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Splash Page, April 2012When I redesigned the site in 2002 to the “Minimalist” design, I also redesigned the splash page (example seen at right), which, from February 2001 until June 30, 2012, was the first page people saw when entering the site.  Until August 2002, the splash page contained the logo in large size and the URL, with an invitation to click to enter.  With the 2002 redesign, the splash page reduced the size of the logo and added a picture of me, which I changed monthly.  This was the splash page’s design for more than nine years, with only minor color changes throughout the years until the splash page was discontinued with the completion of the site’s conversion to WordPress in 2012.  At that time, the splash photo feature was temporarily moved to the Welcome page.  When the site was redesigned in September 2012, the splash photo, though now smaller in size, was placed in the upper right corner of every page.

Since August 2002, I have run many photos in the spaces where the splash photo has resided, with “whatever I find interesting” as the guideline.  All of the photos that have come and gone over the years are listed here, and I hope that you will find these photos interesting, too…

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June 2023

Drone selfie with the new HR-V while wearing space tights and clear glasses in Michaux State Forest near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

May 2023

Selfie with the “TATTOO” sign from the Ink Master television show on the Ironbound Studios building in Newark, New Jersey.  Clearly, I do not have what it takes to be Ink Master.

Notes: For more photos from this day, see "A weekend in New York…" in the Journal.

April 2023

Selfie along the Canal Walk in Richmond, Virginia.

March 2023

Selfie on a friend’s porch swing, with Woomy on my shoulder.

February 2023

Sitting in a 2023 Honda HR-V at the Washington Auto Show.

Notes: This photo is from the "Going to the auto show…" Journal entry.

January 2023

Selfie at the Boscov’s department store in York, Pennsylvania.

December 2022

Elyse and I pose for a selfie in a shoe store while wearing our Today’s Special sweatshirts.

Notes: And rest assured that I belted out a few bars of "I Love My Running Shoes" right there in the store before Elyse told me to stop.

November 2022

Selfie with the wall of beef jerky at the Buc-ee’s in Crossville, Tennessee.

October 2022

Selfie with the random “Augusta County Industrial Sites” sign that’s visible from Interstate 81 in Virginia.

September 2022

Holding up 30 pounds’ worth of Swiss cheese at Sharp Shopper in Winchester, Virginia.

Notes: It should be noted that this is the third splash photo in a row where I am wearing the exact same outfit. This was not intentional.

August 2022

Selfie along Pennsylvania Route 641, with the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel visible in the distance.

July 2022

Drone selfie at Ward Plaza in Winchester, Virginia.

June 2022

Selfie while test-driving an Audi Q4 e-tron.

Notes: This splash photo is from the "Trying out electric cars in space tights…" Journal entry.

May 2022

Elyse and I get selfies in front of an Interstate 85 and US 460 reassurance marker near Petersburg, Virginia.

April 2022

Post-flight drone selfie in Covington, Virginia.

March 2022

Selfie with Elyse at an educational toy store in Franconia, Virginia.

February 2022

Drone selfie at a wind farm in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

January 2022

Standing next to the HR-V after a drone flight near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

December 2021

Enjoying a steamed milk at a Starbucks in Annapolis, Maryland.

November 2021

Woomy and I pose for a photo in downtown New Bern, North Carolina.

Notes: I love the contrast between my big smile, and Woomy's expression, where it's clear that he doesn't want to be there, but someone made him.