Sunday, February 24, 2013

beyond the horizon

Our futures are waiting for us, just beyond the horizon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

president's day - VIDEO

Once upon a time, February 22nd was George Washington's birthday in 1732.

So it's probably not such a coincidence that on February 22nd, 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated. At 555 feet, it was the tallest structure in the world and today must, by D.C. law, remain the tallest building in the capital.

Anyway, now the day is dedicated to all our Presidents.
(as if they all deserved it)
So what I've done here is a short video montage of all the "official" Presidential portraits, so far, with a little music behind it.

You might be thinking I used "Hail to the Chief" in the clip

(it would make perfect sense after all) but I didn't for a couple of reasons. First off, it's not long enough, it's not a particularly good tune and marching music drives me up a tree. So I found something just as patriotic, much more interesting and a better representation of my left of center political views.

Enjoy. . .

Thursday, February 14, 2013

valentine's day

Valentine's Day is the day set aside to remember not only who, but what we love and to be thankful that we can feel the joy of love at all.

Yeah, I know sometimes love hurts and I know it's the worst hurt in the universe. And it's all too rare when it's right.

But when it is, you feel like you're walking on air, like there's nothing you can't do and, you can't wipe the silly grin off
your face.

Enjoy it my friends.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

13 years

Today is an anniversary for Maxine and me.
On February 9th, (in the year of our lord) 2000, we rolled into town, settled down and began calling Key West our home.

 It hasn't always been easy (life never is) but we've met some good people, made a few great friends and it's always
been fun.

I've long since come down off the edgy, corporate advertising angst I came here to escape and Max?
. . .Well she's become a fearless fighter of the large dogs that get walked past our house every morning.

It's been 13 years and a pretty cool ride.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Looking a lot like the chess piece, this is the top of the tower that rises above the Baptist Church on the corner of Fleming and William Streets.

What grabbed me was the contrast between shadow and light and the contrast between the defensive battlement attitude of the architecture and the welcoming joyful noise singing out
from downstairs.