Old Chimney from Long-gone House; and an Overflowing Stack of Tech Tips and Politics

UntitledWhile house-sitting for my mom again this week I discovered this old brick chimney out in the woods while out driving and decided to come back and take some photos of it.  It’s the only thing left of a house and appears to be quite old, since there is a tree growing up essentially on the hearth.  Not sure how that happened, but you can see for yourself in the photo (I did not edit this and, if I had, it would have likely been to REMOVE the tree).

A scene like this makes me wonder about the people who must’ve lived there, family members warming themselves in the light of countless fires and the conversations they must have had there.  Did children play and open Christmas presents in front of that hearth?  What happened to their house, did they lose it in a terrible accident or did they abandon it to decay after moving on to a different life somewhere else.  Was it a happy or a sad departure?  Oh the stories this old chimney could probably tell!

The Latest from my Stack of Stuff:

GIMP Tutorial – Black and White Film Grain
by Billy Kerr, Youtube, Feb. 14, 2011.

Four Geeky Laws That Rule Our World
by Alex, Neatorama, Sep. 5, 2012.

(me:Yet another) Basic useful vim commands for everyone
by Sanjeev Kumar Jai, Alien Coders, Dec. 9, 2011.

Discovering and Monitoring Hardware in Linux
by Carla Schroder, Linux.com, Aug. 17, 2012.

A tour through open source creative tools
by Máirín Duffy, Open Source, Sep. 5, 2012.
me:More stuff to check out!

Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit
by Jim Vertuno, Associated Press, Sep. 6, 2012
me:Yet another cool thing about Texas!

Texas A&M Aggies Teach a Florida Gator a Lesson in Culture
by Jeff Whittle (Blog), Sep. 9, 2012.
me:WHOOP!  Yet another cool thing about Texas A&M!

3 open-source Javascript libraries for developers
by CyberMedia News, Sep. 5, 2012.
me:Still more stuff to check out!

10 Reasons America is Not Better Off Than Before Obama
by Bert Atkinson Jr.,
IJReview, Aug. 24, 2012.

Case Closed: If Moderate Voters See This Video, It’s Over for Obama!”
Words Matter!  by Kyle Becker, IJReview, Sep. 7, 2012.
me:Love this – Nowhere but Texas!  Banking While Packing!
by Bob Livingston, Personal Liberty, Sep. 5, 2012.  >>>>>
The great American Bluff is about to be called!
by George F. Will, The National Post, Aug. 30, 2012.
“When vetoing the 1832 bill to recharter the Second Bank of the United States, Andrew Jackson said, “It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.” When government goes beyond equal protection by law and undertakes to allocate wealth and opportunity, “the humble members of society – the farmers, mechanics and laborers – who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.” As Cost rightly says, “With the exception of the Tea Party, there is no real faction out there making the Jacksonian case for an end to special privilege.”

Idiots: Let’s Ban Profits!
by Bert Atkinson Jr., IJReview, Sep. 6, 2012 .

Mother Of Fallen SEAL Rebukes Obama, Clinton
by Andrew Marcus, Breitbart.com, Sep. 1, 2012.

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