The Dodd/Kurylo Family

Welcome to our family website. We are Mike Dodd, Louise Kurylo, and our daughters, Michelle Dodd and Miranda Dodd.

Here you can check out some family members' pages, and look in on Mike's model railroad.

There's also some information on adoption you might find interesting.

In 2000 we became interested in astronomy, built a backyard observatory, and began photographing the night sky, Please have a look at our activities in this interesting and challenging hobby.

In 2010 we built a round house 20 miles west of our former home. Click the left photo below to see the house construction, or the right photo to see the projects we took on after we moved in.

We live in a round house.

New House

Check out our projects.



Miranda lives and works in Virginia.


Michelle Michelle lives and works in Virginia.




Learn about
adopting children
into your family.


Click for smiles.

Internet Grammar

Web and email bloopers.


New astronomy image

Amateur Radio

See Mike's
ham radio station.

Model Railroading

See Mike's HO scale Virginian Railway.

Home Machinist

Machinist shop

See Mike's
home machining shop.

Electronics for model railroaders

visitors since December 16, 2009

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Updated December 4, 2017