Category Archives: First Class Postage

Horse Project Part 3


Where was I?  Oh yes…  I skipped over saddle “assembly” and “tail attachment” but as you can see, “Rusty” is beginning to take shape.  The saddle is actually 5 pieces of wood per side.  I shape and form the saddle, … Continue reading

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Building Horses Part 1


This writing is with regard to another hobby of mine.  Those who follow me regularly know that I have a passion for art and photography.  Though I am failing miserably at earning an income from that”hobby”, I  keep trying!  Few … Continue reading

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Hallmark… Don’t I Now Wish?


I once had woman contact me, who was in a ’round about way affiliated with Hallmark.  Yes, the greeting card company. In her note she told me that she had been impressed with not only my graphics work, but also … Continue reading

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My “Spare” Time


Although I shattered my shoulder and split my spine nearly three years ago, it’s not as if I sit around doing nothing. I AM limited to the amount of weight that my shoulders and back can bear, but thanks to … Continue reading

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Rainbows And Photographs


Rainbow by dbuckman True Gold They say that there are pots of gold at the end of each rainbow. MY treasure had always been the opportunity I was given to experience such a daily variety of scenery. The inner workings … Continue reading

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My Graphics


I have been away on another tangent of sorts…  FIRST, the disability folks have kept me inundated with paperwork and another doctor evaluation.  Not sure how THAT is all going to turn out…  Meanwhile, there has been no improvement in … Continue reading

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Postage & Partys


Do they send out  party invitations anymore?  Thinking back to when I was a kid, I had a variety of friends and acquaintances spread around the city of Louisville (a few of who I am STILL in touch with, even … Continue reading

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Disney Postage


Minnie Holding Snowflake Stamp I don’t recall the first Disney movie I ever saw.  But I do remember, “The Wonderful World of Disney” on Sunday nights.  Often, their movies were my escape from reality, even if for only an hour … Continue reading

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It Was A Good Weekend


This writing first came about to promote my artwork.  It’s evolved into something more personal and I know, the two are intertwined.  This is because the art is a culmination of the places I’ve been… the people I’ve been affiliated … Continue reading

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Working On Sunday


It is going to be a beautiful July day.  A perfect day for attending  activities out at the Boys Town Campus.   BUT also needed to pay attention to some things here at home.  FineArtAmerica invited me to sponsor a … Continue reading

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Boys Town Homecoming Part 1


I realize that at some point or another, life has thrown stuff at ALL of us. In fact we wouldn’t be reuniting, if something hadn’t been thrown at us early in our lives. Yet for three days, in a suburb … Continue reading

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Memories From Along The Tracks


I’ve written before, the influence that both of my Dads had on my life.  My real father, the emotional, nostalgic, horseman and trucker. My step Dad, the somewhat gruff, patriotic, no-nonsense kind of guy.  They were both good men and … Continue reading

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Desert Moon & More


Driving cross-country as I did for so many years has left me with unforgettable memories.  Many of which I enjoy sharing here. I often crossed along the northern border of the Mojave National Preserve on I-15 on a weekly basis. … Continue reading

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Popcorn…?


Oh how I stray!  I started this writing with the intent of discussing the early days of trucking.  Conducting “research”  one thing led to another.  Originally, I was getting some info on Blevins Popcorn (Jolly Time) where I began hauling … Continue reading

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Grumpy Cat – I’m A Fan!


The Worlds Most Popular Cat If you’re on the Internet, you HAVE to know by now, the face of “Grumpy Cat”!  She’s been on “The Today” show, “Good Morning America“, the “CBS Evening News“, “The Soup” and even VH1’s “Big … Continue reading

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