Author: Darrell

  • Lorem ipsum

    The paragraph below is something used by typesetters and web designers as place holder text. It looks like Latin, but it isn’t. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex…

  • Reading & Pennsylvania Switching Layout

    The layout models the interaction of the Reading RR and the Pennsy RR around 1967 just prior to the Conrail merger.

  • Refurbishing our old utility trailer

    Refurbishing our old utility trailer

    I spent a bit of the winter refurbishing our 30 year old utility trailer. The old wooden deck was removed. The frame was sanded and primed. New decking was installed. New radial tires. New stain and sealer. I’m happy with how it turned out.  

  • Chief Tecumseh’s Words of Wisdom

    Chief Tecumseh was a leader of the Shawnee people. I first heard about Chief Tecumseh’s “Words of Wisdom” while watching the movie “Act of Valor”.  At the end of this movie Chief Tecumseh’s poem was recited as a letter from a fallen navy seal to his newborn son which he had never gotten to see.…

  • Midden

    I stumbled across the word Midden while I was reading about the Rapa Nui people. They were using the word to discribe where they had gathered information. Obviously I had to run off and see what it meant. A midden, (also kitchen midden or shell heap) is an old dump for domestic waste which may…

  • Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

    Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

    Back on July 3rd of 2015 we visited Tibbetts Point Light House in the Town of Cape Vincent, New York. This point of land was part of 600 acres patented to Captain John Tibbett of Troy, New York in 1799. In 1827 three acres were deeded to the U.S. Government for a lighthouse. It was…

  • The Cool Thing About Being Famous

    “The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.” – Britney Spears Britney Spears is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb Mississippi.

  • Niagara Falls Aquarium

    Niagara Falls Aquarium

    In July of 2015 my wife and I took a trip up to Niagara Falls, NY. There we visited the Aquarium. I am practicing with this software and creating galleries, so here are four pictures from there.

  • A Character Profile

    A character profile is a great tool for an author to use while writing a novel. You should create one for every character in your story. You can put anything that makes sense to you in your profiles. Some examples might include the following. Physical birth day age height weight hair eyes Emotional personality sense…

  • The Hero’s Journey

    I’ve been reading a lot online about the art of writing fictional stories. I have visited dozens of websites and actually bought two or three books of my own. I know I have a long way to go, but everyone must start somewhere. Right? Eventually I do hope to learn a little bit about writing…