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Richard's Pastimes


 Home page Image of Richard's Pastimes which include Amateur Radio, Macro Photography, Teardrop Trailer construction, and Carved walking stick, web pages.


This web site was published to share with family, friends and peers, those diversions that occupy much of my time and thought.  If you are a visitor,  perhaps you have found your way here because of a similar pastime.

Listed upon this web page menu are some of my favorite pastimes.  The amateur radio pages include some project information.  Teardrop trailers include project plans, and construction ideas. The digital imaging pages are primarily wildlife with some close-up and reversed lens ideas.  The carved walking sticks are focused on the use of Diamond Willow as a material for carving.  The Pontoon fishing boat page is a more recent project for converting a paddle "pontoon" boat to a mini pontoon fishing boat.  

If you have questions, comments, or believe that we are related,  please e-mail.

pastimes image: amateur radio teardrop trailer carved walking stick  


A Collection Of  Favorite Quips 


"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including my life." I signed that check with the "So Help Me God" oath."


"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference."
Harry S. Truman


"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus" - Mark Twain


"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit" - Aristotle 


"The night is much more alive, and richly colored than the day" -Vincent Van Gogh


"They that love liberty more than life die only once. They that fear death more than oppression die every time they close their eyes."- Longtooth


"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up" -Robert Frost


"Coveting another's advantages, can be motivating.  On the other hand, quite diminishing" - Richard Flake


"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything" - Theodore Roosevelt


"Take time to think before you act! A harsh word is hard to retrieve..." -Gary W. Graley


"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went" -Will Rogers


"Be who you are, and say what you feel-because those who mind don't matter; and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. T. Seuss


"Be Yourself. Everyone else is taken!" -Charles Schulz


"I much prefer to be disliked for what I am, rather than to be liked for what I am not"  -Unknown Author


Its a helluva thing killin a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have ---CLINT EASTWOOD---


"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -Carl Sagan


"The way that you wander

ls the way that you choose.....

The day that you tarry

ls the day that you lose.....

__Jeremiah Johnson"


"If you choose not to share your joy with others, then donít expect them  to share in your misery." -Richard Flake


"Learn from the mistakes of others, because you won't live long enough to make them all yourself"  -Unknown Author


"It is easier to do many things than to do only one thing in a lifetime"  -Unknown Author


"When I grow up, I want to be at least as smart as I was when I was little."  -Unknown Author



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