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Hanging with Noelle LeBlanc from Damone! BEst. Picture. EVER! (6.2.07)
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A Scene in Princeton, NJ (Aug. 2014)
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GFS August 2014 Seward Johnson Exhibit
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Ned's Point, Mattapoisett MA (8.16.14)
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Fairhaven Coastline (8.16.14)
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Shells Washed Ashore in Buzzards Bay (8.16.14)
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American Gothic, GFS, Princeton NJ 'Merica! (8.10.14)
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Making Mona Lisa Smile, GFS, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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Unconditional Surennder, GFS, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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65-ft Marilyn Monroe, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton NJ (8.10.14)
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Motif Number 1 - Take 2, Rockport, MA (8.1.14)
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Octopus made of Glass at Harvard U. (8/3/14)
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Giant Spider in Sandwich, MA (July 2014)
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Whale Sculpture for Sale! Brewster, MA (July 2014)
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Skaket Beach Sunset, Orleans MA (July 2014)
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Brewster Grist Mill Herring Run Spot (July 2014)
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Brewster Grist Mill Herring Run Spot (July 2014)
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Provincetown, MA (July 2014)
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Glossy Ibis Sighting, Wellfleet MA (July 20140
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Northern Flicker woodpecker sighting (7.5.14)
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Boston Skyline from across the Harbor in Weymouth (7.6.14)
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Rows and Rows of Carousel Horses (6.28.14)
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No Papparazzi Please! (6.28.14)
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A Couple of Barn Owls (6.28.14)
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Tiger Sighting (6.28.14)
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A Kind of Egret (6.28.14)
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Prarie Dog (6.28.14)
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Sleeping Fox (6.28.14)
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Baby Blue Jay (6.22.14)
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Another Egret Sighting this time Marshfield (6.22.14)
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Chief Woodenhead (6.22.14)
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Birds along the Occean (6.22.14)
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Broadmoor Sights (6.21.14)
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Osprey Nest, Plymouth MA (6.7.14)
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Plymouth Rock (6.7.14)
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Jamaica Pond (6.1.14)
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Jamaica Pond (6.1.14)
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Zen along the Maine Seacoast Again (5.25.14)
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Metal Lobster somewhere in Maine (5.25.14)
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Hanging with the Little People, Ogunquit, ME (5.24.14)
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Boston Public Gardens (5.10.14)
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LEGO Giraffe! (5/5/14)
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Robin facing the Spring, Norwood MA (4/2014)
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Yellow Tulip in the Spring Rain (5.1.14)
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Sleepy Pig, Chester NJ (4.12.14)
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Goat! New Jersey Farm (4.12.14)
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Meeting the Bunny, Not Outside Woody's Liquors this time (4.12.14)
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Chicks! (4.12.14)
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Morris County NJ Models Wearing Their Recycled Materials Clothing
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You Looking at Me, Mr. Goose? (4.5.14)
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Muscovy Duck Sighting #2 (4.5.14)
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Muscovy Duck Sighting #2 (4.5.14)
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Scitaute Light, Scituate Harbor, MA (3.29.14)
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Lawson's Tower. Scituate MA (3.29.14)
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Tom Turkey, Scituate MA (3.29.14)
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Scituate Harbor, Scituate MA (3.29.14)
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Me with the Propietor of the Egypt Country Store, Egypt MA (3.29.14)
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

07:29 PM EST [Link] Couple of Book Talks I Could Go See.. [comments: 0]
...but probably won't because the dates don't look like they'd work for me. Still the topics seems interesting enough to at least check out the books on a Kindle, or even YOU could go! Anyways, one is by Jesse Saperstein and it will be discussing his book, Getting a Life with Asperger's. He'll be at the Harvard Coop on Aug. 25 for that. The other read is by Timothy Gager presenting The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, his novel about a therapist with more issues than his patients. THAT actually sounds pretty good! That's at Porter Square Books on Sept. 2. I might look into these more. On a different artistic note, I've been listening to Ace Frehley's new CD on Spotify that just came out on Tuesday. I think the guitars are killer but the lyrics, not so much. Still being the Ace fan that I am, I'll have to get the CD. And like I said, the guitars are rockin!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

07:53 PM EST [Link] Fairhaven Love [comments: 0]
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We had a great time today hanging out at a friend's beach house, and I felt really honored to be invited and to enjoy the view from the back deck, a perfect day for hanging, and talking, eating, and enjoying it all. Told you I'd mostly be down by the water. The in the late afternoon headed over to Ned's Point in Mattapoisett for taking in some more sun and scenery. What a wonderful afternoon!


