Quotes September 9, 2016

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”
Wayne Dyer

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius

“We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.”
Marianne Williamson

“Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.”
Eugene Ionesco

To some will come a time when change itself is beauty, if not heaven.
Edwin Arlington Robinson,
poet

“His mother saw that he was not lonesome, and because she was an understanding mother, even though she was a cow, she let him just sit there and be happy.”
Munro Leaf, The Story of Ferdinand

FYI September 9, 2016

A Luna-tic Tip: “The Secret to Success in Life”
Originally published December 11, 2012

Here it is, folks, in paragraph one. The secret of success in life is to force yourself to leave your comfort zone. Think about it:

“I can’t find a job!”

– – – Move to Williston, North Dakota.

“I can’t find a nice girlfriend in any of the bars”

– – – Join a volunteer group where you’re all helping others for free.

“I hate it when my friends say I’m fat!”

– – – Follow Dr. Gott’s NO FLOUR NO SUGAR diet.

“My son’s in his 20s and refuses to leave home.”

– – – Hand him an application to work at McDonalds, and kick him out.

“We don’t have the money to send our kids to college.”

– – – Then see that they learn a trade, even if they must work for free.

“I want to write a book but I have no time!”

– – – Get up at 5 a.m. like I do. (Still alive at 85.)

“I don’t know what my purpose is in life!”

– – – Contact JJ Luna. (You won’t like the answer.)   =================================

HELP WANTED

(Proofreaders no longer needed.)

Readers of Bestselling fiction wanted

In the early 2000s I wrote several novels but did not publish them. Now, however, I plan re re-write one of them. If you are an avid reader of authors such as John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, and/or John D. McDonald, and would like to give me an opinion of several different opening chapters, please contact me.  No cash involved, sorry!

Jack Luna
J J Luna contact@jjluna.com

 

 
An experiment with removing gender from job applications makes the case that bias influences hiring.
Tech companies should be interested in diversifying, said Annie Ryan, Speak With a Geek’s director of diversity and inclusion. Research has shown that diverse teams lead to diverse thinking and better problem solving.

“If you’re coming up with a new technology,” Ryan said, “you want to make sure it’s most applicable to the widest amount of users, so that anybody in the world can pick up your technology and have it be relevant to their lives. The best way to do that is to bring in different perspectives to the creation process.”

Erin Carson: When tech firms judge on skills alone, women land more job interviews

 

We’re building an internet that protects privacy, starting with email.
ProtonMail

 

Debra Lynn Dadd Live Toxic Free

 

Images Eadweard Muybridge Cutting Edge Photography September 9, 2016

When a horse trots, do all four of its hooves ever leave the ground at once? At one time, we not only had no answer to that question, we had no way of finding out. But in 1872, when the matter piqued the curiosity of Leland Stanford, tycoon, former governor of California, co-founder of Stanford University, and race-horse owner, it did so at just the right time. Having made a bet on the answer, Stanford called on an English photographer named Eadweard Muybridge, known for his work in such then-cutting-edge subfields as time-lapse and stereography, and tasked him with figuring it out. Using a series of cameras activated by trip wires as the horse trotted past, Muybridge proved that all four of its hooves do indeed leave the ground, winning Stanford the wager.

When a horse trots, do all four of its hooves ever leave the ground at once? At one time, we not only had no answer to that question, we had no way of finding out. But in 1872, when the matter piqued the curiosity of Leland Stanford, tycoon, former governor of California, co-founder of Stanford University, and race-horse owner, it did so at just the right time. Having made a bet on the answer, Stanford called on an English photographer named Eadweard Muybridge, known for his work in such then-cutting-edge subfields as time-lapse and stereography, and tasked him with figuring it out. Using a series of cameras activated by trip wires as the horse trotted past, Muybridge proved that all four of its hooves do indeed leave the ground, winning Stanford the wager.

