1. I was kind of tired when this was taken last Friday.  I posted the article from Nooga.com an internet based news source serving Chattanooga and the world.

    I was kind of tired when this was taken last Friday.  I posted the article from Nooga.com an internet based news source serving Chattanooga and the world.

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  3. In the Hampton’s on my last day of duty in NY.  Sunday I fly to Nashville to join the recovery operations now on site.  This is an extraordinary stained glass that must be 12 feet from top to bottom. I cropped so much out to capture this area depicting ancient sexual tension.  Now how would I know that?  When you have Italian lineage, as we all do, some things, no, many things, you just know.

    In the Hampton’s on my last day of duty in NY.  Sunday I fly to Nashville to join the recovery operations now on site.  This is an extraordinary stained glass that must be 12 feet from top to bottom. I cropped so much out to capture this area depicting ancient sexual tension.  Now how would I know that?  When you have Italian lineage, as we all do, some things, no, many things, you just know.

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  4. Speaking of works of art, here is one that captured my eye and brought me to stop my car, grab my camera and find its best angle.  From this angle anyone can see why it was named the Gull Wing.  This is a sixty something that has held on to her good looks because her beauty was designed into her.

    Speaking of works of art, here is one that captured my eye and brought me to stop my car, grab my camera and find its best angle.  From this angle anyone can see why it was named the Gull Wing.  This is a sixty something that has held on to her good looks because her beauty was designed into her.

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  5. Switching subways in Queens on my way from Long Island to Manhattan, I was stopped by a series of colorful stained glass designs that were long ago placed there to brighten the day of commuters.  That concept was brilliant and its execution superior in every way.  And it has endured, and certainly brightened my day…and now yours.  Whoever had the idea for art in Jamaica Queens subway, and whoever sold it, and whoever created the stained glass panels: it was and continues to be a job well done.

    Switching subways in Queens on my way from Long Island to Manhattan, I was stopped by a series of colorful stained glass designs that were long ago placed there to brighten the day of commuters.  That concept was brilliant and its execution superior in every way.  And it has endured, and certainly brightened my day…and now yours.  Whoever had the idea for art in Jamaica Queens subway, and whoever sold it, and whoever created the stained glass panels: it was and continues to be a job well done.

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  6. This is the Picasso which recently sold at auction for over $100 million dollars. I augmented the color saturation and contrast, so likely the painting itself does not look quite this good.  Imagine if that same $100 million could have been invested in venture capital to launch and grow one hundred businesses - how many jobs could have been created?  How many lives could have been changed?  How much hope could have been created? Just saying that in difficult times, sequestering capital in ways where it brings passing pleasure to those who are viewing it, seems like such a selfish indulgence.  Maybe if times were better I would let it go. But the realty is that unemployment triggers a lot of grief and that same money could have been invested in ways that create jobs, allow dreams to become realized and more art works to be rendered.

    This is the Picasso which recently sold at auction for over $100 million dollars. I augmented the color saturation and contrast, so likely the painting itself does not look quite this good.  Imagine if that same $100 million could have been invested in venture capital to launch and grow one hundred businesses - how many jobs could have been created?  How many lives could have been changed?  How much hope could have been created? Just saying that in difficult times, sequestering capital in ways where it brings passing pleasure to those who are viewing it, seems like such a selfish indulgence.  Maybe if times were better I would let it go. But the realty is that unemployment triggers a lot of grief and that same money could have been invested in ways that create jobs, allow dreams to become realized and more art works to be rendered.

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  7. I am currently on a disaster recovery assignment on Long Island.  My first time out this far.  At the end of the day I was near South Hampton and decided to make the run out to Montauk to photograph its historic lighthouse.  The sun had set as I turned the rental Sonata around the bend to arrive at the entrance gate to find it locked for the day.  I held my camera phone above the fence and caught this image. The sign indicates that the lighthouse was commissioned by President George Washington in 1791. I need to visit the gift store there when it is open and get a refrigerator magnet souvenir.  Didn’t have a chance to find one for Asbury Park or Somers Point while in Jersey.  I need to find one for Red Bank. That’s the Boss’s territory and you can add me to his list of fans.

