Back From New York City

In case no one noticed — and I’m pretty sure no one noticed — I didn’t post to this blog for a few days. I was in New York City, running all over the place and exceeding the data limit on my iPhone.  Photos were posted on social media, but the phone didn’t have the capacity to post photos to the blog. I’m exhausted, but if anyone’s in the mood for something pretty here are a bunch of spring flowers near Grand Central Terminal. Continue reading Back From New York City

This Is Only A Test.

The heading on this post is pretty self-explanatory.  Last week, a rescue training exercise was held over Manhattan, to prepare for the incoming President’s security needs.  A link to a DNA Info report appears at the end of this post. All over the country, we’re told to “Be vigilant, but don’t panic.”  Only a person with a calm temperament can heed that advice when the military conducts a rescue exercise overhead without proper notice. People who were in San Francisco in the fall of 1984 can identify, although we didn’t have memories of a September 11-type tragedy to escalate the fear.  A … Continue reading This Is Only A Test.