Where Does the Money Go????

There has been a lot of talk lately about deficits and such. It “seems” some of our politicians have finally gotten the message but this is not the first time so I am more than a little skeptical.   But… Read More

Itasca State Park, MN – 2005

Just me and my hubby during our visit to the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It was fun to wade in water which in a few months would end up in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thanks God….

While I was doing my usual volunteer thing at the local soup kitchen a few weeks ago I mentioned something to the folks there. Well it seems that my story is making the rounds there now so I… Read More

Ohhh, the pain and suffering!!!

Rep. Kucinich Sues Over Olive Pit In Sandwich ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press January 26, 2011 WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing a congressional cafeteria for dental damage he says he suffered after biting into an… Read More

Wisconsin–October 2009

  Just your typical well used Midwestern barn

Republican and Their War Machines…

WASHINGTON — To hear the Republican leadership tell it, the once-sacred Pentagon budget, protected by the party for generations, is suddenly on the table. But a closer look shows that even as Speaker John A. Boehner and Representative… Read More

China, Can I make a suggestion??

With China presently holding more than $1 trillion of our debt the above cartoon is probably more reality than any of us would like to believe. Someday they may just call in all our IOUs.  I read an… Read More

Grand Canyon–December 2005

  I think this is my favorite shot of all the pictures we took on the Grand Canyon. We couldn’t get to the North Rim as it was snowed in the week we were there. Planning another trip… Read More

Owen County Indiana–January 2004

  This picture was taken from our front porch of our neighbor’s barn. I think this barn inspired us to take pictures of others.

Your Brain Holes Are For Listening….

Some people seem to think that those two holes on the sides of your head are for relieving pressure from your brain when you have to think too much.  Kind of like that weight  thingie we put on… Read More

If we are a nation devoted to peace, why are so many of our resources devoted to war and militarism?

We spend 40 time more per citizen on our military than any other nation and hundreds of times more than most other nations.  How can we say we are devoted to peace with this gross disparity?? Something just… Read More

Do you need a little more help President Obama??

Dear Mr. President On the chance that you got time to see my last post I wanted to come through on my promise to give you a sure fired solution for our deficit problems. This one seems like… Read More

Peoria, IL–Dec 2008

  This was taken during our trip to Peoria and Bishop Hill in central Illinois. Central Illinois is flat, flat, flat. But I guess that makes for good farms.

Is Spring Around the Corner?

  With winter in full force now I need to bring out some pictures to remind me that Spring will eventually get here. This picture was taken in 1993 showing all the daylilies at the end of my… Read More

Do you need a little help President Obama??

Dear Mr. President I know you are pretty busy creating your State of the Union address for next Tuesday so I thought you could use some free advice from someone outside of the beltway.  No, I don’t have… Read More

Want to reduce the deficit? Cut Congress’ health care

Baltimore Sun – January 20, 2011 by Thomas Stitz With the new U.S Congress looking for ways to cut the deficit, we should demand that they eliminate their own health insurance from their benefits. If Republicans are so… Read More

Living Day to Day…

I have discovered another nice blog about retirement. It is http://retiredsyd.typepad.com The blog is called Retired Syd and is by a young lady (at least by my standards) who choose to retire in her 40s. She was an… Read More

Seniors are a Complex Group of Individuals…

I am going to do something unusual here and do a post primarily by merging the thoughts of two posts of my fellow bloggers. I read these two blogs back to back today and could not get over… Read More

If Traffic Lights were Invented Today the Republican Party would be against them….

The first words of this article caught my attention today.  Let’s pull a few quotes from the article; they are in blue below. If you want to see the original article by Anthony Schlaff click on the link… Read More

My Pride & Joy –June 1992

  I seem to have always had a garden, except for the college years. This one is probably my pride and joy. It had plenty of sun, rich soil, and a fence to keep out the crittters. I… Read More

Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop–April 1992

  This picture was taken at the Henry Ford  Deerborn Village in 1992. I know the think (whatever it is) in the foreground is distracting but it is the only shot I took of the front of the… Read More

I Tried but……

After such a heavy post the last time this one just must be lighter. Back in November I announced that I was starting up a hobby room in my barn to set up a slot car track with… Read More

Northern Wisconsin – October 2010

  We spent several hours cruising around the back roads of Northern Wisconsin just south of Green Bay.We took about 60 pictures on this day.

Snow in the Oaks…

  Took this shot yesterday as I was taking Beulah, our Basset Hound, for a walk around our homestead. We have about six inches of snow on the ground so Yvonne is in seventh heaven (whatever that means) 

What is the saddest thing in this world???

That is a question that has been on my mind the last few days.  I have lived for more than six decades on this earth so I have been exposed to probably millions of different situations but what… Read More