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Subject:  Some random woman.
Intended subject:  My daughter and me.
Photographer:  My dad.
Device:  Galaxy S5.

This fine photo was taken with my phone by my dad.  
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Yes agreed Humor NEEDs to be everywhere!! 
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4th of July pic:  My wife, dad, oldest daughter, moi, and middle daughter.  This was after steaks, shrimp kabobs, and some beers (dad brought Red Stripe, Tecate, Dos Eqquis, and Goose Island IPA...).  
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Sounds like you guys had a great time together...

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At a beer and music festival last Friday in Kansas City.  Asked someone to take our pic.   #photobomb    
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We really should have a day called Brother's Day.  Brothers:  Hug them often.  Accept all of their invites to see movies, even if they are dumb movies.  Call them daily.   Thank them for showing you how to solder and when to use a street elbow.  
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Haha.  Nope.  It's a magical copper plumbing fitting.  
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Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Calling IPA.  Not too shabby.  Citrusy, but good, and drinkable at 8.5% ABV.  I'd buy another.  +John Corby 
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Just give it a half hour or so before drinking it 😁
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+John Corby I drink a lot of this, too.  Schlafly is brewed by the St. Louis Brewing Company in...St. Louis.  Small batch compared to the other, more well-known brewery located in St. Louis, MO.  In fact, they have a nice lineup.  An oatmeal stout I would drink for breakfast, a super hoppy APA, and a smooth IPA.  Never met a Schlafly beer I didn't like.
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#opticalexperiments     - looks good, Pat! 
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I get goosebumps listening to this.  
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Sounds good Neil and thanks.
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An homage to Sean...N0SHU

I'm missing Field Day today.  To those of you who aren't hams, that's a day to celebrate the hobby of amateur radio (ham radio).  But I have a little cloud hanging over my ham radio enthusiasm.  My brother, the one who encouraged me to get into ham radio 20+ years ago, passed away in a motorcycle accident last week.  In honor of Sean, I wanted to share a little ham radio-related anecdote.  

Many of you (hams) may know I started learning to copy and send Morse Code about 18 months ago.  My transceiver allows me to practice sending Morse Code by reading what I am sending and giving me a visual display.  Of course I practiced sending my own call sign, NQ0N (N0YCA at the time), but I also spent a lot of time practicing my brother's call, N0SHU.  

As a beginner, I struggled with sending the dits and dahs of Morse Code correctly and with the proper spacing.  In Morse Code, the dits and dahs that make a U, the last character in my brother's call sign, are the same dits and dahs that make up an I and a T (you CW guys know what's coming).  My transceiver kept telling me I was sending N0SHIT rather than N0SHU.  My brother knew his call sign in Morse Code, but not the ramifications of a little hesitation or stutter when sending the U.  When I discovered this and told Sean, we laughed about it a lot, and wondered what sort of response we would get on the air if we hesitated a little with the U and sent an IT instead (likely, N0SH?).  Sadly, he won't get to know.  I am going to try to get his call sign as my own, and every now and then, when no one is biting on the air, I may have to dangle out the "hesitating-U" lure, to see what kind of reaction I get.  
That's it.  Hope all of you hams have a good field day today.  73

#hamradio   #amateurradio  
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Hi Pat,

my deepest condolence to you for your loss.
I'll say a prayer for him...
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Me with my girls after a Father's Day dinner.  
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Lookin' good!
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This Goose Island Honkers Ale is for you. 
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Chicago brewery
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Going to see Willie Nelson and Beck tonight.
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You never know +John Corby​. Give them a listen. A few years ago you weren't interested in CW either, right? Ha. I liked them as a kid, but not so much as an adult, although I am interested in hearing their new country music album.
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My wife and I rehab houses.  If you are bored, watch the transformation of this project house over about a year-long period through about 500 pics.  She does all of the woodworking, window replacement, painting, custom cabinets, tile, etc.  I can do most of the electrical and plumbing work.
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I promise to bring my own tent, I am sure the neighborhood association will make an exception just this once. 
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