My friend Tom Adams sent me this.
It is amazing what the human mind is capable of. This is simply stunning. Dude accurately pencils an overhead panorama of Rome...from memory...on a 5 yard wide canvas.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, November 22, 2010
Last night there was a cool moon in the sky with clouds around it. I decided to try the different settings on my cell phone camera and see what resulted. These are some of the results.
|From The Rime of the Acient Mariner|
The moving Moon went up the sky.
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Posted by Joe Ganci at 9:54 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
1. Finish writing my article on Raptivity for Learning Solutions magazine.
2. Go for a long walk - start getting in shape! I'm sooo out of shape.
If I get the above done, then:
3. Do some organizing in my office
4. Clear out my inbox.
5. See what else is on my long list!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
One of our sons, who is 24, is moving to England. He, like his brother and I, are all dual citizens (Italian and American) but we have never exercised our rights to get official Italian paperwork, like a passport. However, for my boy to live and work in England, he needs to be a member of the European Union, so he really needs his Italian passport.
We went up to the Italian consulate in January and obtained the paperwork and instructions. We were told then that once we mailed everything to the Consulate, they would send my son his passport in 2 to 3 weeks. I sent it all up to them and we waited. Last week, while I was out of town, my son called to say he had received a packet from the Consulate. Unfortunately, it didn't contain the passport. Instead, it contained all the paperwork we had sent up with an attached letter. The letter said that this could only be done in person by appointment and that the next available appointment is...is...is....August 2011!!!
So Monday morning we drove the 4 hours back to the Consulate and there we waited an hour to speak with someone. We felt a lot of relief when the nice lady said that we shouldn't worry, they would make it happen now. About the time we were being helped, visiting hours were almost over for the day (noon) and we still needed to get photographs made, so we left and booked into a hotel. After we took care of what we needed to do, we went to see the Liberty Bell and settled in for the night.
The next morning we went back and waited an hour and finally finished up everything. They even made the passport right then and there and showed it to us! But, they said, they couldn't give it to us right away but that it would be sent to us. How tantalizing!
After all that, we are very grateful to the personnel at the Consulate for accelerating the process!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 12:42 PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
What do you think? Should I? I've been pretty active on Facebook but haven't updated my blog much at all. Let me know if I should start updating my blog again, all!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
A huge snowfall today! See the pics I took last night and today...
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
So it's been tough to find the time to post both here and on Facebook so I've decided that I'm going to post on my blog the following:
1) Links to my Flickr account for when a good set of new photos are there.
2) Stories from my life. I promise they'll be good!
So for everything else, you can look at my Facebook account:
I hope to see you there too!
Love to all
Posted by Joe Ganci at 2:04 PM
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Joe Ganci once again walks in the Fairfax County Indpendence Day Parade as part of the Fairfax Sons of Italy Lodge. The crowds cheered....all for me, I'm sure!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 6:29 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
And it's still going on!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 9:30 PM
Posted by Joe Ganci at 3:43 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Unfortunately, on the way up there was a section of road where headlight use was mandatory. Normally I use the automatic setting for the headlights and unfortunately my car doesn't warn me when I leave them on so when I got back to the car, the battery was as dead as it could be.
A lady who was sitting on her porch nearby offered to help. Thank you to Jessica for all her help today!
Posted by Joe Ganci at 11:05 PM
Monday, June 1, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Click the photo to see more photos.
Posted by Joe Ganci at 11:36 PM
I met my old friends John and Jeanene Underwood and Chris Phillips at Jack Stack Barbecue while working in Kansas City. Yum - very good barbecue! Interestingly, when I was flying to KC, my seatmate was on her way there to visit her grandchildren and she told me that her niece works at Jack Stack and to ask for her, but her niece was still away on maternity leave. :-)