Archive for June, 2013

Huge Moon Coming!

Posted in Environment with tags , on June 21, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Summer Sky @ Maymont Park - June 20, 2013

Summer Sky @ Maymont Park – June 20, 2013

Today is June 21st the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer. Keep your eyes to the sky as the Full Moon on June 23rd will be the largest one of the year as the moon will be at its’ closest distance from the earth this year.

(The best viewing will be the night of June 22nd as the moon at its fullest will be in the day time on the 23rd.)


Happy Father’s Day!

Posted in Photography with tags on June 16, 2013 by kozmicdogz


Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there. The above photo is of my father and grandfather taken in April 1978 around the Tidal Basin in DC with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. My father lost his father while in high school so when he married my mom, he and my grandfather became close especially after my father retired. I did not realize how close.

When my grandfather passed, I remember asking my dad how mom was holding up. My dad turned almost tearing up. He said,” Everyone asks about your mother but no one asks me how I am doing.” It was then I realized that my grandfather had been a good friend and father to my Dad for over 40 years. I will never forget that.

If your dad is still around, whoever that may be, it is too late to send a card so give him a call, or visit and bring a present. A tie is nice or a hug is just fine. If he is not still with us, spend some with him in your thoughts.

Happy Father’s Day.

June 14, 2013 – Happy Flag Day

Posted in Photography with tags on June 14, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Photo taken June 14, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Photo taken June 14, 2013 © kozmicdogz

In honor of Flag Day, I took the day off work.

It is a beautiful morning. Last night the storm blew through with lots of wind and rain, but there was no Derechoes, no trees down, and now we have just one beautiful day…and I hear it is the last day of school for lots of kids too. Congratulations, kids, you made it!

Welcome to Summer!


Posted in Art, Film with tags , on June 13, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Friend and film teacher Ted Salins edited his class’ creation of a coming attractions trailer for the fictitious film, “The Beatniks.”

To see some of Ted’s other work as well from other classes you can go here.

Larry L. Yates Running for House of Delagates!

Posted in Politics with tags , , on June 12, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Author and social activist, Larry Lamar Yates has announced his candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 29th District, which includes Winchester, VA.

This should be very interesting!

From Yates’ Facebook page last night: Continue reading

Amy Crehore ~ New Paintings

Posted in Art with tags on June 12, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Two new paintings by artist and friend, Amy Crehore. They are really wonderful, Amy.

Photo and paintings by Amy Crehore ©2013

Photo and paintings by Amy Crehore ©2013

Johnny Cash Forever Stamp

Posted in Music with tags on June 5, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Today, June 5, 2013 is the release date for this new stamp featuring the image of the Man in Black, with whom I share a birthday.

Head on down to your local post office and pick a few up then send a note to a friend or lover, just like the old days.

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