Swamp Rabbit Revisited

It had been quite awhile since I had ridden my bike on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  In that time there have been quite a few changes and improvements.  The trail has been paved from Watkins Bridge Road almost all the way up to the Renfrew community above Travelers Rest.  The town of Travelers Rest has … Continue reading Swamp Rabbit Revisited

Paschal Moon

Last night was the first night of Passover. According to Wikipedia… Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which corresponds to the full moon of Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar, in accordance with the Hebrew Bible. This is also the first full moon after the vernal equinox, and … Continue reading Paschal Moon

Paddling Lake Oolenoy

Alan and I both are on spring break this week, so we decided we needed to get some kayaking done. Monday morning we loaded up the boats and headed toward Lake Oolenoy in Table Rock State Park. Lake Oolenoy is a small lake, only 36 acres or so.  Scenic Highway 11 runs across it’s upper … Continue reading Paddling Lake Oolenoy


The other day I walked into our office and heard “Roxanne” by The Police playing on the stereo in our lobby. It was turned down low, but Andy Summer’s dry guitar pattern and Sting’s distinct voice are hard to miss. This wasn’t an arrangement of “Roxanne” scored for the 101 Strings or some such nonsense. … Continue reading Roxanne

US 1

When I was about 12 years old my brother-in-law gave me a Rand McNally Road Atlas. I had already been collecting maps for some time, so having an atlas with a map of every state in the US was a dream come true. I pored over every state, plotting out extended road trips. One road … Continue reading US 1

SCETV Workshops Spring 2010

The time-lapse video above gives some indication of the frenetic pace I’ve been hitting this week. Several months ago I agree to once again do my Google Earth workshops for the SCETV Technology Conference. Had I known how hectic these past two weeks were going to be even without the conference, I might have reconsidered. … Continue reading SCETV Workshops Spring 2010