All posts by John Haskins

Early Gun Safety Skills

This is the earliest known photo of the young artist with a firearm. Notice advanced muzzle awareness and trigger control, sylish bowtie all while keeping a watchful eye out for dangerous neighborhood animals. Not bad for a 2 year old! Also note attentive supervision from no other than my own dear father, age 26.

Portrait of the young designer

Here’s a photo of me at my drawing board in the Planning and Design department at Cedar Point about 1979 or 1980. This was taken by one of the Toledo Blade photographers for a behind the scenes Blade article by Don Wolfe. I would credit the photographer but don’t recall his name.

Wood Storks at Lely

We were visited by a flock of endangered Wood Storks last week at the pond behind our place. Apparently, South Florida has one of the largest rookeries for Wood Storks anywhere. There are two rookeries relatively close to us. The water was way down last week in the pond and made for good fishing. We also were visited by otters, an osprey and even a pelican!

Requirements for Voter Registration

According to The Daily Caller:

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the alleged “blue wave” Democrats are expecting in the 2018 midterm elections is filled with “documented and undocumented” voters.

“The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American. It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander,” Abrams said at a Clayton County campaign office Tuesday in a video obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. “It is made up of those who’ve been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented.”

Here’s the link:

For anyone who is confused about the requirement for voter registration, here is the text from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website:


You are eligible to vote in Georgia if you are a citizen of the United States; a legal resident of Georgia; at least 18 years old; have not been found to be mentally incompetent by the court; are not serving a sentence for a felony of moral turpitude; are registered to vote; and meet all other state requirements, such as showing a Photo Identification if you choose to vote in person or properly requesting and returning an absentee ballot if you choose to vote by mail.

Here’s the link:

The wording of these rules is virtually the same in every state I have checked.