Snapshots

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Bret Stephens, a conservative commentator at the New York Times has an article Republicans Will Regret a Second Trump Term that I think describes pretty accurately what a second Trump term will be like.


Sunday, June 23, 2024

Can Men Live Without War? In 1956 Vannevar Bush wrote an article for The Atlanticasking this question ending with the following paragraph.

No more war? Peace is indeed in sight if we are wise. But not an end of contest or struggle. And certainly not an end of opportunity, which may render the lives of those who follow us not insipid but virile, not belligerent but creative.

Read the whole thing!


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Oh my! What kind of instrument is this? Watch this in full screen mode.


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Watching the River Flow


Thursday, May 09, 2024

This just unfurled today.


Saturday, May 04, 2024

Rewilding the Internet: - this is nothing new but the authors expose how the Internet has become a mono-culture. Do your part to reclaim our spaces both in Nature and the Internet.


Friday, May 03, 2024

It's racing season in Kentucky. These are beautiful farms. The Derby is tomorrow.


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Images from 3 years of War in Ukraine We need to look at these more often to get better at what war looks like.


Monday, April 22, 2024

It's a big tree on the board walk to Little Pond at White Memorial.


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

I posted some Spring pictures today.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

This is what the fortifications look like that the Russians are using in Ukraine.


Sunday, March 24, 2024

David Brooks has articulated a compelling argument why Hamas must be defeated. This won't be pleasant or easy but I think David is right.


Saturday, March 23, 2024

Join your vcard and rss feed to create a complete profile

So that's when I realized, if there's a widely used open standard for feeds, and another for profiles, why not join the two? By embedding an RSS/Atom feed URL in a vCard, it becomes a single file that has all the information needed to identify a person and follow their updates. Since it's a single file, it's easy to share it with others as well as store the vCards for all your connections locally.


Monday, March 04, 2024

This is pay-walled by the times but is definitely worth trying to see. Every one of them made me smile and the artist seems to be a joy and someone who loves the city.


Friday, February 09, 2024

You read an article by someone and you think this person is different. Alec Wilkinson is that kind of person. I read the first article (about learning math at 65) not knowing who he was but then I learned he was a writer for the New Yorker for the last 40 years. Here is a link to an article in the New Yorker about the jazz guitarist Julian Lage. If I could only be this cool!


Thursday, February 08, 2024

This article about the production (and shortage) of 155m Artillery Shells is informative and brings you back to the industrial basis of war. The 10 minute video is worth the time and many readers will have never seen a close up of an industrial process.


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Organized crime is mining sand from rivers and coasts to feed demand worldwide, ruining ecosystems and communities. Can it be stopped?
As seen in Hacker News


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Religious organizations doing good! Hundreds of faith groups are using their property to build homes.

For cash-poor congregations that face declining revenue and member participation and rising maintenance costs, developing housing can offer a financial benefit while also expanding their social mission.


Friday, January 19, 2024

We are in Kentucky working on cleaning out Corby's Dad's house and it has been very cold and snowing.


Tuesday, January 09, 2024

    Paper wings, all torn and bent
    You made me feel that
    They were heaven sent

    Paper wings, not real at all
    But they took me high
    Enough to really fall

    Your paper kisses faded too soon
    Just like a paper rose
    'Neath a paper moon

    Paper wings, paper wings
    Oh how could I expect
    To fly with only paper wings?

    Angels were singing, didn't you hear
    If only I'd listened close
    When they whispered in my ear

    Paper wings, paper wings
    Oh how could I expect
    To fly with only paper wings?
    I tried to fly but found
    That I had only paper wings
  

Paper Wings


Sunday, January 07, 2024

Connecticut Business and Industry Association [CBIA] has a good article concerning AI, "Ten Strategies for Using AI in Manufacturing" I just recently learned about the group.


Friday, January 05, 2024

David Brooks has an article today in the NYT that is better than usual. It's about how to return to a positive-sum world of growth, innovation and peace. I'm all for that.

Michelle Goldberg also has a good article in today's NYT. America Must Face Up to Israel’s Extremism


Thursday, January 04, 2024

Corby finished her Christmas puzzle. It takes a lot of work to complete these 1000 piece puzzles but she is pretty good at it.