Just my Thoughts

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

While I am unsure how many years this train has been stopping in Binghamton, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stopped at the rail yard on Conklin Avenue last night.  In the eleven years that the train has been in existence, the concept and Canadian Pacific Rail have raised over four million dollars and two million… Continue reading Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Just my Thoughts · Religion


I have been thinking about waiting lately for many reasons.  My friend Steve blogged about Robert Heinlein’s book Stranger in a Strange Land in an entry entitled “Waiting Is .” In Heinlein’s book, the phrase “waiting is” was used to help one understand that waiting was necessary to come to full understanding with one another.… Continue reading Waiting

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Thanksgiving 2009

The holiday itself is over but hopefully, we are all still being thankful and grateful for what we have.  I could not convince my family to let me have free reign with the camera on Thanksgiving Day but here are a few shots – including a table shot – of what the day was like… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2009

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Gary Rith Pottery

Yes, I know.  You all are sick of hearing about local shopping.  Well, sorry.  Here is one more for today. Yesterday, my Black Friday shopping consisted of going to Gary Rith’s open studio.  Gary is a potter who lives in Etna, NY.  His studio is part of his home and is a wonderful, cozy place.… Continue reading Gary Rith Pottery

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Twenty-five Years Ago Today

I know, who cares what happened on November 25th, 1984?  It is not a particularly important date in world history.  It is an important Sunday in my personal history.  Twenty-five years ago today I became a mother.   The day started out the same as many Sundays.  I woke up earlier than need be.  I… Continue reading Twenty-five Years Ago Today