Sunday, March 21, 2010

moving on-change of address

I am not a new technology adopter. I want my technology to work and to stay out of the way. The publishing "program" that has made the daily presentation of B&W possible is "Blogger", software launched in 1999.
Record a thought with pencil and paper, then throw your writing materials in a drawer. Twenty years later, open the drawer, the paper and pencil remain. Amend your thought. The pencil still works. The paper works. Blogger has approached pencil and paper reliability. Pencil and paper are good technology. As a user, I've never had to spend time software wrestling. Blogger worked.
On the simplest level the software has provided easy access to a space, a blank wall, a means to hang pictures. It's a blank wall in my home that appears in locations all over the world. Magic.

I've been at this Internet location for five years. At this URL, this uniform resource locator.
For business and security reasons, the good people at Blogger (owned since 2003 by Google) are changing their software in a way that will require me to move on, to leave this address.
The 1290+ posts that are accessed via this URL and presented with Google/Blogger software will remain.
Future posts can be found at:

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Thursday, October 26, 2006



Saturday, August 19, 2006


The Washington Sub is the middle leg of the old C&O main line through Charlottesville. Most through traffic has been re-routed on the James River line, except for westbound empty trains. This route once hosted the Washington and Richmond/Norfolk sections of the C&O's name trains, such as the FFV, the George Washington and the Sportsman. In addition to these passenger trains, the line hosted through manifest freight service to Washington via the Southern Railway via rights that the C&O purchased in 1890. These trackage rights have lapsed. In 1890 the C&O also leased the old Orange and Alexandria line between Gordonsville and Orange, after the Southern constructed its own line between Orange and Charlottesville.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

car v dog

The SPCA adoption contract called for Lorraine to be neutered. Veterinarian did that surgery. Post-op leash walked Lorraine for two weeks. The incision healed well. Took her out to the country to celebrate. Let her off leash.

Lorraine took off, headed toward intriguing high-pitched sounds in the distance.

She ran through a field.

She ran through a pine woods.

She took up her post square in the middle of a high speed two lane road.

"I dare them to try and pass me."

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Victory Bridge

Flaubert wrote, "To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."

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