Childhood dream house

For many years I’ve had a vague memory of a small toy I once played with at a neighbor’s house; I seemed to recall long plastic handles with magnets on the end with which you could manipulate small people/figures inside a house.  I had no idea what this toy was called or where it came from — and there were plenty […]

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Summing up: 2016 in review

This is my very first year-end retrospective post! 2016 was the first year I began taking my blogging more seriously, posting on a regular basis with more scheduled posts. I’ve still got plenty to learn as I go forward, but I think I’m off to a promising start. And much thanks goes to you, my fellow bloggers and readers, for […]

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Memory Monday, Week 5

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite, in 1951: View of the Yosemite Valley: Half Dome, 8,842 feet (2,695 meters): The bottom and left photos are labeled “Over  Tioga Pass.”  The Tioga Pass area, on the eastern side of Yosemite, is full of hiking trails and sights such as  Tenaya Lake and the Tuolumne Grove of ancient Sequoias. With this photo — a view of Echo […]

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WPC: New Horizon

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of December 9, 2016. This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought a few weeks early. If resolutions aren’t your style, show us something that you want to achieve — it could be […]

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Memory Monday, Week 3

A few more pictures from San Antonio this week… San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk — the first serious plans were drawn up in 1929, and organized construction commenced in 1939. The Casa Rio first opened in 1946 (the River Walk project’s main architect kept his office right next door).  It’s one of the most photographed spots in San Antonio. The San […]

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Memory Monday, Week 2

(Click to enlarge.) From 1909 until 1967, the California State Fair grounds were located at Stockton Boulevard and Broadway in south Sacramento; the State Fair was held there annually except for 1942 through 1947, when the army occupied the fairgrounds due to the war.  Nowadays we have the more centralized Cal Expo fairgrounds, and there are few if any remnants of […]

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