This afternoon, as I was innocently sauntering back toward home on 22nd Street, minding my own business and absently watching the younger and friskier squirrels playing grab-ass on the lawns instead of gathering acorns for the winter, I spotted a grizzled rodent chattering away at his progeny to get back to work, sort of reminding […]
What’s an Orlop?
My name is Dave Ayers and I hope you will be a frequent visitor to the Orlop. What is an Orlop, you ask? It is the lowest deck on an Age of Sail man-of-war, well below the waterline near where the cables are stowed. It's also a good place for a foremast jack to hide for a catnap. I learned this from reading Patrick O'Brian sea novels, and since my computer workstation is also below the water line and I have been known to sneak a nap there, I thought it would make a good name for this blog.
I discovered blogging several years ago when my son Larry, a natural-born blogger, discovered the wonders of WordPress, a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. (Their words, not mine.) Anyway, some sixteen years, thousands of articles and words later, I'm still at it, a testimony to this easy-to-use program and the therapy of wordsmithing.
But time moves on, and I am forking the display of my latest astro images to Astrobin. There you will see a gallery of my recent images. Click on a gallery thumbnail for details.