Sunday, January 31, 2010

Duane Bird - My Dad's Dad

Probably when he was in his 20's - 1915 to 1920.
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Another Eagle Sighting

This one between Avoca and Springville as we were returning home from the Indy Golf Show yesterday. The big bird was examining something in the road when we came rolling up and it decided it was better to get out of the way rather than rely on Diane to swerve off the road to avoid a mini collision. Just happened to have my camera at the ready.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hawk Over Hindostan

Red Tailed? More photos from my travels to Hindostan Falls over at Birdman Photos.
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Movie, Book and Hindostan Falls Today

-Watched a movie this afternoon with Diane:  The Merry Gentleman with Kelly MacDonald and Michael Keaton.  Excellent - got five stars from me.

-Finished Willy Lindwer's The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank.  Excellent portraits, in their own words, of six women who knew Anne Frank during the seven months from her capture to her death.  It's the stories of these women who faced the Nazis and their death camps and survived.  Very powerful.

-Went up to Hindostan Falls  (go here for the tragic tale of Hindostan Falls) to look for some good photographs.  Will see what I got directly.

And I also took a guitar down to Main Music to be fixed up before I pass it on to grandson Lucas.  The guitar was passed on to me by Kevin Collins earlier this winter.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

100 Best Books of the Decade

The London Times List of the best of the last ten years.

The ones I've read (guess my reading tastes are slightly different than the people who put this together for the London Times):

34 Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand (2001)
32 Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (2002)
30 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2003)
14 Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi (2003)
10 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003) 
9 Atonement by Ian McEwan (2001)
7 Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2002)
6 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (2000)
1 The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Around the Arena: Lions vs Jeeps 2


A quiet moment?

A senior enjoying the Saturday night festivities.

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Around the Arena: Lions vs Jeeps

Cheerleaders aligned.

Lion chest thumping - midair.

Lion drum beating.

Young Lionette hopefuls and their reflections.
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yo! Photographers - Goals for 2010

Photo: Tufted Titmouse outside our east window earlier this week.

From Digital Photography School: 30 Photographic Goals for 2010.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

More Saturday Night Photos from Shoals

Loogootee cheerleaders and I think that's Wilma up in the stands trying to see what is going on across the court.

If it didn't go in, good chance for an offensive rebound, don't you think?

Shoals cheerleaders.
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Reading List 2009

2009 Reading List

Current and Recent Readings

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday Night in Shoals

Young ladies wandering the halls at the Shoals/Loogootee boys basketball game last night.

Bryant Ackerman launching one just before the end of the first half. Garret Bateman defends.

Bryant's shot was all net.

Shoals students are mostly smiles, at least in this photo, even though the game quickly became a Lion rout. Final score: 69-34.
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