Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.

A Good Day

Waiting for the others to get to the beach (“the shore” for my Northern brethren), I had some one on one time ( entire day) with our oldest daughter, Kelliann. Since she works as a night shift, NICU nurse, our … Continue reading

Posted in daughters | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

See, I Told You So

I’m referring to my comment yesterday,  that today’s sunrise, (minus yesterday’s overcast skies) was going to be prettier. Nailed it at 0719hrs.   It’s also a happy day as it  is Alicia and my 36th wedding anniversary.  Hard to believe … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversary, Sunrise Sunset | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

What Are You Reading?

Vacations for me mean getting caught up on my reading. I’ve brought three books with me and #1 to get behind me is Michael D. O’Brien’s “The Sabbatical” A novel.  The opening paragraph: If you were to drive through the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Michael D O'Brien | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Today & Tomorrow

Enjoying a few well-deserved (very well deserved) days away from the office and at our vacation spot on Hilton Head.   As it is my routine to do so, I was up bright and early to take my chair and … Continue reading

Posted in Beach, The Chatter Blog | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Birthday, Vlad

Today, we mark the 119th birthday of Vladimir Horowitz, the Russian-born pianist who was born on October 1, 1903 (Kiev) and who died on November 5, 1989, (NYC). Where does one start to pick “The” piece that defines his stellar … Continue reading

Posted in Vladimir Horowitz | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#TBT, Real Musicianship

Getting ready for Ian’s next landfall near Charleston. Everyone stay safe. Like Greg Kihn said, They don’t write ’em like that anymore. . . . The late, great Harry Chapin performing “Mr. Tanner”.

Posted in harry chapin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Change Focus

Scientists should stop analyzing animal intelligence and start studying human stupidity. . . -unknown

Posted in comedy, Science | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Temporary State

  Every situation in our existence is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that that it will not last forever and better days are … Continue reading

Posted in Grandfather, life, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Today

Today I will not stress over things I cannot control. Easier said than done, but I will try. Five days until a week of vacation, (Ian, stay away from Hilton Head Island, please) but who’s counting? Photo by RJV, IOP, … Continue reading

Posted in Wisdom | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Sunday Pipes #78

Having managed to not see any of the many aspects of the funeral for HM The Queen, I feel a little guilty for missing it all. Pressing personal and work  circumstances have put a little stress on my time. On … Continue reading

Posted in Sunday pipes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment