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Army Family Action Plan delegates tackle 88 issues during Super Bowl Week 110202
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PHOTO CAPTION: Installation Management Command’s Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch signals thumbs up to delegates during opening remarks of the 2011 Army Family Action Plan Conference on Jan. 31 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. (Photo by Sarah Samoraj, IMCOM Public Affairs)

Army Family Action Plan delegates tackle 88 issues during Super Bowl Week 110202

By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. – The perception of a weeklong meeting of Army wives is one of the greatest misnomers about the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference, which opened its 2011 rendition Monday at the Sheraton National Hotel.

The AFAP delegates actually consist of active duty Soldiers, National Guard, Reserve – including officers, enlisted, junior and senior non-commissioned officers – Family members of said personnel, civilian employees and their Family members, as well as retirees – both military and civilian.

“That’s the misnomer with AFAP – people think it’s only a bunch of spouses,” explained Christina Vine, the ACSIM program analyst who manages the Army Family Action Plan Conference issues for Headquarters, Department of the Army. “We have full-bird colonels, we have Pfcs., we have BOSS Soldiers, dual military Family members, we have survivors – both spouses and parents of the fallen.

“Technically, you could be a delegate if you’re a GS civilian.”

Vine then rattled off a roll call of issues that easily could affect folks however loosely they are connected to the military. She wishes more people understood the mission of the Army Family Action Plan and all the good derived from the year-round process that culminates annually in Northern Virginia.

“I have an entire slide that says AFAP affects everybody,” Vine said. “People ask me all the time why I do this job, and I tell them I’m passionate about this job for many reasons – because in this book, every single one of these issues affects me.

“If I look in employment, I’m a DA civilian,” she said while thumping her thumb on the AFAP Conference Workbook, dubbed the voice of the Army Family. “When I look in Family support, I’m an active-duty Soldier’s wife, so the issues about Family Readiness Groups, they affect me. The issues about Child and Youth Services, I have two small children that use the CDC, those issues affect me. When I look in medical, I use Tricare, it affects me. When I look at Soldier support, my husband is an active duty Soldier.”

Vine and her 5-year-old twin boys also dealt with Dad’s deployment last year.

“When you talk about the Soldier issues, they all affect my husband,” she added. “Maybe by the grace of God, tomorrow he could be a wounded warrior. I never know. People don’t realize that the majority of our issues are issues that are Soldier specific.”

Yet, they touch nearly everyone affiliated with the military – one way or another. Although the Army is the only branch that has such a program, more than 60 percent of all active AFAP issues impact all services.

“This is Super Bowl Week because these are going to become reality,” Vine said. “These are the issues that need Department of the Army resolution. Can you tell that I’m passionate about the program?”

The conferences consists of 95 delegates from around the world, 51 subject-matter experts from the Army staff, 32 workgroup team members and at least 15 conference staffers. Another dozen members of the Army Teen Panel are here to mirror AFAP by dealing with issues of 14 to 19-year-olds from six Army regions, including Reserve, Guard and Accessions Command representatives.

“What I always like to say about AFAP is it’s the most democratic process in the Army because you can have a Pfc.’s spouse submit an issue that ends up having to be worked by a three-star general,” Vine said with a smile.

Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, helped launch the weeklong conference.

“The Army leadership is committed to fulfilling the Army Family Covenant,” Lynch said during opening remarks. “Both the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army have routinely said we’re not going to fail to fulfill the Army Family Covenant, so I don’t want you to think reduced resources is going to affect Families because it’s not.”

AFAP begins at the installation and local level, where almost 90 percent of AFAP issues are resolved, according to Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones, commander of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. Handling issues at the local level results in ongoing community improvements. Issues beyond the local level are raised to command-level conferences and then to Army headquarters, where delegates from across the Army determine which will be selected for resolution by Army staff and Department of Defense agencies.

“The issues that make their way to Department of the Army Headquarters all begin at a garrison or tenant unit, such as 5th Group or an MI brigade that belongs to Intelligence and Security Command, or maybe an engineering company that belongs to the Corps of Engineers,” Vine explained. “They all create these issues.”

The issues are vetted at the local level and those issues that can not be resolved at that garrison are forwarded to their mid-level commands – such as FORSCOM, TRADOC, Corps of Engineers, USAEUR and Eighth Army, to name a few.

Those 17 entities have their own conferences, where the issues are prioritized again. In addition to the mid-level commands, two special-interest groups have their own symposiums: the Army Wounded Warrior Program and the Survivor Outreach Services.

“At those conferences, their issues all deal with things affecting them,” Vine said. “All 17 send their issues that cannot be resolved at their level up to Headquarters DA and they come to me. We had 103 issues submitted. We tasked them out to the Army staff – such as Army G1, Army Civilian Personnel and the Surgeon General’s Office – and they tell me which issues they are a proponent for.”

According to Jones, AFAP alerts local Army leaders to areas of concern so they can resolve issues at home.

“In some cases we had great news stories, and it turned out there already was a fix in place that the commands just weren’t aware of – so that’s how we went down from 103 to 88,” Vine said. “We didn’t even need AFAB because there was a resolution. That’s great because some people had a fix in place already.”

The remaining 88 issues will be considered this week by eight work groups, which are divided into subject areas: Education & Awareness, Employment, Family Support I & II, Medical Issues I & II, and Soldier Support I & II.

“It’s one week here at Headquarters DA, but it’s always going on,” Vine added. “It’s a year-round process. If you go right now to, you can submit an issue that can go to that garrison 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Vine has been working the AFAP Conference for seven years but says she never really knows which issues will make the final cut. She does, however, have a couple of favorites this year.

One will be handled by the Soldier Support II work group: tax-free active duty Soldier retention bonuses.

“Right now, if you re-enlist in the Army and you are not deployed, you have to pay taxes on those, and some of those re-enlistment bonuses are like 10 grand,” Vine explained. “If you are deployed, then that’s all tax-free, so think about the tax savings that you’re getting on that. So there are some Soldiers who know that they’re due to re-enlist who are happy to deploy because that means they are going to get that chunk of change. So that’s one that I think will be an interesting conversation.”

Another issue is social security numbers usage as the only way to identify troops – to help Soldiers battle identity theft. Single parent accession deals with the fact that single mothers are allowed to enlist in the Army only if they give away parental rights to their children.

