The Life and Times of Jim
Hi, there. I'm Jim. Welcome to my phlog!
This site was written for Las Vegas, then LouisVille. Now, it seems to be about anywhere. In these phlogs, you'll see a lot of my personal notes and pictures. I like to post my observations here to remember life and celebrate it. I'm not religious. I don't pray for good fortune. I'm ecstatically grateful for the gift of life and I think our time should be remembered and not taken for granted. I'm not a writer. I think pictures tell stories so much better than words. I love just about everything in this life, and, I guess that would have to include you. So, if you've seen me, don't be surprised if your picture is in here somewhere. Of all the critters, people are absolutely the most interesting. 
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Fri 
03/05/2010 07:09:32
 jim  The Ghosts of Summerlin
For a moment I was back in 1998
I missed a turn going to my accountants, and ended up on the Summerlin Town Center exit.
I was at the off ramp when I realized that I recognized everything! I'd seen this ramp every day for 4 years.
It felt so warm like I was in complete control and I was at the top of the world.
Then a cold chill came over me.
I realized that what I was feeling was Ruth being at home, Rob living around the corner, Chris and Mike living up the road.
These were all special people to me and it felt so very warm. Just for a moment I was back in 1998.
Then the cold chill came. They fell out of my life shortly after we moved from Summerlin.
Later the next day, I ate lunch with some old timers.
They all knew Rob (who was like my brother for 16 years). We talked a little about him.
He's been gone for so long. I miss him so much.

I don't know...I wanted to cry but then I smiled.
I'm tough like that. I see something good in everything.
But I never prepared for being old. Right now, I can't think of anything good about it.
And I remember the people I loved like it was yesterday. Sometimes it really hurts to know they are gone.
Cold chills, memories, and longing for a past that's out of reach, that was where I was for a moment.
Fri 
03/05/2010 07:04:03
 jim  Two Families Breaking Up
I think what I'm seeing here in Las Vegas is two families going their separate ways. We may never come back to this house that I have called my home for 25 years, and we may never live in Las Vegas again. It looks like Gma, Paul, and Jennifer may be going their own ways. Jennifer will be living with us soon. GMa may be finding her own place to stay. All the memories their house and my house have stored in them will be lost to another owner. Its almost over. Things will never be the same again.
I have this old memory of Christmas
I am 8 years and its 1964. Kelly and I get up early, admiring the Christmas tree with all of the presents under it. Mom, Sonny, Linda and Dad wake up, and we open our presents. Then we get dressed up, preparing for our second Christmas at my GrandParents house. There we see Grandmother, Grandfather, and Uncle James. We open our presents and have a BIG Christmas dinner, with stuffed turkey, yams, and real mashed potatoes.
I think life is baffling to all of us.
We wonder why anything happens. We may think we are in control, but time is the gift that keeps us humble. Everything crumbles and turns to clay.
Thu 
03/04/2010 19:39:47
 jim  Vegas,NV-Amy
Thu 
03/04/2010 19:39:47
 jim   (Reply)Vegas,NV-ShowPic-Robert,Emily,Becky,Jim
Thu 
03/04/2010 17:41:17
 jim  Vegas,NV-JoesCrabShack
Thu 
03/04/2010 12:42:09
 jim  Susan-Becky,Larry,Duke,Dennis,Jim
Thu 
03/04/2010 12:42:09
 jim   (Reply)Vegas-Good Times
-Becky,Larry,Susan,Duke,Dennis,Jim
-GMA
-Beckers,Jen
-Paul
-Robert,Em,Becky,Jim
-McKensie
Thu 
03/04/2010 12:24:04
 jim  Vegas,NV-CityCenter-HollywoodPlanet
Wed 
03/03/2010 21:36:48
 jim  Vegas

With all of the bad things I've heard about Vegas, none of it seems to be true. New casinos have opened, the City Center is fabulous...it's all very impressive. We ate at the M Resort and saw Criss Angel (Mind Freak) last night, compliments of Robert and Emily!
Wed 
03/03/2010 21:36:21
 jim  Vegas,NV-Mustang-RoofParking
Tue 
03/02/2010 14:45:23
 jim  DMV-The Long Wait
If by chance you happen to have to go to Nevada DMV, my heart is with you. We had to wait in these lines for five hours, just to get my Driver's License renewed.
Tue 
03/02/2010 12:51:34
 jim  6800 E Carey
Tue 
03/02/2010 11:57:15
 jim  Vegas,NV-Caberet-DMV-HouseOnCarey
Sun 
02/28/2010 17:36:35
 jim  Vegas View from the East side
Sun 
02/28/2010 17:36:28
 jim  Vegas,NV-Views
Sat 
02/27/2010 19:04:21
 jim  From Pit to Lax
Sat 
02/27/2010 14:39:11
 jim  Wexford,PA-Apt Becky
Sun 
02/21/2010 02:00:00
 jim  10,000 sq ft lot, 1,298 sq ft house, $63k
Map: Map Link: 4807 Via Maria Ct, North Las Vegas, NV 89031 BIG REALLY REALLY BIG LOT...10,000sq ft.
Sat 
02/20/2010 18:06:12
 jim  Annette and Greg
Fri 
02/19/2010 06:27:39
 jim  Jims Only Suit
Mon 
02/15/2010 17:49:42
 jim  Valentine Days
Sat 
02/13/2010 17:52:13
 jim  Ross Park Mall
Sat 
02/06/2010 16:33:00
 jim  Wexford Snow-20100206
Sat 
02/06/2010 13:32:38
 jim  Wexford Snow-20100206
Sat 
02/06/2010 10:39:24
 jim  Wexford Snow-20100206
Fri 
02/05/2010 23:08:12
 jim  Wexford SnowDays-20100205
Fri 
02/05/2010 17:48:30
 jim  Wexford SnowDays-20100205
Sat 
01/30/2010 13:00:00
 jim  I found an angel. I have pictures!
I looked at her and realized, I am looking at my angel. Ain't it wonderful.

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