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Timeless

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It’s River o’Clock

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Years ago, my son Eli and I decided to build an art project underwater in the river. We started with the biggest rock around for hundreds of yards and built a pool around that. Then we began moving the wall of the pool out into the river in search of the late afternoon sun.

Shenandoah Blue

Shenandoah Blue

Here is what the river looks like.

Ultimately, we ended up with a chronograph. There’s a rock for every hour. Here’s how that ends up looking.

Anytime pool

Anytime pool

4 o'clock rock

4 o’clock rock

5 o'clock rock

5 o’clock rock

6 o'clock rock

6 o’clock rock

7 o'clock rock

7 o’clock rock

Remember, all of these pictures were taken at 3 o’clock. So sun everywhere. Our trees are damn tall.

The peeps

The peeps

The cooler

The cooler

Some kind of clock

Some kind of clock

This dog has nothing to do with anything.

Puck who does not tell time

Puck who does not tell time

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Team Tartan: Practice Makes Perfect, but Nobody’s Perfect, so Why Practice?

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Or something like that.

Team Tartan Commodore Chris and mascot Stretch

Team Tartan Commodore Chris and mascot Stretch

For the last eight years, my brother Chris and I have been sailing the National Capitol Leukemia Cup regatta. We mostly do this to raise money to fight leukemia (a disease that killed our mother), but we also like to win the race on the water.

Over the years we have done just a smidge better raising money than we have sailing the race. We were number one in both a few years back. But since then, our sailing has become a bit rusty even while we have taken home the fundraising Leukemia Cup for many years in a row.

This year we’re kicking ass on the fundraising front (thanks to our many donors, but especially to phil venables). So far we have raised a collective $56,207. That is a major record for Team Tartan.

If you would like to donate, you can do it now on the net.

In order to up our game on the water, we did some practice this weekend.

Sailing Practice with Team Tartan

Sailing Practice with Team Tartan

The jib pole is always a challenge.

The jib pole is always a challenge.

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Sailing practice can be tiring. Here is our mascot Stretch ready to jibe.

JIBE! Er, sleep.

JIBE! Er, sleep.

See you on the water.

Fin.

Fin.

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO TEAM TARTAN

Fungus and Fading….

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Elderly Fungus gazes toward the Gates of Moss…

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Maw and Paw Dawg

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Pineapple + Jalapeño = Yowza

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Somehow an actual pineapple grew here in Virginia. It came due today.

Ripe Pineapple

Ripe Pineapple

Around here, when you get ripe you may well end up in a cocktail.

Put the lime in the pineapple

Put the lime in the pineapple

Pineapple + jalapeño mergerita
2 oz liquified mix of 1/2 jalapeño and a tiny cored pineapple
2 oz fresh lime juice
4 oz blue agave tequila
2 t blue agave syrup
Stir down. Strain into cocktail glass.

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YOWZA, that jalapeño is hot

YOWZA, that jalapeño is hot

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