Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Two dogs in one!


Sorta true


That Paul was living an adventurous life

Paul the Roman Citizen

22 The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, “Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live!”

23 As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air, 24 the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. He directed that he be flogged and interrogated in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this. 25 As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, “Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who hasn’t even been found guilty?”

26 When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “This man is a Roman citizen.”

27 The commander went to Paul and asked, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?”

“Yes, I am,” he answered.

28 Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.”

“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.

29 Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.

That Roman citizenship - worth a lot in those days.


That better be on purpose


Bears. They're just being bears, as bears are wont to do.

Back in my youth me and another like minded soul would camp out on the Mokelumne River up in the Sierra.  Across the river and about three miles upstream was an old hunting camp.  Nothing left but stone fireplaces and an abandoned apple orchard.  The trees were wild but still producing, and if we hiked up there in the fall we'd load up with apples and bring them home.  

The orchard was also a Mecca for the local black bear population in the fall, and you have never seen so much bear poop in your life scattered among those trees.  Tree fertilizer.  At night they feasted on all those sweet apples, preparing themselves well for winter hibernation.  

That old orchard is probably still there, feeding the descendants of those Yogis, as well as any hikers fit enough to stroll up the river.

In addition, fishing for trout along that semi remote stretch of the Mokelumne was not too bad. Caught some nice browns during the years I haunted those parts.


Riding and Roping


Perfect Timing


Who is this?


Looks Intense


Someone did a good job on this


Routers are good


Not sure how useful this feature would be, but it is cool.

Mechanical brilliance, and a wood prop to boot.


Full moon at the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, Greece. Imagine this place in its heyday.


Tallinn, Estonia. Not that long ago this was behind the Iron Curtain. Shows what a little freedom can do.


The days when to race like this really was to cheat death


I never eat like this anymore, but it brings back memories. As an aside, the sausages there are terrible. They look like store bought hot dogs.


Very nice, but I'm guessing the winters there might be severe.


But is it the right solution?


Partners in Crime


Monday, October 30, 2023



Might be a loud and gassy place to have lunch


Monday Morning Smile


Graceful Beauty


Me at work today.


Aggressive. It'll make the corn cower.


Might be useful


A little better quality machine


Lots going on here


That Hair...


Making some pretty good trucks in 1967




Praying for kibble




Nice Tusks


Sunday, October 29, 2023

Fight or Play?




Javelin. Year?






Kyrie Eleison /Аnastasia Gladilena & Choir Sretenskogo Monastirya

Gypsy Girl


Watching the Rodeo


Trouble comes in fours


Never used these but they sound like a good idea


See what's out there


Sweetie, I heard a noise outside. Could you get up and check it out?


Loading up. That looks like a Diamond T truck.


Your pilot, the petulant teenager


The proverbial stormy coast. It's usually when the Vikings arrive.