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Living happily ever after still means you have to clean house and do the dishes

Gary Allman

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Late Night Self Portrait

I’ve not taken a self portrait in a while – so it is time to redress that situation.

Finished for the weekend

It’s been a busy two months, and that’s (hopefully) the last of my big events finished until November. In April I was in the UK for my son’s wedding The diocese hosted the Presiding Bishop in May: Awakening the Spirit… Continue Reading →

Online Scammers: Will The Real Gary Allman, Gary Brooks, Rick Brooks, Fabienne Duval, et al. Please Stand Up?

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Think you have been scammed by Gary Allman, Gary Brooks, Rick Brooks or others who have an uncanny resemblance to me?

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Feet Up and Taking a Break

We’ve been a tad busy of late, so I took a day off and just sat in the back yard.

I don’t always …

I don’t always get my picture taken with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, but when I do I make sure Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is in the picture too.

Is the Art in the Photograph or the Processing?

TLDR: Both. Often when I take a picture what I see and what the camera ‘sees’ are two very different things. And then again, often because of time constraints, I have to take the picture then and there. There is… Continue Reading →

Short Hike at Busiek

Gary and Lanie go hiking on the Yellow trail at Busiek State Forest and Wildlife area. We took a quick side trip to introduce Lanie to the old panel van [7 pictures]

Ceramic Fish

I must have had these ceramic fish for 12-15 years, they were a gift from my sister. I take a picture of them every now and then. They followed me across the Atlantic. A tiny bit of the UK seaside… Continue Reading →

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – The Reception

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – The Reception [31 Pictures]

Mike & Diffi’s Wedding – The Wedding

Mike & Diffi’s Steam Punk Wedding [12 Pictures]

Mike & Diffi’s Wedding – The Rehearsal

Mike and Diffi’s wedding rehearsal. [12 Pictures]

Gary on the Pees Hollow Trail

This truck cab is a bit of a landmark on the trail – it’s just to the south of a spring – so there is water nearby. There is also a fire ring close by.

Diocesan Convention – ERD Workshop

These pictures serve to prove that on occasion I leave the confines of my office and venture out into the real world to do some work. I had a very short time-slot to try and drum in the importance of… Continue Reading →

Building Bookcases

Building an eight foot long, recessed bookcase for the hall. [Four Pictures]

The start of the evening

The evenings are starting to get cool and temporarily at least, the mosquitoes have gone away. Time to light up the chiminea and enjoy some time in the backyard. I thought the beer was appropriate to the advancing season. Saved… Continue Reading →

Can you see what I did there?

In June 2014 we visited Eastney Beam Engine House, and I was surprised to find the Gas Engine House Open. I’ve not been in there in thirty years. I knew I had an old picture of my dad taken in… Continue Reading →

Ironed Out

Original caption: “Best part of three weeks away and I’m overrun by ironing.” When I took the original version of this picture I had just returned to the UK from my first visit to see Ginger in the US. The… Continue Reading →

Eastney Gas Engine House

Vacation day 25 – Eastney Gas Engine House and a reminder of the past I’ve not been in here since my dad volunteered to help maintain these engines – so before 1980. They’ve been closed up for years and I… Continue Reading →

Grasmere in the Lake District

Vacation Day 16 – Having taken our leave of Penny we headed North. By fitting in a couple of days in Wales we’d lost some time we’d planned to spend in the in the Lake District / Scotland. We debated… Continue Reading →

My first ‘real’ pint in three years

Vacation Day 13 – We went to the Nelson Head for dinner The beer and the food were very good. The beer was so good I had to try another pint. Sepia seemed to be a very appropriate treatment for… Continue Reading →

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