    I am currently on a disaster recovery assignment on Long Island.  My first time out this far.  At the end of the day I was near South Hampton and decided to make the run out to Montauk to photograph its historic lighthouse.  The sun had set as I turned the rental Sonata around the bend to arrive at the entrance gate to find it locked for the day.  I held my camera phone above the fence and caught this image. The sign indicates that the lighthouse was commissioned by President George Washington in 1791. I need to visit the gift store there when it is open and get a refrigerator magnet souvenir.  Didn’t have a chance to find one for Asbury Park or Somers Point while in Jersey.  I need to find one for Red Bank. That’s the Boss’s territory and you can add me to his list of fans.

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  8. There is lots of talk that Charlie Crist is going to have to drop out of the Republican Party to have a chance of winning the seat in the U.S. Senate he expected to win without serious challenge.  Then came an even slicker politician - a latino out of Miami name of Marco Rubio who flanked him to the right by a mile and became the darling of Florida’s conservative majority.  Now Charley has to evaluate doing the unthinkable and abandoning the party which brought him to the governors mansion and provided a number of career building jobs along the way.
Florida’s Governor, Charlie Crist was a high school football star in my home county in Florida. We cross paths from time to time over the years.  Of late is is due to my seasonal job with a federal agency heavily involved in providing disaster assistance funding.  Why Charlie would want to give up the greatest job in Florida, perhaps next to being the head of Visit Florida, as my brother Bud was until recently, is beyond my ken.  Power is a powerful aphrodisiac and now that Charlie is married, perhaps the quest for a job in Washington is what it takes to keep the thrill growing.  I like Charlie.  Too bad he can’t reconsider just staying on as Florida’s governor.  He has learned a lot from years of well paid “on the job training” paid for by Florida’s tax payers.  I wish him well.

    There is lots of talk that Charlie Crist is going to have to drop out of the Republican Party to have a chance of winning the seat in the U.S. Senate he expected to win without serious challenge.  Then came an even slicker politician - a latino out of Miami name of Marco Rubio who flanked him to the right by a mile and became the darling of Florida’s conservative majority.  Now Charley has to evaluate doing the unthinkable and abandoning the party which brought him to the governors mansion and provided a number of career building jobs along the way.

    Florida’s Governor, Charlie Crist was a high school football star in my home county in Florida. We cross paths from time to time over the years.  Of late is is due to my seasonal job with a federal agency heavily involved in providing disaster assistance funding.  Why Charlie would want to give up the greatest job in Florida, perhaps next to being the head of Visit Florida, as my brother Bud was until recently, is beyond my ken.  Power is a powerful aphrodisiac and now that Charlie is married, perhaps the quest for a job in Washington is what it takes to keep the thrill growing.  I like Charlie.  Too bad he can’t reconsider just staying on as Florida’s governor.  He has learned a lot from years of well paid “on the job training” paid for by Florida’s tax payers.  I wish him well.

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  9. Remember when Priscilla Presley was a competitor on the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars”?  She was rehearsing in the ballroom of the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, and that’s where I met her. She is a beautiful lady. I had the privilege of informing her of the royal lineage of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, which the Family Forest Project has documented with a just released eBook tracing Elvis’ genealogy going back 60 generations to English Kings.  (see www.familyforest.com to learn more about their remarkable Family Forest branded eBook library.)

    Remember when Priscilla Presley was a competitor on the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars”?  She was rehearsing in the ballroom of the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, and that’s where I met her. She is a beautiful lady. I had the privilege of informing her of the royal lineage of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, which the Family Forest Project has documented with a just released eBook tracing Elvis’ genealogy going back 60 generations to English Kings.  (see www.familyforest.com to learn more about their remarkable Family Forest branded eBook library.)

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