The Toxic Hellstew of Religion

I have come to the end of my rope with religion. I have shared with those close to me that I actively view religion as the most evil force on our planet. I am not talking about people of faith. I am not talking about those who organize around concerted efforts to be kind and to do good. But kindness,… Continue reading

More Galleries to Come

Well, as you can see, I was very busy working on photos this weekend.  It all started when I found out that people were not only viewing but also comments on my photos on Flickr.  And I had posted very few photos there.  So, I decided to update those with several thousand new photos and tackle coming up to date… Continue reading

It’s Following Me!

First it was Ireland: record rainfall and driving through unbelievable flooding. Then it was Arkansas: record rainfall and driving through unbelievable flooding. For the past three days, with more in the forecast, it’s now here in southern California! Stop the madness! (Actually, I’ve rather enjoyed the rainfall. And yesterday I heard one of the most virulent thunder rumbles of all… Continue reading

Missing a Photograph

I’m visiting here in Arkansas. This community has its share of poverty, especially in these difficult economic times. In addition to the poverty, this state has experienced torrential rains this year–exceeding all records since they began keeping them in the 1800’s. Getting around has been even more challenging than when I visited Ireland this year. Many roads are flooded and… Continue reading

Keys to the Castle

Ever wondered what keys to the castle actually look like? Well, here they are: full size scans of the key to the room at Ashford Castle and at Dromoland Castle. Not exactly what I was thinking, either… Although the Ashford key is cool. And I do like “Distinction since 1543” on the Dromoland key. />… Continue reading