"Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than a minority of them—never become even conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?"
-CS Lewis

Pete's Poem

The oak outside my window stands
With stark arms yielding crooked hands
The broken bark, the fallen limbs
Tell the tale: What once had had been

Such greatness now stands out alone
In midst a field of straw windblown
Where merry grass leaves flutter, sway
To spread the rumors of the day

With every breath the wind does breathe
The wheat does scatter playfully
And midst the life and vibrance stands
The old oak tree with crooked hands.

Pete derived Pythagoras's theorem from scratch Christmas morning. I tried to help by pointing at things.

West Point Chapel

Took a tour of West Point; Whislter and Edgar Allen Poe went here. And lots of other people.

Christmas Break in NY

First Pete, Hans, and I made another cd of music- christmas songs. Good stuff like Coventry Carol, Douglas Mountain, 3 ships, Good King W, Bring a Torch you little french girl, stuff like that. Then I went to Andy and Tameras' place in NJ and visited Manhatten for a few days to see the Frick Collection, Folk art museum, and the Metropolitain. Then had pizza at Sals again, and walked around with Andy and Tamera. Fun. So the sink is Andys, and then Pete and I making music, and then a family reunion picture that just happened.


and more again-

more Gilmore photos

more pictures of Gilmore...


I went to find another ghost town today called Gilmore. It is along rt 33, and took about 2 hours of driving to finally find. I passed 1 town that whole time, called Lone Pine, and it consisted of a gas station, a cafe, and a couple dwellings. After that there was nothing till Gilmore, which was off 33 a little way up a narrow, dirt, snow laden road. My trusty Subaru did well as ussual. This was a big town. The sign said there was 1 resident living there.