We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Hope not to get accused of posting Charles Johnson-like pics."
No, there was much too much showing. The classic Johnson pics would have a bit of beach, perhaps a bit of fence, and nothing else. Yours actually has people in it, clearly violating the Johnson photo code.
For those wondering what the hell we're talking about, back in the day, Johnson ran an extremely popular blog site. You'd do your daily rounds and...
Michelle Malken's latest post - 123 comments
Ed Morrissey's latest post - 148 comments
Johnson posts a picture of a fence - 858 comments
They were 'open blogs', and about 90% of the comments were the same people chit-chatting back and forth, but it was still sobering to see 858 comments for a pic of a damn fence.
Charles would never have people on his beaches. Also, a Charles beach always took on the sterile, vapid look of the photographer's soul. YOUR beach has vitality - or at least seaweed, which is the oceanic equivalent of frat house spirit.
Enjoy your vacation, and keep the therapeutic pictures coming!
I spent last weekend on Galveston beach with friends and the grandkids and that is the way our section of the beach looked. It wasn't exactly deserted, but it was not crowded by any stretch. And the 'dunes' as they are, are mostly flat and unrecovered from last years Hurricane Ike.
Shoot, I only stepped on one tar ball, amazing in itself.... a fact I didn't find out about until two days later when my wife observed the black remnants on the bottom of my foot. (hint: plain soap and water does NOT remove a tar ball. "Wet Ones" wet wipes do. Keep a container in your jeep.)