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Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Blog, Featured

Instagram Hacked? – Good Luck Getting Your Account Back

Instagram Hacked? – Good Luck Getting Your Account Back

Bad customer support can be infuriating.  And, with Instagram, there really appears to be no customer service at all–at least from human beings.  Just bots that answer your message.  Here’s the ridiculous saga of how my Instagram account got hacked and I received no reasonable support at all from Instagram. Russian Hackers Like many people, my Instagram account is the documentation of my life.  While I use Facebook to post ordinary, every day things, Instagram is reserved only for my best photography and the most important events of my life.  It’s my digital scrapbook of my life.  I thought I would have it for the rest of my life. So, imagine my frustration, when on the evening of August 3, 2018, I noticed that I couldn’t log in to my account as normal.  My immediate reaction was that I made some kind of mistake when I had recently linked my Facebook account to my Instagram account.  Yeah, that must be the problem. As I was working on that, I...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Blog, Sports

Climbing Mt. Bierstadt

Climbing Mt. Bierstadt

To celebrate my daughter Brittany’s graduation from Clemson University in 2015, we decided to take a trip to Colorado in June, 2015.  One of the amazing things about Colorado is that you can find such extensive wilderness, complete with fourteeners so close to Denver.  We decided to spend the first few days in quaint Georgetown, Colorado.  When we originally planned on making the trip, I had hoped that we might be able to hike Mt. Bierstadt together, but the folks at the Department of Tourism in Georgetown told me that would not be possible due to a late June snowstorm. Access to Mt. Bierstadt is via Guanella Pass–a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. The pass is located in southwestern Clear Creek County, in the Front Range, west of Denver and south of Georgetown.  Sure enough the conditions atop Guenella Pass made that trek impossible in June.  So, Mt. Bierstadt would have to wait. But, I vowed to go back by myself two months later...

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Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Blog, Dogs

Abused, Shot, Neglected: The Story of Pilgrim

Abused, Shot, Neglected: The Story of Pilgrim

I like the way that ordinary dogs, who are extraordinary, sometimes get a happy ending to their torture and neglect.  The legacy of Pilgrim is just one such story.  Pilgrim was rescued by the Darlington, South Carolina Humane Society on Thanksgiving Day 2012.   by Pilgrim Bentz (as told to Bob Bentz) Darlington, SC — Pilgrim wasn’t my original name.  My original name was “Bentley.” On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2012, I was rescued by the Darlington County Humane Society in South Carolina.  The local newspaper did an article about me and so did the television station.  So, as you can see, I have become somewhat of a celebrity. For the first two years of my life, I was chained to a tree in the backyard of my house on Trudie Lane in Darlington.  My owner didn’t take very good care of me and kept my puppy collar on me for a long time.  The problem was I kept growing and became too big for the collar and my...

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