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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.

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

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

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

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

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13B Small

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13A Small

 

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13A Small BW

 

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 13C Small

 

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.

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

On Flickr.

Rudelsburg 1-8-2011 15A Small

 

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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.

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

Naumburg 12-23-2010 2B small BW Naumburg 12-23-2010 2B small

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

 

Naumburg 12-23-2010 1C small BW Naumburg 12-23-2010 1C small

 

Naumburg 12-23-2010 1D small BW Naumburg 12-23-2010 1D small

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

MJ’s Birthday: 2 of many.

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.

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

On Crab Mountain, Calif.

Leo’s 2011 Birthday Shirt

Santa Fe Barrel Clown; one of two

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.

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.

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.

Wally Cuchine; one of few.

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

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.

Random Vegas Portraits 3A BW Small

 

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

on Flickr.

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

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

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

Peter Schlat admires a toy train museum in San Diego.

on Flickr.

Easter, 2014. Five of many.

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

Easter, 2014. Four of many.

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.

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.

Easter, 2014. One of many.

The contemplation of the young.

On Flickr.