Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Today is the day! And I certainly do want to wish one and all a most happy Thanksgiving Day!

As I write this, I’m reminded that I do have much for which to be grateful. It’s a pretty long list, but suffice to say life has treated me pretty well.

I’m so aware today that many folks have not had fortune smile on them much; my thoughts go out to them today.

I’m thinking that most of you will, at some time today, reflect on your blessings. That’s a good thing. And not only on this day that invites us, so to speak, to do that.

It’s a good habit to cultivate throughout the year.


Feeling grateful today, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile



The banner photo is not Ben’s. He believes it to be covered under Fair Use.


Ben Sneaks Off to the Beach on Thanksgiving Eve!

Ben Sneaks Off to the Beach on Thanksgiving Eve!

I had a ball at the beach today! Didn’t decide to go until about 1:45 this afternoon, so it wasn’t the longest beach outing I’ve had lately, but it was time very well spent.

My schedule and my budget have conspired to keep me away from the shore for the last couple of months and so getting the hell outta Dodge was a priority. Very glad today was the day. Traffic and crowds were not an issue at all. Yay!

I am working more hours these days and so I’m not sure when I’ll be beach-bound again. But I’m determined to get back before Christmas Day.

I took just over 300 photos this time. So far I’ve only worked a grand total of six that I think are blog-worthy! Yeah, not the best outing from the photography standpoint. But the featured photo you see above is a keeper. My new gull friend was riding the wind about 40 feet above Cocoa Beach. Without a care in the world. Just doing what gulls do.

I admire him. Heading back for another few stolen moments of freedom as soon as i can make it happen.


Back in landlocked O’do, I am,

“Beachdog Ben” Basile


Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile