Costco @ Pentagon City -- Mike Ramsdell ("A Train To Potevka"):
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Description of Pictures: Mike Ramsdell was born and raised in Bear River, Utah. He attended Utah State University, the University of Utah Law School, and the Russian Language Institute in Washington, D.C. He was commissioned as an officer in the Military Intelligence Corps. His career specialty in Russian/Soviet counterintelligence has taken him on missions throughout Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, and to Asia. Lt. Colonel Ramsdell has served with: U.S. and NATO militaries, various U.S. intelligence agencies, and the U.S. Department of State. He had the opportunity to work in support of the first Reagan-Gorbachev Moscow Summit. His last foreign assignment was for a six-year period in Moscow and Gorky, Russia. He currently lives in Layton, Utah with his wife, Bonnie, and their two cats, Ralph and Koshka. Active in racquetball, tennis, and skiing, he also serves in the Sunday school of his local church. A Train to Potevka is Mike's first book.
The above was from his web site at http://michaelramsdell.com/wst_page2.html
We had a nice chat when I met him in the Sterling, VA Costco. He had a deal with there where he traveled from warehouse to warehouse selling his book. He also sells a bunch through LDS outlets.
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2007 photos: Equipment this year: I used the Fuji S9000 almost exclusively except for the period when it broke and I had to send it back for repairs. In August, I bought a Canon Rebel Xti, my first digital SLR (vs regular digital) which I tried as well but I wasn't that excited by it.
Trips this year: Two weeks down south (including Graceland, Shiloh, VIcksburg, and New Orleans), a week at a time share in Costa Rica over my 50th birthday, a week off for a family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with sidetrips to Dayton, Springfield, and Madison), a week in San Diego for the Comic-Con with a side trip to Michigan for two family reunions, a drive up to Niagara Falls, a couple of weekend jaunts including the Civil War Preservation Trust Grand Review in Vicksburg, and a December journey to three state capitols (Richmond, Raleigh, and Columbia). I saw sites in 18 states and 3 other countries this year -- the first year I'd been to more than two other countries since we lived in Venezuela when I was a little toddler.
Ego strokes: A photo that I took at the National Archives was used as the author photo on the book jacket for David A. Nichols' "A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution." I became a volunteer photographer at both Sixth and I Historic Synagogue and the Civil War Preservation Trust (later renamed "Civil War Trust")..
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