Dunkirk Estates 

   Howard stares out his upstairs window at his neighbor, Zack, washing his car. Zack is at least sixty-five or seventy, Howard guesses, since all he knows about Zack is that he's retired, and is wearing no shirt as he applies wax to the car's exterior and buffs it. Howard shakes his head as he … Continue reading Dunkirk Estates 

Spider and Web, Stone Mountain, GA, 20 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015, I took a walk along the Cherokee Trail at Stone Mountain. Along the way, I noted an impressive spiderweb and went over to examine it. I discovered the spider was still hard at work on the web and captured the following video.

Deer Encounter at Stone Mountain, 20 September 2015

While out walking along the Cherokee Trail at Stone Mountain Sunday, 20 September 2015, I ran across a deer meandering around in the woods. This was on the section of the trail that runs beside Robert E. Lee Drive, somewhere between the one, one and a half, or  two mile markers. I started recording video … Continue reading Deer Encounter at Stone Mountain, 20 September 2015

The First Lupos in America 1610-1670

The story of the Lupo family in North America began with the earliest settlers in Virginia and was led by two sons of royal musician Peter Lupo. His marriage to Katherine Wicker is recorded in the parish of St. Botolph's without Aldgate 27 October 1575. It was preceded within a month by the christening of … Continue reading The First Lupos in America 1610-1670

Emily Mae Lupo, 1929 – 2006

Remembering my mother, Emily Mae (Stribling) Lupo (16 September 1929 - 9 December 2006) on what would have been her 86th birthday. She was born in Sutton, West Virginia, an only child raised by a single mother, after her parents divorced when she was a small child. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1947 … Continue reading Emily Mae Lupo, 1929 – 2006

Strange Bedfellows: Politics in Post-Rational America 

Part of the trouble with our current system of governance is that it takes so long and costs so much to gain and retain office, that only someone comfortably wealthy or in the pocket of wealthy business interests can afford to run. Factored into the equation is the tremendous amount of scrutiny most public figures, … Continue reading Strange Bedfellows: Politics in Post-Rational America 

Real Bible Studies: Genesis, Abraham and Abimelek 

After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the bible is pretty much done with Lot and his nameless daughters, until their descendants, the Moabites and Ammonites start hassling the tribes of Israel many generations later. One wonders why Lot didn't just drop in on his uncle, given the special relationship Abraham seems to have with … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Genesis, Abraham and Abimelek