October 2014

The Great Platte River

by carbonboy on October 24, 2014

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The historic Great Platte River Road brought emigrants from the east to California and Oregon in the mid-1850’s – well before the railroads. The Pony Express passed by here as well. Now, I-80 and multiple bands of rail pass by here – making it the most significant corridor in the US – at least for […]



by carbonboy on October 23, 2014

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 Kevin Vickers It’s reassuring that the world still has its ‪‎heroes – and most go unnoticed and would prefer it that way.


Anton Peter Born 95 Years Ago Today

by carbonboy on October 19, 2014

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My dad was born 95 years ago today. Hard to believe. He’d have loved to see the Packers play today, but last week would have been a bit more exciting.


Imagine Being Totally Color Blind

by carbonboy on October 18, 2014

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View from my Balcony and Dining Room Window We are in the golden days of autumn. Chilly evenings and warm, sunny afternoons. A few weeks more and the long cold winter begins. Ha, no way in hell I thought I’d ever endure another winter. I’m stocking up, adding contingencies and enjoying each day.    


Cheap Gas?

by carbonboy on October 12, 2014

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Wow – Super unleaded for less than three bucks a gallon and cheaper than regular! The world is in turmoil in too many places, global markets took a dive, and oddly the price of gasoline is falling – well for a time away. Saving a few bucks at the pump every week likely has more […]