We lost Cricket this week. Dementia, kidney failure, and plain old age finally caught up with her. At 18+ she was ancient in dog years yet still remained spry until almost the end. I didn't want a dog, but Mrs Mack505 talked me into one back in 2007. Cricket was a rescue from a high-kill… Continue reading Cricket
We lost Hal this morning. He was my big orange boy for almost 15 years. He’s our second Foster Fail and the last former feral in our colony. This photo is haunting me today. It’s one of my last shots of him. He looks so content, and yet ready to face whatever will come. We… Continue reading Someday
Back in black…
Mrs. Mack 5o5 handed me the package with a tear in her eye. “Open it.” I knew what the box contained. Inside the cardboard, wrapped in tissue paper, was a beautifully finished small wooden box. . . —— In the spring of 2000, five kittens were born to a wild mother in a small feral… Continue reading (untitled)
Turning goals into reality
For years I have had a soft goal of climbing Mount Washington. I have summited numerous times, but always by motorized conveyance. I have driven it more times than I can count and ridden up the tracks propelled by both steam and BioDiesel. It is a wondrous place. On foot I've climbed as high as… Continue reading Turning goals into reality
I've just returned from 9 days away on vacation with the family. You may not have noticed I was gone, and that was deliberate. Aside from one Instagram slip-up, I tried not to post that I was away from home. The photo above is of everything I brought, with the exception of a light jacket.… Continue reading Minimizing experiment
Long before I knew her, Mrs. Mack505 had a habit of naming her cars. Since we've been married, each of our cars has had a name. Some have gone on to have nicknames, and nicknames for their nicknames. The current fleet consists of Emma, Connor, Hans, Featherstone, and the Batmobile. (Plus a pair of motorcycles… Continue reading Whoa Emmett!
Week 17 -Amtrak
I continue to shoot for my 52 Rolls project, but I have not found the time to develop much. These are posted as Week 17 while I catch up. Beth was excited about riding the Acela for the first time in her memory. Then it broke, dumping us onto another train in Old Saybrook, CT.… Continue reading Week 17 -Amtrak
Hey, it’s an adventure!
Simplify. The modern mantra. We have too much stuff, too many demands on our time. Our family has joined the cause, sending things to the thrift shop and pledging to be less busy. Mrs. Mack505 has a horse show this week. It's in Syracuse. School ended yesterday, I was scheduled for a 24 hour shift… Continue reading Hey, it’s an adventure!
Week 16 – Requalification
Every spring I take one day in April to go to Seashore Trolley Museum and renew my driver's license. It's a little boy's dream. I get to play with full-scale antique trains. There is no such thing as a bad day behind the controls. Of course I brought a camera. SHOOT MORE SLIDE FILM! Camera:… Continue reading Week 16 – Requalification