Monthly Archives: August 2015

Why “It was not marked classified” does NOT fly!

“Loose Lips…” – One Perspective on Classified Material and National Security No, I never worked for the State Department. However, for the 25 years before retiring, I worked for top tier government contractors where exposure to classified material and information … Continue reading

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The Durbin Rocket “In the Tunnel”

Photo of the Week Durbin Rocket, Durbin West Virginia The Durbin Rocket is a re-purposed logging steam engine that now pulls a tourist train through five miles of West Virginia countryside streaking along at about five miles per hour. The … Continue reading

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The Dam that Couldn’t Hold Water

Photo of the Week Hales Bar Dam Hales Bar Dam, completed in 1913, was originally built by the Tennessee Electric and Power Company (TEPCO), and taken over by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA – 1929) as part of its flood … Continue reading

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16 Months of Adventure – Riverside 177 White Water Retro Camper Report

A 16-Month Performance and Adventure Report Sixteen months ago we drove our brand new Riverside 177 White Water Retro camper off of the dealer’s lot. Shortly before I posted the first “Camper Report,” we had experienced several minor issues, but … Continue reading

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The Boulder in the Pulpit – The Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, Alabama

What do you do when you want to build a church, but there is a huge boulder in the way? Make it part of the church, of course! I am beginning to believe that “serendipity” could easily be a synonym … Continue reading

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Silent Partners

Photo of the Week Tennessee Truck and Barn Driving around the Middle Tennessee countryside offers many photo opportunities. Over the years I have taken photos of many barns. The older and more worn, the more I like them (as long … Continue reading

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DeSoto Falls, Alabama – Witness to History

After lunch at the Wildflower Café, we followed the signs to DeSoto Falls. I hate to pass up a chance to visit any waterfall. The falls are immediately below a dam across the Little River that runs along the top … Continue reading

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