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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


17th Airborne Tribute Videos

I re-visited this 17th Airborne remembrance site the other day:

Dad was a veteran of World War II,
and served in the Glider Infantry
and was attached, for most of his service
as an infrantryman,
to the 17th Airborne Division,
during the Battle of the Bulge
and other critical engagements

and in the comments found out about these guys who are a group that hosts a multi-player first-person shooter on-line. (I think. I admit to not being really up-to-date on this stuff.) Anyhow, someone there has put together two videos (see the lower right section of the site). One of them is a photo tribute "to the real soldiers of the 17th" and the other is built from scenes from the video game itself. They're both worth watching, and are moving in different ways.

I think it's pretty neat that someone from this group took the time to seek out the men whose "brotherhood" they've chosen to represent in their game, and especially that they respect the history.

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