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Is this Newborn Expressing an Opinion of the Crazy, Mixed-Up World He Sees?

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A Misty Christmas Memory: Father and Son

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It was only about a month ago, I visited my neighbors to help them photograph the event of having all the kids and grandchildren home at once. This was a bonus shot of their son with his son, pensively watching the Christmas tree. (I guess the baby was nervously watching me and my camera). I performed some fun, funky photo editing. I like the bright-warm color riot contrasted with the cool blue, etc.

I expect too much of popular, entertainment level fiction...

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Three books I finished recently, in ascending order of preference:

I picked up (from my local paperback book exchange) a Stephen Hunter 'Bob Lee Swagger Novel' called "I, Sniper", a 2009 publication. 1960's era, left wing, high profile political activists are gunned down in public by an expert marksman using an extremely accurate, long range gun. I was amazed how closely the profiles of the victims fit with real world Jane Fonda (including the nasty, rich ex) and the now middle-aged, college professor bombers from Chicago (one mistake missed by proof readers referred to the man as "Bill", though the character's name was "Jack"). It was a page-turner, but not high quality. I'm very touchy about editing.

Martha Grimes "Help the Poor Stuggler". Usually I like her stories; this one just wasn't my favorite.

"The Chamber" by John Grisham. More of a quest for social change (stop the death penalty) than effort to enter…

Spending a lot of time in our bedroom...

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Recovering from last Friday's foot surgery, I can't move around too much. The weather outside was very cold and clear, with stronger sunshine and slightly longer days. We have a crystal hanging in the south window that sometimes produces brilliant rainbow projections on the walls and ceiling. I can't wait to get the cast off my foot.

Foot Surgery...so far, so good

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Today, some needed repair work was done on my left foot. We are chillin' with ice packs, pain pills, etc. Wonderful turkey soup was brought by our friends next door; along with pieces of a great cake made with apple and chocolate. Who knew that would taste so good? Thanks for that, and messages of care and concern from all. Fortunately, I found some TV series DVD's to binge on.

Revisiting Photos

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Very handsome Black Swallowtail from a few years ago.

The Impressive New River Gorge and the Bridge that spans it.

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Part of a unique road trip in Spring 2015