Some photos which just don't seem to go together, but I found enjoyable.
First a lovely dinner of swordfish steak, fresh organic corn on the cob, and luscious nectarines. Not only delicious, but such vibrant colors!
The fish has a bit of paprika tossed across it, but mainly was just buttered and baked inside aluminum foil for about a half hour and then broiled for five minutes in the toaster oven. The corn is shucked, then wrapped in wax paper and microwaved for 2 minutes, let sit still wrapped for 5 minutes as the heat finishes cooking it.
Roy Rogers and Trigger in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, TX in the 50s I think.
I never knew that when the horse did that rearing back that the rider leaned back rather than bending forward (which I'd have done!) He's got good stomach muscles!
Dr. David Blight of Yale University (New Haven CT) was in Asheville, NC to give a lecture on Frederick Douglass a few weeks ago. I attended along with a half dozen of my friends, and as you can see, there were more grey hairs than young grad students in this Lenoire-Rhyme Grad School sponsored lecture, but it was standing room only. Dr. Blight is about to publish another book on Frederick Douglass, and knew a lot more than his 2 hour lecture could cover.
I've taken Dr. Blight's course on line from Open Courses Yale...available HERE. I enjoyed learning more about the Reconstruction era, as well as the politics behind the Civil War. I spoke about how his course helped me understand how this time affected my own ancestors in the south HERE.
Coincidentally he was also interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning the week before he gave the lecture here. He spoke about how Yale had recently renamed a building from the slave-owner Calhoun, to a female military heroine. (See this article HERE.) Some of the discussion had been about how statues of Confederate soldiers were being pulled down. He also was questioned about how Elihu Yale (for whom the university is named) had been not only a slave-owner, but made most of his wealth by being a slave trader...so was the university considering changing it's name? Dr. Blight said in his interview on CBS - he wouldn't go there.
Sepia Saturday this week gives this theme to consider. I have no idea who's at the controls, and have decided to share other miscellaneous photos with you this week.
This is a photograph of the cockpit of a 1948 B-36 plane which appears on the Flickr Commons stream of the American Aviation Historical Society.