Sunday, November 15, 2009

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Neil Armstrong

I was wondering what happened to Neil Armstrong - my hero. I found this interview from 2-3 years ago.

Part I


Part II

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Going on 12 Years


I think of the comedy series "Get Smart" when I look down this hallway at work. I have walked this hall for 11 and a half years. ..."and that is all I have to say about that."

Korean War Veteran


A tank platoon sergeant who was shot through the hand while closing his hatch. Here is a short video.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Uncles



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

Expectations and the Pentatonic Scale

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.

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Road Trip Photos Ready

I have gone through all of my digital photos from our Road Trip and they are now on Smugmug. Hope you enjoy the pics. I've noticed that the new version of Mozilla Firefox does a poor job with color. I prefer using IE, Chrome or Safari.

Mesa Verde


Mesa Verde is a amazing place and still a mystery. Hear my Podcast of the Ranger talking about it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

vacation update


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

upper Frying Pan

 

Great area to fish especially in the early morning. Will bond with the Pan next week! Just call me the "Pan Man".
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mom, Carl, Joan

 

This was taken a few years ago when Carl was a rastafarian :-)
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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Good Brothers, Good Uncles



Carl and Ordie came over for lunch Saturday and it was great to see them. It's seldom that I can take a picture of them together and especially of them smiling and enjoying one another. I have so many great memories and I love 'em.

Mom, Ken Poston, Dad, Brenda Poston


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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

From the yard next door to Don's


Don showed me his flower pics from his yard and his neighbor's yard. I had to take a few photos of my own - what can I say, he inspires me!

Uncle Jack, Dad and Uncle Amos


Jack and Amos Totten and Judy and Judy came down to Little Rock for Dad's lung surgery two weeks ago. I know how much dad appreciated seeing them - I know I did.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New photo gallery with pics from the 1960's


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.

Mom and Dad in 1965


Here is a photo from 1965 that I took of Mom and Dad at the airport in Germany as we were about to board a Pan Am flight to return to the USA.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Chanda Mama" from Playing for Change

Recent Cards game


We went to a Cards game recently and had fun. The weather was perfect and we beat the Cubs.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stand by Me - Good video and CD

A happy youtube video

Several new Podcast postings


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

Watts Family Reunion - Mom's side

Every two years the Watts family gets together the end of May. Photos from Sunday's reunion are now posted here. We had a great time and wish we could see family more often.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flowers in our Yard



Here are some pics of flowers in our yard. It's a beautiful day with sunshine and a nice breeze.

Roy Clark concert


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

One more song from Fleetwood Mac

Great band and lots of good memories tied to their songs. video

Fleetwood Mac 2009 in St. Louis

Great concert but very loud. Maybe I'm getting old. video

Pics around the house from Sunday a.m.






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

Back Flips on Beale Street

This little guy was amazing! Set out to do 20 back flips down Beale Street in Memphis. video

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Creve Couer Lake on Saturday




Saturday was a beautiful day. We went to CC Lake and enjoyed the sunshine, fresh air and watching everyone have their own good time.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Memphis



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

It's 5 O'clock somewhere

video

Mom, Dad, Jen and I went to the concert. The video quality isn't particularly great but you can get the idea of what it was like. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Hand in Hand

video

Here are mom and dad as we were walking to the Scottrade Center for the Alan Jackson concert.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Flickr

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

Monday, February 9, 2009

More is More


Pretty happy with the results from intensifying contrast, clarity and color. Still playing and there is a new technique that I have read about and still need to try.