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Jan 09

December 2017 – Quote of the Month

“National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.” ~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Dec 30

A Rainbow of Stone

Rainbow Bridge - 2017 photo by Glen Green

I wanted to write a post expressing my frustration and outrage at the train wreck of modern conservative politics, but I just finished a long post on my password protected Friends and Family section and I’m out of steam. These things need said: flares of distress need sent up. Spotlights of attention must be shone. …

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Dec 03

November 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” ~ Voltaire

Nov 26

Staring at the Sun

BAFF's 2017 Best Feature Film Winner, November 07, 2017 at the Tribeca Cinemas with winner Writer / Director Harry Greenberger accepting the award.

Congratulations to the Staring at the Sun team that wrote, directed, acted, produced and worked on the movie for winning Best Feature Film at the Big Apple Film Festival. As IMDB says about this humanist movie, “Two teenage Brooklyn Hasidic schoolgirls, unable to live under the strict rules of their community take the family car and …

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Nov 13

October 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” ~ Albert Einstein

Oct 19

The Guts to Corpse a Skeleton

Corpsing a skeleton > Closeup final head and torso

Corpsing a Skeleton “Corpsing” is the Haunters’ verb for taking a skeleton and turning it into a corpse – something with a little skin on the bones. (And while we’re handing out definitions, “Haunters” is the name given to those of us who have a fixation with Halloween – specifically with the creation of haunted …

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Oct 12

September 2017 – Quote of the Month

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.” ~ Mary Hunter Austin

Sep 28

Seasonal Candy

Halloween Candy in July

Halloween candy spotted in a store. “So what? – it’s September 28th! ‘Tis the season!“, you say. The photo was taken on July 31st. (I kid you not.) On second thought, maybe it was just very late candy from last year…

Sep 13

August 2017 – Quote of the Month

“I think some of the funniest and most artistic people I know are the ones who had a hard time at school. They often have humility and artistry. So, as much as I feel bad for kids who have to go through a rough childhood, I believe that if they can turn it around, it’s …

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Aug 18

Monumental Mistakes

The John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette Co. Courthouse on West Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky.

Since Dear Leader Trump’s recent comments regarding the Charlottesville demonstrations and related violence, I’ve seen many people on my social media channels offering a defense of the Confederate monuments. (Supplemented with bogus stories about the Confederate flag.) First, an overview of where I stand on some related matters: I’m heartfelt advocate of freedom of speech, and …

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Aug 09

July 2017 – Quote of the Month

“The crucial test of ethical values is whether they apply to strangers, and those afar, not just in our midst.” ~ Bernard Crick, Essays on Citizenship, 2000

Jul 27

iPod Sunset

iPod and CDs, October 2008

In 2014 Apple announced that it would stop supporting its professional photo management software ‘Aperture‘. Since then, I’ve been in the slow (and painful) process of migrating my photos to Adobe’s Lightroom. As such, today, I finally got around to importing a batch of old photos from October 2005 and came across this picture. In …

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Jul 27

Lettuce Spellcheck

Eat 'n Park Signage Misspelling

I’ve never been a great speller, but c’mon!  – Eat ‘n Park missed the pun, “Salad Bar, Can’t be Beet! Let-Us Eat”!

Jul 17

June 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Broken by it, I, too, may be; bow to it I never will. The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Jun 27

This is in My Basement

Skeleton corpse with babydoll homemade Halloween prop

Everyone has to have a hobby.

Jun 21

May 2017 – Quote of the Month

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” ~ George Orwell

May 30

Fluffy Pillow or ET Arms

contour-pillow-use-illustrations

Shopping at a local Sears Outlet, my eye was caught by a comfy looking pillow. Looking closer, I see that the manufacturer was kind enough to provide an illustrated guide on how to use the pillow. Looking closer yet, I noticed the girl with the E.T. Arms. Ouuuuch… (PS. * Yes: I know, the pillow …

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May 01

April 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.” ~ Frank Herbert

Apr 07

Who Needs a Donation When You Can Like, Share and Pray?

Because I have brain cancer nobody wants to pray for me

I spotted this on a Facebook “wall” and found it nauseating. It made me angry. The post is exploitative and cynical on such a scale that it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t purposefully, carefully, engineered to be as misanthropic as possible. I did a little searching to see if I could uncover the story …

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Apr 07

March 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men …

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