Tag Archives: Railroad History

“A Floral Fantasy, Part II”


I had spinal surgery Thursday, the 14th, which put me even further behind here…  I spent a week or so before the operation, cooking and freezing meals, stocking up on stuff around here.  Nearly one full day was spent satisfying … Continue reading

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Coffe & Art


Coffee cups are just coffee cups, or ARE they?  Recently as I am creating, the thought DOES go through my mind, “How is this going to look on a coffee cup?”  I realize THAT may be the backwards way of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…


Christmas Tree Stretched Canvas Print by dbuckman This tree has special meaning to me.  I  planted it  in the back yard,  the year my daughter was born.  I was fortunate to watch BOTH of them grow and mature, until a … Continue reading

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Overgrown Prints


Overgrown Prints/Canvas by dbuckman   THIS piece is a far cry from other things I’ve done and slipped into the “Rural” category.  In hindsight, I should have put it into “Vintage Vehicles”.  Or, perhaps it fits into BOTH… I have … Continue reading

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Early Trucking Memories


The man who’d brought me into trucking, turned me loose in a 1970 Cabover International, running from Omaha to Southern California once a week. I’d spent the previous 3 months proving myself to Jim and the man he was leased to, by hauling … Continue reading

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Outside Philadelphia


So far, the schedule is as follows;  Heart doctor appointment October 18th.  If HE says things are good, then I see family doctor guy,  for an exam on the 21st.  HE is supposed to do a bunch of lab tests etc. … Continue reading

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GUILTY AND PROBATION? It Doesn’t End!


 There’s nothing like rubbing a little salt in the wound!  Skips trial has come and gone.  She has been relegated to the front yard via a 20 ft. long leash kind of thing.  AND she pouts about it when she … Continue reading

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California Sunrise


California Bridge Sunrise by dbuckman Dedicated to a chapter of life incomplete… The bridges in life are designed to take us across hurdles and obstacles. To help our lives run more smoothly. Often, we cannot see the end or know … Continue reading

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Sunlit Bridge


Sunlit Bridge by dbuckman   I wanted to thank EVERYONE for the birthday greetings.  It had been overwhelming, the number of well wishes I’ve received via the blog, Facebook and e-mail! Court and trial for Skip is tomorrow.  Will keep … Continue reading

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June 19th, 2008


THIS letter is a another from the archives.  The computer is crashed and I’m conducting business from the iphone & library…  The letter followed my experience and home time after my burst intestine… I am STILL at a disability with no computer AND some other depressing … Continue reading

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High Bridge


Gold And Grey “High Bridge” is a railroad bridge linking the extremely steep palisades on either side of the Kentucky River between Jessamine County, Kentucky and Mercer County, Kentucky. Constructed in 1876, it is a three-span continuous under-deck truss used … Continue reading

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Am I The Bridge?


Am I The Bridge? by dbuckman Transition “Bridge: A passage between two other passages, in which the destination is of greater importance.” As I review my life I wonder, have I simply served, as “The Bridge”? “Am I The Bridge” … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead Home


Homeward Bound Inspired by the several million miles under my belt…. All Roads Lead Home We’ve all been on those traffic jammed highways, in bumper to bumper traffic. Congestion in front of us, behind us, above and below us! Yet, … Continue reading

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There Are Places


River Crossing Speaking for myself. There have been places I have passed, which I stored away in memory or the day planner or even the note pad I kept in the jump seat; “I’d like to go back there, and simply walk. I’d … Continue reading

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Chicago Bridge


Chicago Bridge by dbuckman Regardless of where I’ve been, a Spring rain seems to cleanse everything.  The streets, the sidewalks AND the spirit.  The piece could have been inspired by any spring rain, in any city in the world.  However, … Continue reading

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