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Jim Moore
Attended Arlington High School and Indiana University
Lives in Fairmont, West Virgina
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Indy Greek-Fest 2015
My grandfather on my mother's side was Greek - Nickolas Harakas, actually from the "old country", but we never knew him. In fact, my mother never knew him, but of course, knew of him and the Greek side of the family.  Unfortunately, grandma was only married...
My grandfather on my mother's side was Greek - Nickolas Harakas, actually from the "old country", but we never knew him. In fact, my mother never knew him, but of course, knew of him and the Greek side of the family. Unfortu...
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Flashback ~ My First Airplane
Originally posted: March 21, 2009 Try as I might, I couldn’t find it. Apparently, they are no longer available. Again asking Google to search for me - I went looking for a photo of my first airplane. This is a photo of a desktop model so that you’ll get the...
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Memory Lane - Camping Under the Stars
Originally posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 All of us who lived in Cabin 6 (all 10 cabins got their turn) during our two week stay at Indianapolis Boys Club Camp, near Noblesville, Indiana back in - I dunno, about 1958-9 somewhere - were lined up for this memor...
Originally posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 All of us who lived in Cabin 6 (all 10 cabins got their turn) during our two week stay at Indianapolis Boys Club Camp, near Noblesville, Indiana back in - I dunno, about 1958-9 some...
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A new short story collection.
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They Call It: “The Suncoast”
Originally posted April 18, 2015 Still working to hone my travel plans to coincide with the budget I have planned for each monthly adventure, I left the Atlantic side of the Florida peninsula and drove to the Gulf side – which the locals refer to as “The Su...
Originally posted April 18, 2015 Still working to hone my travel plans to coincide with the budget I have planned for each monthly adventure, I left the Atlantic side of the Florida peninsula and drove to the Gulf side – whic...
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Retirement Travels - Year Two
The Winter Travel Season of 2015-16 was, by-far, more extensive, ambitious and a whole lot more fun. Why? Why not? Gas prices were low and campground fees in some areas had not risen as high as other places. It pays to shop around - as always. Over the cour...
The Winter Travel Season of 2015-16 was, by-far, more extensive, ambitious and a whole lot more fun. Why? Why not? Gas prices were low and campground fees in some areas had not risen as high as other places. It pays to shop a...
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Flashback: Summer of 1976
Originally posted: October 20th 2013 After a few days backpacking 44 miles of the Appalachian Trail over four days. Oh, yeah. That’s me, camera strap around my neck, talking and about to enjoy a piece of beef jerky along the woodland trail in the Great Smok...
Originally posted: October 20th 2013 After a few days backpacking 44 miles of the Appalachian Trail over four days. Oh, yeah. That’s me, camera strap around my neck, talking and about to enjoy a piece of beef jerky along the ...
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Time to Remember ~ Drive-In Movies
Originally posted as: Drive-In Theaters: PJs, Popcorn & Pillows ON: Aug 1, ‘06 12:34 AM It's late summer and soon we'll all go back to school. As old as I am, I still think that way. I wonder what my teachers will be like? Of course, that was long ago, but ...
Originally posted as: Drive-In Theaters: PJs, Popcorn & Pillows ON: Aug 1, ‘06 12:34 AM It's late summer and soon we'll all go back to school. As old as I am, I still think that way. I wonder what my teachers will be like? ...
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Another New Blog Site
Sure, I've written some short stories, too, but they are separate and different from the themes of the other things I've shared with everyone online, here. These all started as a blog of their own, once upon a time, or else they just came pouring out of my ...
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My Little Squirrel Buddy
Originally posted from March 2015 I have the door open tonight with only the screen door between me and the world, here in sunny Gulf Coastal Florida. I’m listening to the crickets sing. The moon is rising and casts and eerie light creating weird shadows th...
Originally posted from March 2015 I have the door open tonight with only the screen door between me and the world, here in sunny Gulf Coastal Florida. I’m listening to the crickets sing. The moon is rising and casts and eerie...
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Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Originally posted April 14, 2015 The plantation, originally founded by an immigrant from the Bahamas, named Patrick Dean, received a 995 acre federal land grant to produce cotton and sugar, but production was interrupted by the War of 1812. Dean died violen...
Originally posted April 14, 2015 The plantation, originally founded by an immigrant from the Bahamas, named Patrick Dean, received a 995 acre federal land grant to produce cotton and sugar, but production was interrupted by...
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Single and retired with a case of wanderlust for a fuller life and adventure.
Introduction
Hello and welcome!

I started blogging back in 2006 on Yahoo 360! before migrating to other sites including Multiply, Blogster, WordPress and finally Blogger. Of these, only my Blogger account remains. I've put away those memories but, I do miss interactions and those fine friends.

My words now exist privately as files on my computer sorted by original posting date accessed by software called "The Journal 7" that I purchased for archival purposes. Someday, my family may want to know, "What was he thinking!?" 

During my high school freshman semester, I sat for the Kudor Preference Test which resulted in a high degree of literary writing aptitude - something I rarely used during high school or college. In retrospect, I wish I had availed myself of those learning opportunities and experiences. Now, I am working to improve my writing - driven to compensate for lost time. I get new ideas constantly. 

At mid-life, I also took the Meyer-Briggs Personality Profile, which indicated that I should have become either a preacher, teacher or salesman. Interestingly, I attended college to be a teacher and eventually became a salesman. I continue to contemplate the Cosmos looking for answers. I am, what I am now - retired, but a lifetime learner.

To date, I've started two novels on Scrivener (software) and six screenplays in Celtx, but - frustrated - they remain unfinished. I have no aspirations toward writing as a profession, but I do want to finish them. I believe - as a friend I shared my rough drafts with stated, "They're a good read." I hope there was truth in her generous reviews. What more could I ask? Maybe I could produce a short YouTube video feature movie from one of my scripts? 

As a former professional photographer, photojournalist with a mid-market daily newspaper and camera buff, I like to play with the hardware of photography. I am also learning video production on a very limited scale. I did win a video production contest for my department at my last employer, which validated my efforts positively. I admit, I'm proud of that as the competition came from nine other departments. I shot the video on the Kodak PlayTouch pocket video camera and edited with Cyberlink PowerDirector software. Here is a link to that YouTube video: RUSKIN VIDEO

As a camera buff, I've used lots of cameras - including 35mm and medium format films, of course, and lots of digital variations. I have cameras in a pair of sunglasses, a ballpoint pen, waterproof action cameras, pocket video cameras and that list doesn't include my desktop computer webcams, tablet cameras and cell phone cameras. 

Clearly, now the task is to self-motivate and get out there, have those adventures, enjoy the rest of my life and share the experiences as best I can. In a roundabout way, this is my mission statement.
Bragging rights
Previously married producing a wonderful son and daughter, of which I am very proud. My daughter had three daughters - one of which presented the family with our first great-grandson last year. I can't brag about any of those things except that I am exceedingly proud of all of them.
Education
  • Arlington High School and Indiana University
    1967
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Fairmont, West Virgina
Previously
Indianapolis, Indiana
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