We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more. — Albert Camus. Have you ever watched a series of TV commercials where all the scenes and actors are happy with the implied message if you only bought the advertiser’s products you…

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I feel towards persons as I do towards art, — constructively. Find all the good first. Judge by what has been done, — not by omissions or mistakes. And look well into oneself! A life can well be spent correcting and improving one’s own faults without bothering about others.  — Edward Weston. Weston in a few…

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I’ve started a new adventure this weekend. Readers will remember when I spent several months exploring Suzy’s grandmother’s bible which was full of nuggets and clippings. So it’s time to explore again. This time it is her Uncle Wayne’s Bible. Wayne was a brilliant chemist but endured for decades crippling arthritis. I never heard him…

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One benefit of having a father who worked in construction all his life was I never wanted for a summer job. The day after school ended, I was expected to report to work for the company my father worked for at the time. Another benefit was I was often given the lowest of the low…

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This weekend my juices were charged by two articles I read. One was about California, and how lack of vision, planning, and care have created a place to live that may become uninhabitable in the next decade. The second article was the fact that North America has lost over three Billion birds in the last…

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