of my neighborhood fireworks this year. First time I've had a tripod to use, and it makes a difference when you're trying to use a slow shutter speed. I actually got some fireworks in the frame instead of just black sky! ;-) Hope you're...                                 Here are some pictures I took of my neighborhood fireworks this year. First time I've had a tripod to use, and it makes a difference when you're trying to use a slow shutter speed. I actually got some fireworks in the frame instead of just black sky! ;-) Hope you're having a great 4th! My favorite two stanzas of "America the Beautiful": O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern impassioned stress A thoroughfare of freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine Till all success be nobleness And every gain divine!    This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis   And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. Lee Greenwood                       You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck [...]



Whew! What a week! Media camp is history for another year.

2011-07-01T23:00:41-04:00

Media camp--14 teenagers learning about journalism for about 10 hours a day! And I was one of three camp instructors for the group this week. It was very busy, but also sometimes fun and funny and ultimately rewarding. The teens arrived on Sunday night for an opening "get-acquainted" session. We...