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Archive | December 14, 2015

Poignant & Haunting ‘Graffiti’ Of Steve Jobs As A Syrian Migrant By Maestro ‘Banksy’.

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This is for those that have NOT seen this amazing picture.

Painted by ‘Banksy’ on a concrete bridge in the Calais (France) migrant camp for those hoping to get into Britain. 

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Read about it … Click image to access original.

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New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee Area — A Green (Rather Than Brown) Christmas In 2015?

Christmas 2014.

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Light-up.
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tree lighting.

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Christmas Eve 2012. There was, however, a rather big snow storm on December 17 and there was snow around — as can be seen in the photograph below.

Christmas Eve 2012 as above. Some snow left over and the ground wet from snow storm a week earlier.


Weather forecast till Christmas Eve Eve by ‘wunderground.com‘.

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2013. Fair amount of snow.

2014. Not much snow on the ground. The ground, however, was wet from previous storms.


Yes, given that this IS New Hampshire we could have one heck of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. That would make a lot of people happy and of course the real definition of a ‘White Christmas‘ is snow falling on Christmas Day.

Right now from what I can see the chances are NOT looking good.

What is pretty amazing is that we haven’t — just like Buffalo, NY (where I lived 1967 – 1968) — had any snow this winter.

I remember a fair amount of Brown Christmases in New Hampshire, especially when I lived much further South, but I can’t remember going this late into the year without snow. I am NOT, however, complaining.

As you can see we had a Brown Christmas in Alton in 2012 and there was not that much snow on the ground last year. But in both cases the ground was wet and muddy — hence ‘Brown Christmas‘.

Yes, we have a lot of rain in the forecast this week. Nonetheless from what I can see we might get a Green Christmas in 2015 rather than one which is Brown or White.

Merry Christmas.  


Pope Francis Meets With Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena At The Vatican — The Video.

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Click either image to access YouTube video
from my friends at “Rome Reports“.

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Not the first time they have met. Pope Francis, as you may remember, did visit Sri Lanka in January of this year.

Cute to see BOTH of them in fairly similar all white outfits — though Maithripala Sirisena is very much a staunch Theravada Buddhist.

Francis looks extremely healthy and radiant. Hhhmmm.

On the other hand I noticed that Maithripala Sirisena, like so many Sri Lankans who love their rice and lentils, appears to be packing in the pounds around the midriff. 


Above from my
Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious”.

Available for 99 cents, from Amazon, as an eBook that can read in a Web browser, iDevice, Android etc.


Last Day Of 2016 Health Care Insurance Open Enrollment & Healthcare.gov Can’t Handle The Traffic!

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Healthcare.gov, though 1,000 times better than it was in 2012, STILL HAS ISSUES.

Today, last day of open enrollment for 2016 IT is stalled — with this PARKING PAGE — unable to cope with the traffic. I guess it is better than what it did in 2012 in such situations — crash.

There are OTHER issues.

It cannot reconcile and determine that you already have completed your application and are all set.

I am getting, at a minimum, 4 e-mails and 1 phone call a day saying that I should apply for insurance WHEN in reality I am ALL DONE — and have even paid my first month premium.

Just a heads up.

Enjoy.


Oxford University Rugby Football Club — Women’s (Nude) Calendar 2016: I Receive 3 Copies.

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I ordered 4 copies in total — initially just ordering one before I learned that Deanna wanted one.

On Saturday I received a BIG envelope from the U.K. with 3 calendars. So these were the 3 from my second order. I have yet to receive my first order for one.

Anywho … I gave Deanna her copy and she was pleased.

The other two are Christmas presents; one for my 23 year old son, who did try his hand at Rugby.

The pictures, in b&w, are of a high quality.

The calendar part, as you might be able to see from the ‘February’ and ‘September’ pages that appear above, is pretty basic, rather cramped and devoid of the usual annotations one has come to rely upon — e.g., holidays (e.g., Easter, Passover, Hanukkah etc.), phases of the moon. There are, however, a few Oxford Rugby Club fixtures listed. But I guess most people will not be that concerned about the shortcomings in the tabular part of the calendar.

I am glad I got these. I hope you ordered some too.


‘6 images for the day’ — December 14, 2015.

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Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. Straight out of the camera.


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NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera.

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Enjoy. Thank YOU.


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