Single, male, bald, overweight, early 50s, seeking . . .
Oh wait, that's goes on the other website.
How about this - never married, liberal Democrat, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries.
You are welcome to ride with me sometime.
The Public Library of the Left Bank of the Ohio River near Milepost 606
Daniel Boone entering through the Cumberland Gap along the Wilderness Road
Executive Cottage #316
Annual home to the State Democratic Party Friday Night Before Fancy Farm Party at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
The Declaration of Independence we recognize
Dated July 4, 1776
Linus reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke
The Second Chapter of the Gospel of Saint Luke
Flag of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Salt River watershed
The Salt watershed drains all of Bullitt, Marion, Nelson, Spencer, and Washington counties; and parts of Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Mercer, and Shelby counties
Congressman A. B. Chandler III, Democrat of KY-6
Congressman Baron Hill, Democrat of IN-9
The Jefferson Davis Monument
The tallest concrete obelisk in the United States, at Fairview, on the Todd - Christian county line
Stuart Perelmuter, American playwright
Moving on from the halls of Congress to the glitter of Hollywood
Benson Creek near Red Bridge
photo by Gene Burch of Frankfort
The seal of the former City of Louisville
Now seen mostly on T-shrits sold along Bardstown Road.
The flag of the former City of Louisville
Must Reading for any politician or public servant
Most politicans never read it. That's unfortunate.
A photo showing the original Clock Tower on City Hall
The original tower was built in 1873 and destroyed by fire in 1875. This photo belonging to the Filson Club is the only known photo of the original Clock Tower.
Cuban children in Shively with the Flag of Cuba
September, 1963. The statue has since been dismantled by the City of Shively and its whereabouts are unknown. I last saw it in 2004 or thereabouts.
From the book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
Or is it Eats, Shoots and Leaves? I was introduced to this book by Stuart Perelmuter. It concerns itself with, among other things, the proper placements of commas.
Jackson Browne, September 15, 1983
My Favorite Rocker
The United States Supreme Court
The Court faces the east front of the United States Capitol
Crossing into Paradise along the WK Parkway
Actors Theater of Louisville
housed in the old Bank of Louisville building on West Main Street
This picture is from 1975, taken at the 32nd and Portland Avenue Loop.
On the left in orange is one of the old Louisville Transit Authority busses. This one is from Route 27, then as now following along Hill Street. The one on the right represents the new color scheme of Red and White for the Transit Authority of River City, or TARC. By the way, these are GMC models affectionately known as Fishbowls.
A map of Camp Zachary Taylor
Preston Street Road is along the bottom; Beargrass Creek to the top; Eastern Parkway on the left; Durrett Lane (approximately) on the right.
The home of my step great grandmother Maggie Church
She lived here for nearly 70 years. She is the mother of my grandfather Hockensmith's half-siblings, Aunt Mildred Smith of Clarksville, Indiana and Uncle Lee Roy Hockensmith of Paducah, Kentucky
Whatever happened to ?
Jesus feeding the 5000. What a picnic.
From the United Methodist Church collection of Eularia Clark
LBJ signing one of the Civil Rights Bills of the 1960s.
Mr. Gayle Shields
Earth Science Teacher, War Veteran, Extraordinary Person
The Sallie Phillips Durrett Auditorium at Louisville Male High School
Male relocated in 1991 from its Brook and Breck campus to that of my high school alma mater, Sallie Phillips Durrett High School, at 4409 Preston Highway. It has changed a lot in 30 years.
See Rock City
See Seven States. I can not tell you the number of times I've stood on this overlook searching out South Park Hill in southern Jefferson County Kentucky, to no avail
The obelisk at 7th and Main
Commemorating Richard Chenoweth's fort in Louisville, 1780.
The Uniform Monday Holiday Act
Notice President Johnson's signature at the bottom
This is the log house, built by the Howard family in 1795.
This is the building in which was founded the predecessor of my college alma mater, Spalding University. Nazareth Academy was founded here by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1814.
The Louisville Times
The final edition was published February 14, 1987, very shortly after the Bingham's sold their empire
Lady Bird Johnson
Buried 07/15/2007 in the hill country near Stonewall, Texas, alongside her husband who was a great leader of the experiment in democracy we call America
The train station in the Montparnasse Quarter, along the Left Bank in Paris, France in the time of Hemingway's novel
The old silos, an old Prestonia business.
The Oehrle silos were taken down a few years ago.
Parkway Field in the 1970s.
Note the ad on the wall - Parkmoor Bowling Lanes was a bowling alley on 3rd Street between the two viaducts. It had a perma-stone facade and had been rebuilt twice due to fires before finally being torn down. Like the old Parkway Field, it is now one of U of L's parking lots.
My grandfather"s favorite piece of music
"We're the Seabess of the Navy, We can Build and we can Fight! And we'll pave the way to Victory, and guard it Day and Night! And we promise to remember, the Seventh of December. We're the Seabees of the Navy, the Bees of the Seven Seas!