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George Washington and the Deadly Smallpox Outbreak of 1776

July 15, 2021

By 1777, the idea of inoculation had taken root on this side of the Atlantic, but still the controversial process was distrusted by many. Despite the unfavorable opinions, Washington and his military staff decided on inoculating all new recruits to the Continental Army.

It’s Kinda Like Living in a Third World Country

May 9, 2021

However, I must confess I did make it to Utah’s Mormon capitol, where the state capitol and the religious center are distanced by just a few city blocks, (forget separation of state and religion) in one piece.

“Tryin’ To Reason With Hurricane Season”

August 31, 2019

There’s not much we can do about hurricanes except get out of their way, take shelter and perhaps write a song or two about Nature’s awesome power.

Cowboy Poets and Storytellers On Stage

April 25, 2019

                Gatherings Cowboy poetry readings are usually called gatherings and may occur at any time of the year. For example, The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held every winter (late January or early February) in Elko, Nevada at the Western Folklife Center. The get-together lasts for a long […]

Hemingway and Havana

January 8, 2019

A look at Hemingway’s years in Cuba will help demonstrate some interesting aspects of the author’s life.

Magical

October 18, 2018

Ride a gondola to church at the magical white lake.

Utopia

May 10, 2018

A sailor’s paradise might look something like this.

A Place in the World

May 9, 2018

Finding your place in the world can sometimes take a lifetime.

Prolific

April 18, 2018

A Woman can never have too many hats.

Awakening

April 11, 2018

Shiprock is a huge rock monolith in Northwestern New Mexico and known to the Navajos as Tse Bit’a’i or “Winged Rock.”

My Favorite Place

March 21, 2018

Technology can sometimes be photogenic.

I’d Rather Be

March 14, 2018

Though my present locale is not bad (Southern Utah),I’d rather be sailing along the Coast of Maine in the summer time of course.

Out of This World

March 1, 2018

The view of Saturn from Jupiter must be fabulous.

Tour Guide

February 7, 2018

The eagle loves to fish and is not adverse to obtaining his food by theft.

Weathered

January 10, 2018

Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park is where this weathered desert scene takes place.

Map

January 4, 2018

The pirate’s map of buried island lead to a deserted island.

Transformation

November 24, 2017

Visual images get transformed all the time, as seen here in this street picture of the Mona Lisa.

Peek

November 1, 2017

You can’t judge a package by its cover.

Pedestrian

October 4, 2017

Somedays, I feel like a pedestrian walking in a non-pedestrian world.

Windows

September 27, 2017

Winter is coming. Time to sit down and enjoy a good hot drink.

Layered

September 21, 2017

Functional architecture is sometimes the most interesting.

Waiting

September 6, 2017

Perhaps, a sunrise is more spectacular than a sunset, but who can get up at those ungodly hours to witness such an event.

Corner

August 23, 2017

Don’t mess with this guy, if you know what’s good for you.

Elemental

August 9, 2017

How these two elephant found their way to the middle of the Arizona desert remains a mystery.

Texture

August 2, 2017

Sometimes, Mother Nature can be quite the sculptor.

Bridge

July 6, 2017

Bridge engineering depends on the proper integration of all structural elements.

Delta

June 28, 2017

There is a big myth floating around that you can’t outrun a Bay of Fundy tidal surge.

Heritage

May 17, 2017

Sometimes big apples can be a real pain.

Reflecting

May 10, 2017

A church without a congregation still gives space for prayer and reflection.

Wanderlust

April 26, 2017

Winter is a beautiful time of year in the mountain wilderness, but also a time when great dangers are present.