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RetouchPro challenge

Recently I had an email invitation from a website called RetouchPro. I joined the group four or five years ago and unfortunately forgot about them. How the email made it through, I’ll never know- but I’m glad it did. The … Continue reading

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loss

An old friend passed in the Spring. At the memorial service his sister told me the last couple of years had been hard. Tim hadn’t really been himself: Heart trouble, lung problems, hearing difficulty. Still, I wish I could have … Continue reading

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visual aid

I’m reading the 2008 edition of Clay Christensen’s Disrupting Class. It’s been updated, but this is the version that the library had, and I’m glad for it. I hope the later edition improved the charts. There’s one early on:figure 2.1 … Continue reading

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sweet potato salad

I just ate lunch. Sweet potato salad on a bed of baby spinach leaves. Wonderful. I boiled the diced sweet potatoes in heavily salted and vinegared water. The vinegar helps to keep fully cooked potatoes firm and it worked on … Continue reading

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sharing pain

A twitter friend posted: “I find myself sending prayers to [snip] as he and his family go through that which is hardest.” I had no idea what she referred to. Her feed had no more information than that, and I’m … Continue reading

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stereoscopic

A few days ago there was an old stereoscopic image posted in the Smithsonian’s Bigger Picture blog. I love old images for lots of reasons, and I have real fondness for early stereoscope images. I had a stereoscope and shoebox … Continue reading

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helpful librarians

I’ve been spending too much time reading books and watching movies. I try to pick the best stuff so my brain doesn’t completely atrophy, but still. I waste too much time. Movies bring on the guilts far worse than books, … Continue reading

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morning in the park

I met a friend in the park several days ago. We sat on a bench and filled each other in on what had been going on in the months since we’d last talked. It was nearly lunch time and the … Continue reading

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kickin’ back

And playing with a different style. It’s relaxing. Makes me think about wood cuts.

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library support

This year’s Centre Gives campaign doubled the amount the Centre County Library received during last year’s campaign. That’s a bit over $3100 for 2014. When viewed as an increase over last years donations, it seems pretty awesome. More awesome still … Continue reading

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