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This Global Warming Is Giving Us Snow & Ice On April 15 — April ‘Bloody’ 15th!

by Anura Guruge


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This beyond the bloody pale — and it sure is pale and grey outside.

The second time we have had accumulating snow this week and we are in MID-APRIL!

Where is the GLOBAL WARMING?

There is climate change, but it isn’t global warming.

This is what is causing the ongoing slowdown — changes to Atlantic Ocean tides! It was changes in ocean tides that caused the last Ice Age to end. So, this is serious tuff.

How come the Global Warming experts did NOT know they had to factor this in.


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April 11 And It Is Snowing AGAIN In New Hampshire — How I Yearn For Some Global Warming.

by Anura Guruge


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This is CRAZY and beyond the pale.

It is nearly mid-April and it is SNOWING. Yes, it isn’t much and it isn’t accumulating on the roads. But, this is too much. It has been cold, real cold.

I just yearn for some GLOBAL WARMING.

Please, please, please send me some GLOBAL WARMING.

I have had it with this Global Cooling.


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My 1st “PhotoShop”: Before and After — See What You Think.

by Anura Guruge


As I proudly point out daily in my “The Picture of the Day” post, I do NOT believe in post-processing (i.e., ‘Photoshopping’).

To I, the pleasure and challenge of taking pictures is to capture what I can to the best of what I can — given the equipment I am using. It is like my running. It is test of my abilities. A discipline. Altering reality after the event has NO appeal to I — since that is not what real-life is all about.

Anywho … I have a friend who urges me incessantly that I should Photoshop — as he does with all of his pictures. Actually I have two friends like this, though the other does not ‘urge’ me to do as he does.

Well, I took this picture (i.e., the ‘Before’) yesterday, at the ‘Wolfeboro Inn‘, at a breakfast meeting. It was the simple table arrangement and the white/gray is the table cloth. It was a round table and there was probably 10 people seated around it — including my ‘Photoshop friend’. I too the picture with my Google Pixel 2 and I don’t think anybody even noticed. I liked it. I was THRILLED with it. To I, it could not be bettered.

But, for the heck of it I asked my friend to Photoshop it. He did so, GLADLY, in seconds.

Well, I knew I could better him — though I do NOT have ‘Photoshop’ or even an equivalent since I don’t need them — and will not use them. So instead, I used Photoshop.

What do YOU think? I hope YOU like my ‘Photoshop’ better. {Smile}


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The BEFORE.

The original taken by I.


The AFTER (i.e., Photoshopped) by my friend.

These were his comments: “Here is my Photoshop modifications.  Your flower was dark around the center and brighter around the outdside.  I much brightened the center and increased contrast there. See if you think it is an improvement.”


MY AFTER. “Photoshopped” in Powerpoint.


I really hope YOU like my AFTER.

Good news, I do NOT plan to do anymore photoshopping. This was enough.


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The AMAZING “Creative Tablescapes” Show In Wolfeboro, NH This Weekend.

by Anura Guruge


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The Eggs:


The Flowers:


Beyond brilliant!

Some just outright breathtaking.

My pictures do NOT do this exhibition the justice it deserves. I was in a hurry and there were other milling around and some of you know I like to take pictures such as this without people cluttering the scene.

I lucked out. Total serendipity. Though it was supposedly in the paper, I had not heard of it. I had a breakfast meeting at the ‘Wolfeboro Inn‘ on Friday. This exhibition was downstairs and they talked about it at our meeting — partly because the exhibition had usurped our normal room.

I kind of had a hunch that this would be a good place to get some pictures and handed over my $5 once I was assured that I can take as many pictures as I wanted — provided I did not touch. I am used to those instructions.

I am so glad I went — though I was supposed to meet some other folks straight after the meeting.

To say that I HIGHLY recommend this show would be the understatement of the day.

If you are within 35-miles of Wolfeboro (NH) this weekend you should make a point of going to see this wonderful show. It will be the best $5 you spend all weekend.


All pictures taken with my Google Pixel 2.

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Through With ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Grade 6 — Resorting, With Regret, To Homeschooling.

by Anura Guruge


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We have had a continuous albeit checkered, 12-year relationship with ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) since we moved to Alton, New Hampshire in April 2007.

ACS has some very good teachers, and I have sung some of their praises over the years. Some of those teachers, one in particular, wrought magic in the now 12-year old Teischan. [Devanee started at ACS ahead of Teischan, hence the 12-year relationship, though Teischan has only been attending ACS for 9.]

Homeschooling is NOT something that I am particularly fond of doing. We did it for a year for Devanee, when she was being bullied at ACS, and I was hoping I would not have to do it again.

Alas, not so.

Today, after much soul-searching and regret, we pulled Teischan out of ACS and will be homeschooling her for the rest of the school year.

5th Grade was bad — and as some of you may know a teacher ‘left’ mid-stream.

6th Grade has been even worse. I have had so many meetings with the Superintendent, Principal, all the teachers ….

In the end there was but just one viable course open to us. Homeschool her for now and HOPE that 7th Grade will be better.

Well, that is the headline for now. I will post more, if I get the time, as we go along.


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4-Day School Weeks In The U.S., Due To Money — The Richest Country In The World!

by Anura Guruge


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Google “4 day school week” for a TON of articles from around the country.


Unless you live in one of the affected states — which from what I can see include Colorado, Oklahoma and Illinois — or are a compulsive news junkie as is I, you may not realize that this happening in the U.S. of A. and it is ALL due to money. That is beyond AMAZING.

Richest country in the World and schools no longer have money for a 5-day week?

Yes, yes, yes — I KNOW. I pay for it. Yes, school funding, by and large, is supposed to be local. No Federal interference. That stuff just confounds me even after 35-years here. IF anything in a Nation warrants Federal funding (at 100%) it has to be education.

The likes of China and India have to be LAUGHING.

This is so inane. How can responsible, elected officials permit this.

Isn’t education supposed to be one the highest priorities of a country after healthcare. Oooops! We don’t have that either.

I still think this is WRONG. Very wrong.


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‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH) Robotics Team Is Going To ‘The Globals’ And Needs Your Support.

by Anura Guruge


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So, they are going to ‘The Globals‘ in Detroit, Michigan, in April 2018. They were a ‘wild card’ favorite.

Going to ‘The Globals‘ is an expensive proposition and they need to raise a fair amount of money. So, if you can help, that would be much appreciated.

Go visit the page and look around. The video is fun.


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