Friday, December 28, 2012

Perfect Picnic Spot

Sunning by the Sea. Isala del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy

(Setting courtesy of Costa Concordia, Carnival Cruise Line)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Norman Schwartzkopf

Stormin' Norman
R. I. P.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

An all-time favorite:

Thanks, Bing.
(The deepest voice in pop music ever!)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Hey, anyone. You've got to help me here.
No, I'm serious. Help.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter sports

are taking rather strange forms in this technological age.

But, it's still fun for the kids.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Find your favorite -

- city in the USA

(click to enlarge)

Thank you, NASA. :)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

December 7, 1941

Ah, December 7th. How well I remember that fateful Sunday 1941 noon in Bethesda, Maryland. Arturo Toscanini was conducting the New York Symphony on the radio, and I was taking my after-lunch nap upstairs. (I still do that, when I can, and often, these days, I can.)
Then, the music stopped and I heard voices on the radio. My father came into the room, told me to come downstairs with him to listen. He said to me, "You must hear this. Your future wife's Navy has bombed our Navy in Hawaii." Of course, DW#1 hadn't been born yet, but you get the point.

My father was wise beyond his time.