9/11 from my photo archives

View of World Trade Center twin towers from the Empire State Building during the summer of 2001

A lot will be written and broadcast about 9/11 on its 20th anniversary on Saturday. Here are a few glimpses from my personal time machine. We went to New York in the summer of 2001. During the trip, we went to lower Manhattan, but didn’t go in the towers. Little did we know that by… Continue reading 9/11 from my photo archives

Time marches through the neighborhood

1985 view of my neighborhood via KGIS imagery

With new census data just out for Knoxville and Tennessee (Explore), here’s a fun look at how my Northshore Hills neighborhood has changed from 1959 to present using aerial imagery from the Knoxville, Knox County, Knoxville Utilities Board Geographic Information System, usually just called KGIS. Credits: Images:KCIS: https://www.kgis.org/portal/?portalid=0 Audio:Fast Talkin by Kevin MacLeod is licensed… Continue reading Time marches through the neighborhood

Second Knoxville Tesla Supercharger under construction

Tesla supercharger. (Public domain via Flickr, https://flic.kr/p/2aS3sTk)

UPDATE: This 250 kW supercharger recently became operational and should make supercharging in Knoxville a bit easier. The 150 kW supercharger in Turkey Creek was often full and with a line on weekends. Photos appeared Tuesday in Tesla groups on Facebook of a second supercharger in Knoxville. which looks like it could be functional within… Continue reading Second Knoxville Tesla Supercharger under construction