“Most people, when I bring that up, say: ‘What?’” Vine said. “The Army will only enlist you if you have no dependents or if you’re married or married with dependents. They won’t allow you as a single parent to enlist. And the reason why is readiness: What are you going to do with your kid? It makes sense from their standpoint, but a lot of people are then making, in this economy, choices that are irrevocable.”

And the list goes on and on and on – 88 issues that will be reduced to 16 that will be submitted for resolution on Feb. 4.

“The mission for this week is to elevate for senior leader consideration 16 issues that will radically improve the quality of life of the Army Family, whether it’s a civilian, a Soldier, a retiree or a Family member,” Vine said. “It’s all about improving quality of life.”

Recent AFAP successes include legislation authorizing surviving children to remain in the TRICARE Dental Plan until age 21 (or 23 if enrolled fulltime as a student); online tutoring for military connected students; subsidized off-post child care for geographically dispersed active component and deployed Reserve component Soldiers; and more than 400 new Unit Ministry Team positions (chaplain and chaplain assistant) in the Active, Guard and Army Reserve.

More than 660 issues have been identified during the past 27 years, leading to 133 legislative changes, 172 Army or Department of Defense policy changes, and 192 improved programs and services, according to Jones.

Lynch also shared statistics gathered from a 2010 survey of Army Families that revealed 67 percent of spouses would be satisfied if their Soldier made the Army a career – up from 62.8 percent in 2004-05. More than half of the spouses (59 percent) are satisfied with the kind of life they can have in the Army – up from 54 percent. More than half (58.8 percent) said they coped well during their Soldier’s absence – up from 52 percent in the prior survey.

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U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program – Team Roping – 10 May 2008 – Las Cruces – New Mexico – FMWRC
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Cowboy-Soldier Launches Army’s Wounded Warrior Sports Program

Photos and story by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs (cleared for public release)

LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena on May 10–11.

Lowery, 26, of Fort Richardson, Alaska, lost his right eye and sustained massive head injuries when he was hit by an improvised explosive device that killed a fellow Soldier in Fallujah, Iraq, on Feb. 11, 2007.

Less than a year later, Lowery, a lifelong cowboy, was back aboard a horse and roping steers despite suffering from a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"This pretty much keeps me going—it’s the only thing that does," he said. "Without it, I’d just be hanging out in my room somewhere."

The Wounded Warrior Sports Program was designed to give active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries an opportunity to compete in sporting events by paying for their athletic attire, registration fees, transportation, lodging and per diem.

Lowery travelled from Alaska to El Paso, Texas, and connected with family for a ride home to Silver City, N.M., where he, stepfather John Escobedo and grandfather Pete Escobedo loaded a trailer with horses and drove to Las Cruces for a weekend of roping.

All three competed in the Troy Shelley Affiliate event.

"This is one of the best things the Armed Forces could have done because it’s just therapy for these guys who feel like ‘I lost this. I lost that,’" said Sgt. 1st Class (ret.) Pete Escobedo, 83, who served 27 years in the Army. "If you really want to do something with yourself…Jacob is a prime example. He’s really trying.

"We’re thankful for the Army for doing everything it can for him."

Lowery teamed with different partners to successfully rope two of six steers in the first round of competition on Saturday. After roping two more in the second round and another in the third, he was sitting in third place entering the final short round. But when prize money came into play, his steer got away.

"It looked good to me," Lowery said of his final toss. "I’m not sure how he got out of it. I guess it happens that way sometimes, especially in this sport. Maybe I roped him a little too low. If not, I don’t know."

Despite struggling with limited depth perception, Lowery is encouraged that his roping skills will continue to improve. He already bounced back to win an all-around crown in Alaska and teamed with his stepfather to capture the team-roping title at the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association’s 2007 World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas.

"I’m not back to where I was, by any means," Lowery said. "I just keep practicing and hope it eventually comes back."
Lowery’s first run of 8.43 seconds was one of the fastest of the morning among 450 cowboys in Las Cruces. He posted another quality time of 8.69.

"Yeah, it was good, but it could have been better," he said of the full day of roping. "It was awesome just to come down and get out of the cold weather for awhile. I really enjoyed it."

Pete has faith that Jake eventually will overcome TBI and PTSD. Putting him on a horse is the best therapy he knows.

"I have been roping with Jacob since he was knee high to a grasshopper," granddad said. "I just don’t have words to explain the love that we have for Jacob and how much we enjoy ourselves doing what we do. He’s worked very hard. I’m sorry that he had to be injured the way that he was, but we’re doing the best that we can.

"He has taken his injury and forgotten it, to a degree, while he is doing what he loves the most. If you go to our house, this is all you’ll find: horses and cattle. If we’re not roping today, we’re roping tomorrow."

On this weekend, they were roping both days—three generations of cowboys taking turns roping steers in 100-degree desert heat.

"Jake has done remarkably well in coping with his injury," Pete said. "Instead of saying: ‘Well, I’m injured,’ he says: ‘I’m going to do what I can. The Good Lord handed me this hand, so I’m going to do with what he dealt me the best that I can.’"

John, too, is proud of how Jake has dealt with adversity, but he’s also experienced the aftereffects firsthand.

"Sometimes he gets those debilitating headaches and they just knock him smooth out," John said. "And then he just doesn’t feel like doing anything. And if he does feel like it, his head is hurting so bad that he’s not able to.

"There’s a lot of stuff in your head after you go to war and get blown up that you just can’t throw away. Me, I don’t have a clue because I’ve never been, but I can just imagine. A good friend of mine was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam and he got blown up big-time, and the guy’s got the best attitude of anybody I ever met.

"Jake wasn’t hit for ten minutes and he was on the phone asking: ‘What can I do?’" John said. "We got him cycled through (the recovery process) and once he started getting right, he called me up and said: ‘It’s not the events in your life that matter; it’s what you do with those events. If you want to lie around and be a crybaby, be a crybaby. If you want to jump up and do something…’"
That call made John proud.

