Riding the rails

Monday, February 19, 2018

Take a trip on an English private railroad. The description says it is the "largest ...  railway of its size" which seems like an odd wording. Could referring to myself as the "largest person of my size" make any sense?

Anyway, that quibble aside, it is an amazing toy. Chugging around on it looks like a hoot and the grounds are quite beautiful.

Ball N' Chain

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get ready for an encumbered weekend with Big Mama Thornton.

Bestiary Beasts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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A bestiary was a medieval book describing animals, both real and mythological. They weren't scientific descriptions. Rather, they were allegorical, often times having a moral to the animals description. What entertained my about the illustrations from bestiaries was the expressions on the animals faces. Many of them are quite ridiculous.

Defeat and Victory

Saturday, February 10, 2018
A damsel mourning a dead knight
“Son, a real battlefield lacks dignity and honor. When lives are being spent—actual human lives—those high-minded concepts lose their meaning. All that matters is victory. If you have blades, you’ll use blades. If you have rocks, you’ll use rocks. If there’s nothing but sand, you’ll throw the damn sand. A true war is only waged when men don’t want to live to see what failure looks like. You do what it takes to win. You go wherever necessity takes you.” ― B. Justin Shier

I Put a Spell on You

Friday, February 09, 2018

Get ready for a weekend of magical hijinks with Malia.

Link added

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Just a little bit of housekeeping to report -- I've added a link to Ace of Spades HQ.  It is a site I go to on a daily basis. I don't know why it was never on the blogroll.

Starting an old truck

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Well, I guess that didn't go according to plan.