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  • livepipes 5:52 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Fourth of July 

    Bluebird Days

    Utah is tinderbox dry these days and so yesterday’s Fourth of July festivities lacked the fireworks I so love and look forward to. However, it wasn’t all bad since I got to spend the night up at Bear Lake on the Utah/Idaho border and I genuinely wish I’d had more time up there. Bear Lake is stunningly blue and beautiful and seeing as Utah is a land-locked state it was the closest I’ve come to spending the Fourth on a beach. After blowing up my floaty device I allowed the sun and the water and the sounds of water recreation lull me into a vacation-like trance until dinner.

    Due to our lack of rain we had to rely on the kindness of others to cook our steak and corn on the cob dinner since open fires and charcoal briquettes are banned in the state of Utah. Our campsite hostess was…

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    • tchistorygal 3:45 am on July 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for following my blog. I love your pictures. Hope you had a nice fourth. Visit again.

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    June 22-24, 2012: Göttingen-Lausanne Graduate Meeting 

    Around the World in More Than 80 Days

    Recently attended an awesomely-packed graduate meeting in Lausanne!

    Here were some of the highlights:

    – We visited the glyptic collections in Fribourg University, Switzerland. At the end, all of us were given the opportunity to buy some books in the OBO (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis) Series at a really cheap price (up to 90% discount, the first book was free)

    – We had to present, listen to, and comment on different papers. There was only 5-hour sleep per night (I usually need 10 hour sleep)! Still, I quite enjoyed that existential feeling — ‘I talk, therefore I exist’

    – Dinner conversations in French, German and English while the Euro Football match (Germany vs. Greece) was on. I wondered if the world was always that small and hybrid…

    – BBQ at one professor’s home (now I really believe in the Swiss hospitality). We drank the aperol on a balcony…

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  • livepipes 5:51 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    夏 – summer 

    washimatta

    Memories In My Heart – Series No.1  – Japanese postage stamp.

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  • livepipes 5:51 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    TALLEST MAST I’VE EVER SEEN… 

    TedBook's DAILY PICS...

    TALLEST MAST I'VE EVER SEEN...

    Friday Harbor, Washington

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  • livepipes 5:51 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Playing the Piano 

    The Phoblography

    IMG_2039 by davebignell1
    IMG_2039, a photo by davebignell1 on Flickr.

    Taken on 31st March 2012 using a Canon EOS 7D.

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  • livepipes 5:50 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

     
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    Flowers, Stone Building, and Clouds 

     
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    Forest drives. 

     
  • livepipes 5:50 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Friday Night Fireworks and Neverthaless!! 

    The Sand Shack Bar & Grill

    Join us Tonight for a Celebration of July 4th with Neverthaless and a Big Fireworks display!

    Going to be a great night of Live Music, Fireworks, Food & Drink Specials and SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!!!

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  • livepipes 5:50 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    in memoriam 

    sketchbookthought

    she pulled the coat a little tighter around her on that cold March day, as Tennessee held onto winter as long as possible. occupying the passenger seat, her eyes scanned out the windows taking in unfamiliar territory as mother drove them across several counties. her nerves gradually, quietly began to rattle as the car neared their destination; she’d never interviewed anyone, especially not a ninety year-old man or for thirty percent of her college US History grade. when she had found he fit the category of the project, she was outwardly happy and inwardly anxious. moons before, in 1941, as a gangly 18 year-old, he shipped off into the Pacific arena to fight a war, and he was her step-great-grandfather.

    the little family hurried inside out of the cold, only to be welcomed by dimly lit corridors and faded olive-colored walls as unpleasant smells drifted above their heads. she frowned…

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