Monday, March 31, 2014

Not a put Down

How we manipulate our perception  to make our reality more acceptable

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Finish Line

Any place any time - any reason

Not Ukraine today, Seattle Wa. in the late nineties

Intergalactic traveler

Image, chuck mistretta, back drop, John Mistretta.  All images created
 by this blogger are personal intellectual property.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Life before death

Image by David Bennett
As a child I had a near death experience.  The picture above is a good rendering of where I was during my ascent.  Most of what is reported about the experience sounds familiar (Kate Lanau).  The most unpleasant memory of the event was when I realized I had to return.  I was about four years old.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What is your game

First remembrance of possession a pocket full of marbles
Some coveted trophies from good times
A short childhood fast learned shorten by refrain
I never lost my marbles they vanished in knowing

A desk with objects small and tall all play the same game today
Some tucked in a pocket as the other day
Simple pleasures of conquest over challenges I had power to put away
Some in my pocket some for another day.

Planet earth

A recurring theme done too long ago to know if this is mine - still familiar - in no way resembling a machine

Two different grandchildren

External vs internal fun

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Are we too lazy for personal security

Snowden, Soghoian, and the rest of the privacy advocates of this world are right to warn us about the pervasive surveillance of the world’s innocent people. Those of us who hate the idea of being watched by the government for no good reason are rightly upset. And encryption is, I believe, the right way to go about solving our spying woes. But it’s important for the developers who will help solve this problem to remember: For most of us, the reason we don’t take the time to learn how encryption works is because we simply don’t want to think about it at all.