"I told him before he left: ‘When you sign (enlistment papers with the Army), I can’t come and get you.’ And he said: ‘I ain’t worried.’ He’s never regretted his decision to go, not at all. He’s never got on the ‘Poor me, I wish I hadn’t’ and stuff like that. We hand him a lot and don’t give him the opportunity to lie around and have his own personal pity party. It’s like: ‘Hey, get up, let’s go do something.’"
Then another curious moment comes along.

"At to the world finals last year, he was sitting up at the top of the coliseum by himself," John recalled. "He just couldn’t stand the confinement of having people all around him. It’s just the little things, like he’ll forget to shut the gate (after riding the horse through)."

The affects also can be seen in Jake’s prolonged moments of silence.

"If we can ever get him to where he’ll just start talking again and intermingling with people and not being paranoid, I think life will be good," John said. "When he’s on horseback or working out, he’s a normal guy. But we’ll be sitting at the house watching TV or something and it ain’t the same guy. We drove six- or seven-hundred miles to the world finals—14 hours of drive time—and he probably said three words.

"But you stick him on a horse or in the gym, where his comfort zone is, and he’s fine."

At age 83, Pete derives inspiration from his injured grandson.
"His motivation is the love for this sport, and that keeps him wanting to get better instead of finding excuses as to why he can’t do something," he said. "He’s finding ways and reasons to do whatever he can. We really don’t worry too much about him, especially when we see how he’s progressing and conducting himself with his injury. He’s just not letting it get him down."

Jake believes that sets him apart from some of his fellow injured troops, whom he says "don’t seem to want to do anything." He couldn’t wait to get active again.

"Some of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation people told me about it when I was at the Warrior Transition Unit," Lowery said of the Wounded Warrior Sports Program. "About two days later, I sent in the paperwork. I sent them about four or five events they could pick from."

"This was the perfect venue for this particular guy," said Army sports specialist Mark Dunivan, who expects more applicants to follow. "I have been contacted by an amputee who wants to run in the USA Triathlon Physically Challenged National Championships in New York in July. I think it’s just a matter of getting the word out a little bit more."

Instructions for the application process to participate in the Wounded Warrior Sports Program are available at For more details, contact Dunivan at or 719-526-3908 or Peggy Hutchinson at or 703-681-7211.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Program, visit the U.S. Army online at:

John Galen Howard, Architect
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"After practicing in New York, Howard moved to California in 1901 to execute the Hearst Plan as the supervising architect of the Master Plan for the University of California, Berkeley campus, and for founding the University of California’s architecture program."

This memorial bas relief is located in the Faculty Club, campus of the University of California at Berkeley.

Other buildings on the UCB campus designed by Howard:
California Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
California Memorial Stadium, Bet. Piedmont Ave., Stadium Rim Way, Cannyon Rd., Bancroft Way and Prospect St., Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Cloyne Court Hotel, 2600 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Doe Memorial Library, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Drawing Building, Hearst Ave., University of California campus, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Durant Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Electric Tower, Buffalo, NY, Destroyed shortly after the Pan-American Exposition.
First Congregational Church, Oakland, CA
Haviland Hall, University of California Campus, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Hearst Greek Theatre, Gayley Road., Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Hilgard Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
LeConte Hall, Hearst and Gayley, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Majestic Theatre, Boston
North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Sather Gate and Bridge, U.C.Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Sather Tower, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Senior Hall, University of California, Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Ridge House, (affiliate of the Berkeley Student Cooperative), 2420 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA, NRHP-listed
Wellman Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed
Wheeler Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed

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The 4th TEDxJakarta was held on Saturday, May 15th, at Kementerian Pemuda dan Olahraga (Kemenegpora) Theatre, 1.30 to 6 PM. And here’s our amazing speaker lineup:

Beginning with the business of selling donuts during his high school years and experimenting with selling cooking oil, shoes, and lamps, Elang Gumilang, the 25-year-old entrepreneur, is now in the thriving business of property development. Unlike the prevalent high-end targeted market however, Elang boldly took the challenge of providing housing for the lower-end market with a socially conscientious drive. Seeing that most Indonesians, young and old, are deprived of the privilege of owning a house, he creates a new benchmark of low-income housing that is both commercially competitive and socially responsible.

Named as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine along with the likes of Al Gore, Muhammad Yunus, and Thomas Friedman, Anies Baswedan has long been devoted to public policy and education ever since his college days where he headed the student senate. Apart from being one of the youngest university rectors in Indonesia, he was also chosen to be one of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum 2009 as well as named to be one of the 20 influential people in the world that would bring about global change in 20 years by Foresight Magazine for his outstanding dedication in empowering the people through education, hence contributing to the nation.

Wahyu Aditya, considered by Businessweek as one of Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2009, is an animator activist who is not only exceptionally talented in creating animation, but also seeks to empower existing as well as potential animators to further expand the animation industry by starting an animation film festival, open an animation school called HelloMotion Academy that currently teaches 900 students, and help create business opportunities in the creative industry. Winner of British Council’s International Young Screen Entrepreneur Design and Screen Award 2007 in London, Wadit dreams of having his own animation film and a theme park of animation characters of his own creation.

Acknowledged in President Obama’s speech as a great social entrepreneur for rural electrification at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April 2010, the Ashoka Fellow Tri Mumpuni is an activist who has helped countless number of villages in being electricity-independent by building community-based micro hydroelectric power plants. Her ultimate goal is for this self-sufficient supply of electricity to maximize the potential of these villages so that they may be comprehensively sustainable. Also a WWF Climate Hero in 2005 and one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Asia named by GlobeAsia magazine, Tri Mumpuni is involved in various areas of government policymaking in the electricity sector to further the cause of the marginalized people of Indonesia.

Realizing the absolute richness of the body of Indonesian traditional musical instruments, KunoKini beautifully and innovatively plays these age-long instruments with a modern and youthful edge, hence the name that means combining the old with the now. Formed incidentally in 2003 while being completely unfamiliar with the odd-looking traditional percussion, KunoKini’s musical prowess have taken them to perform at places like Germany and Australia as they are driven by their unique passion of music and curiosity about the breadth of Indonesian cultural diversity. With their goal of popularizing ethnic music, KunoKini is also nominated in this year’s pop-culture Indonesian Cutting Edge Music Awards.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

All pictures are taken by Lalitia Apsari (

Kano #2
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Flohmarkt Hannover/Flea market Hanover, 11.05.2013

Farmer’s Market, pancake art
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Shot with a Lensbaby Sol 22 on an Olympus EM-10.

