War of American Aggression Museum – 2 of Many – Agent Orange

The picture at top left haunts me. Not still. Straight up, haunts me. Taken on Dec. 3, 2016.

Here’s the one thing the War Museum did well: clearly enunciating how terrible Agent Orange was.

ProPublica recently did a piece of about how Americans suffered from Agent Orange. Well, guess what! If one of them had visited the War Museum, they could have seen the interviews done with American service members and their families about the damage Agent Orange wreaked on them and their progeny.

A lot. A lot of havoc.

Ironically, the piece came out just after I’d visited the museum. Still, ProPublica was quite a few years behind the curve.

War of American Aggression Museum – 1 of Many

An artillery battery, taken in the museum grounds on 12-3-2016 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Many, many, many Europeans raved about the war museum and how great it was. I found this surprising considering the generally high quality of museums in major European countries.

The museum was meh. I write this not just because I’m a good patriotic Rah-Rah-Rah! American but because the museum really was just sub-par.

I know the context, the back story, all the other things going on, but none of the European (or Australian) visitors did, context that was needed but not provided.

Plus, there just wasn’t that much.

A building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 12-3-2016

A building in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, taken on Dec. 3, 2016.

When I first got into Saigon, the weather was nice. Did some wandering. Did some picture taking.

Boozy apple crisp

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This booze-laden apple crisp tastes better with time. And heated up.

The full post about the recipe

Just the recipe

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The Sparkling Wine Cranberry Cocktail (3 of 3)

The Sparkling Wine Cranberry Cocktail (2 of 3)

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Sparkling wine! You can substitute sparkling cider.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The sparkling wine cranberry cocktail recipe

The Sparkling Wine Cranberry Cocktail (1 of 3)

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The Sparkling Wine Cranberry Cocktail takes on a nice hue.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The sparkling wine cranberry cocktail recipe

Ginger beer shandy (2 of 2)

Ginger beer shandy (1 of 2)

The ginger beer shandy casts a pretty shadow.

The ginger beer shandy casts a pretty shadow.

The Ginger Beer Shandy recipe

The full high-quality set on Flickr

Pumpkin dump cake with non-dairy whipped topping

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Pumpkin dump cake with cool whip on the side, that looks like ice cream.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full high-quality set on Flickr

Pumpkin dump cake making (18 of 18)

When pouring the butter over (or placing pads of butter on top), make sure you get full coverage.

When pouring the butter over (or placing pads of butter on top), make sure you get full coverage.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

Pumpkin dump cake making (17 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (16 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (15 of 18)

Tamp down the cake mix, if you want. Strive for even coverage.

Tamp down the cake mix, if you want. Strive for even coverage.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

Pumpkin dump cake making (14 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (13 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (12 of 18)

Pour the pumpkin puree mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.

Pour the pumpkin puree mixture into a greased 9×13 pan.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

Pumpkin dump cake making (11 of 18)

Beat the eggs, evaporated milk into the puree.

Beat the eggs, evaporated milk into the puree.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

Pumpkin dump cake making (10 of 18)

Beat the eggs, evaporated milk into the puree.

Beat the eggs, evaporated milk into the puree.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

Pumpkin dump cake making (9 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (8 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (7 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (6 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (5 of 18)

Pumpkin dump cake making (4 of 18)

The puree, after spices and brown sugar have been added.

The puree, after spices and brown sugar have been added, only partially mixed so far.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fick

Pumpkin dump cake making (3 of 18)

The puree, once the brown sugar (packed) has been put in.

The puree, once the brown sugar (packed) has been put in.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fick

Pumpkin dump cake making (2 of 18)

Pack that brown sugar.

Pack that brown sugar.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

The measured-out brown sugar.

Pumpkin dump cake making (1 of 18)

Puree, pre-spices and sugar.

Puree, pre-spices and sugar.

The pumpkin dump cake recipe

The full, high-quality set on Fickr

The puree before anything has been added to it.

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (10 of 10)

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (9 of 10)

Everything re-added to the skillet.

Everything re-added to the skillet.9

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (8 of 10)

If the skillet isn't large enough do it in batches.

If the skillet isn’t large enough do it in batches.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (7 of 10)

This is the first batch, right after being placed in the skillet.

This is the first batch, right after being placed in the skillet.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (6 of 10)

Just beginning to cook.

