Small town life and observations in the mid-west.

Dream of Death

5 Jun 2022 1 minute read 6 comments uthus2000

Lisa, Kathlene and I walked from the parking lot through the automatic doors. It was a cool, early summer morning. Lisa was wearing that black sundress with the floral print that she loved. Kathlene was in jeans and a turquoise top. I can not r...

Hunting Crawdads

10 May 2022 1 minute read 8 comments uthus2000

  There is a certain joy one receives when watching children in their environment. Mother's Day was this weekend and Gammy and I set off for the Ozark mountains - mountains by Missouri standards, foothills by others'. Elevations here are measured in...

It's not too late to start squirreling stuff away

22 Mar 2022 3 minute read 2 comments uthus2000

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.Proverbs 6:6-8 The ants are a people not strong, yet they pr...

The Enemy of My Enemy

21 Mar 2022 1 minute read 2 comments uthus2000

Fog distorts sound. You can never really tell how near or far away a sound is. Or, for that matter, where a sound is coming from. That is one thing that gives this place a tactical advantage.     He had led a few squads into this area to hav...

Last Saturday evening

26 Nov 2021 1 minute read 4 comments uthus2000

  I took this at my daughter's house near Mark Twain National Forest with a Galaxy S21.

I am confounded

1 Nov 2021 1 minute read 2 comments uthus2000

I cannot understand how our "leaders" can act so reprehensibly.  Do they think there will never be any retribution for their lies? their thefts? their harassment? their bullying? their traitorousness? their murders?  Have they no fear of God?  Solomo...

Corsicana Sunset, 22 October 2021

29 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments uthus2000

No color correction. No filters. Shot on Galaxy S21.  

Sunset, Copperas Cove, 19 October 2021

28 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments uthus2000

Taken with Galaxy S21. No color correction or filters.

My first animated gif

24 Sep 2021 1 minute read 13 comments uthus2000

This is my first attempt at making an animated gif. I've had GIMP since '96 but have not used it very much. Click on the image above to see it working. It's free and is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. I don't know where I found the static i...

Do you trust the system? Do you trust the plan?

8 Aug 2021 1 minute read 5 comments uthus2000

We are not going to vote our way out of the mess we're in. It would take a literal act of God to get the nation and world back on track.       Photo by Artem Podrez from Pexels