Food & Beer festival at World Photography Day, Karljohansvern Horten August 2018

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Augustine Steward’s Tudor house
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Augustine Steward’s House, Tombland.
It really is twisted and warped as it looks.

Tombland is the very heart of Norwich, the centre of activity here before the Norman’s arrived in England in 1066. In this area was the palace of the Earl of East Anglia, and St Michael’s church, the largest in Norwich.

You might be forgiven for imagining that the name ‘Tombland’ comes from some long past use as a burial ground. Nothing could be further from the truth; the name comes from two Old English words meaning ‘open ground’, or an empty space. This open ground was used as the main market place for Norwich; the hub of commercial activity and town life.

Hats in Black and White
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Black and white film-look rendering of hats on display at Market Days on the square in Blanco, Texas. Raw developing and processing in Skylum Luminar 2018 with Skylum Tonality CK plugin (Film Emulation – Kodak 32 Panatomic X). For lovers of creative black and white with digital cameras, Tonality CK is a wonderful tool. It’s a standalone that’s part of the Creative Kit marketed prior to the days of Luminar and Aurora HD. It has some — not enough — wonderful film emulations. But I was told by the Skylum folks it is being phased out. That’s a crying shame, because Luminar 2018 is inadequate when it comes to emulation of black and white film. Here’s hoping Skylum will port all of the Tonality CK film emulations to Luminar and add even more!

pike place sign
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Nome científico: Eustoma grandiflorum.
Família: Gentianaceae.
Nomes populares: lisianto, lisianthus, genciana-do-prado.
Etimologia: Lise e Anthos – flor de análise, a destruição – provavelmente associada a alguns dos princípios venenosos existentes em outras espécies da mesma família.
Origem: Estados Unidos.
Características gerais: planta herbácea bienal, de caule ereto, pouco ramificada, de 30 a 60 cm de altura. As flores são em forma de sino, simples ou dobradas e de diversas cores simples ou mistas, que ocorrem na primavera-verão. A folhagem é ereta, pouco ramificada e as folhas são oval-lanceoladas, opostas, de coloração verde acinzentada.
Condições de cultivo: devem ser cultivadas à meia-sombra, em solo fértil e enriquecido com matéria orgânica, com regas regulares. Apesar de serem plantas bienais, devem ser cultivadas como plantas anuais, pois perdem a beleza com o tempo. Exige clima mais ameno para desenvolvimento e tolera bem a geadas.
Propagação: por sementes.
Usos: comercializada como flor envasada ou flor-de-corte. Pode ser cultivada no jardim, em maciços ou bordaduras informais.
Curiosidades: pode apresentar três cores básicas: azul, rosa e branca. Há diferenças de preferência entre os mercados consumidores: o europeu prefere o azul-escuro, enquanto o japonês e o brasileiro preferem o branco com bordas azuis. As cultivares são divididas em flores simples e dobradas, sendo que o mercado europeu e o japonês preferem as flores simples, já o americano e o brasileiro, as flores dobradas. A cultivar Echo é a mais comum no Brasil.


Scientific Name: Eustoma grandiflorum.
Family: Gentianaceae.
Popular names: lisianthus, lisianthus, gentian-the-meadow.
Etymology: Lise and Anthos – flower analysis, destruction – probably associated with some of the poisonous principle existing in other species of the same family.
Source: United States.
General Features: herbaceous biennial, erect stem, slightly branched, 30-60 cm tall. The flowers are bell-shaped, single or double and single or mixed different colors that occur in the spring-summer. The foliage is erect, little branched and the leaves are oval-lanceolate, opposite, gray-green color.
Culture conditions: they must be grown in dappled shade, in fertile soil and enriched with organic matter, with regular watering. Although they are biennial plants, must be cultivated annual plants such as beauty lost with time. Requires milder climate for the development and tolerate frost.
Propagation: by seed.
Uses: marketed as potted flower or flower cut-off. It can be grown in the garden, in solid or informal borders.
Trivia: You can have three basic colors: blue, pink and white. There are differences in preference among consumer markets: the European prefers the dark blue, while the Japanese and Brazilian prefer white with blue edges. Cultivars are divided into single and double flowers, while the European market and the Japanese prefer the simple flowers, as the U.S. and Brazil, the double flowers. The cultivar Echo is the most common in Brazil.

IMG_5094B Johan Dijkstra 1896-1978 Groningen Blauwborgje 1925 Groningen. Groninger museum
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Johan Dijkstra 1896-1978 Groningen
Blauwborgje 1925
Groningen. Groninger museum

Cette suite de tableaux figuratifs, mais déjà avancés sur le chemin de l’abstraction, montre bien la transition qui va s’opérer, à l’époque de l’art moderne, entre 1850 et 1930, entre l’art porteur d’une signification évidente pour tous les publics, et l’art non figuratif, abstrait qui achève sa course dans l’art du non-sens. Le non sens entendu seulement comme absence de signification clairement perceptible par le spectateur.
Elle permet aussi de mieux comprendre, la différence, mais aussi le passage à l’art contemporain, après 1950, vers l’art du non-sens devenu l’absurde, et l’art du laid, une invention qui ne s’imposera qu’après la seconde guerre mondiale. Avec cette série de tableaux nous sommes encore très loin de cet aboutissement mais il s’annonce. Cette série de 9 tableaux montre seulement le passage de l’art figuratif simplifié à l’art abstrait. Le dernier tableau porte un titre "paysage" mais c’est de l’art abstrait c’est à dire que le public ne peut plus y reconnaître un paysage si on ne le lui suggère pas.
Ce dernier tableau peut être présenté dans tous les sens que l’on voudra, la tête en bas ou la droite à la place de la gauche, personne ne verrai de différence. C’est cela le non-sens auquel conduit l’art non figuratif dit aussi abstrait.

