Thursday, January 30, 2014

This Needed Saying

And there's no better person to say it than Jon Stewart.

Don Brown
January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Sun Returns to the Water

I had to walk a mile in the snow to make this. Uphill. Both ways.

Seriously, the high was 29ºF and my truck is snowed in at the shop. Walking to the lake was just for fun. I love retirement.

Don Brown
January 29, 2014

Duck Season Sunrise

Duck Season Sunrise by Get The Flick
Duck Season Sunrise, a photo by Get The Flick on Flickr.

Yep. Still taking pictures. But I did put a post up this morning in case you missed it.

Don Brown
January 29, 2014

Forget Not

WWVB and I had a short online exchange about the importance of memory. Like most things I discuss with him, the subject is deeper and more important than I thought. This is the benefit of talking to people that are smarter than you are. (Try to remember that -- while we're on the subject.)

Accordingly, here are some things you need to remember. Tell your children. Make sure they are educated on these matters. Don't leave it up to the schools. Grandparents -- make sure your children have passed these lessons on to your grandchildren.

1) Right now -- right this very second -- there is another Hitler (probably several) plotting his way to power. He has the intelligence and the capability. All he (or she) needs is the means. With it, he will not hesitate to start a war and slaughter 6 million Jews, Tutsis, Russians or Igbos.

2) Today -- somewhere on Capitol Hill -- somebody is trying to get a Congressman to introduce a Bill that starts us on the path to the 3rd Great Depression. Make no mistake, we're in the 2nd one still. And the only difference between this one and the first one is Social Security and unemployment insurance. Don't take my word for it. Ask the unemployed in Spain. Or Greece. By the way -- if you'll remember -- both of those countries once dominated the known world, just as America does now.

3) Never, ever, drive in Atlanta during a snow storm. Next time will not be different. It will probably be another decade before it happens again (which seems to be slightly longer that most human memory) but Google cars, traffic cams and the Facebook of the day won't change it. You'll just be able to document it and share it faster. Southerns can't drive in the snow and Atlanta will never have enough money to buy snowplows and salt trucks in quantities that could help.

Stay home. Be safe. Read some history. And try to remember it.

Don Brown
January 29, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shadow Swan

Shadow Swan by Get The Flick
Shadow Swan, a photo by Get The Flick on Flickr.

You can't get lucky if you don't show up. That includes the mornings when it's 22ºF and the camera feels like and ice cube.

Don Brown
January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just Ducky

Just Ducky by Get The Flick
Just Ducky, a photo by Get The Flick on Flickr.

A fine morning on the lake. Another busy day in retirement.

Don Brown
January 15, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

All I Got Was the Dog

All I Got Was the Dog by Get The Flick
All I Got Was the Dog, a photo by Get The Flick on Flickr.

I'm still here. I'm not done. Retirement is just busier than you would think.

Clicking on the picture takes you to my Flickr account. But if you're looking for barrel racing pictures, you're going to be disappointed.

Don Brown
January 11, 2014