Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Hello, World, And Thoughts About Mars

Periodically, I sit down with myself and think about what I really want to do. And one of the things I invariably say to myself is, I would like to blog regularly again. Even though blogging as we knew it is 5-6 years (or more) gone, and my old blogroll is mostly just a historical […]

March 18, 2015 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: BlogStuff, Life, Science

Crayons And Cakes

The things you remember from childhood are probably not the things your parents would expect you to have remembered. It’s often little things that stick with you – not that they’re the only things, or even the most significant things, but they’re sitting there on your memory shelf alongside the big stuff. For me, from […]

October 24, 2014 · Harry · 4 Comments
Posted in: Life

What I’m Reading Now…

is a lot of Cold War spy stuff. Novels – The Spy Who Came In From The Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Non-fiction – Legacy Of Ashes (not just Cold War, but that was the driving force behind my picking it up), The Art Of Betrayal. It’s not coincidence. After reading several books about the […]

October 23, 2014 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Books, History, Life

Field Trips

Headed to work yesterday, I saw a line of school buses leaving the local elementary school. Judging by the time (mid-morning), I guessed they were headed off on a field trip. And it took me back many, many years to elementary school and field trips we took. I don’t know what kind of field trips […]

September 27, 2014 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Life

All gone, to look for America

Along Highway 80 in Alabama, in that lonely stretch west of Selma, there’s a derelict gas station. It’s been closed for years. When I lived in Montgomery in the mid-80s, it had already been closed for years. It’s at the intersection of Highway 80 and a state highway, so I’ve always supposed that at one […]

September 23, 2014 · Harry · 3 Comments
Posted in: Life, Southern Stuff