This series of figurative paintings, but already advanced on the path of abstraction, shows the transition that will take place, in the era of modern art, between 1850 and 1930, between the art, carrying a obvious meaning for all audiences, and the art non-figurative, the abstract art, that finishes its course in the art of nonsense. The nonsense understood, only as lack of meaning clearly perceptible by the spectator.
It also helps to better understand, the difference, but also the transition to the contemporary art, after 1950, to the art of nonsense that has become the Absurd, and the art of ugly, an invention that will not be imposed until after the Second World War. With this series of paintings we are still very far from this outcome, but it is announced. This series of 9 paintings shows only the passage from simplified figurative art to abstract art. The last painting has a title "landscape" but it is abstract art, that is to say that the public can no longer recognize a landscape if it is not suggested. This last table can be presented in every direction you want, upside down or right in place of the left, no one will see any difference. This is the nonsense to which non-figurative art, also called abstract art, leads.


L’Art Moderne, annoncé bien avant le début du 20è siècle par les pré-impressionnistes, les impressionnistes et les post-impressionnistes, a été un facteur tout à fait remarquable de renouvellement des formes, dans la peinture européenne.
L’Art a toujours été, une manière de rêver le monde réel. Mais les nouvelles techniques de l’Art Moderne, s’éloignent toutes, de manière très intentionnelle, volontariste, de la représentation exacte du réel.
Les peintres tendent à créer un art dans lequel l’interprétation du réel l’emporte sur sa reproduction.
L’artiste moderne ne reproduit plus guère le réel, il le rêve, ou l’invente. Ces tendances ont abouti à l’art non figuratif, autrement appelé l’art abstrait.
Ce renouvellement des formes en peinture a apporté de nouvelles possibilités, très intéressantes, et très belles, d’expression artistique.
Parmi les techniques développées au cours du 19è siècle l’Esquisse a été une des meilleures expressions de l’Art du Flou.
L’Art du Flou a été pratiqué de manière géniale par Léonard de Vinci. Le "Sfumato" est, dans le cadre d’une peinture très figurative et parfaitement finie, comme la Joconde, les Vierges au rocher, ou Saint Jean Baptiste, une ébauche d’art du flou.
L’Esquisse a été dans l’histoire de la peinture un projet, une étude préparatoire, qui permettait à l’artiste de s’assurer de la cohérence et de l’équilibre de son tableau fini. Dans ce cas, le plus souvent, le flou n’est qu’une approximation, un brouillon, le témoin d’un art incomplet qui demande à être achevé.
Mais de nombreux artistes, au cours des siècles passés, ont parfaitement compris que l’esquisse pouvait, parfois, exceptionnellement, être une oeuvre achevée.
C’est à dire une oeuvre dont une grande majorité de spectateurs, experts ou non, ressentaient impérieusement que RIEN ne devait lui être ajoutée. Ce n’est pas une définition mathématique, mais c’est la meilleure.
L’esquisse n’est une oeuvre achevée que lorsqu’elle est créatrice d’une atmosphère singulière, particulièrement suggestive, porteuse d’une poésie qui lui est propre, unique. Quand il apparaît de manière évidente que plus de précision dans le dessin fermerait les portes à l’imaginaire, au mystère, et détruirait un équilibre subtile entre le rêve et la réalité.
Le dessin trop précis peut en effet fermer les portes à l’imaginaire, alors que le flou qui caractérise l’esquisse peut les ouvrir. Les photographes le savent bien aussi : Le flou peut être simplement flou, mais il peut aussi être une invitation à ressentir un mystère et à participer à une énigme. Le spectateur est invité à meubler par son imagination le flou qui lui est proposé.
Mais c’est une alchimie dont seuls les grands artistes, peuvent, exceptionnellement, pénétrer le secret.
Le grand maître de cette technique, et celui qui, le plus précocement, l’a poussé le plus loin, a été sans doute William Turner (1775-1851).
Delacroix a été aussi, un peu après Turner, un des grands précurseurs de l’art de l’esquisse. Par exemple dans la "mort de Sadarnapale" mais aussi dans bien d’autres tableaux. Mais Delacroix est aussi un exemple des limites de cette technique. Toutes les techniques rencontrent, à un moment ou à un autre, leurs limites.
L’Art de l’esquisse est redoutablement difficile, car il ne suffit pas de dessiner schématiquement un sujet pour faire une belle oeuvre. De même qu’en photographie de nos jours, il ne suffit pas de dessiner et de peindre flou pour créer une oeuvre d’art.
L’Europe a découvert avec les romantiques (Delacroix, Turner Constable) et les impressionnistes l’art de l’esquisse et ses charmes particuliers, mais nous voyons de nos jours de l’esquisse à profusion, au point que l’on peut poser la question : Et si on revenait, aussi, à de la peinture finie, comme celle des artistes du MEAM de Barcelone ? Combien d’artistes depuis les impressionnistes on fait de l’esquisse par facilité ?! En fait pour être capable de peindre une esquisse vraiment artistique, il faut être capable de peindre un tableau bien dessiné, totalement achevé et peint, et d’y ajouter une beauté indéfinissable, en ne le finissant pas ! Ce n’est pas donné à tout le monde.
Le flou peut n’être qu’une esquisse ou une approximation, dont finalement la valeur marchande ne tient qu’à la signature d’un grand nom.
Il est vrai que l’esquisse peut dégager une certaine puissance expressive, avoir une puissance évocatrice, une poésie de l’inachevé. Une force expressive que le tableau, bien fini, bien dessiné et bien peint, achevé, peut effectivement perdre. Mais la magie poétique de l’art du flou ne peut pas être systématique.
Le flou, c’est aussi beaucoup une question de mode. Une habitude du regard. Une culture.
L’esthétique de notre époque est un peu trop focalisée sur l’esquisse.
On finit par ne plus voir que des esquisses dans les galeries de peintures modernes ou contemporaines.
En réalité les artistes ne sont pas les seuls responsables de cette situation. Au 19è siècle la société occidentale est entrée dans une culture qui fait de la réussite, matérielle, économique, et de l’Argent ses valeurs principales. Dès lors des esquisses, qui ne seraient pas sorties des brouillons personnels de l’artiste, pendant les siècles précédents, sont devenues de marchandises sources de profits. Ces marchandises, se trouvent même dans les musées. Picasso avait très bien compris ce mécanisme économique.
Bien sûr cette évolution est habillée de Grands Principes : Il n’est pas question d’Argent, mais de l’Artiste, de la Liberté de Création, du Progrès des Arts, d’une "sensibilité nouvelle", de "vivre avec son temps" etc…
Cette omniprésence de l’esquisse reflète non seulement des habitudes du regard mais des valeurs éthiques. L’Art du Flou est devenu aussi l’Art de faire, vite, de l’Argent.
Valeurs morales positives ou négatives. Nous vivons dans un monde un peu trop pressé !! Pour aller où ?


