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About Larry's blog

THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.

Fish Story

My 16 year old grandson set a new personal  best a few weeks ago when he landed this large mouth bass.  He was fishing with his friend at their secret fishing hole, an undisclosed location where we have a cabin. … Continue reading

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Painted Ladies

Often mistaken for Monarch Butterflies, the Painted Lady is a little smaller and not quite as vibrant. The Boltonia bushes in our backyard were blanketed with Painted Lady butterflies this fall.  Swarms of them were our guests for 2-3 weeks, … Continue reading

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2018 World Cup

St. Petersburg’s new soccer stadium for the 2018 World Cup.  Night shot taken from the cruise ship.  Slightly different angle from the one taken from the highway bridge(click here).   Thought for the Day:  I often think that the night is … Continue reading

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Riga Harbor

If there is such a thing as a “blue collar” harbor, I would say Riga, Latvia would certainly fill the bill … and possibly be the poster child. Latvia is a small country in Eastern Europe situated between Lithuania and … Continue reading

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Riga’s New Town

Latvia’s capital city, Riga, lies on the banks of the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Daugava River. From this vantage point, Riga looks like an ultra modern city.  This is a view of the new town, called “The … Continue reading

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Waiting

On a wide, pedestrian-only cobblestone street in Tallinn, Estonia sits a quaint little coffee shop.  Across the street are several flower shops with no store fronts, just three walls and a canvas roof that extends over the sidewalk.  Flowers are … Continue reading

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Consciousness-Based Education

In the small town of Fairfield, Iowa there is Maharishi University of Management.  Cool, I thought, until I found out it is not a business school. Their website states that, “you study traditional subjects while experiencing inner growth”. There are … Continue reading

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