Author Archives: ddresdenp

About ddresdenp

Intel server enabling manager, techie, iPad content junkie, 20yr Intel vet, woodworker, father, husband and unfortunately professional traveler

Should Your Boy Join the BSA?

A friend recently questioned whether to allow his son to join the Boy Scouts due to the recent controversy over the BSA policy on gays/lesbians. Below are my thoughts on the topic: I am a Eagle Scout as are my … Continue reading

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A man, his boy and 3 days in Washington D.C.

My 13 year old son and I ventured to my home town of Rockville, Maryland this week just outside of Washington D.C.. We enjoyed time visiting with my parents and ran ourselves ragged at the museums in our nation’s capital. … Continue reading

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Photo Blog – Portland’s Japanese Gardens

Started the day with a hike through Portland's Japanese Gardens. I've been there a hundred times and still find something new each time I visit.   Donald D. Parker 7/21/2012 Posted with Blogsy

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Why does my grocery store sell guns?

I swung by the local Fred Meyer store yesterday(7/19/2012) for a few paint brushes. I use this store frequently as it's my grocery store, my pharmacy, my coffee source (nearest Starbucks) and they're good for everyday household items too. The … Continue reading

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Birds from my backyard

I've enjoyed some much needed downtime this week. We've had fantastic weather so I spent a few hours catching up on my reading on my porch. Sitting still and quiet on the porch, I was amazed at how much wildlife … Continue reading

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Henry the Hawk

Week #3 of my sabbatical is coming to a close. Both kids are at scout camp this week so things are a bit quiet around the Parker household. The weather here has been absolutely amazing at 75 degrees, with blue … Continue reading

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San Jose and La Paz Waterfall Gardens/Wildlife Refuge

Yesterday began with an early plane flight from Tortoguero to San Jose. It was a small plane and at least one passenger (My wife) wasn’t thrilled with the size of the plane. Thankfully the rubber bands they use to keep … Continue reading

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