Modern Art, announced well before the beginning of the 20th century by the pré-impressionnists, impressionists and post-impressionists, was a factor quite remarkable renewal forms in European painting.
Art has always been a way to dream the real world. But the new techniques of modern art, are moving away all so very intentional, deliberate, of the exact representation of reality.
The painters tend to create an art in which the interpretation of reality trumps its reproduction.
The modern artist is hardly reproduces reality, it’s dream or invent. These trends have resulted in non-figurative art, also called abstract art.
This renewal forms in painting is total. He brought new possibilities of artistic expression.
Among the techniques developed during the 19th century, the sketch was one of the best expressions of the Art of Blur.
The Art of Blur has been practiced ingeniously by Leonardo da Vinci. The "Sfumato" is in the context of a very figurative and perfectly finished painting, like the Mona Lisa, the Virgin on the rock, or John the Baptist, a draft of art of blur..
The sketch was in the history of painting, a project, a preparatory study, which allowed the artist to ensure the coherence and balance of the finished table. In this case, usually, the blur is only an approximation, a preform, a draft, witnessed an incomplete art which needs to be completed.
But many artists, over the centuries, have understood perfectly that the sketch was sometimes, exceptionally, be a finished work.
That is to say a work, of which a large majority of spectators, experts or not, imperiously felt that NOTHING was to be added to it. This is not a mathematical definition, but this is the best.
The sketch is a finished work, only when it is creative, from a singular atmosphere, particularly suggestive, carrying a single poetry. When he appears, with evidence, that more precision in drawing, closes the doors to the imagination, of the mystery, and destroy a subtle balance between dream and reality.
The tto precise drawing can, in fact, close the doors to the imagination. While the blur, characteristic of the sketch, can open these doors. The photographers also know well: The blur can be simply fuzzy, but it can also be an invitation to feel a mystery and to participate in an enigma. The viewer is invited to furnish the blur proposed to him, through his imagination.
But it is an alchemy that only great artists have exceptionally found the secret.
The great master of this technique that the earliest, pushed him, foremost, was William Turner (1775-1851).
Delacroix was also a little after Turner, one of the major precursors of the art of the sketch. For example in the "death of Sadarnapale" but also in many other paintings. But Delacroix is also an example of the limitations of this technique. All techniques meet, at one time or another, their limits.
The Art of the sketch is terribly difficult, because it is not enough to draw schematically a subject to make a beautiful work. It is not enough to draw and paint blur, or photographing blur, to create a work of art.
Europe has discovered with the Romantics (Delacroix, Turner Constable) and the Impressionists the art of sketching and its particular charms, but today we see the sketch in profusion, to the point that we can ask the question: What if we came back to finished the painting, like the artists of the MEAM from Barcelona? How many artists since the Impressionists have sketched for ease ?! In fact, to be able to paint a really artistic sketch, one must be able to paint a well-designed, completely finished and painted picture, and add an indefinable beauty to it, by not finishing it! It’s not given for everyone.
The blur can be only a sketch or an approximation, which ultimately market value is up to the signing of a big name.
It is true that the sketch can release a certain expressive power, have an evocative power, a poetry of unfinished. An expressive force that the painting, well finished, well designed and well painted, completed, can actually lose. But the poetic magic of Blur Art cannot be systematic.
It is also very much a question of fashion. A habit of look. A culture.
The aesthetics of our time is a little too focused on the sketch.
We finally see only sketches in the galleries of modern and contemporary paintings.
In fact the artists are not the solely responsibles, for this situation. In the 19th century Western society has entered a culture that makes of the success, physical, material, economic, and of money, its main values. Therefore the sketches, which would not come out of personal drafts of the artist, in previous centuries, have become merchandises, and sources of profits. These goods are found even in museums. Picasso understood very well, what economic mechanism.
Of course this evolution is dressed in Great Principles: There is no question of Money, but of the Artist, of the Freedom of Creation,of the Progress of the Arts, of a "new sensibility", "to live with her time "etc …
This omnipresence of the sketch reflects not only the look but the habits of ethical values.
positive or negative moral values. The Art of the blur has also become the Art to do, quickly, of the money.
We live in a world too pressed !! To go where ?

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Cool Guerilla Marketing images

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Guerrilla Marketing
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Guerrilla Marketing
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Image by 3D floor sticker – YeJun
Advertising can be dated back to 4000 BC where the early Egyptians used papyrus to make sales messages and wall posters. What we consider traditional advertising and marketing slowly developed over the centuries but never really boomed until the early 1900s. In 1960, campaigns focuses on heavy advertising spending in different mass media channels such as radio and print.
It was at this time that the main goal of advertisements were to educate the consumer on the product or service rather than to entertain and engage them.
Agencies struggled to make an impression on consumers and consumers were tired of being marketed to.
It was time for a change.

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Cool Market Targeting images

A few nice market targeting images I found:

San Francisco Cable Car
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Image by Christopher Chan
The San Francisco cable car system is the world’s last manually operated cable car system.The Powell-Hyde (Line 60) line runs north and steeply uphill from a terminal at Powell and Market Streets, before crossing the California Street line at the crest of the hill. (Wikipedia)

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Whole Foods Market, Green Neon
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Image by Glyn Lowe Photoworks
Whole Foods Market, P Street, NW, Washington DC.

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The Art of Facebook
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Image by mkhmarketing
Please feel free to use this image under the creative commons license.

I created the graphic to drive traffic to my marketing blog as part of a buzz-building assignment for a graduate degree.

Please attribute, link, like and comment –

Help me explore the concept of online quid pro quo. You get great visual content and I get extra credit in my emerging media class. Or at least that’s the cunning plan…

Also, if you have an idea for a custom graphic you need for your own blog or website, please share with me at I’ll give it my best shot to create something for you.