Just beginning to cook, in the bacon fat.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (5 of 10)

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (4 of 10)

Pre-cutting Brussels sprouts.

Pre-cutting Brussels sprouts.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (3 of 10)

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (2 of 10)

Remove the hard outer layer.

Remove the hard outer layer.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Making bacon and cranberry Brussels sprouts (1 of 10)

Cut the Brussels sprouts in half or quarters.

Cut the Brussels sprouts in half or quarters.

The full high-quality set on Flickr

The recipe

Easter Sunday, 4-5-2015 2 of 16

Easter Sunday in Española, New Mexico in 2015. Here, Buddy has destroyed a water balloon, connecting. The water spray comes as the balloon shatters.

on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcowperthwaite/sets/72157651381232419

Horse leg in Alcalde on 5-17-2015; 2 of 2

Walking back from photographing a car crash, I looked in the arroyo and lo and behold! a horse leg, partially bleached bone. Unfortunately, there was a fence in the arroyo. Took from above on the bridge on State Road 68.

on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcowperthwaite/sets/72157653037479562

Horse leg 5-17-2015 2 BW

Easter Sunday, 4-5-2015 1 of 16

Easter Sunday festivities in 2015. Here, Monica swings toward a water balloon.

on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcowperthwaite/sets/72157651381232419

Horse leg in Alcalde on 5-17-2015; 1 of 2

Walking back from photographing a car crash, I looked in the arroyo and lo and behold! a horse leg, partially bleached bone. Unfortunately, there was a fence in the arroyo. Took from above on the bridge on State Road 68.

on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcowperthwaite/sets/72157653037479562

Horse leg 5-17-2015 1 BW:

Parsley for stuffing; 3 of 3

Parsley, once it has been cut, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the parsley.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Sage for sage stuffing; 4 of 4

Sage, once it has been dried, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the dried sage.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 16 of 34

Cut sourdough bread for sage stuffing; 2 of 2

Sourdough bread cut into small squares for a sage sausage stuffing recipe.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 15 of 34

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13B Small

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13A Small

 

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Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13C Small

 

Sage for sage stuffing; 3 of 4

Sage, before it has been dried, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the sage before it has been dried, sitting on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Cook’s self portrait; 2

Cook’s self portrait in preparation for a new sig for a cooking column. Taken on 3-27-2015.

On Flickr.

Cut sourdough bread for sage stuffing; 1 of 2

Sourdough bread cut into small squares for a sage sausage stuffing recipe.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Parsley for stuffing; 2 of 3

Parsley, before it has been cut, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the parsley.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 14 of 34

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 14A Small

 

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 14B Small Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 14B Small BW

 

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 14C Small BW Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 14C Small

 

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Dead Dog in Alcalde on 3-17-2015; 2 of 2

Dead dog, exhibiting rigor mortis, on State Road 68 near Alcalde on 3-17-2015. No visible signs of injury.

on Flickr.

Sage for sage stuffing; 2 of 4

Sage, before it has been dried, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the sage before it has been dried, sitting on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Sage sausage for sage sausage stuffing; 1 of 1

Sage sausage, before it has been mixed, made for a sage sausage stuffing recipe.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Parsley for stuffing; 1 of 3

Parsley, before it has been cut, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the parsley.

The recipe.

On Flickr.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies; one of few

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie before being baked. Quarter placed on parchment-paper-lined baking sheet for scale. Dough is refrigerated prior to baking so cookie will retain form.

The recipe.

on Flickr.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 13 of 34

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 15A Small

 

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 15A Small BWRudelsburg 1-8-2011 15B Small

 

Sage for sage stuffing; 1 of 4

Sage, before it has been dried, made as part of a recipe for sage sausage stuffing, where the sausage is made from scratch.

This is the sage before it has been dried.

The recipe.

on Flickr.

Cook’s self portrait; 1

Cook’s self portrait in preparation for a new sig for a cooking column. Taken on 3-27-2015.

On Flickr.

Dead Dog in Alcalde on 3-17-2015; 1

Dead dog, exhibiting rigor mortis, on State Road 68 near Alcalde on 3-17-2015. No visible signs of injury.

on Flickr.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 12 of 34

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 11 of 34

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 10 of 34

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 9 of 34

Áron at Lake Tahoe on Nov. 12, 2011. Six of six.

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 10 of 10

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 8 of 34

On Flickr.

