2018: The year in books

As I look back on 2018, it has been a year filled with mind-expanding books. The volume of books available is incredible and I appreciate when others help me cull to those books that I might find valuable. As such, this is my attempt to contribute to that effort.  For those of you that follow… Continue reading 2018: The year in books

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  1. Weekend photo walk on the old train yards in Atlanta 2. Nikon V1 3. Snapseed

Gold on the gate

1. Gold on the gate of Kensington Palace in London 2. Nikon V1 3. Snapseed

The screen

Ingredients: 1. 12th century Spanish screen 2. QuickPix 3. Olloclip wide angle lens 4. Snapseed


Ingredients: 1. Old Chicago Stock Exchange 2. Snapseed

Winston Churchill as Joan of Arc

In the opening of his book, The Last Lion - Visions of Glory, William Manchester qoutes Sir Churchill as saying,"It's when I'm Joan of Arc that I get excited". Churchill loved to identify himself with the magnanimous leaders of the past. His characterization of himself as Joan of Arc is insightful. In case your scratching… Continue reading Winston Churchill as Joan of Arc

The yard

Some pretty famous folks walked here although they were not necessarily of the highest moral caliber. I think this is view worth viewing as a visitor rather than a resident.

What used to be = what is

For most folks, or maybe it's just me but I wish to assume my interests are not indicative of a mild case of insanity, there is a desire to understand the history of the human experience. How similar is our experience to that of our predecessors? One of the more interesting ways to explore this… Continue reading What used to be = what is

Top Five Books

  Library at my mountain château   These are my top five books. The criteria to make it on this was not necessarily how enjoyable or well written or clever the books were. Rather these are my top five books because how eye-opening and challenging each was to me personally. 1. Bible 2. Survival in… Continue reading Top Five Books

Mr. Churchill

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds,… Continue reading Mr. Churchill