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Saturday, June 27, 2015

NYC Quick-20 In Black & White

We recently spent a few days in New York City.   These 20 shots- stripped to black & white- provide just a small snapshot of some of the high-points as well as the low-points of what we saw in the City. 
(If you click on one of the pics, they should open in an easier to navigate viewer.) 


Thanks for looking, Let me know what you think.....

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A BOP Hero Is Added To The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.

The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.

On February 26, 2013, Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati was shot and killed after leaving work at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, becoming the 26th BOP Employee to be struck down in the line of duty.

In 2015, Lt. Albarati's name was added to the Wall.

Lt. Albarati's name appears at the bottom right of this panel.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 Valor Run and the 17th Anniversary of Washington DC's Women in Military Service Memorial

Below are some shots from the end of a 160 mile run to honor the 160 women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, go to and

The run ended at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.

Today was the 17th anniversary of the Memorial which coincided nicely with the end of the run.

Here's some information in the Memorial from

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Women’s Memorial) is the only major national memorial to honor the service of America’s 2.5 million servicewomen, past and present, beginning with the American Revolution.

Our mission is to tell the story of women’s service, collectively and individually. Collectively, through our exhibits, programs and activities, informational materials, audio-visual productions and world-class archive. Individually, through the Register, the computerized interactive database of the nation's servicewomen, past and present.

The Women’s Memorial, located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, is a 33,000 sq. ft. Memorial and Education Center. Dedicated on Oct. 18, 1997, the Memorial houses an exhibit gallery chronicling the history of women’s service, a 196-seat theater, Hall of Honor, conference room, gift shop and an outdoor terrace and Court of Valor. The heart of the Memorial is the Register, an interactive database that includes the name, picture, service history and awards and decorations of nearly 245,000 past and present servicewomen, who have taken their rightful place in history for generations to come by registering their service with the Memorial.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Reno-Tahoe Odyssey, 2014-- Team 178, The Couch Potatoes

On May 30-31, we participated in the 10th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey which started and finished in Reno, Nevada, which traveled along the following course:

Below are several shots of the race, pretty much in chronological order.  I'm also including several shots of various sights from along the course.   Clicking on any of the shots should open a larger interface making them easier to view....

7:00 am on May 30, the first runners depart the starting gate.

7:40 am, team 178 (Heather, in light blue) is off.

Guess I'm ready for this.....

Allison, Jennifer and Ali.

Lacie done with her first run.

Lacie passes the baton to Kristie.

Exchange point at Boca.

Beki and Jennifer.


Jennifer, Beki, Allison and Kathy.

Heather at Boca.

Nevada nears the end of her first run.

Nevada hands the baton to Allison.

Kathy smiling after her first run...

Passing the baton to Jennifer.

Along Highway 89 on the way to Squaw Valley.

Jennifer on Leg 10.

Chris, Beki and me at Squaw.

Kathy saw this shirt.....

...and decided that 'yes', she COULD touch that!

Ali finishes Leg 11.

Ali hands off to Beki for Leg 12.

Kathy being a dork...


Beki midway through leg 12.

 Tahoe panorama.

Homewood ski resort with no snow.

Beki hands off to Heather.

Homewood chalet.

 Nice and warm at 4:45 am.

Beki ready for Leg 24.

Nevada finishes Leg 31, which was probably the hardest leg of the run.

...and hands off to Allison.

Kathy on Leg 33, another of the toughest of the run.

Leg 33.

On Leg 34, we passed Juan, the only person to ever run the entire 178 miles!!!

Looks like they forgot to pick up some signs.

The Couch Potatoes are DONE!!!!!!!

At the finish line.