Archive for January, 2011

More Identity Theft

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This week was not difficult enough with both kids at home with the flu … no, today this guy calls and explains he’s trying to collect on a $250 loan someone using my name and SSN  took out last year somewhere in California. Great … another one! I explained politely that 1) I have never […]

The Good, the Bad and Some Ugly Crashes

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Time for a new truck crash video compilation. This is the Sergio Leone remix of the 2010 truck crashes at the Gregson St. railroad trestle. Enjoy! Es ist mal wieder Zeit fuer einen Kompilationsfilm der LKW-Enthauptungen an unserer beruechtigten Eisenbahnbruecke hier in Durham in North Carolina. Diesmal ist der Film Sergio Leone gewidmet undf seinem […]

Another snowday

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Last night it snowed again … while Julia was at her viola lesson. On the way home I had a bit of trouble because the heater in the car does not work and so the wiper would just schmier the snow across the windshield, where it would then freeze. I had to deploy lots of […]


Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Lots of ones today – 01/11/11 at 11:11 ( or 11/01/11 for the rest of the world …) Happy one-eleven day! Any ideas for how to celebrate 11/11/11 in 10 months? Maybe a party!

Atta Mills opposes war in Côte D’Ivoire

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Finally – a voice of reason in the presidential tug-of-war in Côte D’Ivoire: Ghana’s president Atta Mills refuses to take sides, the BBC reported on Friday. Mr Ouattara called this week for a special forces operation to remove Mr Gbagbo. But President Mills appeared to reject such an idea in a speech on Friday. “I […]


Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Deha – our 18-year-old siamese on caturday.

Friday lunch at Dain’s

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Photo by Zack Wheeler Lunch today at Dain’s Place on 9th St. in Durham. I had a “Defibrilator” – a 1/2 pund burger with bacon, sweet chili, cheddar cheese, cole slaw … and topped with a hot dog … except I had mine with goat sausage. :)

Our horses in the snow

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

We uploaded some videos of the Wally and Cleo to Laura’s YouTube channel. I shot this one on Dec. 26 after the snowstorm. Cleo was very excited about the snow. This might be the first time she experienced a real snowfall because she lived at the coast for most of her life. Wir haben ein […]


Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Boy – what a surprise that year had in store for us! Perhaps the greatest change in lifestyle for Laura an me since we had children … and a much bigger surprise than the children! Of course I am talking about our horses, Waldo and Cleo. While building our horsefarm and figuring out the ins […]