Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Adventures of Gracie the Wander Cat: Interloper

Never fails. I get a good thing going, get my spots picked out,      develop a sense that everything’s under control, and then someone comes along to ruin it. This guy: Oh, you think that’s me? Look again:    What?? Oh, … Continue reading

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Pat Travers and Dave Mason, all in one week

Two Saturdays ago, I went to the Winchester Blues House Festival, an all-day outside event. It was hot and buggy  but still fairly well attended. I planted underneath a rare tree offering shade, sat back and enjoyed. Blues is the daddy … Continue reading

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“We’re going to need a bigger helicopter.”

Sharknado. Ya know, I didn’t even hear about it until late yesterday afternoon, when I caught a couple of random tweets about it. Thought: “Ha! I hope someone makes that movie!” I did not know someone actually had until about … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of Gettysburg

I went. It’s only 75 miles or so away and the 150th of anything comes only once so how could any self-respecting self-proclaimed history buff miss it? Apparently not many, because there was a whole lot of people there, a … Continue reading

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