 

 

Áron at Lake Tahoe on Nov. 12, 2011. Five of six.

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 9 of 10

 

 

On Flickr.Landau apartment 1-16-2011 9A small BW

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 7 of 34

Áron at Lake Tahoe on Nov. 12, 2011. Four of six.

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 8 of 10

Landau in der Pfalz; 16 of 16

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 6 of 34

Áron at Lake Tahoe on Nov. 12, 2011. Three of six.

on Flickr.

 

Aaron Tahoe 11-12-2011 VF 5 BW

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 7 of 10

 

 

On Flickr.Landau apartment 1-16-2011 7A small BW

Landau in der Pfalz; 15 of 16

MJ’s Birthday: 7 of many.

Áron at Lake Tahoe on Nov. 12, 2011. Two of six.

Landau in der Pfalz; 14 of 16

The author in 2011.

On Flickr.

Áron at Lake Tahoe on Nov. 12, 2011. One of six.

on Flickr.

Aaron Tahoe 11-12-2011 VF 3 BW

 

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 5 of 34

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 6 of 10

 

 

On Flickr.Landau apartment 1-16-2011 6A small

MJ’s Birthday: 6 of many.

Landau in der Pfalz; 13 of 16

Naumburg, Germany on 12-23-2010; six of six.

Former German girlfriend Annemarie in her mom’s apartment in Naumburg in East Germany on Dec. 23, 2010.

On Flickr.

Naumburg 12-23-2010 6A small

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 4 of 34

Landau in der Pfalz; 12 of 16

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 3 of 34

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 5 of 10

 

 

On Flickr.Landau apartment 1-16-2011 5A small BW

Naumburg, Germany on 12-23-2010; five of six.

Former German girlfriend Annemarie in her mom’s apartment in Naumburg in East Germany on Dec. 23, 2010.

On Flickr.

Naumburg 12-23-2010 5A small BW

MJ’s Birthday: 5 of many.

Landau in der Pfalz; 11 of 16

Virginia City, 11-13-2011, four of few.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 2 of 34

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 4 of 10

 

 

On Flickr.Landau apartment 1-16-2011 4A small

Landau in der Pfalz; 10 of 16

Naumburg, Germany on 12-23-2010; four of six.

Former German girlfriend Annemarie in her mom’s apartment in Naumburg in East Germany on Dec. 23, 2010.

On Flickr.

Naumburg 12-23-2010 4A small

MJ’s Birthday: 4 of many.

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. Seven of few.

Virginia City, 11-13-2011, four of few.

Landau in der Pfalz; 9 of 16

VC Outhouse Races on 10-1-2011; two of few.

Rudelsburg, Germany, on 1-8-2011; 1 of 34

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 3 of 10

New Year 2015; one of few.

New Year, 2014. One of few.

New Year, 2014, in Espanola, NM. A self-group portrait.

On Flickr.

 

New Year 2014 1-1-2014 1A small BW

Landau in der Pfalz; 8 of 16

Naumburg, Germany on 12-23-2010; three of six.

Former German girlfriend Annemarie in her mom’s apartment in Naumburg in East Germany on Dec. 23, 2010.

On Flickr.Naumburg 12-23-2010 3A small

Virginia City, 11-13-2011, three of few.

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. Six of few.

MJ’s Birthday: 3 of many.

Landau in der Pfalz; 7 of 16

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 2 of 10

Naumburg, Germany on 12-23-2010; two of six.

Former German girlfriend Annemarie in her mom’s apartment in Naumburg in East Germany on Dec. 23, 2010.

On Flickr.Naumburg 12-23-2010 2A small

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VC Outhouse Races on 10-1-2011; one of few.

Train museum on 11-6-2011; one of few

Landau in der Pfalz; 6 of 16

Landau in der Pfalz apartment on 1-16-2011; 1 of 10

Naumburg, Germany on 12-23-2010; one of six.

Former German girlfriend Annemarie in her mom’s apartment in Naumburg in East Germany on Dec. 23, 2010.

On Flickr.

Naumburg 12-23-2010 1A small BW

 

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Virginia City, 11-13-2011, two of few.

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. Five of few.

MJ’s Birthday: 2 of many.

Landau in der Pfalz; 5 of 16

Post-train museum on 11-6-2011; one of few.

Virginia City, 11-13-2011, one of few.

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. Four of few.