10:05 AM EST [Link] The Things you Find [comments: 0]
I happen to be taking a trip out to Fairhaven MA this afternoon and, as I am wont to do these days, I google the area to see if anything's around that might be cool. For example, I never knew the first Japanese person to live in the US, was there! The guy actually has a fascinating life story too. I guess that's why I like shows like Mysteries at the Museum, or even checking out artifacts at places. It's not about the objects, but the stories behind them. Ultimately it's about the story of people. Who they were, how they lived, what they did.

The things you find. But most likely I'll just be by the water.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

09:13 AM EST [Link] Birthday Lovins [comments: 0]
I had a great couple of days off. Don't really want to be back just yet. Oh well. Got some cool gifts too to go along with the things/places I wanted to go. Bunch of cool shirts and even a fitbit. LD and I are going to compete against each other a little bit with them. The high points were definitely swimming in the pools, checking out the sculptures, chilling out in the 275 year old house (the fireplace was amazing - wasn't lit or anything - just cool to see how it was set up), checking out a farm and downtown Princeton, right by the university, where I had an awesome dinner. And visiting family, helping out a little here and there. Like I said, I had a really good time!

Monday, August 11, 2014

10:23 AM EST [Link] Princeton, NJ [comments: 2]
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Having a good time checking out the Grounds for Sculpture here - very impressive stuff! I wanted to see the 65 foot Marilyn Monroe iconic image from the 7 Year Itch along with the other impressive works. I'll have some pix up of those adventures in a few. Let's just say I let my inner kid run wild! If we're friends on Facebook you can see an early sneak peek.For my birthday, LD's sister had a woman she knows make me batpops which were amazingly detailed. (Her kids misheard my nickname as Mapman as Batman, and so it stuck with them - even though it's not really my nickname). Last night we stayed in a house that's over 270 years old! Pretty historic! Just down the road from Princeton University too. Also spent some time in the downtown area.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

06:54 PM EST [Link] Another Year Down [comments: 2]
Tomorrow is my birthday!

08:42 AM EST [Link] The Existential Coloring Book [comments: 0]
The Existential Coloring Book - Perfect For freaking out the kids, wouldn't you say?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

08:00 PM EST [Link] This Strikes Me Funny Somehow [comments: 0]
mbstrong (34k image) So these
are the
latest shirts
being sold
now.

Also, uploaded to the photolog a couple of pics from the last couple of weeks that I've finally got around to processing and uploading. Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

10:37 AM EST [Link] Reading the Perfect Storm [comments: 0]
After rewatching the movie The Perfect Storm last Saturday, as well as a trip of to Gloucester the day before that, I decided to purchase the book the movie is based on Kindle, and educate myself a bit more about the fishing industry and local life in that town. Good stuff.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

06:00 PM EST [Link] Seen in Harvard Sq. Today [comments: 0]
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05:57 PM EST [Link] Trip to Harvard [comments: 0]
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Friday, August 1, 2014

08:41 PM EST [Link] My version of Motif #1 [comments: 0]
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Good day for an outing to Rockport today!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12:19 PM EST [Link] Educating Myself about a Home I Saw [comments: 0]
One of the things I got to do last week was check out an old whaler's home. Here's an interesting lesson plan about the place and the family who lived there. I did photograph the two giant whalebone jaws out by the gateway of the house - they must have been over 10 feet tall, no doubt acquired from one of his many successful whaling voyages.

No sign of any angry polar bears though.


08:10 AM EST [Link] Biking Morning Commute! [comments: 0]
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My schedule and the weather cooperated today so I pedaled in.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

06:18 PM EST [Link] Nuclear Repository Memories [comments: 0]
Was reminded today of a complex project I had the honor to work on after looking at this month's electric bill. The two atlases I created (exploring the different options and routes for a railine to get to the site and their environmental consequences) reside in the Library of Congress. Together they weigh in at over 800+ pages. Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The electric bill stated a small refund since the funds put aside to store the waste was never built. (at least not yet).

