Sunday, November 11, 2018

How I Installed TNG on a Raspberry PI

Recently I've had great fun with Raspberry PIs (those small computers that cost $35.00 on Amazon—well, maybe $70.00 after you buy a case, power supply and MicroSD card). It occurred to me to try installing The Next Generation of Genealogical Sitebuilding (TNG on one of my PIs. (It is the same software I use to run the Whipple Database ( on my favorite hosting company's servers (

Monday, November 5, 2018

Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona, October 29–November 2, 2018

On Monday, October 29, my wife, youngest daughter, and I drove to the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The park is on Mountain Standard Time (an hour earlier than Mountain Daylight Time of our home), which gave us feeling of having an extra hour to drive.

It was dark as we drove the winding roads of the final few miles to our lodging at the National Park. The next morning we went exploring.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Today Barbara celebrated her birthday by visiting Big Cottonwood Canyon above Salt Lake City.  She and I took FrontRunner to our daughter's place, then drove to the canyon. We enjoyed the scenery while walking a boardwalk trail.

At Big Cottonwood Canyon

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2018 Visits to Civil War Sites in Maryland and West Virginia

On June 5 we visited the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD. The following week, on June 11, we drove to Sharpsburg to visit the Antietam National Battlefield. Both visits were very educational, ... and very sobering.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

My Mayflower Ancestors

Two evenings ago my wife and I attended an original play, That First Winter, written and performed by the Drama IV Class 2018 of Mountain View High School (Orem, Utah). My across-the-street neighbor—a senior and member of that class—helped write and performed in the play.