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2013 

Product Review: GIMP ~ manipulation not as rickety as it sounds With over fifty years of involvement in photography, I have had need to pursue image manipulation, editing, retouching, restoration etc in many forms. In this digital age such pursuits have become decidedly simpler and easier to acco...
07/28/2013
Hey ~ we're having a holiday in Utah today. It's the Utah biggie; July 24th, Pioneer Day. My driveway has a US flag fluttering in the nice breezes of a slightly cooler day, all very pleasant. It was placed at dawn by our local Boy Scouts to remind us of the Pioneer entry into the Valley of the Gr...
07/24/2013
Bright sun and deep shade make up summer in Salt Lake City UT The Salt Lake Valley Utah has an average of five days each summer where temperatures exceed 100 degrees. With our temperature observations for our high altitude desert location we realize that we are parochial in attitude, and that lot...
07/22/2013
Swat That Fly ~ the game is on My hobby of observing seismic events (earthquakes) in the Intermountain West ( Utah to Yellowstone) in weekly intervals, has me thinking again of a game my wife keeps to entertain visiting grandchildren (and herself, when the mood arises) called "Swat That Fly". "Ny...
07/16/2013
Top end choice in Sandy UT to suit all tastes Sandy UT is a great place to visit, even better to make your home We have it all: high altitude desert living with its attendant scenery. All year the mountains provide spectacular scenery, from the russets and yellows of summer to the white and charc...
07/14/2013
Product Review: Esky Mini HD Spy Camera Wherever I venture, I have with me still and video capability, usually in multiple forms. And then there is my phone... Add to this some form of recording device. Thus most of my pockets are spoken for for every outing. Not long ago a lawyer friend suggeste...
07/13/2013
July is very festive in Sandy UT July is a month of strenuous celebration in Utah. Summer heat does not diminish any of it. Utah threw itself into 4th of July celebrations to celebrate the founding of this Country. Flags everywhere; gatherings in parks, and  at homes; food, lots of food; spectacu...
07/08/2013
Finding a country through poetry and prose With the Fourth of July just passed, and enjoying an American wife, I have been able to look at the make up of this, my adopted country, to see what treasures I might unearth. In such endeavors I am never disappointed. American History seemed to feature ...
07/07/2013
It has rained at last in Sandy UT Rain dances, supplications oft, and long suffering patience have paid dividends in Sandy UT. Some decent rain at last. Thunder, lightening, swirling breezes, drumming rain. The works... The trees are happy; the sere grasses are a little revived. Dust has been was...
07/06/2013
Going through the motions for some rain in Sandy UT. The temperature has dropped a little, dark clouds appear, the rustle of hot breezes, dimming of light. All these few things together might signal the approach of rain. We need some; we are due some; we want some. All for a few drops before the ...
07/05/2013
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