10:03 AM EST [Link] Socialble Robots [comments: 0]
After finished reading that technology book last week, now I feel I must meet the sociable robots mentioned in the book that have been retired and are now on display at the MIT Museum. Maybe sometime in August!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

01:31 PM EST [Link] The Little Things [comments: 0]
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Friday, July 25, 2014

04:28 PM EST [Link] The Return of THEM! [comments: 0]
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Saw some rather large ants over at the Heritage Museum and Gardens today!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

09:05 PM EST [Link] Skaket Sunset 2014 [comments: 0]
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Sunset is still my favorite color. What a fine end to a great day.


03:21 PM EST [Link] Cool Whale Sculpture Spotted [comments: 0]
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Very cool looking, and for sale for your own front yard!

03:10 PM EST [Link] Classic Cape [comments: 0]
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This little out of the way place known mostly to the locals was really good!


11:32 AM EST [Link] Sunset on Nantucket Sound [comments: 0]
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11:30 AM EST [Link] Osprey Nest in Chimney [comments: 0]
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

08:03 PM EST [Link] A Cormorant Convention! Harwich, MA (7.23.14) [comments: 0]
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Also, if you're ever in Yarmouth check out a place called Cape Cat. Very cool shirt, but whatever you do, don't compare the dude running the place's idea to the Black Dog! You'll get the real story!

Yelp reviews. Hey, I liked the guy!


Monday, July 21, 2014

08:24 PM EST [Link] Great First Day of Vacation [comments: 0]
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Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.


03:59 PM EST [Link] Zen Time [comments: 0]
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Another day, "zening" out on the Cape! Digging checking out some new sites and hiking trails, now off to the pool at the resort!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

05:14 PM EST [Link] Yesterday was Quite a Day [comments: 0]
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Clockwise from top left: 1) Low Tide Provincetown Harbor looking out toward the Light, 2) Along the breakwall in the harbor, 3) Mermaid Bewbs, and 4) Spotting a pair of Glossy Ibis wading in the salt marshes of Wellfleet.

03:28 PM EST [Link] This Week's Book Reading [comments: 0]
Kind of a good day to stay in and curl up with a book. Which is what I've been doing today, and the current book is called Alone Together - Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. It's a pretty fascinating read, a little heady as it's written by an MIT professor and director, but I totally recommend it if you've ever wondered how all this technology in our lives is affecting us emotionally.

01:49 PM EST [Link] The Chatham Triplets [comments: 0]
So today, while getting breakfast at a place we've never been in Chatham, two gentlemen started up a conversation with us. I don't know what it is, but for some odd reason, people just want to start conversations when the Ladydoc is around. This one guy, the one who did most of the talking, said he and his brother (the guy next to him) were the first triplets born in Chatham, in fact, first recorded in New England. Ohhhh kay. Except there were only him and his brother (apparently the third was lost in childbirth). Then he got to mentioning how he was related to the Nickerson's and can trace his ancestry all the way to folks on the Mayflower. Ohh kay. Said he used to run a boat business that his dad started, then did landscaping and is now retired. Family comes from money and has lived in Chatham for generations. That could be true I suppose. Has met a ton of actors, including Johnny Depp and Harry Connick Jr, who apparently used him to get a broker to buy property in the town, and live here. According to him Christian Slater lives on Main Street currently. Main Street? Really? He used to be in music too, recording along with the Beach Boys and Elvis. Not so sure about that part, although they were very knowledgeable regarding trivia around Elvis - like the first song he wrote for his mother. Also the brothers said they had a chance to be in the Jaws movies. Hmmm. Like, Jaws 3 and 4. Except Jaws 3 was filmed in Orlando, Florida I believe. Thing is, the way the guy was talking, I couldn't tell if some of it could be true, or none of it, does seem like some of it could actually be true. Also, really wanted to sun to be out today (it is slightly overcast here today). For what reason, I cannot fathom. These guys were real local characters!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

04:46 PM EST [Link] Cape Views are Pretty Spectacular!! [comments: 0]
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What an amazing first day of vacation so far! First, look at this view! I've been capturing scenes like this all over today. Started this morning with a hike and the Ladydoc spotted a pair of Glossy Ibis, which apparently is a rather rare sight to see, so seeing that and capturing it on camera was pretty special. I'll get around to processing those later in the week. Also took in some beach sights and shopping and dining and just generally enjoying ourselves! Just for the record, this particular shot was just at the tip of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown.

