Monthly Archives: July 2014

Atlas Moth!

Atlas Moth


...for people who aren't all there...

…for people who aren’t all there…

Some will understand…

Some will Understand

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…

These aren't the droids your looking for...

Happy Birthday, Gary Gygax!

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008 ) was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) with Don Kaye in 1974. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of the role-playing game.

D&D Basic Set

Life is too short…

Life is too short...

Love Doesn’t Come in Boxes

Who said love doesn't come in boxes?

Who said love doesn’t come in boxes?

Every Time

Every Time

How to go Walkies

How to go Walkies

Colonial Trooper

Colonial Trooper

STS-135 lands

Space shuttle Atlantis lands for the STS-135 mission marking the final mission of the Space Shuttle Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Time of landing was 5:57 a.m. (EDT) on July 21, 2011.

The “just at dawn” landing was one of the most memorable landings ever, as shown in this picture:

STS-135 Landing


James Garner dies at 86

James Garner as Bret Maverick

James Garner as Jim Rockford

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American film and television actor. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, which included such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western-comedy series Maverick and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama The Rockford Files.

Garner starred in more than 50 films including The Great Escape (1963), Paddy Chayefsky’s The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Blake Edwards’ Victor Victoria (1982), Murphy’s Romance (1985) for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and The Notebook (2004).

Wikipedia Link

“The Eagle has landed.” Remembering Apollo 11: July 20, 1969


Apollo 11

Left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, the crew of Apollo 11. Photo: NASA.

Apollo 11 Insignia

On this day in 1969, humans walked on the moon for the first time. The Apollo 11 spaceflight brought Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC.

Michael Collins, the mission’s third member, remained in lunar orbit. All three men returned safely to Earth after an 8-day mission that began with a Saturn V rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida on July 16.

This was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program, which ran from 1963 to 1972 and included 6 missions that landed on the moon. These were the first and last times human beings set foot on another world.

NASA has a collection of restored HD videos well worth watching on this historic day.

RIP Daniel Keyes (better late than never)

As one of my favorite works, I can’t believe I missed the news that Daniel Keyes, the author of Flowers for Algernon, had passed away.


Daniel Keyes (August 9, 1927 – June 15, 2014) was an American author best known for his Hugo award-winning short story and Nebula award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000.

70th Annual Gerry Rodeo

Gerry Rodeo

2014 Gerry Rodeo

70th Annual Rodeo July 30 – August 2, 2014

Wednesday thru Saturday Evening Performances   8:00 P.M.

Saturday Afternoon Performance   2:00 P.M.

Famous Beef Barbeque Dinners  Each Evening   5:00-7:30 P.M.

– See more at:

The 70th annual Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s PRCA rodeo promises to be bigger and better than ever as approximately 135 professional cowboys and cowgirls travel from across the nation to compete for $45,000 in prize money in the seven traditional competitive events of rodeo.  Add to this the antics of clown and barrel man “Hollywood” Harris, the return of Greg Simas, one of rodeo’s top announcers, and the more than 100 head of outstanding stock provided by Painted Pony Pro Rodeo and you’ll understand why this rodeo is now the longest consecutively running rodeo east of the Mississippi. Adding to the Gerry rodeo’s great reputation, the cowboys of the First Frontier Rodeo Circuit recently voted Gerry as their favorite rodeo among the 45 rodeos held in the Circuit.

Adding to the Gerry Rodeo’s great reputation, the cowboys of the First Frontier Rodeo Circuit, made up of the original 13 Colonies, recently voted Gerry as their favorite rodeo out of the 45 rodeos held in the Circuit last year.


Happy Birthday, Han Solo/Dr. Jones!

 Solo! Hay lapa no ya, Solo!

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford (July 13, 1942 – )

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. At one point, four of the top six box-office hits of all time included one of his roles. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire‘s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. As of July 2008, the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford’s films total over US$3.5 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star. Ford is the husband of actress Calista Flockhart.

Hover Orca

We are screwed!

We are screwed!

For the Homemaker

For the Homemaker


Did someone say, "Cookie!?!?!"

Did someone say, “Cookie!?!?!”

Own Accord

"For I did not speak of my own Accord." - John 12:49a

“For I did not speak of my own Accord.” – John 12:49a