James Scullion
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Image by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days hard labour at Newcastle City Gaol for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for 3 years.

Age (on discharge): 13
Height: 4.2
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Grey
Place of Birth: Newcastle
Status: Single
Occupation: Labourer

These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 – 1873.

Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1281

(Copyright) We’re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you’re unsure please email

To purchase a hi-res copy please email quoting the title and reference number.

Christmas Lamp Post – Toronto Christmas Market 2014
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Image by Shandi-lee
pretty little street lamp from my Christmas Market visit on Sunday!

Wishing you well always!

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It is under a Creative Commons license: Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative Works. If you credit me as the author, (*link* back to this image and my name Shandi-lee Cox), use it for personal reason, (not commercially), and do not edit or alter this photo in any way (no modifications, adding text) you may use any of my images. If you wish to use any of my images commercially or to modify the image you will need my permission. You may request this via flickr mail, e-mail shandilee(at), or contacting me through one of the social media platforms I’ve listed above. Otherwise, you don’t have to let me know you’re using my image correctly, although I do love hearing from you!.
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Cool Product Marketing images

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6 bunnies
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Think different. Create your products accordingly. Best way to approach a market is to target the emerging within a sector. Think about the market is going to be in 5 year
time frame.
Definitely, have a lovely models upfront for eye catching interest.

handmade • so.colorful
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Image by origamidon
Waitsfield, Vermont USA • Peggy Potter Bowls at the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market can be found on the Mad River Green in Waitsfield, Vermont on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

It runs from the middle of May to the middle of October. In 2011 the market begins on May 21st and runs through October 22nd.

You can find fresh produce, flowers, seedlings, honey, wool, eggs, meat, cheese and other farm products. In addition you can find crafts made in Vermont, baked goods, and prepared food. Every Saturday we have live entertainment provided by local musicians.

You will also find community groups such as the Vermont Festival of the Arts, Localvores, local libraries and fire departments providing information and doing fundraising.

We now have t-shirts and canvas tote bags bearing our logo! We also have Mad River Valley Greens – our new market money. They make great wedding favors! See the manager at the market for purchase.

Visitors are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets on leash.. – From their website.

Chuck vs The Footlong – SAVE CHUCK!
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Image by Cara_VSAngel
Chuck is one of the greatest shows on TV these days. Not a lot of people watch it, but its fanbase is a loyal one. The show is very heartfelt, hilarious, has great action, great soundtrack, fantastic plot, and it’s sexy without being smutty. I especially love their sly pop culture references (e.g. Reginald VelJohnson, who played Sgt. Al Powell in the original Die Hard, recurring his role as Al Powell on an episode with a Christmas hostage situation… or their constant naming bad guys after villains from classic movies). It’s been my family’s favorite show since it premiered in 2007. It’s a show that really just makes you feel good all over when you watch it. It never fails to please, and we would be devastated if it went off the air. But thanks to DVR’s (and a great chunk of Chuck viewers are technology nerds, so it’s to be expected), Nielson ratings are down, and the show IS in danger! So, Zachary Levi, star of the show, has started a campaign to save Chuck! Subway is Chuck’s biggest sponsor. They even sneak the Footlong jokes into the show whenever they can. So Zachary is asking everyone to go to Subway (biggest sponsor!!!) this Monday and order a Footlong. It’s a great, cheap, healthy lunch… so even if you’re not a fan… why not go get one? Do it for me! And while you’re there, drop a note in the suggestion box thanking Subway for sponsoring Chuck and asking them to help keep the show around! Also, if you can, please please please watch the Finale LIVE (NOT an hour later on DVR…. really, truly LIVE) this Monday night! And lastly, if you are a big fan, like me and my family, take the time to write some letters to the people in charge of it all.Now that you’ve read my summary of the situation, here are the details from…:

To Participate in the Finale and Footlong campaign I’m asking that fans…
1. Get the word out on this program. Lots of people want to help
Chuck, but may not have the time or inclination to write letters, but
the network will listen closer if we’re talking dollars.
2. Still, if you can…write letters to NBC & Universal telling
them why you think Chuck is great (Ben Silverman is Co-Chairman of NBC
and Angela Bromstad is with Primetime Programming). In that letter be
sure to mention that you’re going to be supporting Subway, one of
Chuck’s key sponsors by purchasing a Footlong the evening of the
finale and that you’re spreading the word to convince more fans to do
the same…this is a way for non-Nielson fans to show their love of the
show by directly supporting one of Chuck’s key advertisers.
3. Write a thank you letter to Subway, letting them know what the fans
are trying to do here and thank them for their product placement spots
on Chuck.
4. Convert as many new fans as you can before the finale…we need the numbers.
5. On April 27th be sure to BUY A FOOTLONG from Subway
and if possible, drop a note in the comment box at the franchise
letting them know you’re participating in the Finale and Footlong
campaign to save NBC’s Chuck, of which Subway is a product placement

6. Watch the finale LIVE if possible.
If you do nothing else…do the last two items on the list.
Again…the intent is to let the network and their sponsor know that
we’ve received their message. This is something a Nielson box can’t
do…this is a translation of fan loyalty into real dollars that NBC
& Subway can measure. Thanks for listening.
Bill Schettini
Subway – Chief Marketing Officer
325 Bic Drive
Milford, CT 06461

Ben Silverman
Co-Chairman NBC/Universal
3000 W. Alameda
Admin Building
Burbank, CA 91523

Angela Bromstad
President of Primetime Series NBC
100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg 1320, 4th Floor
Universal City, CA 91608

Sample Letters can be found HERE and HERE.
Big thanks to Wendy Farrington for this campaign!