08:45 AM EST [Link] Cape Arrival [comments: 0]
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We have arrived!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

08:18 PM EST [Link] Images of the day [comments: 0]
I think these are so cool! Colorized old photos

Saturday, July 12, 2014

06:44 PM EST [Link] Growing our own [comments: 0]
Just ate this awesome salad with ingredients we've grown from the garden including three types of lettuce. Spruced It Up With some nuts, watermelon, feta cheese, and dressing. Rock on, it's pretty cool to ate stuff you've grown yourself!

05:11 PM EST [Link] Music Soothes the Savage Beast [comments: 0]
angelbeast (74k image)While going through some old 45's to place into the jukebox, Angel decided to help us out on what to pick! She's got pretty good taste to as she agreed with our decisions of Wild Thing, Tears on my Pillow,and the Righteous Brothers. Although we have a good mix of 50's through 80's tunes in there, I'm thinking of getting the ratio of 1950's tunes up just to add more to the nostalgia factor (i.e doo-wop). Plus, to be truthful, the music back then was pretty darn good.

05:06 PM EST [Link] Lilypads Take Over [comments: 0]
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Looks like the lilypads have taken over the Mystic River, if you ask me. Must be literally thousands of them here along the banks.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

09:57 AM EST [Link] 1st bikeride in 2014 [comments: 0]
Finally took the bike out of storage and pedaled into work today. This is probably one of the latest starts to the year that I've done this is quite a while. But, the weather seems perfect today for it, so that's why.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

08:11 PM EST [Link] Another mention [comments: 0]
Sorta got a mention somewhere in here. *smirk*

09:40 AM EST [Link] The Not Art Guy! [comments: 0]
An interview with the Not Art Guy. I have seen these tags all over the place for a while now. Interesting to see what it's really about.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

08:30 PM EST [Link] Congrats in Order! [comments: 1]
My congratulations to the Ladydoc being interviewed and quoted for an upcoming publication dealing with social media issues. Go babe, you rock!! I so need to buy that book now!

05:19 PM EST [Link] Hometown Lovin' [comments: 0]
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Yup, my hometown!


Monday, July 7, 2014

07:48 PM EST [Link] Fishing in a Dam [comments: 0]
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Took this about a month ago - a guy fishing off a dam in Natick.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

08:31 PM EST [Link] It's All Good [comments: 0]
Went to to Alma Nove today for lunch at the Hingham Shipyard. Mark and Donny Wahlberg's brother's place..good but could not make a lobster roll without mayo, which was annoying to Ladydoc! Busy day! Also walked around Webb Park in Weymouth and had peanut butter cup blizzards from DQ. Finally managed to get some housework done as well. It's all good.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

07:28 PM EST [Link] Caught ya! [comments: 0]
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Saw this lil guy om the fence.


06:37 PM EST [Link] Tiger Lily means Summer to Me [comments: 0]
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These have been growing in our backyard garden where I grew up for as long as I can remember.


Friday, July 4, 2014

11:34 AM EST [Link] Life Size Connect Four!? [comments: 0]
Ummm, life size Connect 4 and Jenga along with other amusements at a local restuarant in Somerville? I'm def gonna have to check this place out! I want the connect four thingy for myself!

Happy fourth everyone! No BBQ today due to the weather, but got invited to one tomorrow!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

08:53 AM EST [Link] Minor Props, right? [comments: 0]
Hey, one of my maps made it to a website, doing the cartography and analysis stated. See? I'm always on the lookout for more!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

04:10 PM EST [Link] I spy a fox! [comments: 0]
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Check out this sweet pic I took of a fox hanging out!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

08:16 PM EST [Link] Props to Shelton Hampton [comments: 0]
I think this is the best Hampton Inn I've ever stayed in just due to the fact of the crazy fast water slide that starts in the pool area and then goes outside the building taking a few turns before coming back into the building!

07:13 AM EST [Link] Sparrows: Round 2 [comments: 0]
Would you believe it appears that those two sparrows are nesting in the same place here AGAIN!?? Even got to see them consummating a week or two ago to get to this point!

Now off to Bridgeport CT for the day!


Friday, June 27, 2014

07:10 PM EST [Link] Rockin' Today's Press Conference [comments: 2]
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Glad that's finally over with! The slideshow is up. That's one piece anyway.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

08:23 PM EST [Link] Makin News! [comments: 0]
If you get a chance, watch some newscasts tomorrow afternoon/evening. You might see me or my maps! If I get a chance I might surreptitiously take a pic of all the reporters in the room asking questions!

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