Category Archives: Historical

Flat Out

This is from 1969—49 years ago. Back when I lived in Austin there was a lot of motorcycle activity going on. Near Manor, Texas, a horse race track named Manor Downs doubled as a flat track venue. One of the … Continue reading

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A Demon In The Sky

I was on the road for a few weeks and unable to check the latest Amazon Prime Video offerings. This is the first thing that popped up when I got home Wednesday night, and it appears to be right on … Continue reading

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Places We Will Never Go Again – Chenonceau Château

There are many places well worth a visit but you know you will never go back again. This is the fabulous Chenonceau Château in the French Loire Valley. It’s best to go here by train from Tours. Get your tickets … Continue reading

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Paris Sera Toujours Paris

I first came here 20 years ago this month. It was a revelation. Barbara Jean and I walked the boulevards, dined at the sidewalk cafés, ogled the museums, saw the famous sites, took the famous photos. Good memories. Then the … Continue reading

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Chartres Round Trip

We were there 20 years ago, but I didn’t have the digital Canon then. We figured it was time to go back for another day trip. The RATP leaves out of the Montparnasse station, about five blocks from where we … Continue reading

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American Icon

This was 22 years ago. We were sitting around an upscale living room in  Plano, Texas. The local school district was suffering under a board member who wanted to include the creationist book Of Pandas And People in the science … Continue reading

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Bloody Sunday

To understand the Battle of Waterloo you need to know some background. Napoleon Bonaparte obtained his early military experience during the French Revolution with fighting on his home island of Corsica. He rose through his successful military exploits in the … Continue reading

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El Morro in San Juan

It’s the second time we’ve been here. It’s El Morro, the historic Spanish fort on the northern tip of San Juan in Puerto Rico. Here are some photos in no particular order. It’s a walk out a narrow strip of … Continue reading

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Viejo San Juan

It’s the original section, still exhibiting traces of a 500-year history. Some photos. Streets in the old town remind you of some places you might see in Europe. Cristo street is closed to auto traffic and supports a thriving open-air café … Continue reading

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Remembering An Old Friend

Updated Twenty years ago we lived at this place on Silent Oak in Farmers Branch. Prior to that we lived in another house in the section right next to this, on Pin Oak Court. Our neighbor was Ernie Ludwick, and he … Continue reading

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