Friday, October 24, 2008

End of a Season

A tough game to lose, but they still finished up with a thank you to the fans.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall In Tawawa

A few images from a beautiful fall day in Tawawa Park.

Monday, October 13, 2008

OSU Fun!

Ran across this photo of former SDN intern Anna and I hanging out at OSU!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Modern Day Cowboy: John Wayne Haynes

Today I met John Wayne. John Wayne Haynes that is... This definitely goes down as one of those interesting people you meet when your lives cross paths. He was a modern-day cowboy traveling from Hudson, MI to Santa Fe, NM entirely on horseback. With him were Misty and Harley his two Appaloosa horses and his dog Shelia, an American Cattle Dog-Border Collie Mix. Only eleven days into his five to six-month journey, he said he had already met many friendly faces. He said "What better way to see the country than on horseback?" I wish him luck on his adventure and safe travels along the way.

Update: After seeing the interest people have in John's travels across the United States, I decided to post the article that our local newspaper, the Sidney Daily News, published October 13, 2008. A PDF of the article is available here

Update: Paul D. Palmer Sr. of Luther, OK shared a song that he wrote and recorded about John. I thought it was completely amazing, so I got permission to share it with all of you! :-)

Listen Here

The Long Rider

There’s a’ long rider ridin’
from up Michigan way
he’s headin’ out west
to old Santa Fe
With two spotted ponies
to carry along
this old cowboy spirit
with a head full of song

Well, he stopped for the night
at the Circle D-5
New shoes for the ponies
and a rest from the ride…
He shared of his stories
and sang us his songs
two nights worth of wonder
and then he was gone

So sing to us John
and tell us your tale
speak of the ice storms
and speak of the hail
and tell us of the wonders
you found on the way
on the trail of the cowboy
on to old Santa Fe

and a heeler of red
and a heeler of blue
and two appy’s called Harley
and Misty and you…
John Wayne Haynes (SPOKEN)

(repeat chorus)

© 2009, PD Palmer Sr.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

OSU vs. Purdue

I was back at the Horseshoe this weekend for OSU vs. Purdue...   :-)

The band has some really weird traditions...  :-/

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Found this while cruising around Port Jefferson...    Thought it was interesting...  :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Halfway There

Another photo makes its way around the globe... The AP picked this up last week and so far I've found it a few places in the states and in the UK! :-)
A Yellow Bear Caterpillar makes its way across Houston Road in Shelby County, Ohio Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Another Sunset

Another random sunset photo... :-)

Roadside Leaf

Just a leaf I found laying along the road... :-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pioneer Days

'Muchinippi Bill' shares arrowheads with students during Pioneer Days...