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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Allot has happened since my last post. Dad has lung cancer, went through surgery and is now half way through chemo. Mom had a heart attach and a triple bi-pass. I was in Arkansas for almost 3 weeks to help until things were in place for them. I will always remember this period of time as we grew even closer. While in Monticello I also checked on my Uncles Carl and Ordie Watts. Ordie has bone cancer and is taking chemo and wearing morphin patches. He is getting his affairs in order. I have lots of memories with both of them. Garrison Keillor, the entertainer, sings a song "Goodbye to my Uncles" which is most appropriate at this stage of life. It is a respectful song yet sad of course. My memories are dear to me and I have been telling them how much they mean to me.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Weiqi Gao sent a Tweet recently with this link which I found quite interesting. Bobby McFerrin uses the Pentatonic Scale to show how all of us insert our expectations and fill in the blanks.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
It's been great. Fly fishing on the Frying Pan near Basalt, CO, driving through the San Juan mountains to Durango, walking through Mesa Verde and learning about its history, and then off to Moab, Utah to see Arches National Park. I've taken several hundred photographs that will keep me busy for weeks. Great time with Jen, Don and Julia. Will post highlights and photos over the next week or two.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Ken Poston and his wife Brenda drove from Texas to Monticello, Arkansas to visit Dad after his surgery. Dad was very touched by their driving so far for such a short visit and it meant a great deal to him. Ken and Dad met in the mid-to-late 1960's when Dad was the Army recruiter in Lufkin, Texas. Here is a link to my podcast where Ken says a few words about back then and his feelings for Dad.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I am working on a set of photos from the 1960's. Some are posted on Smugmug. I have about half of the photos posted and will get the others out there between now and Sunday. These include pictures of Mom, Dad and me in Europe, of family shots both Totten and Watts. The photo above is of me during a Gondola boat ride in Venice, Italy.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I have three new podcast episodes you should check out!
Entitled: (1) "Detour" sing a long, (2) Work on Sunday? and (3) "Every time I leave my mark"
Click this to go to my podcast site. Or click on title in the upper right hand corner of this page.
After you click the video box it will take several seconds to start - just give it time.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
We went to the Roy Clark concert at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar and had a great time. Each member of the band did a solo and I was blown away - especially by the guitarist named Ralph Lowe from St. Louis. Click here to go to my podcast audio file of Ralph.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I am creating a haven for the birds. So far I've got two finch feeders with thistle, on the ground I have a tray with black oil sunflower seeds, and I have a copper basin on a stand that serves as a bird bath. I'm really enjoying bird watching from my patio and with my binoculars I can really see the details. Squirrels, rabbits, birds, oh my.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
We went to Memphis two weekends ago and celebrated Don's 82nd birthday. The weather was great. Surprised by all the pan-handlers that approached us for hand outs. We really enjoyed Beale Street, great spare ribs, and Blues music. Most of all, it was great seeing Don, Bitsy and Bro. Here are a few more pics.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I've been busy setting up my Flickr site. Some of my Facebook friends use Flickr so I though I would give it a try. I like the ability to create multiple sets of photos and assign them to a collection. It's a simple way to keep pictures organized. I'd like to spend more time posting to this blog and to my podcast. Hopefully I'll get out more since it's Spring and have something to post about. Take care! -Ken