Status == Dodo

July 23rd, 2017 by Chris

This blog and the associated gallery are officially shut down. Since I haven’t deigned to post here in nearly two years, it’s time to call it. The archive will remain available for whatever minor value it adds to the universal consciousness.

Dodo, Heinz-Josef Lücking (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Skeleton Richard Owen assembled from bones found in the Mare aux Songes, Natural History Museum, London, Image by Heinz-Josef Lücking (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Dragon*Con 2015!!!

September 11th, 2015 by Chris

So many pictures, so little time. A wide sampling of images is now up in the Dragon*Con 2015 gallery.

Some highlights follow…

Woody and RC

Magic Armor

Elliott and ET

The deep end of the Dead Pool


Team USA Quidditch

The Dragon*Con Parade:
Doc Brown and the DeLorean

The Love Bug


Carter, Cap’ and McArthur

Frenchy and the Punk


Summer Summary

September 11th, 2015 by Chris

This site has been mostly inactive, but I just uploaded some image highlights to summarize the summer.

It seems like it went just as fast as it will take you to read through this post.

Last day of school…

Summer camping trips…

Some band concerts:

Dragon*Con!! (See next post)

And first day of school…


April 19th, 2015 by Chris

We recently spent Spring Break visiting Washington, D.C. One of our ‘must-see’ locations whenever we go is the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is an extension to the Smithosonian’s National Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport. It contains anything and everything that they just can’t squeeze into the facility on The National Mall.

We’ve been several times, and there are many many pictures of past trips (2004, 2007, and 2011).

The particular highlight for me on this trip was that the space shuttle Enterprise, previously sited at the museum, has been replaced with the shuttle Discovery. This was special to me, because the space shuttle, more than any other vehicle, was the spacecraft that symbolized space flight as I grew up. The heyday of the Apollo program was over before I could walk, but the Space Transportation System… this would bring us bus-service to the stars. As we know, STS never quite turned out to be the low-cost, airline to orbit it was purported to be, but that won’t change it’s place in my mind. So to stand (literally) in the shadow of a vehicle that traveled 149 million miles and spent a year in space… this had emotional impact. The Enterprise was interesting to look at but with wear evident on the hull, tiles that had clearly been replaced, scorch marks and stains on the nozzles… now this was a , real spaceship.

Here are some highlights of the pictures I took.

Every snowflake that’s fallen this year

March 1st, 2015 by Chris

When you have this much snow, there’s only one thing to do:

A Fall Morning Walk

October 3rd, 2014 by Chris

I took the day off today to enjoy the warm fall weather while it lasts. Some samples of what I saw.

Happy Birthday Surprise!

July 11th, 2014 by Chris

K got her surprise (early) birthday present today. Here’s a picture of her unwrapping it.

Fathers’ Day at the Schierer’s

June 22nd, 2014 by Chris

Went fishing with N on Saturday. We caught three of the tiniest bluegills you’ve ever seen.
On Sunday, I did this:

Note that my cockpit comes complete with lap warmer.

Happy Mothers’ Day

May 11th, 2014 by Chris

To she who can manage a smile and these two wonderful children at the same time…

Have a happy day.

Disney trip!

May 10th, 2014 by Chris

Some of you probably knew that we went to Disney last October. Now there’s evidence in the 2013 Disney gallery.