Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Joys of Wonder Lake

This picture looks a lot like the one from the pool in Marengo, except for some reason these boys are riding a bike into the lake.

Hiding under the dock.

A dead fish.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My First Tractor-pull

I can't resist portraits of adolescent angst...and Elisha was perfect.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Illinois Railway Museum

Feature Hunting at the Illinois Railway Museum...this is a 1920s railcar....

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Track Athlete of the Year

This is Evan Jager, an incredible local distance runner. Jager is very involved in his Christian faith community, and prays prior to each race.

Saturday, June 9, 2007


Been in a weird mood lately, I think...making kind of weird pictures. Not sure why...

Marengo, Ill. created a mini-golf course for one day to generate traffic to the midst of everything quaint and pastoral, was the Chicago skyline. hmmm.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Summer at the Pool

A weird picture from a local pool...

Funny commentary about newspaper readership:

This was sent to me as a fwd from a friend, so I have NO idea whom to credit for the text. If anyone knows, give me a shout and I will credit or link appropriately:

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country - if they could find the time - and if they didn't have to leave Southern California to do so.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job at it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who is running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country, or that anyone is running it but, if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority gay feminist atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy provided, of course, that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people in line at the grocery store.


12. None of these are read by the guy who is running the country into the ground.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Graduation v3.0

This student announced a party on a blow horn (at someone else's house, no less...) prior to their commencement ceremony. The principal was not amused...

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Class of 2007, yet again

The paper I work for has shot something like 15 high school graduations. Here are more pictures from the joy that is commencement...