Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Library of Congress photos on Flickr

The Library of Congress has posted about 3,000 pictures on Flickr, and there are many excellences. link

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ship versus ship: The United States versus Iran

In all the coverage I'd read about the recent confrontations between our and Iranian ships, I only saw pictures of the Iranian ships. So, here are the American ships involved in the January 6, 2008 confrontation:

USS Ingraham, link
U.S. Navy Frigate
453 feet long

USS Hopper, link
U.S. Navy Guided-Missile Destroyer
505 feet long

Port Royal, link
U.S. Navy Guided-Missile Cruiser
567 feet long

A picture of one of Iran's patrol boats, five of which were involved:

link to NYTimes story

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Island Home Airport, from where I flew today

Katie bought me a flying lesson for Christmas. Today, I took the lesson. From Knoxville we flew to Gatlinburg and back. Flying is the most fun, ever.

Morningside Park!