Monthly archives: November, 2015

Cheap Ass Bastards and DCC

The LAJ layout is powered by running a tap downward through the floor to the Downtown Spur in the basement below.   I seem to recall an event in my son’s hormone laden teen years that resulted in him branding me a “cheap ass bastard”.  It probably centered around a differing point of view as to…


Hand Laid Track

Inconvenient truths.  These are things that we’d rather not be the case but are.  Philly cheese steaks with fried onion ring toppings aren’t good for you (don’t have to even look that one up) but we’d rather not know that. Fortunately our evolutionary development has granted us coping mechanisms such as rationalization and denial. One of the…


Visiting the LAJ

The quality of images available on Google Streetview has reached the point that site visits become less necessary.  The one drawback though is that Streetview images are only taken from the street and the right of ways we want to document aren’t always visible.   I ended up with a spare day on a recent…


Color Layers & Color Spectrum

It’s safe to say I’ll never be accused of being a cultured art critic.  That aside, in the last year I’ve had the chance to visit some of the more notable art museums on the east coast and attended a number of art festivals.  The difference in a painting done by one of history’s masters…


2016 Calendars

Over the past few years I’ve had a number of people suggest that I compile some of my photos in calendar form.  It took awhile but I finally found a reputable printer/publisher and put that together. For those interested you can buy them HERE.