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ocracokewaves
Cape Carteret, NC
A writer/photograher/fisherman hooked on technology
Interests: fishing, photography, biking, kayaking, swimming, boating, and writing
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While Apple will likely disagree with me and there is nothing new in that (See Applepeels), your iPhone is likely eating your photos. Before you get too upset, things are only slightly better in the Android world. Please do not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at View from the Mountain
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Today the sunshine on the Crystal Coast is so bright that taking a picture of Raymond's Gut, our inlet, is challenge. Winter brings us intense colors but not a lot of cold or snow. I like to think that is... Continue reading
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It seems like an impossible leap of faith that a biscuit could save energy, but I am convinced that a homemade biscuit does save energy. You have to understand the history of the biscuit first. The biscuit might have been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at View from the Mountain
What runs the engine at Apple has changed dramatically over the last few years. Someone who just moved on from Apple sent me this article about Chromebooks making up half of US classroom devices sold. The article did not surprise... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Applepeels
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One of the true benefits of living along the Crystal Coast is that we can choose to not be swept along with the holiday rush. There are people who can rush themselves to death anywhere but it is harder to... Continue reading
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It is human nature to want some praise for the work that you do but sometimes you accomplish more by staying in the shadows than stepping into the spotlight. While it is not written in my rules for a good... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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It is often a challenge for some folks to separate reality from perception. So many have lives that are completely insulated from the environment and hardly step foot in the real world. The most some spend outside is going from... Continue reading
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I have built my life around the idea that being part of the solution to a problem is far better than being part of the problem. You try not to worry too much about who caused the problem. Instead you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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I grew up in the small town of Lewisville, North Carolina. Perhaps it was sheltered place to go to elementary school or maybe the mind just pushes back unpleasant memories. Still I cannot remember anyone taking pleasure in another person's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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If you are really lucky when you finish your formal schooling, you will have enough skills to get that first job where you will likely figure out that the most important thing you picked up in school is how to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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Enticing Waters Near The Point, EI, NC Depending on where you grew up, you might or might not know about the tradition of fall fishing on the southeast coast. I was lucky to grow up in North Carolina and have... Continue reading
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Our minister asked me for some thoughts on fall gardening. What I wrote for him is at the core of this post. We have enjoyed a very successful summer garden in spite of all the rain during June, July, and... Continue reading
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I have to admit to not understanding this world where we are not supposed to offend anyone including those who are offensive. I am all for compromise and being friendly as long as the other person is not trying to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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We live in a society where many people think they can say whatever they want even it harms others. They actually do not care since they have an agenda where they are the only ones who matter. While they might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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I have heard that some presidential candidates are jumping on the Americans need to work hard bandwagon. There are some statistics that our productivity is down. I have to agree my productivity is down but I would add that it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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One might easily reason that those of us who live along the shore do so only because our highest priorities are those activities which involve playing in or on the water. There is no denying water and being near water... Continue reading
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There are lots of good reasons to step back from technology and today's media intensive world. One is that it can keep you away from the more important parts of life. Another is that it can take over your life... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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The Point, Emerald Isle, NC The last few years that we lived in Canada, we actually managed to take a few vacations to the beach. The decade or so before that we were running a cattle operation just north of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at The Canada I miss
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From my six hour distance North Virginia sometimes appears to be a contentious spot. I worked there long enough to know that agreement on most things near the beltway is about as scare as a good parking spot near Reston... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Once a Reston resident
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If you grew up in North Carolina in the fifties like I did, you remember what life was like before air conditioners. Sometime in late fifties or early sixties we got a single room air conditioner for our living room.... Continue reading
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Those of us born and raised in the South are ready for serious summer days before they even arrive. I knew today with its nineties was coming earlier in the week. Like the southern boy that my mother raised me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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This is my second Acura MDX and with over 115,000 miles on it, it has seen plenty of challenges. My first MDX helped clean out my mother's home in Mount Airy, North Carolina. There seemed to always be some furniture... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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Maintaining a centipede yard here in coastal North Carolina is one of the bigger challenges that I have faced when it comes to yards. Fortunately I have a lot of history with mowing grass so I enjoy the challenge and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at View from the Mountain
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April 12 marked my first kayak trip of spring 2015. April 12 has been the date for the last two years. Considering how different the springs were, that is an interesting coincidence. This year our water temperature was in the... Continue reading
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Sunrise at Bogue Inlet Pier I still remember the first time that I really wanted to be good at something. I am not even sure what organization was sponsoring our efforts but we were selling home first aid kits. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at View from the Mountain