Learn Something

November 30, 2014 - Today is back to school for a lot of kids. The Thanksgiving holiday is over, and the learning routine resumes of "readin...
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Waiting and Waiting

November 29, 2014 - Today is the First Sunday of Advent and the scripture lessons for the day warn of being ready for the end of time and th...
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Let the Decorating Begin!

November 28, 2014 - The ads have been all over TV, my email box is full of announcements from all of my friendly retailers, our kids even go...
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Leftovers

November 27, 2014 - This year, we celebrated Thanksgiving in Plano, Texas, at Elke and Robert's house. Robert's parents and his brother's gi...
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Simply Thanks

November 26, 2014 - We have crossed Lavon Lake (just east of McKinney, Texas) numerous times since Elke and Robert moved to Plano. But this...
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Looking Up at Elegance

November 25, 2014 - This beautiful skylight spans the lobby of the Nashville Union Station. The magnificent station was built in 1900 to ser...
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All in One Day

November 24, 2014 - The park in Granite City, Illinois has several Gingko trees, also commonly called "Maidenhair" because of the distinctiv...
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Announcing Winter

November 23, 2014 - This is an ice ribbon, known by lots of other names. But I had never seen this phenomenon until I was in the south in No...
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The Sole Criteria

November 22, 2014 - Today's Gospel reading of Matthew 25:31-46 presents a stark division in a scene of final judgment, with all the nations...
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On the Wrong Boat?

November 21, 2014 - I seldom leave my cameras behind. I took them on my mission trip to Mexico, to Liberia, and of course, to Alaska. We wen...
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In the Neighborhood

November 20, 2014 - Beauty is everywhere. Just a brief walk from my house, to the top of the ridge, was the scene pictured below. I took doz...
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It's a Big Park

November 19, 2014 - Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park and you'll find that everyone is on the one-way road through Cades Cove. But t...
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Surely It's Warm Somewhere

November 19, 2014 - When it gets cold, I like to imagine warmer places, like the beach at Maui. We went in 2008 and are ready to go back any...
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Drive in the Country

November 17, 2014 - Some might think this odd, because you are either too young or already live in the country. But when I was a kid, my dad...
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Foothills Parkway

November 16, 2014 - I have waited on this hilltop several times for dawn. I was first introduced to it in 1997 by Bill Fortney and John Shaw...
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Who Is Who

November 15, 2014 - Today's lesson from the Psalms (123) concludes with these intriguing lines: "Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon...
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Memory Triggers

November 14, 2014 - I loved riding a bike as a kid. I love it as an adult. I learned how to fix punctured inner tubes and to remount tires o...
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Take a Friend Once in a While

November 13, 2014 - Most of the time I photograph alone. Judy is often with me on my trips. She helps with a lot of knowledge about nature,...
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Had to Stop

November 12, 2014 - This is a serendipity photo. I stopped not to take a photo of this scene, but to retrieve a bicycle wheel. We were drivi...
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Rapid River

November 11, 2014 - I do not recall why we turned down this road in upper peninsula of Michigan. On a repeat visit, I noticed that it was a...
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Veterans' Day

November 10, 2014 - The pastoral prayer Sunday morning transformed my ambivalence about Veterans' Day. I am conflicted because I value the p...
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Visit at Noon

November 09, 2014 - This is Bond Falls, in the upper peninsula of Michigan. If you are there at noon on a sunny day in the fall, sunlight re...
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Wind and Rain

November 08, 2014 - The rain may have arrived too soon. But the combination of wind and rain cleared the trees of fall color. And surprising...
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Wears Valley

November 07, 2014 - We did find color in the Smokies a week ago, on a road that we had not been on before. We enjoy the small area of Townse...
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Generations Past

November 06, 2014 - It began Wednesday night with Madeline"s homework. When did your first ancestor come to America and who was it? The ques...
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Hundreds, Maybe Thousands

November 05, 2014 - The last thing I did before I left Old Car City this past Saturday was to go upstairs in the main building. Signs invite...
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Stand On Your Head

November 04, 2014 - This past Friday we were on our way from Pigeon Forge, TN to Cartersville, GA, taking the scenic route (not down the int...
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First Visit to Old Car City

November 03, 2014 - Shortly after I moved to Nashville and became part of the Brentwood Photography Group, I began to hear about and see pho...
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For Just a Minute

November 02, 2014 - This is one of those photos that was better behind me than the one I was taking in front of me. I had stopped along the...
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Remembering the Saints

November 01, 2014 - Before I was ordained a Deacon in the summer of 1982, I had attended the annual gathering of Methodists only once. So I...
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