A couple of weeks ago at the Gold River Auction in Olathe Jeanne found this thing for free because nobody bid on it. She gave me a call and asked if I’d like to have it. Seemed a strange concept to me, but I told her to snag it for me.
Believe it or not this thing is not electric, doesn’t require any software, and you can just type words into it to get them printed right away. No hassle with a printer, no hookups, no dried out printer-ink.
Jeeze! You just type into this thing and if there’s a sheet of paper in it, you end up with a page with what you typed right there already.
I love this thing.
Is this a great country, or what?
These are photos posted after the first time I ever saw this place back in early 2014. Jeanne took most of the pictures and I just walked around amazed at the place. But back then I was still in the process of dying on her couch and didn’t have a lot of energy.
All in all it hasn’t changed much. Just a bit more run down and crumbling.
Anyway, I sure as heck never dreamed a few years later I’d be living here. Old Jules
So Far From Heaven
Possumly Jesse James, or a Younger or Dalton or someone else lived here, or visited here, or rode a horse by the place and gazed at it as he/she went by.
!895 Chapel for VA Center at Fort Leavenworth in seriously bad repair. Protestant downstairs, Catholic further downstairs though the signs are somewhat misleading. No harm in a protestant attending Mass or a Catholic racking up some fire and brimstone occasionally, I reckons.
Interesting stained glass work. Dunno whether it’s Catholic or the other one.
Gargoyles are shared equally by Catholics and Protestants.
The VA hospital environment surrounding this seems obliquely appropriate.
The metalwork on those doors is probably symbolic of something, but everyone who once knew what it was is dead.
This end of the building is in bad repair threatening collapse in places, but ain’t likely to get any better.
Directly across the street from the chapel. It’s…
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Posted in 2014, 2018, Jeanne Kasten, ks, Leavenworth, Senior Citizens, VA campus, Veterans
Tagged exploring Kansas, Kansas travel, Leavenworth, VA, VA campus, veterans, Weston MO
The time’s running out to get entries in for Jeanne’s library mail art project.
Library Mail Art 2014
Three new ones in three days, and I know of two more still to come!
We received two from Jeff Newhook of Newfoundland. This first one includes the Chinese character for “Read.”
The second one was made to promote Johnson County Library’s Maker Space! Thank you, Jeff!
This next one is from Michelle Sherry, in Olathe, Kansas! It’s exciting to see work from Johnson County residents. Thank you, Michelle!
We started to work on the layout for the display pieces last night. They’re moving some of the desks in our main circulation area, so we plan to put the display out when they’ve finished playing musical chairs, hopefully Thursday evening. Here’s a sneak peek at Sarah, my partner, putting some of the pieces on the framework:
I’ll plan on showing you the other items that arrive (in individual photos) as well as the entire exhibit when I post next Saturday!
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Jeanne’s back reporting to two jobs most days, 0730 through 2100 either in transit to jobs, or working. But believe it or not, she’s barely getting by financially. Next lifetime I’m going to devote some time trying to figure that out. Meanwhile, she’s lucky to have work, I reckons. Jack
Jeanne Kasten Studio
Hi everyone, thanks for coming by. I’ve not been in the mood for blogging for quite a while, but lately I’ve considered posting again with less text, sticking to more photos. I’ll see how it feels.
I promise not to post the 1500 photos I took when I went to Washington and Oregon in July, but if the mood strikes, you’ll see a few. I did quite a few collages over my break, and got some really great stuff in mail exchanges, so maybe I’ll show some of that. Instead of trying to showcase my gel pen art, I’ll probably use this blog as a place to post creative work of all kinds.
At the beginning of July, I was invited to show some art work at a friend’s open house. She called it “Christmas in July.” It turned out to be a showcase for party plan products of various…
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Crater Lake was a new discovery for me this trip. I took hundreds of pictures there. Heck, have one more:
That’s Wizard Island, the secondary cone. Crater Lake is about six miles across and 2,000 feet deep.
Aw, shucks, here’s one more, ’cause you’ve got to see the Phantom Ship:
Now to the Willamette National Forest. Here’s the view coming in towards the resort town of Detroit:
Below is where I like to hike around Devil’s Creek:
My family has been going to Mt. Rainier since the 1920’s.
Mt. Rainier the first evening at sunset.
Clear weather is not always a given at the mountain, which makes its own weather!
I love bracket fungus and the dew drops caught my attention.
This lake can be seen by the road if you travel towards Sunrise (east) at Mt. Rainier. I’ll put pictures up of the view at Sunrise some other time.
This great view of Myrtle Falls is only a 7 minute walk from the parking lot at Paradise.
Narada Falls is too big to fit into any camera view, so I just put it in the background for this shot.
Evening sun on the mountain.
I hope you enjoy these, it’s hard to choose favorites from 2600 photos! I’ll put more up some other time if you like.
Posted in 2012, Admin., Adventure, America, Jeanne Kasten, Outdoors
Tagged Breitenbush, Detroit Lake, Devil's Creek, Jeanne Kasten, miscellaneous, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Rainier National Park, Myrtle Falls, Nature, OR, Oregon, Paradise, Photography, Sunrise, travel, Washington, Willamette National Forest