Internet Speed Test

Every now and then I run a speed test on my internet connection.  I’m very happy with my current connection.

It really doesn’t seem much faster than when I was getting 30 or so Mb/s at the old house… certainly not 3 times as fast.

You can test your connection at



My Dirty Dog

We let the dogs out about 10 pm last night. They’re usually out for just a few minutes before we go to bed.  It had rained most of the day but stopped late in the afternoon.  While Trixie doesn’t like to even go out if the grass is a little damp, Gus doesn’t care.  Pat wasn’t paying […]


One Last Look

We closed on our house overlooking the mighty Mississippi River today.  It’s a done deal.  We went by the house yesterday and did some last minute cleaning and blowing of leaves off the driveway and decks and took a few final pictures.  The great view will be missed but it was time to move on. […]


Shades of Fall

A view from my back yard of a couple of my big trees against a bright blue sky.




Lake Effect

I took this photo on Saturday at a family farm using an artistic effect on my camera.  My friend Chad was fishing with his little buddy.  Click to enlarge.




Rainbows Over Missouri

As I pulled onto I-70 out of Columbia MO heading east to St. Louis I was greeted with this sight.

About a half hour later this appeared…

As I was getting ready to post the pic above my son sent me this photo he took over Desoto MO which is south of St. […]


Meanwhile, in my front yard…

Not only did we have a garage sale on Saturday, we also had a big old oak tree taken down.   

It had been hit by lightning and was mostly dead.  I think I’ll sleep much better knowing that a storm won’t send it crashing into my bedroom in the middle of the […]


Sweet Mary – Last Night / My Road

This beautiful young lady is the daughter of a personal friend of mine.  I’ve known her since she was born.  I didn’t realize she was this talented.  She writes her own music and is trying to put an album together.

She needs help getting her first EP produced and out there. More info here.    



Flying Ozark Airlines

When I was a teenager my friend Mickey and I did all kinds of things together.  Ozark Airlines had a weekend special where you could fly anywhere Ozark flew over the weekend for either $30 to $40 (I can’t remember now).  You could fly all weekend if you wanted to and that’s just what […]


The Beatles in St. Louis – 48 years ago today

On this date in 1966 a crowd of 23,143 braved the rain to see the Beatles at Busch Stadium. They took the stage at 8:30 pm, having played a show in Cincinnati that afternoon. The Del-Rays from Mascoutah, Illinois, Bobby Hebb, the Ronettes and the Cyrkle also played. The Beatles appeared third to take […]

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