July 18, 2012
Zion Episcopal Church, Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia

Zion Episcopal Church, Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia

May 22, 2012
Georgia 1:2

And the land was taken from its native peoples and a portion of it was used to form Irwin.  And Irwin begat Lowndes; and Lowndes and Ware begat Clinch; and Clinch and Irwin and Telfair begat Coffee; and Coffee and Irwin and Lowndes began Berrien; and Berrien and Clinch and Lowndes begat Lanier.  And it was good.

October 22, 2011

Ry Cooder: No Banker Left Behind (by TheKashBuk)

September 30, 2011
If we do something bad that happened before, then the same bad thing could happen again.

July 14, 2011
Rainy night in July

A much needed rain falls tonight after days of oppressive heat.  It is a steady strong rain of big, fat drops.  The smell of hot earth and asphalt permeates the air — my favorite summertime smell.

July 11, 2011
It sure is a lot muggier here than I expected!

Last night dreamed about traveling to Iceland, where it was much muggy than anticipated, Spanish moss grew on the trees, and I suddenly forgot how to drive standard transmission.  Not sure if this is a sign that I should plan to go to Iceland in August or not.

June 9, 2011
Sorry, I was thinking about cats again

May 9, 2011
Best run this month!

Granted, it was only the third run this month.  And it was only 20 minutes.  But it was still the best one!

April 22, 2011
Documentary about historic preservation and the "green" building movement.

April 13, 2011
Degradation of America

March 25, 2011
Home again, home again

After spending four days in Pittsburgh, I was welcomed home with sunny skies, warm temperatures, and a blooming dogwood tree in my front yard.  A wonderful lightness after the dark, heavy week.

March 18, 2011

The soundtrack for Spring 2011, thus far.

March 15, 2011

February 7, 2011
"The town’s mother was Pike County; its [sic] father was the Monroe Railroad. Lewis Lawrence Griffin had introduced the parents. Now he served as midwife at the birth."

— History of Griffin by Quimby Melton Jr., 1959.

January 9, 2011
"Um, I could use a hand with this!"

So, for the last two years I’ve been single and living by myself.  And while I enjoy living by myself there are moments when I could use a hand doing something around the apartment.  There are also many times when I am forced to do (icky) tasks that I got use to not having to do because I could whine and get my significant other to do them.  It’s such things that make me wish there was another body in the room.  In a way, it seems like these tasks taunt the single person.  It is as if they are daring you to maintain said status or reminding you that you are alone, in case you momentarily forgot.

Anti-single-person task #1: hanging plastic on your windows.

When the thermometer starts to drop and you live in an uninsulated circa 1910 bungalow that has been converted into apartments, hanging plastic over the windows becomes an important task.  While seemingly easy, the extremely sticky double sided tape and static-inducing thin plastic become enemies.  Plus, they are extremely accurate indicators of how dirty your house really is.  Standing on a step stool trying to smooth plastic over the window without getting it helplessly stuck to the tape is daunting enough, but when said plastic rather cling to your sweater only adds to the challenge.  The real fun begins when the fuzzies from your sweater and the cat hair that appears out of thin air stick to the tape first, rendering it useless and you have to start all over again.  A thumbs down to you, window plastic, for attempting to derail my efforts to save energy and stay warm!

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