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Remembering — The Vintage Lens

Another Memorial Day comes and goes. The truth of it all is engraved on a simple headstone.

All the leaves are brown and the skies are grey.

California dreamin' on a winter's day. Imagine it is January, and the thermometer drops below 0F every night. And when it doesn't, it's snowing. That means shoveling your driveway and sidewalk all over again. If you should get a... Continue Reading →

I Have A Dream!

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I thought I'd post the entire text of his "I Have A Dream" speech. We've all heard the clips and the sound bites, but I bet most have never heard its entirety. There... Continue Reading →

A New Year: The Circle Game

And the seasons, they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We're captive on the carousel of time We can't return, we can only look Behind, from where we came And go round and round... Continue Reading →

From Martha Kennedy’s blog: Merry Christmas! — “Summer is the season of inferior sledding” – Inuit proverb This is my annual Christmas post. I don’t think I’ll ever have a better story. Merry Christmas, everyone, however you observe this season. Linoleum print on rice paper, 14 x 20 inches Part One, 1956 I am 4 or... Continue Reading →

Kherson is free!

Featured image from If you remember, I did this post about the Ukrainian military and the battle for Kherson a while back. And now they've up and done it. Kherson fell with comparatively little fighting. Along the way,... Continue Reading →

Population and the Future

All the graphs below are from and are available to be shared under a Creative Commons license They have not been modified in any way. I remember reading Paul Ehrlich's "The Population Bomb" as a kid. I also remember... Continue Reading →

Ukraine strikes back.

Featured image: Ukrainian flag raised over the newly liberated village of Vysokopillya More than 6 months into the latest invasion, Ukraine has launched its first counter-offensive. It was made possible by Russian overreach. During the original assault, Russian troops poured... Continue Reading →

H2O: ~Footprints in the Sand

I'm not sure why so many people dissed this anime. I found it to be deeply emotionally engaging. It starts out a bit rough, with some really ham-handed fan service. I suspect people were judging it relative to the adult... Continue Reading →

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