Saturday, October 27, 2018

10: Misty Mountains

Friday, October 26, 2018

11: Make America Kind Again

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When I see someone standing on a corner at a traffic light, holding a sign with a plea for help, 
I always feel so badly for them. Yet I don't know whether giving them money could 
further a dangerous habit.   But to give them supplies can never hurt. 
Having this ready to pass to them is essential, as there is often so little time in which to act.

"This is what me and my daughter have started doing....We are keeping a 'Blessing bag' in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way. It is just a thoughtful, inspiring thing to do. This is something we are going to start doing from now on. Thank you to the ones that did this long before us, for being such a giving, loving, caring person! Random acts of kindness take very little to change the life of just one person." 👼

Photo and text courtesy of Amy Verder - original source

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

13: Yellows

Monday, October 22, 2018

15: Autumn's Glory

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

16: Borgo Pass, by Alan

Alan is taking a Two Dimensional Design class, and explains his art piece thusly:
[Double click photo to enlarge!]

"Borgo Pass was where Jonathan Harker, the protagonist of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" was told to meet Count Dracula's carriage--as indeed he did.  His wife's maiden name was [Wilhel]mina Murray. When the count's carriage comes flying up and halts alongside the stagecoach (diligence?) at the top of the pass just after sundown, one of the passengers sotto voce quotes a line from the then well-known poem "Lenora:" "Denn die Todten reiten schnell" [For the dead ride fast].  The scientist-like character in the story was Abraham van Helsing, and Max Schrenk played the vampire in "Nosferatu," the second and oldest remaining movie version of the book. "Beyond the forest" is the English translation of "Transylvania."  I find it odd that none of the movie versions of Dracula after "Nosferatu" portray the encounter at the top of Borgo Pass;  it is one of the most dramatic parts of the original novel.  I read (and still have in my library) "The Annotated Dracula" (1975). I remember reading the conclusion--in broad daylight(!) on a warm beautiful afternoon outside the little house where I lived in Santa Cruz--and it was very exciting. I think an annotated version is helpful to a modern reader.  I wouldn't call it horrifying;  but certainly exciting!"

9: Taking the Long View