Curvy or Arches: Cee Neuner’s Challenge for this Week!

Ooh, this one is going to be really fun! One of the original photos I posted on my blog, way back when, is a twisty road in Eastern Washington along the Columbia River Gorge.  I have always loved the shrub-steppe terrain there. How about our kitty, curving her body to rest on our barrel chair? …

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Bad news for Facebook is good news for me (and probably for society)

Schadenfreude, anyone?  It seems that the Facebook Empire was taken down today, probably by a hacker.  From this story on the Fox News web site, all parts of the company, including Facebook, Instagram, and What'sApp, were completely unavailable today, all over the world.  Rumors also have it that Facebook employees were prevented from entering their …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days

This week's challenge, to show photos of places and things that have seen better days, could start with pictures of myself!  But it won't, sorry.  I will, however, start close to home.  A few blocks away from my house, along the arterial street, is a house that has definitely seen better days.  It's not that …

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Just a Friday Quickie. Airport Starbucks.

At the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, we found a very convenient Starbucks at which to buy a nice drink for what promised to be an unpleasant flight (due to mask requirement, which is stupid and very uncomfortable for five hours).  I was very taken with the well-done, lighted wood wall decor there.  Some designer did an …

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…and the Straitjacket tightens, again, and again, and again.

In case you haven't noticed, the freedoms of all Americans, and especially those who live in Leftist parts of the country, have continued to be more and more circumscribed.  Each day, we learn of more articles and people banned, canceled, and limited.  I live in one of those hard-Leftist states, and our freedoms are being …

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Circles and Wheels: This week’s Photo Challenge from Cee Neuner.

I just had to do this one, for my friend Cee, who doesn't live too far from me.  Circles make the world go round (see what I did there?), and trace the roughly-circular orbits of all the planets and their satellites.  Did you know that the ancient Egyptians did not use the wheel?  They found …

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Hillsdale College CCA, the Rest of the Story

Now that you have been welcomed to Detroit...  Saturday night, we went to the Big Boy restaurant just a block from our hotel, and walked both ways.  On the way, we saw this sign, and I just had to laugh.  You may know that hotels and restaurants everywhere are having trouble hiring enough workers to …

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Barack Hussein Obama, contributing to the ruination of his adopted city, Chicago

The well-known total narcissism of ex-president Barack Hussein Obama, got some great feedback today, on the subject of his Personal Library in Chicago (NOT his official Presidential Library).  It is not news that the Obama Steamroller flattened opposition from the neighborhood surrounding Jackson Park, to the decimation of numerous trees and other natural features which …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: Going Wide (with pride)

I love taking photos of landscapes, since I normally notice the wide view.  I don't have a wide-angle lens for my normal point-and-shoot camera, nor my iPhone, which I have been using for most photography for the past two years.  I used to pooh-pooh all the people who are constantly using their phones to capture …

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