Last night marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Star Trek. It premiered on September 8, 1966. I watched a few minutes of that opening episode, but already had evening obligations to tour a cemetery with Dwight Moffit (more on that in another post.) So, tonight, even though I’m on the road for a paddling trip, I’m going to hit the hotel’s wifi and stream that first episode, “The Man Trap,” and reflect on fifty years of Trekhood.
Sunday morning Laura and I sent down to the Lake Conestee Nature Park. We had seen some heron chicks at the rookery, and wanted to see how they were coming along. Turns out there were several about ready to fledge.
Having a great time in Ireland with my brothers. However, I don’t have reliable Internet. Haven’t been able to update the blog or post photos to Flickr. I’m sure I’ll be catching up for weeks when we get back. The photo above is of a wedge tomb called Poulnabrone, located in the Burren. It’s 4000 … Read More “Hello from Ireland” »
OK, I said I wasn’t going to do it, but here it goes… It’s been a crazy week. Heck, the last four YEARS have been crazy! The fact that I’m writing this on my phone should speak volumes. Anyway. This has left me with a bit of dilemma. I am FAR behind in my blogging. … Read More “Blogging Dilemma” »
With my mother’s illness and passing I haven’t had much time to get out and explore, paddle, or take photos. That means there haven’t been many posts on RandomConnections. Those posts are about to get even further between for awhile. I’m going to take 2-3 weeks off from posting. Don’t worry. I’m not abandoning the … Read More “Blogging Hiatus” »
So, tomorrow (Thursday) is my last day in Spartanburg Five. It’s been a long, strange trip, and it’s weird to think that this part of my career is over. It seems only fitting that I go out with an appropriate playlist. But what to include? I think I’ll skip the obvious “Take this Job and … Read More “Retirement Playlist” »
My spring break is coming up the first week in April, and I’m hoping to spend some of it hunting ghost towns in South Carolina. I’ve got a list of potential targets, but I need some more suggestions. Here’s a list of the ones I’ve already visited… Old Pickensville Pinckneyville Lone Star Fort Motte Kingsville … Read More “Ghost Town Request” »
Laura was with me in Barnes and Noble when I lingered over the leather journals. Later she apparently read my blog poston the subject. Subsequently, I received a beautiful leather-bound journal for Christmas. As I wrote earlier, the temptation was to put the journal away and use it for a special project. In my heart … Read More “An Old Fashioned Blog” »
I think that any camera person is a de facto gadget person. If you get into this hobby seriously there is a ton of STUFF you want to buy to make your photos better – lenses, flashes, tripods, lighting, the cameras themselves, then bags to hold it all. With the age of digital cameras there … Read More “The Perfect Point-and-Shoot” »
On Friday, June 18, 2010, Eddie Taylor lost his battle with cancer. Eddie was married to my sister, Beth. They have three children, Mason, Blair, and Phillip. Our friendship began out of rivalry. It was 1985 and Eddie had just started dating Beth. That year Newberry College played Furman, and beat them in the very … Read More “Remembering Eddie” »