On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

 

Have a wonderful day and weekend, and enjoy the pictures!

 

I’ve manually re-assembled otmar’s submissions so they make sense. All issues were mine, sorry about that. I’ve reposted it correctly.

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got some submissions, but please do continue to submit pictures, we’re getting closer.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got some submissions, but please do continue to submit pictures, we’re getting closer.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

On a personal/political note -fuck Trump, his nationalist anti-immigrant racist agenda, and all the fuckpukes who follow him and ignore his unsuitability to any public office of leadership, much less the Presidency.

I am the son of an immigrant, and my American mother was raised from age 5-14 in Colombia. On her side, I have pre-Revolutionary ancestors, as well as Confederates, to my shame.

My Swiss father had a green card, and never pursued citizenship. After the death of my mother, I was the sole inheritor of the family documents and photographs, many of which were damaged by a house fire in the oughts. I’m still working through them, but I did find a surprise – an letter from my father’s then-employer in 1969 attesting to his interest in becoming a citizen, but that may have been incorrect, otherwise he changed his mind without taking steps. Although he loved many things about the US, he was also attached to some old-world values that he didn’t see in his beloved new home. (If he’d lived into our time, I know he’d have become one of those embittered old men glued to Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh, et al., so although I miss him, I’m glad I didn’t suffer losing him to that toxic stew.)

On top of all of that, I was born abroad, in Africa, and so even though I grew up in the States, I’ve always had a slightly different perspective – born in Africa to a Swiss father and an American mother who grew up in Colombia, and so lacking many of the “normal anchors” that people who grow up here from childhood in second or later generation families natively have. I grew up travelling internationally and it shaped me from infancy.

Even though I’m a white guy, I very strongly identify with immigrants of all colors, backgrounds, and religions and thus feel out of place in places lacking diversity. Needless to say, travel, reading, the internet, shortwave, and international media have been important parts of my life and continuing perspective.

These foul currents coursing through our nation make me fear for my sisters and brothers, both here and on the road.

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got a bunch of submissions, mostly multiple sets from a few folks. Please do continue to submit pictures, but don’t feel like it must be now.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

As we move closer to the new site launch, I wanted to remind you to submit things now via the form or to hold off until the new site is live.  The old email address is dead and until the new site is live, there’s no replacement for now. I hope to change that later today.

Ok, it looks like my concern about the new site launching very soon is a bit off, sounds like it will be a week or more, not days. I’ve got a bunch of submissions, mostly multiple sets from a few folks. Please do continue to submit pictures, but don’t feel like it must be now.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

 

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