Paul’s iPhone Picture 404

What a perfect picture for a Friday! This is my good friend George and my good friend Liz. Where was this taken?  On my backyard deck.  Which was full of empty plates of food.  And empty red wine bottles and empty bourbon and ginger glasses. What is is? It’s two drunk people about to share…

Paul’s iPhone Picture 304

Picture number 304 in my iPhone – SoundHound. Where was this taken?  In my living room listening to some great tunes on WXPN, commercial free public radio that plays broad selection of music, definitely not the same 20 songs over and over again.  I love listening to the radio. What is it?  Soundhound is my favorite…

Paul’s iPhone Picture 204

Picture 204 in my iPhone – Snow and Our Lady of Fatima statuary. Where was this taken?   At a Catholic Church in the town where I live.  We had a snow storm that Saturday February 21, 2015.  Consistent with the mild winter we had in 2015, the snow accumulated only 4 or 5 inches,…

Paul’s iPhone Picture 104

Picture number 104 in my iPhone – Trout. Where was this taken?  Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, California, an outstanding restaurant in Hayes Valley neighborhood on Market Street by Gough Street.  In my opinion, San Francisco is one of the two cities in the world that consistently have the most amazing restaurants (the other city is

Paul’s iPhone Picture 4

My friend said, “You know what would be cool for your blog?” Knowing this guy, I guessed, “Shutting it down?”  He chuckled, actually it was less a chuckle and more just a sound. I said, “Tell me.”  He suggested I post every 100th picture in my iPhone each day for a week and tell the…

Welkam Yu Mas Go Long Vanuatu

Welcome You Must Go To Vanuatu. In my desire to get really far away, I stumbled upon a wonderland island-nation named Vanuatu.  The post titled Being Intimate with a Volcano explains how I found Vanuatu and goes in-depth about one of the country’s many highlights –  Mt Yasur volcano on Tanna Island. This post takes us to…

Flat Stanley Visits Philadelphia

Flat Stanley  wanted to see Philadelphia.  Of course I was happy to oblige, as I believe seeing the world is one of the best forms of education anyone can have. Flat Stanley had two stops:

An Angry Pussycat

I said, “Billysky, you seem like you’re in a bad mood.” She answered, “Oh do I.  I’m surprised you even noticed.” I said, “What are you talking about?” Billysky replied, “Let me ask you a question.  This blog of yours, it’s supposed to be about Food,  Cats,  Travel, Airplanes, and Random Thoughts. Right?” I answered “Yes,”…

A Scorpion in My “Lollipop”

I needed a little sugar in my life today (don’t read into that), so I went to my favorite old-fashioned candy and nut shop – Edward Freeman in Conshohocken, PA. I usually enjoy browsing seasonal favorites, but the next candy-based holiday isn’t until Halloween (people don’t generally give each other candy for Independence Day, the…

The Stories of Strangers?

The guy in the white shirt pulling his bag by the pillar in the left of the picture.  He just secured a huge grant to provide fresh water to a third world impoverished country and is an unsung hero of humanity.  Or maybe he got drunk on work travel and hooked up with some bar-lady…

Being Intimate With a Volcano

This short 30 second video that I shot will let you know what this post is all about, and turn up the volume for the full effect:   Mt Yasur Volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. I had the desire to go really far away.  The South Pacific seemed really far away.  I found an app online…