February 2014

Hello X

by carbonboy on February 24, 2014

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The Hot New 2014 Theme for WordPress All the posts I did while traveling the globe at carbonboy.com got lost and even though no one cares, I still have them in all their flawed detail. All I need is the time to recreate them. Does it matter – likely not. But as I am in […]


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That somewhat minor scene from the iconic movie The Graduate has lived on and I would only speculate it had something later to do with Frank Zappa composing the song Plastic People which debuted in the same year. Now there are two words (or phrases) that come to mind as today’s technology (and investment) buzz […]


My Mom the Hoarder (Bless Her Soul)

by carbonboy on February 15, 2014

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 The Alfred and Helen Smith Family – Top to Right: Robert, Delores (mom), Eldon, Bottom to Right: Adeline, Helen, Alfred and Eugene I got a request from my Uncle Gene (indirectly) if I knew the whereabouts of two Smith Family photo albums. Sure enough, my mom had them, and I had securely packed them away […]


Snowed In on the Seneca Trail

by carbonboy on February 13, 2014

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If your auto is going to be clobbered with snow – your driveway is about the best place for it! We are fortunate here up in the higher elevations, as we got well over a foot of light fluffy snow with little wind – none of the ice or heavy snow that is wreaking havoc […]


The Beatles – Fifty Years Ago – Amazing!

by carbonboy on February 9, 2014

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 One wonders if there will ever be another such phenomena? I stayed up to watch the entire CBS Special tonight. I actually recall sitting in front of a black and white televison with the entire family watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show! I was not yet a teen, but knew I was going […]


Life on the Seneca Trail

by carbonboy on February 3, 2014

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A swollen Indian Creek – likely insignificant of what it was 10,000 years ago when it forged out this valley!  From Wikipedia: The Great Indian War and Trading Path, or the Seneca Trail was that part of the network of trails in eastern North America developed and used by Native Americans which ran through the Great Appalachian Valley. […]