Archive for June, 2011

This is my entry in a T-shirt design contest sponsored by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Earth Creations, a wonderful clothing company that uses organic fibers and clay-based inks. If you like my design, I hope you’ll go to http://www.earthcreations.net and give it a review! You can do this anytime between now and June 23.

And…thanks! I’m happy with the design and would really love to wear this T-shirt!

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For the past few days, I have been visiting my hometown of Bay City, Michigan. Compared to West Virginia’s heat and humidity, the weather here has been glorious: sunny but crisp, actually chilly in the mornings. So I have been walking all over town, looking at what has changed and what has stayed the same.

There are many new businesses. The downtown seems to have weathered a long downturn, and there are lots of new restaurants and shops. On both sides of the river are pleasant walking trails, and I have to admit that this town is just as walker-friendly as Charleston, although the mountains are missing.

But at least there’s a river and plenty of river traffic to watch. In Bay City the bridges accommodate large boats by either turning perpendicular or opening up vertically, as this one is doing. Even though these bridges are nothing new to me, it’s still amazing to watch those giant slabs of roadway rise slowly into the air.





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