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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Anything but the Economy!

It’s the weekend, and a beautiful day at that.  Not a day for politics.  Well, for the moment anyway.

I decided to take advantage of being in PA over the weekend and drove down to Gettysburg.  Maybe it’s just because I want it to be, but Gettysburg is still a powerful place; there’s a lot of cultural memory attached to those woods and fields.  The sheer desperation of the men involved is evident when one looks at the lay of the land and sees how the lines maneuvered.  The scene for Pickett’s Charge is particularly moving.  A line of men over a mile wide were marched, uphill, across open fields for 3/4 of a mile towards a well-fortified Union position.  This was, of course, a disaster.  It’s one thing to read about, but quite another to actually see the land in person.  To attempt such an advance with the technology available at the time would require desperation.  It’s sobering to think that men obediently marched into that sort of situation.

I was proud to find that some Ohio boys were involved too, at least in the initial skirmishes on Culp’s Hill.  My home state was still frontier country back then, and removed from the immediate fight over State’s Rights.  Yet some still fought and died for a cause in which they believed.

posted by Zenmervolt at 21:50  

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Not given up, just not traveling

I haven’t given up the ghost, but the photos are on hold while I’m working from my house instead of traveling.

posted by Zenmervolt at 15:17  

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Project 365

The coyotes are back.  I guess he qualifies as an “office mate” when I’m working from home.

posted by Zenmervolt at 13:05  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Project 365

The only thing that’s missing is the cat.

posted by Zenmervolt at 14:35  

Monday, November 17, 2008

Project 365

13 November, 2008 – The end.

12 November, 2008 – Minions

11 November, 2008 – Floatsam and jetsam.

posted by Zenmervolt at 21:12  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Project 365

28 October, 2008 – Nightstand again, and a new book.

23 October, 2008 – Meyer, Aaron Meyer.  Contractor 007, license to configure.

posted by Zenmervolt at 17:24  

Monday, October 20, 2008

Project 365

20 October, 2008  (Thaw fail!)

19 October, 2008  (Yay Turboprop!)

18 October, 2008  (Long drive in the 944)

16 October, 2008  (Stuck in Philly)

15 October, 2008  (M. C. Escher I’m not)

14 October, 2008  (A parking lot for Brian)

posted by Zenmervolt at 20:02  

Monday, October 13, 2008

Project 365

The joy of finding a new photographic opportunity in the hotel is tempered by knowing that now there’s one less possibility available.

posted by Zenmervolt at 20:15  

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Project 365

12 October, 2008  (I love turboprops, even if they’re noisy.)

09 October, 2008  (This is as much traffic as Maine gets.)

posted by Zenmervolt at 20:48  

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Project 365

I could do without leaving work after dark each night.

posted by Zenmervolt at 18:16  
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