10 January 2009 - 15:30Where does your inspiration come from?

Daniel Patrick Kessler

On a business trip in Oct, I spent the weekend in Paris.  While there I bought painting from an art student – on the right above.  After a small amount of research, it seems clear where his/her inspiration came from.  On the left is a painting by Daniel Kessler, a Washington DC base artist.  Agree?

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29 December 2008 - 18:08Abi Visits Greensboro

In early December, Abi came to visit Lisa and I here in Greensboro.  Oh, almost forgot that Keva, Brent and Eric were here also.  We had a blast!  What a wonderful baby…she might have fussed for all of 2 minutes the entire weekend, even hanging out with us ’til 10:PM or so at Fishbone’s!

Abi LR

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29 November 2008 - 16:33Namibia, a nice place to visit??

imageNamibia is located to the northwest of South Africa along the Atlantic Ocean.  Food & Wine claims the landscape, food scene are worth seeing including several recommended hotels & safari’s.  Interesting.

(Photo courtesy of Onguma Camps and Food & Wine)

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29 November 2008 - 14:50Delta Flagship Route, DL1 JFK-LHR

Typically, airline reserve flight number “1” for their flagship route.   After obtaining several Heathrow slots from Air France, Delta inaugurated DL1 from JFK to LHR (London Heathrow).  Recently I had the opportunity to travel on DL1.   For me, the über aviation geek, it was quite enjoyable.

2008-10-20 DL1 JFK-LHR

Other Notable flagship routes:

Continental Airlines, CO1: Houston (IAH) to Honolulu (HNL)

American Airlines, AA1: New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX)

United Airlines, UA1: Chicago (ORD) to Honolulu (HNL)

US Airways, US1: Phoenix (PHX) to Chicago (ORD)

Turkish Airlines, TK1: Istanbul (IST) to New York (JFK)

Lufthansa, LH1: Hamburg (HAM) to  Frankfurt (FRA)

Japan Airlines, JL1: San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (NRT)

Korean Airlines, KE1: Seoul (ICN) to Tokyo (NRT)

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23 November 2008 - 22:05Mark your calendars: Salute, May 9th, 2009

salute 01

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