Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

In the summer of 2006, after my orchestra played Carnegie Hall, my husband and I spent a couple of weeks touring around upstate New York.  We visited Revolutionary War sites, including the battlefield at Saratoga, and Fort Ticonderoga.  This is a view of Lake Champlain, seen through the frame of a window in one of …

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Calling All RushBabes and Followers–Join Ricochet!

Just about the smartest thing I have done in recent years (aside from starting this blog) was to join Ricochet.  Through the Center-Right Community of thoughtful, smart, and welcoming people, I have made new friends, expanded my knowledge, and partaken of some of the world's best humor.  Doesn't it seem to you that much of …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

This is a small pipe organ, manufactured in Estonia in 1844.  Today, it resides in the Sitka Lutheran Church, in Alaska.  I'm guessing that there aren't very many of these around. These are two views of the back of the organ.  Here's my husband playing it, to give you an idea of why I couldn't …

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Picking up Where Rush Left Off

Yeah, I'm way behind on my podcast listening.  The one I listened to today was the end of July sometime.  He recited a list of  "what the Democrat Party is", entities and causes that many people don't know were Dem strongholds.  He started with the ones that are most obvious in today's news: Black Lives …

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What I did on my Summer Vacation

Hubby and I went on the Hillsdale College 10-day cruise to Alaska, aboard the Crystal Serenity.  We spent about three years' worth of travel budget, but we sure got our money's worth, and more.  Hillsdale does a big cruise every summer, and this was our first time.  There were "Seminars at Sea", with noted speakers, including …

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