Thursday, September 16, 2010


Well I think my cuz is MIA because she hasn't posted her side of the assignment. So I have been thinking about the key word or phrase for the next assignment. Seeing as the weather is changing and summer is about over I thought the word association should be "Hot". That shouldn't be to hard for Ladonna seeing as she lives in Texas. So you have to play catch up while I a picture for hot. Hope to hear from you soon.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Steves' contribution to the Assignment "The world taking off"

Well, The assignment was a tough one, "the world taking off". I viewed it as moving forward, growing, expanding fields, including technology. So as I sat here in my office I looked up on the shelf of my collection of old shortwave radios (or World radios). Thinking about how far we have come from the days of tube radios to today. So I placed an example of today's communications device to yesterdays. An old Shortwave radio from the 50's, weighs 30 pounds, not portable, power consuming, not always reaching who you want and not reliable. Then there is today's portable Smart phone, calls anyone in the world, is a camera, a radio, a phone, an Internet connection, calculator, movie viewer, and so much more. I then remember the old man that started me in this field almost 40 years ago. He gave me the parts and help to build my first transistor radio on a piece of wood. Then I thought about how much in shock he would be to see where the world has come today since he died almost 25 years ago. Could you imagine the look on his face to see a Blackberry phone or flat screen TV ? So here is my contribution to this weeks phrase "a world taking off".

Monday, August 30, 2010

Re: Day 1

Sounds like a wonderful plan Cuz!  I'm game!  Not sure I can keep up with this daily but I can certainly try for weekly!  This seems to be something I can legally get to from work - maybe it won't be too bad. All is well here in the "Houston Area". We are still trying to sell our house and things are going at a snails pace, but I am sure before the century is out we should be moved on. I read an interesting book - or maybe I should say series of books - "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King. Since I have so much time on my hands, traveling 3 1/2 - 4 hours a day to work and back I have some audio book time on my hands. So Here's the thing - how about we start this game with an image describing something from that book? "The world moved on".  I am not sure if I can do this one - but want to play?

Submit an image that describe how the world is "Moving On!"

Let's say the pic can take a couple of weeks - that would give me time to think and do.. Good to hear from you. Here is a tidbit - My Older son Daniel belongs to a couple of bands in the Garland TX area. A community band, and also a Jazz band.  Recently he and a couple of his friends decided to play something alittle out of the ordinary - Here is the link to "An Unusual Irish Band" on YOU Tube!  Enjoy!


Day one..

Why did I start this Blog one may ask. I happened across a blog called "happysnappy09" where two friends living in different countries share pictures with each other. One of them selects a topic like "rust" or "high" and then each posts an image from their area related to the topic. I have enjoyed this and thought this would be fun to do with my artistic cousin who lives in Texas. I live in Ohio near Lake Erie and she lives near the Houston area and thought it might be fun to do together. Would be even better if I can get a few of the cousins to play along. I have (Shaffer) cousins in Florida, Louisiana, and a couple of other states. I hope you enjoy...