Mississinewa 1812

You never hear very much about the War of 1812 but there was a major battle that took place in Indiana.  It was just south of Ft. Wayne.  The British along with their Indian allies fought an Ohio militia there. It happened after the Brits took over Forts at Mackinac, Dearborn and Detroit which was part of the Northwest Territory (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

The Americans in that area were in in the process of getting rid of all the Native Americans who didn’t want to voluntarily leave their homeland.  William Henry Harrison, otherwise like Andy Jackson, was known as an “Indian killer”. He managed to invade and destroy several Indian villages in the area before the British got involved. Not a great history lesson but the reenactment is pretty dramatic.  Here are some photos.

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Eminently Close To The Breaking Point!

It’s as if I had looked at the sun for too long. I simply can’t gather the words to put out an intelligent post of the main topic of the day. This guy has destroyed my peace in some of the last years of my life!

With that in mind I am for at least the next few weeks going to be celebrating those who can say in a picture what would take me a 1,000 words to describe. I simply can’t imagine the filth that will be spewing out of the Oval Office in the coming days. Too many have dared to say “The emperor has no clothes!” and attacking that will be his primary topic until he is driven from that noble building.

I just don’t have the stomach for 1,000 words

Saving The World Is Hard… Part 1

How about that for a title, I’ll bet I got your attention. 🙂 There are so many people in the world today that seem to think that every problem we have has a silver bullet solution. That means that there is one thing that we can do that will fix everything. But, some of us know better, don’t we? This is the first of a multi-part series about that topic.

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Augmented Reality #11 – Swimming With The Fishes.

I think all you semi-serious photographers out there know how this augmented Reality was formed. It is a quick snap of my display shelves using a fish eye lens. I wonder if that is how fish really see? 🙂

The shelves used to be “book shelves” but since all those now reside in my e-book reader they have been repurposed to display all the artifacts from my uRV trips and “InSearchOfAmerica” wanderings along with my collection of cars.

Socially Responsible Government?

It seems that so much of the rest of the countries of the world have learned that government by its fundamental nature must be a socially responsible institution. Yeah, we have “We the people…” at the beginning of our constitution, but lately we seem to be ignorant of what that means. Since social responsibility is one of my bedrock beliefs, I have been studying the Democratic field of presidential candidates to find those that have a socially responsible government as a core of their beliefs. I think I have found the candidate who epitomizes that arena.

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