Category Archives: Life and Locale

in Tolerable, Pt2

As noted in Part 1, the temporary moniker for this locale is “Tolerable.” Why? With current norms somewhat intolerable, I wish to shine a different angle of light on the state of “in Tolerable.” 🙂

The practices put into place at this time can be observed in this place, albeit with varied forms. All photos were taken April 2020.

WaveJump3 GIF

People here jump for joy … with reasonable spacing.

Continue reading in Tolerable, Pt2

in Tolerable, Pt1

In the spirit of

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

The temporary moniker of this place will be “Tolerable.”

When norms may seem intolerable, I’d rather be in Tolerable.

An extended stay-at-home order is unappealing. While feeling at home by the sea in NC, sharing a plethora of April 2020 photos might cast “in Tolerable” with a more favorable light. 🙂

Hazy beach at N Topsail Beach, NC

Conditions can be hazy, but these are open spaces … wide open!

Continue reading in Tolerable, Pt1

Lucky Us – 2016

One particular community in Cary, NC, became the target of Mother Nature’s ravages this Spring. With no garage, cars took hits when natural elements attacked. Falling trees, vicious hail, and a myriad of complications played out in three acts and a surprise encore that made Doug and Betsy realize …




___at each___


See the full blog post by scrolling down, or by clicking the “Continue reading->” link if one appears below, or read a four-page “print” version by clicking on this .pdf file link.
Continue reading Lucky Us – 2016

Fourth of July, 2015

There could not be a finer place
Than a U.S. Military base
To celebrate America’s day
In new and old-fashioned ways.

Fourth of July! America’s spirit comes alive with bombs truly bursting in air. The public had the opportunity to spend this July 4th evening on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, along with the men, women, and families of active military and veterans. This is a place that oozes purpose, and tonight’s mission was to celebrate.

Click here to see photos, read more, and watch video.