Landau in der Pfalz; 4 of 16

MJ’s Birthday: One of many.

Tweaks the cat on 11-30-2014

Brasov, Romania; two of few.

Taken during the summer of 2009.

On Flickr.

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. Three of few.

Landau in der Pfalz; 3 of 16

Kotor, Montenegro; one of many.

Youth mingle around a stone pier in the bay in Kotor, Montenegro in summer 2009.

on Flickr.

Long Lake, Calif.; one of many.

Brasov, Romania; one of few.

Taken during the summer of 2009.

On Flickr.

Cameron Park, Sept. 1, 2011.

Landau in der Pfalz; 2 of 16

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. Two of few.

Thanksgiving, 2011, in Cameron Park, CA; one of few.

Santa Fe barrel clown; two of two

Landau in der Pfalz; 1 of 16

On Crab Mountain, Calif.

Leo’s 2011 Birthday Shirt

Santa Fe Barrel Clown; one of two

The Oregon 2007 road trip; two of many.

In 2007 I went on a road trip with my then-girlfriend to Oregon. The coast is nice, and all that jazz.

on Flickr.

On Derek walking away; three of three

On Derek walking away; two of three

On Derek walking away; one of three

A selfie of the artist as a young man in Oregon, 2007: Two of two.

In 2007 I went on a road trip with my then-girlfriend to Oregon. We took together-selfies long before I knew what such a thing was or would hear the word for the first time. (I assumed it was because no one else was with us on the beach, although this would later become a theme in Germany.)

on Flickr.

Lamoille Highway in April 2012; one of many

Lowrider & Heroin Capital; one of few.

Lee Ann at the fair; one of many

A selfie of the artist as a young man in Oregon, 2007: One of two.

In 2007 I went on a road trip with my then-girlfriend to Oregon. We took together-selfies long before I knew what such a thing was or would hear the word for the first time. (I assumed it was because no one else was with us on the beach, although this would later become a theme in Germany.)

on Flickr.

Disneyland 2006, three of three.

Took a trip with a friend’s family to Disneyland. My first trip to Disneyland.

on Flickr.

Near Eureka, Nevada. Two of few.

Coming back from doing a multi-media story for a journalism class, took these pictures.

On Flickr.

Going away party: January, 2009. Two of few.

Keri (Kari?) making some kind face during the January 2009 going-away-to-Germany party.

As evidenced by my lack of knowledge of spelling, I am no longer in contact with her.

(I also have her to thank for many days worth of beration from others.)

on Flickr.

The Oregon 2007 road trip; one of many.

In 2007 I went on a road trip with my then-girlfriend to Oregon. I learned I despised Oregon’s ridiculous speed limits (55) which I would hate even more after having lived in New Mexico. We saw some Shakespeare. (Mid-Summer’s Night Dream to be exact.) It was an enjoyable trip up and down the coast. As my co-worker says, woopy-woo.

on Flickr.

Disneyland 2006, two of three.

Took a trip with a friend’s family to Disneyland. My first trip to Disneyland.

on Flickr.

The Tame Re-Adventures of Wabuska; one of few.

The Wabuska adventures, although slightly hashed out in various cooking columns for the Nevada Appeal, will be hashed out at some point in an essay or story. Until then, here are some of the tame photos from the re-adventuring, done solo. Particularly here is Wilson Canyon.

on Flickr.

Wally Cuchine; one of few.

Taken for a journalism class way back when I was in college.

on Flickr.

Near Eureka, Nevada. One of few.

Coming back from doing a multi-media story for a journalism class, took these pictures.

On Flickr.

Coming into country: The Sächsische Schweiz, one of many.

Coming into country, specifically, the Czech Republic by foot from eastern Germany.

On Flickr.

Going away party: January, 2009. One of few.

Celebrating my going-away to Germany in January, 2009, the night, and then morning, before my flight. It was a lucky night.

on Flickr.

Disneyland, 2006. One of three.

Took a trip with a friend’s family to Disneyland. My first trip to Disneyland.

on Flickr.

The Inspiring Derek. Four of few.

Taken for a Tintabulations CD cover near Virginia City, Nevada.

on Flickr.

The Inspiring Derek. Three of few.

Taken for a Tintabulations CD cover near Virginia City, Nevada.

on Flickr.

The Inspiring Derek. Two of few.

Taken for a Tintabulations CD cover near Virginia City, Nevada.

on Flickr.

