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2013 

A tribute to my inspiration, nothing virtual here. At the end of a time of Thanksgiving, I feel I  must give thanks to my inspiration, my wife Christie Louise She has emerged as the family strength in many things. She is responsible for our family unity at Thanksgiving, proving herself a master o...
11/30/2013
A foray into the world of serial consumers A national news item early this morning explained that the wole country needs to be shopping in earnest because with "six less Christmas shopping days this year" retailers might be struggling to reach their targets. Is this an incitement to shop?  We, th...
11/29/2013
We all have visions of the future When I talk about my goals, I do not intend to justify myself. Debating with skeptics, especially those with opions and no substance, is the task of missionaries and politicians. My time is valuable and my path clear. I will achieve levitation. I have skin in the...
11/29/2013
One of those things that stick in your mind Practice random kindness and (commit) senseless acts of beauty Anne Herbert   I was first affected by this quote after a casual read of an Australian newspaper in 1995, where an article, as I recall, referred to American groups adhering to its tenets. T...
11/28/2013
The pace of Thanksgiving A day of Thanksgiving. You might say together, alone. All that food, all that talking... We are at an age where Christie and I are at the top of the tree (living family tree). Our descendants, who now make up three generations in goodly numbers below, seem scattered far a...
11/28/2013
A day at home, a day of family... One of the pleasures of changing countries, and "assimilating" is getting used to new holidays, especially those with extensive family traditions. I can relate to mounded tables anywhere, whether the base be ham or beef or turkey or mud crab. The attendant family...
11/28/2013
Holiday schedules for TRAX users in Utah While using TRAX (light rail)  to Sandy UT today, I received the following message: Thanksgiving none; Friday is Saturday; Saturday is Saturday; Sunday is Sunday. A perfectly clear message which for non-Utahns, outsiders and sundry visitors translates: If ...
11/27/2013
Draper UT, the decorated, the spectacular... I always enjoy the night ights of the Salt Lake Valley UT especially when seen from a high vantage point. For the past month or more, most of my meetings have been daytime. Evening jaunts have allowed me to use TRAX across the Valley floor .Mostly my n...
11/26/2013
GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) - my continuing adventure I have commented previously on how you might find GIMP to be of use in your graphic and image editing. I remarked that it is relatively unknown,  yet very powerful and attractively priced. It is licensed as free and open source softw...
11/26/2013
Turning all my work into art Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams The Dilbert Principle ***************** I am in control of of my destiny. I work because it enhances my spirit. I get to push the boundaries. I am allowed to make mistakes...
11/26/2013
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