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Iceland – Day 4 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 31, 2014

Day Four started with close encounters of the cow kind. A large herd of the critters gathered behind a fence to watch as we prepared to leave for the day’s activities. James Kennerly was the first to spot them, and in no time they had lined up behind him as if he was their paramount […] Read More

Iceland – Day 3 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 28, 2014

We started our day by strapping on crampons and heading up to the Falljokull Glacier (actually, “Jökull” means “glacier” in Icelandic). A river runs under the glacier, and most of our merry band filled their water bottles from the frigid, sparkling, delicious stream. From where we stood, the top of the glacier field is filled […] Read More

Iceland — Day 2 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 26, 2014

On Day 2 of our Iceland trip we trekked into Skaftafell National Park, part of the Vatnajokull National Park, to see the Svartifoss waterfall. The rushing river cascades over black hexagonal lava columns, and reminded me of the Giant’s Causeway, a similar natural wonder that I saw earlier this year in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. […] Read More

Iceland – Day 1 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 25, 2014

After spending two days in Reykjavik on our own, Rebecca and James and I linked up with the Backroads group for a week-long tour of Iceland’s southern coast. It included biking, hiking, boating, and of course, eating some fine food!  Backroads is a company we have linked up with several times in the past. Earlier […] Read More

My New Book Website is Live!

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 23, 2014

The “David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone” website is up and running. It gives an overview of  my new book, a link to order it, and some excerpts.   David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone

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Back to Iceland After 28 Years

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 22, 2014

  In Iceland at this time of the year you can touch sunset with one hand and sunrise with the other. On the longest day the sun sets around midnight, and is up again at 3 a.m. The sun comes up early on the approach to Iceland Iceland also has some wild swings in temperature, […] Read More

NPR’s Don Gonyea on President Ford

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 18, 2014

”‹In one of my longest-distant interviews ever, NPR’s intrepid Don Gonyea reached me at the Hotel Skaftafell in Freysnesi, Iceland as I was preparing to scale the Svinafell Glacier last week. He wanted to talk about President Ford’s first days in office 40 years ago, and I wanted to discuss the spectacular sights of Iceland. He […] Read More

Ford’s First Week as President 40 Years Ago

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 11, 2014

President Gerald R. Ford in the oval office during his second full day as the nation’s 38th chief executive. When President Ford took over from Richard Nixon the country was ready for a little less drama emanating from the White House. Ford was just the guy to deliver normalcy. One of the first pictures I […] Read More

Ford Sworn In as President 40 Years Ago Today

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 9, 2014

Gerald R. Ford is sworn is as the 38th President of the United States at noon on August 9, 1974. When Gerald R. Ford assumed the presidency on August 9, 1974 he declared that, “Our long national nightmare is over.”  In the short term I suppose he was right, but his own personal nightmare began […] Read More

Latest additions to @merriamwebster dictionary. I wonder if there’s a word for clowns who have an abnormal fear of a deep state? #clowns #deepstate ...

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Back when diplomacy mattered. This week is the 41st Anniversary of the Camp David Accords that led to peace between Israel and Egypt. Here’s my pic of Israeli PM Menachem Begin, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at Camp David. Begin and Sadat received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts, and Carter had the satisfaction of brokering this great achievement. #campdavidaccords #anwarsadat #menachembegin #jimmycarter #peace #diplomacy #campdavid ...

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The #haydenplanetarium at the #americanmuseumofnaturalhistorynyc #nyc ...

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At Nicola’s, my favorite #nyc dining spot, with #1 son Byron Kennerly @lordbyron Great evening in a place with tons of Kennerly history on the walls dating back over 40 years. Follow Byron on Instagram: @totallyeffnlost — You might regret it at first, but it grows on you, and he has a perpetually funny take on life! ...

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The #59thstreetbridge aka Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge today. #nyc #newyorkcity ...

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Sunset and moonrise over New Jersey yesterday #red #orange #moonrise #sunset ...

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On July 4, 1976, the 200th birthday of our country, President Ford looked out the window of his helicopter at the World Trade Center. Today is the 18th anniversary of the attack on the towers. #911 #wtc ...

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The Day After. On September 12, 2001, firemen and soldiers unfurl an American flag next to where the hijacked jet crashed into the #pentagon — It was an inspiring sight for all of us who were there. #911 ...

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The #moon in a #cloud over #phoenix tonight. #phoenicianhotel ...

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Taxiing to the terminal in #Phoenix yesterday, late afternoon. Only 100 degrees, but a dry heat... ...

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In the room. My photograph of the secret and consequential meeting on this day, Sept. 5, 1974, 45 years ago, as President Ford discussed pardoning his predecessor Richard Nixon with, (L-R) Phil Buchen, Ford's chief counsel, Al Haig, chief of staff, and Benton Becker, Ford's emissary to Nixon. Right afterward Becker flew to San Clemente to negotiate with Nixon and his staff about the terms of the pardon. #history ...

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