An Irish Pub Roundup – Part 2, The Pub Crawl

had my list of regional Irish pubs and I had my list of criteria. It was now time to visit some pubs. Some of the pubs I’d already visited, so I’d just rely on impressions I got from those visits. Others would be new to me. Some I’d visited, but it had been awhile, so I went back. There were fifteen pubs on my list and I managed to visit a little over half, eight in all. That was enough to come to some conclusions. Continue reading An Irish Pub Roundup – Part 2, The Pub Crawl

Renno Revisited

When you’ve lived in an area as long as I have you can’t help but find yourself exploring places that you’ve been previously. Expect the term “Revisited” to start popping up more frequently in blog post titles. This was the case for a recent photo trek with fellow explorer Mark Elbrecht as we wandered over lower Laurens County. We both wanted to see what was left, if anything, of the old ghost town of Renno. Continue reading Renno Revisited

50 Years a Trekkie

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Last night marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Star Trek.  It premiered on September 8, 1966.  I watched a few minutes of that opening episode, but already had evening obligations to tour a cemetery with Dwight Moffit (more on that in another post.)  So, tonight, even though I’m on the road for a paddling trip, I’m going to hit the hotel’s wifi and stream that first episode, “The Man Trap,” and reflect on fifty years of Trekhood. Continue reading “50 Years a Trekkie”

Hello from Ireland

 Having a great time in Ireland with my brothers. However, I don’t have reliable Internet.  Haven’t been able to update the blog or post photos to Flickr.  I’m sure I’ll be catching up for weeks when we get back. The photo above is of a wedge tomb called Poulnabrone, located in the Burren.  It’s 4000 … Continue reading Hello from Ireland

Blogging Dilemma

OK, I said I wasn’t going to do it, but here it goes… It’s been a crazy week. Heck, the last four YEARS have been crazy! The fact that I’m writing this on my phone should speak volumes. Anyway. This has left me with a bit of dilemma. I am FAR behind in my blogging. … Continue reading Blogging Dilemma

Blogging Hiatus

With my mother’s illness and passing I haven’t had much time to get out and explore, paddle, or take photos.  That means there haven’t been many posts on RandomConnections.  Those posts are about to get even further between for awhile.  I’m going to take 2-3 weeks off from posting.  Don’t worry.  I’m not abandoning the … Continue reading Blogging Hiatus