Salem – Boykin Spaniel… The brief history of Salem our Boykin Spaniel, And how we became dog lovers. I was never a dog person… We always had cats when I was growing up, because my dad was not a dog lover. For reasons unknown to us. I suspect it had something to do with the “scotties” his family had when he was a kid growing up. Most of MY experience with dogs were with neighbors who had dogs, and the… Read More »Man’s Best Friend…
Life with the Queen… Living anonymously in one of the big cities of the new South. We’re living it up in the Queen City. We have big time sports; NFL, NBA and a soccer team is on the horizon. We have malls with high-end retail, lots of great restaurants (LOTS) and well, two or (is it?) three museums if you can call a 30 minute experience a museum? The culture here is, in my opinion, somewhat lacking. I’m not saying… Read More »Charlotte – the Queen City
I set out to build the Strat of my dreams… And along the way, I become “enlightened” about the process, the parts and the tools necessary for building a basic bolt-on neck electric guitar. Having been a guitar player for most of my life (50 years give or take) my fascination with the guitar began as a kid. I started out playing guitar during the Beatles invasion and played throughout my adult life in various blues and rock bands. I’ve… Read More »Adventures in Guitar Building!
Photography in the age of cell phones…If we have a great camera with us at all times, does that make us all photographers? Well, sort of… composition, lighting and a little knowledge helps too. As the quality of cell phone camera’s got better and better, I realized my old camera, a 5 megapixel Lumix that I paid $500. for, was pretty much obsolete… and not worth anything for resale. Things sure change fast these days. I guess I should have… Read More »Cell Phone / Camera