June 2014 archive

Jun 26

End of June Garden Report

In this post from early June, I shared a few pictures from the garden to give an idea of what I had started in the various beds. This post will show the difference that 3 weeks makes. Here we are at the end of June and everything is booming!. Compare this shot (below left) of …

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Jun 15

Father’s Day

It has been almost 9 years since my Dad passed. I knew the day would come. Dad’s health had been failing for several years and in his final two months he spent most of the time in bed. I think he was in a lot of pain near the end, but he would never complain. …

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Jun 14

“A view from the vault.”

Just for fun. Regular readers of this blog know that I was an avid fan of the music group known as the Grateful Dead. For many years, they were the background music to my life. JUNE 14, 1991–Twenty-three years ago today, the group performed a show and here is the link to a Youtube video …

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Jun 05

How a semi-automatic handgun works.

Around 1906-1907, John Moses Browning, one of America’s most prolific gun designers, created a pistol with superior stopping power in a semi-automatic function. At that time, the .45 caliber (bullet diameter .451″) cartridge had been available for many years used in a revolver, but the advent of the “auto-pistol” revolutionized the craft of the pistolero. …

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Jun 01

Watch The Stars

  Posting has been light recently due to a heavy gardening schedule and all the other stuff I need to get done. There are times when I just feel like there are not enough hours in the day….or, maybe there should be two of me! If only I could clone myself. Though, I suspect that …

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