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Armless Man Creates Artwork

While visiting Miami, Florida on vacation, I came across this man who was painting a picture wile sitting out in front of a museum.  He was born without arms, and was therefore drawing the picture with his feet.  Amazing to observe, but also impossible to forget.  I cannot help but…

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The Path to Immortality

“He who does not rouse himself when it is time to rise, who, though young and strong, is full of sloth, whose will and thoughts are weak, that lazy and idle man will never find the way to enlightenment.      Strenuous is the path of immortality, sloth the path of…

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The Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, Michigan

The Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, Michigan consists of 72 acres of land that were donated to the city in 1922 by Leila Post Montgomery, the wife of cereal magnate C.W. Post. The Arboretum consists of 25,000 plants, trees and shrubs and is largely funded by private donations and maintained…

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Walking the Trails of Fort Custer

One of the State of Michigan Recreation areas is called Fort Custer, and it is located between Battle Creek and Augusta, in Kalamazoo County.  The area consists of 3000 plus acres of forest preserve, complete with hiking trails, rivers and lakes.  There are campgrounds, and picnic areas and even a…

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Autumn in Michigan Offers Color in the Extreme

Autumn in Michigan offers color in the extreme.  All around the State right now is a mix of color with the leaves turning gold, orange, red and yellow.  The display is quite something to behold, and draws people out in the crisp fall air to go walking or driving to…

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Fireworks on the 4th of July

There is nothing that says Independence to me than the fireworks display on the 4th of July each year.  As I have gotten older, it has become more meaningful to me this event, than in my youth.  Yesterday it was the 4th of July, and there were a lot of…

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The Quest for the Perfect Sunset

While visiting Florida and attending a wedding, I took some time to admire the setting.  Located at Indian Rocks Beach near Clearwater, I took several shots of a magnificent sunset.  I could go on and on about the details of this beautiful spectacle of Mother Nature, but instead I will…