End of an era

I made an agreement to sell my motorcycle, Charlotte, on Sunday.  I’ve accepted a down payment and will close the deal when the  buyer gets the funds from his 401k account in a week or so.

I decided to part ways with her for several reasons.  But the main reason was that I just don’t […]


Zero to 300 ft.

Here’s another video I shot with the Phantom2 Vision+ drone.  I tried to pay more attention to altitude and do fewer fast turns.  I got up to 300 feet.  As I was descending, the battery was getting low so the aircraft did an automatic “Return To Home” function where it uses GPS to come […]


My buddy Mel, the photographer…

Way back in 2007 we were on a motorcycle trip to Yellowstone National Park.  We had stopped to take photos at a scenic overlook in South Dakota as we did at many places along the way.  My friend, Mel, was sort of ‘old-school’ and hadn’t gotten a digital camera yet.  He was still […]


My Mom – Gone 20 years

Mother’s Day has been bittersweet for me for quite a while now.  My mom died on May 11, 1995.  That was a Friday back in 1995.  We had her funeral visitation that Sunday, May 13th, which just happened to be Mother’s Day.  Talk about awkward…

She was buried the next day, Monday.

This is […]


Cooking With Claude

I’ve been going through some old video tapes and ran across this gem, or curse, depending on your view.  It was made in the mid to late 1970’s.  It features my friend James as the French chef Claude and me as his assistant Frank, with Frankenstein head and all.

Warning: Might be a bad […]


Flying over the Mississippi

I took my drone down near my old house and flew it out over the river.  I’ve only flown it like three times and I’m still a little unsure when flying it.  When it was out over the river I got really nervous and thought about what would happen if it went down.  It […]


Happy Birthday Dad

My dad would have been 103 today.   He was born On March 16, 1912 in Quilin MO.  He married my mom in 1935 when she was 14 years old and he was 23. They were married 55 years when he died in 1990 at the age of 78.  The photo on the left shows my dad […]


Walking In Memphis

We spent the weekend in Memphis Tennessee.  My granddaughter was playing in a soccer tournament so we went down to watch her team play.  Between games on Saturday we ventured over to Elvis Presley Boulevard for a short visit to Graceland.  My brother-in-law and sister-in-law had never been there and they wanted to go. […]



Sandie M sends word that my Old School Selfie popped up on the Purple Clover Facebook page Sunday morning.

It has 31,853 Likes and 380 comments since posting Sunday morning.

Thanks Sandie

Here’s the original post from July of 2013:  Old-time selfie

Here’s a link to HLN’s  Morning Express with Robin Meade segment […]


Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom would have been 94 today. The photo below of her and me and was taken in 1955 when she was 34 and I was almost 7 years old.  She died in 1995 at […]

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