Eadweard Muybridge’s Motion Photography Experiments from the 1870s Presented in 93 Animated Gifs

 

Eadweard Muybridge (/ˌɛdwərd ˈmbrɪ/; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904, born Edward James Muggeridge) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the name Eadweard Muybridge, believing it to be the original Anglo-Saxon form of his name.[1]

 

Eadweard Muybridge

 

Finding An Oomph! September 9, 2016

Sometimes it’s a push to find New Things in your life. It’s Friday and you didn’t sleep well and it’s been a long week; how about we just veg out? Or you got yourself out, and it’s First Friday and the block party on D Street is fun and sunny so why would you leave to hear a lecture? A music lecture no less. Indoors.

Choosing Oomph

Music September 9, 2016

RED Friday

 

 

 

 

Shorpy September 9, 2016

Circa 1910. "The levee at Baton Rouge -- sternwheeler Paul Tulane." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Circa 1910. “The levee at Baton Rouge — sternwheeler Paul Tulane.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

 

San Francisco, 1927. "Oldsmobile roadster at Golden Gate Park." Latest listing in the Shorpy Catalogue of Jaunty Jalopies. 5x7 glass negative.

San Francisco, 1927. “Oldsmobile roadster at Golden Gate Park.” Latest listing in the Shorpy Catalogue of Jaunty Jalopies. 5×7 glass negative.

 

June 1936. "Derrick, characteristic sight in Louisiana cane field. Used to transfer cane from wagons to trucks for transportation to sugar mills." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

June 1936. “Derrick, characteristic sight in Louisiana cane field. Used to transfer cane from wagons to trucks for transportation to sugar mills.” Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration.

 

May 1943. "Buffalo, New York. Peter Grimm, age 10 (last seen here), delivers for Loblaw's grocery store with his wagon. This was a rainy day with few customers. Sometimes Peter makes as much as $3 on a Saturday. He pays for all his school supplies and much of his clothing. His mother, a 26-year-old widow, is a crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

May 1943. “Buffalo, New York. Peter Grimm, age 10 (last seen here), delivers for Loblaw’s grocery store with his wagon. This was a rainy day with few customers. Sometimes Peter makes as much as $3 on a Saturday. He pays for all his school supplies and much of his clothing. His mother, a 26-year-old widow, is a crane operator at Pratt & Letchworth.” Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

Images September 7, 2016

 

Burning Man 2016

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bm-747

 

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Cupcake Cars!

 

Just for fun:

speedlimit

 

 

 

Who’s getting these socks for Christmas?

socks

 

retire

 

phones

Once again:

hippies

 

Baaad~

gandhi

 

Quotes September 7, 2016

“Most men rather please than admire you; they seek less to be instructed, and even to be amused, than to be praised and applauded; the most delicate of pleasures is to please another person.”
Jean de La Bruyère, “Of Society and Conversation”, The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”
Max Ehrmann

How can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful, yet ever needful.
Thomas Carlyle,
philosopher

What we fear most is that we will be denied the opportunity to fulfill our true potential.
Dan Pallotta

Shorpy September 7, 2016

Circa 1904. "Depot at Braidwood, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Circa 1904. “Depot at Braidwood, Illinois.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

September 26, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Virginia Avenue playgrounds." Equipped with a skate pit. National Photo Company glass negative.

September 26, 1922. Washington, D.C. “Virginia Avenue playgrounds.” Equipped with a skate pit. National Photo Company glass negative.

January 1937. "Children of migrant citrus worker who lives in a rundown apartment house. The sink at the head of the stairs is the only running water in the house. Winter Haven, Florida." Photo by Arthur Rothstein

January 1937. “Children of migrant citrus worker who lives in a rundown apartment house. The sink at the head of the stairs is the only running water in the house. Winter Haven, Florida.” Photo by Arthur Rothstein

 

December 1942. "Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

December 1942. “Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight.” 4×5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

Happy Birthday September 7, 2016

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It’s now been a year of blogging. 170 blog posts. Lots and lots of illustrations. Hooray! But time for a performance review: Is it doing what I’d hoped, both for me and you? Is it doing things I didn’t expect; did it surprise me? You?
Happy birthday, Our Third Thirds