A Colorful Moment

Colorful Peacock

While out for a drive this afternoon we came across these peacocks northeast of Lindsborg. They were enjoying the sun and didn’t move during the entire time I was taking pictures. The scenery here in winter is often compared to the beginning of the Wizard of Oz, but these bright festive birds provide a nice … Read more

Memories and the Bridge

Holiday Lights on the Smoky Hill River Bridge

And now it’s that time of year again. John Lennon, Milton Molander and my mom, Patricia Rodriquez, all gone in a two day period (albeit over a 22 year time frame). Sometimes there isn’t a whole lot to say. Things just are what they are. But I do miss them all, for different reasons, and … Read more

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Thai green curry

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Coconut Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Coconut Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I wanted to make something different and when I spotted the can of coconut milk in the cupboard I decided to make a coconut cake. Now the traditional frosting is also coconut, but I wanted something a bit different, so made a light chocolate frosting instead. Here’s the recipe: Coconut Cake Ingredients 2 C sugar … Read more

Fine Fall Ride

Meadowlark Trail Ride

I felt fine after I finished a fantastic fall ride down the now familiar Meadowlark Trail and wanted to feature a few of my favorite photographs from this fair foray, focusing on the colorful fall foliage. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” … Read more

Blues Jr. with BillM Mods

Blues Jr: BillM Mods Installation

The first vacuum tube guitar amp I owned was a Fender Blues Jr. I got it back around 2004 and while it always sounded good, it didn’t compare to vintage and vintage reissue classic Fender amps. The main problem is that it sounded a bit boxy and thin, but mainly, since I had acquired a … Read more

Greatest Story Ever Told

Sheryl's heart attack: before

The most chilling words I’ve ever heard came almost exactly one year ago, a little after midnight on Monday, October 21st, 2014. I was at the emergency room in Lindsborg with my wife Sheryl, sitting beside her when the doctor addressed us thusly: Sheryl, you are having an acute heart attack. But you’re in the … Read more

Scenes from a Bike, Circa October 2015

Scenes from a Bike

I took a late afternoon ride down the Meadowlark Trail today. The lighting was great and I got a few pictures along the way, including some sunset shots at the west edge of Lindsborg, at the corner of Highway 4 and Burma Road. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” … Read more

Colorado in September

Colorado Trip September 2015

We took a quick trip to Colorado in mid-September. While not the avid rock and mineral collectors that we were almost 20 years ago when we attended the colossal Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, we’ve long been interested in the Denver show. This year we made it! We also made it up to Boulder and … Read more

September Country Ramble

September Country Ramble

I got out for a good country ramble late this afternoon. I began by riding down the Meadowlark Trail, exiting on Shawnee road which I rode for a mile before getting back to the dirt roads. 16+ miles with a slight southeast wind and temperature around 80 degrees made for excellent riding conditions. Here are … Read more