Sincerely Sad

These folks don’t seem to understand what’s gone wrong in America. They just know something has gone really wrong. They are trying to make sense of it. I suspect that we all are. I guess Glenn Beck offers some bizarre and simplistic way for them to vent that frustration and to have hope that things will get better if they… Continue reading

The Happy Planet Index

I found this TEDtalk, on the Happy Planet Index, by Nick Marks, to be deeply inspiring and brilliantly on target.  It is absolutely worth 17 minutes of your time!  He talks about creating the world we all want to live in without costing the earth in the process.  He claims our current policy and cultural focus on productivity and materialism… Continue reading

The Shutters Revisited

I already posted a time lapse of the installation at this link.  But the lighting and the camera settings were a huge challenge.  So you really didn’t get to see what the shutters look like, until now.   They are 4″ shutters made by Avalon.  The top of the top shutter is 18′ from the floor.… Continue reading

El Segundo Antique Car Show ’10

I really like going to the El Segundo Antique Car show, held each year near the end of August.  It’s free and is sponsored by the El Segundo Police Department, which I think is also cool.  I first went in 2008. I was out of town last year on business and missed it.  This year’s show was a little different… Continue reading

Your Driveway Is No Longer Private Property

Image via Wikipedia And I hate it that the front door to the house isn’t private property.  Daily, people leave fliers and business cards and unsolicited junk on the door! This week’s big news story:  the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that the government can, without a warrant, sneak onto your property, your driveway, and place a… Continue reading

P’cola T’storm

Amazingly, people were swimming in the Gulf before, during, and probably after this storm.  But maybe, it was ok.  I never went down to the water.  If any oil or dispersant were around, it wasn’t visible from the hotel room balcony.  Sunday night, the last night of the visit, a big thunderstorm came from the north.  I shot this short… Continue reading

P’cola or Bust

We just returned from a very short visit to my hometown of Pensacola.  My FC, favorite cousin, Susan, came down for the visit as well.  We had a wonderful time filled with laughter, good seafood, and great political talk (the FC and I are on the same side of the political coin).  I don’t know, it seems the dispersants used… Continue reading