The Inspiring Derek. One of few.

Taken for a Tintabulations CD cover near Virginia City, Nevada.

on Flickr.

Derek Silhouette 2A 900x600

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. Four of many.

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Waiting at the Bellagio fountains, although why, I do not know. Too, on such a warm day, many layers.

on Flickr.

Española sunset in mid-September, 2014 off of Hunter Street

So many clouds, so much color.

on Flickr.

Clouds in La Puebla. One of few.

on Flickr.

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. Seven of many.

Too fat rainbow in Santa Fe

Rainbow seen in south Santa Fe in August, 2013.

on Flickr.

La Puebla panorama. One of two.

Panorama taken above La Puebla, New Mexico.

on Flickr.

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. Six of many.

South Fork Sunset, May, 2012. One of few.

Taken on May 23 in South Fork, Nevada, near Elko.

on Flickr.

South Fork Rainbow, July 5, 2012.

Taken in South Fork, Nevada, between Elko and Spring Creek.

on Flickr.

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. Five of many.

Now-deceased Shoe Tree

The now-deceased shoe tree in Northern Nevada. Some guy with a chainsaw killed it. Taken in 2008 or before.

on Flickr.

Balboa Park, December 29, 2011. One of few.

Peter Schlat admires a toy train museum in San Diego.

on Flickr.

Apricot. RIP: 9-22-2014

Apricot. RIP: 9-21-2014

Mum coyote

Elko was so fun to explore.

Formerly posted on Scenes from Elko, now deceased. Now only partly preserved on Flickr.

The full set the coyote came from on Flickr.

Taken on April 22, 2012.

Easter, 2014. Five of many.

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. Three of many.

Easter, 2014. Four of many.

Car near Goshute, Nevada, 2012. Two of few.

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The car was an unexpected and pleasant find. The meeting slash tour was middling. The drive was interesting and I got paid for the whole thing, from mileage to my time. (I was working at the Elko Daily Free Press.)

It all worked out.

on Flickr.

Las Vegas Portraits, January, 2012. One of very few.

Girl checking her phone in front of the Bellagio fountains on Jan. 1, 2012.

on Flickr.

Car near Goshute, Nevada, 2012. One of few.

I trailed behind a government (Bureau of Land Management, AKA, BLM) and public caravan out to a site near Goshute, marked as one of the horse management areas. Shortly off from us, the pinyon and juniper were thinned. This, as a BLM guy explained, was one of their projects: cut down the P&J.

The entire visit was predicated on the idea of putting up a giant fence to keep the horses in their zone.

(Since it would go over mountains, rivers, streams, everything, etc., it was vaguely reminiscent of the fence on the border.)

On the way back, I stopped off when I saw the Car near Goshute.

on Flickr.

Lake Tahoe in August, 2011. One of many.

On a hot August day in 2011, we headed to the Lake. (Lake Tahoe.)

Armed with a 30-pack of Miller Genuine Draft, (MGD) we parked way on the side of the road and hiked down to the beach. We used the lake’s own temperature to keep our beer cool.

It’s a normal 12-ounce can. That’s just refraction. Refraction and a minnow.

on Flickr.

Tahoe 8-16-2011 1A small

One monochrome, one not so.

Iceicles in May, 2012. One of few. South Fork, Nevada

Landlord left the water on in May. Taken in 2012 in South Fork, Nevada, outside of Elko.

on Flickr.

Santa Fe dusk. July 22, 2014.

From the roof of the state parking garage.

on Flickr.

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. Two of many.

While waiting for the Bellagio fountains, I spied with my telephoto lens . . .

 

on Flickr.

Easter, 2014. Three of many.

Green is the new gold.

On Flickr.

Las Vegas Portraits, November, 2013. One of many.

Googly. Eyed.

On Flickr.

Easter, 2014. Two of many.

Water. Water. Everywhere.

On Flickr.

Cemetery lights. 2013.

When I first moved to New Mexico, to work at the Rio Grande SUN, I lived with four other people, two dogs and one cat in a converted warehouse in Santa Fe.

I soon decided to make the jump to Española. Once I did, and settled in to my chosen surrounding community, I noticed the graveyard. The graves are decidedly of one flavor or the other. Either, those who lived into, at least, their 80s, or those who died in their 20s or before.

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Easter, 2014. One of many.

The contemplation of the young.

On Flickr.