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Cool How To Advertise Your Business images

A few nice how to advertise your business images I found:

Image from page 128 of “Hardware merchandising March-June 1919” (1919)
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Identifier: hardmerchmarjun1919toro
Title: Hardware merchandising March-June 1919
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Subjects: Hardware industry Hardware Implements, utensils, etc Building
Publisher: Toronto :
Contributing Library: Fisher – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: Algoma University, Trent University, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto Libraries

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ll your customers have seen the page anddouble-page advertising of Star Saws in the SaturdayEvening Post and other publications. Put Star Saws in your display case and in your win:dow, with a Saturday Evening Post opened to the lastStar ad to remind your customers of the nationaladvertising on Star Saws that they have been seeingright along. Star Hack Saw advertising has shown dealers every-where that there are far more hack saw users thanthey ever thought possible. Get after the business thatis rightfully yours. Star Saws, the largest advertised of all tools—willhelp boost your whole tool department if you will letit work for you. Our Handbook, How to Sell Tools, helps you cash in onour national advertising in your tool department. It isfull of money-making ideas and selling suggestions thatyou can use. Write for your copy to-day. MILLERS FALLS CO. Toolmaker to the Master Mechanic100 RIVER STREET MILLERS FALLS MASS., April 5, 1919 HARDWARE AND METAL—Advertising Section 13 BARCALO

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Wrench Service There are no frills about the Bar-calo S Wrench. Yet any mech-anic will take pride in its attractiveand business-like appearance. The primary object of the BarcaloS Wrench is to perform a specialservice for the Machinist, Engineeror Garage man. It will perform all the operationsrequired of any wrench, besideshelping the mechanic out of manya tight place where the ordinarywrench would be an impossibility. Its Claim to Usefulness—is backedby extraordinary strength, unsur-passed lasting qualities, simplicityof construction and freedom ofmanipulation. Made in 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 sizes. We are zealous of our ability tomake good wrenches. We guarantee to replace, free, anyBarcalo Wrench proving unsatis-factory to your customer. Dealers are making a good marginof profit, through Barcalo sales. How about you? May we mail you further informa-tion? Write to-day. Barcalo Manufacturing Company BUFFALO, NEW YORKTORONTO—GEORGE H. SMITH Room 118 Stair Building MONTREAL—GEORGE L.

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Image from page 1030 of “Hardware merchandising March-June 1919” (1919)
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Identifier: hardmerchmarjun1919toro
Title: Hardware merchandising March-June 1919
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Subjects: Hardware industry Hardware Implements, utensils, etc Building
Publisher: Toronto :
Contributing Library: Fisher – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: Algoma University, Trent University, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto Libraries

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MontISectional, 1 lb., per 10 Olbs… .75 .00 .75.Section, % lib., per 100 lbs. .. 4.75 4.50 4.75Solid, 3 to 30 lbs., per cwt 3.25 3.25 8.25- WHEELBARROWS Navvy, steel Wheel, doz 0O Garden, steel, doz 64 25 Light garden, doz 46 80> F.o.b. Montreal, Toronto, London. WIRE PRODUCTS F.o.b. Toronto, London, HamiltonMontreal, St. John, freight equal-ized. Cut Hay Wire Per 100 lbs. No. 9 40 No. 10 6 50* No. 11 6 55 No. 12 5 65 No. 13 6 75 No. 13% 6 76- No. 14 5 9& No. 15 6 15 No. 16 6 85 Stovepipe Wire No. 18 8 25 No. 19 8 75 Fine wire, list plus 20%. Smooth Steel WireNos. 0-9 gauge, base 6 00 Extras over base sizes on smallergauges are as follows: No. 10, 6c extra; No. 11, 12c; Nb.12, 30c; No. 13, 80c; No. 14, 40e rNo. 15, 55c: No. 10, 70c extra. Extra net per 100 lbs.—Oiled wire10c; spring wire, .60; bright, softdrawn, 15c; charcoal (extra qual-ity), .25; packed in casks orcases, 15c; bagging and papering*. May 17, 1919 HARDWARE AND METAL—Advertising Section 77

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DOMINION TIRES ARE £OQD TIRES Dominion Tires For Your Delivery Rigs If you deliver by automobile or drive a car for pleasure, equip your carwith Dominion Tires. You probably handle other Dominion Rubber System products in yourstore—Dominion Garden Hose, Bicycle Tires, Rubber Gloves, RubberMats, perhaps Rubber Belting; and you know how satisfactory is the qualityof all these Dominion goods. You surely have worn one of the Dominion Rubber System brands of Rub-bers or Fleet Foot Shoes and know their good quality. You can count on the same high-grade quality and workmanship inDominion Tires. There are six Dominion Tires: Royal Cord Nobby ChainDominion Grooved Plain for every type of car; each designed to meet a particular need or a par-ticular condition of work, road or climate. You can get the right tire for your cars, to give you the right kind of ser-vice for business and pleasure, in Dominion Tires. You can also get DOMINION INNER TUBES of the same superiorquality as Dominion Tires

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Venice, May 2014 – 56
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This is one of several photos I took during a relatively brief "private gondola" ride that we took one morning, for a somewhat outrageous price.


I’ve been to Venice once or twice for brief business trips during my life, which had the same characteristics as the business trips I described in a separate Flickr album about Paris — i.e., they basically involve flying into a busy airport at night, taking a taxi to a generic business-traveler’s hotel (a Hilton in Venice looks just like a Hilton in Cairo,except perhaps for the canal outside the main entrance), and then spending several days working in the hotel (if the purpose of the trip was a seminar or computer conference), or at a client’s office (also “generic” in most cases — you can’t even tell what floor you’re on when you get off the elevator, because every floor of “open office” layouts is the same). The trip usually ends in the late afternoon or evening of the final day, with a mad dash back to the airport to catch the last plane home to NYC. Thus, a business trip to Venice is almost indistinguishable from a business trip to Omaha. Or Albany. Or Tokyo.

But Venice is different from almost any other place in the world, and I’ve had a couple of vacation trips to experience that side of the city. But it’s been a long, long time: the first such visit was back in 1976 (which you can see here on Flickr), and the second visit was in 1983 (pictures of which do exist on Flickr, but have been restricted to family-only access, since they consist mostly of boring pictures of drooling babies and kids sticking their collective tongues out at me).

Thirty years is a long time between visits … but for a city like Venice, I doubt that very much has changed. Well, perhaps there wasn’t a McDonald’s outlet in Venice when I first came here (and I did photograph one such outlet on this current visit, which you’ll find in this album), and you can certainly guarantee that people weren’t walking around with cellphones and smartphones the way they are today. And while the tourists typically did have cameras back in the good-old-days, they were typically modest little “Instamatic” film-based gadgets, rather than the big, garish, DSLR cameras that everyone now seems to carry around with them, complete with advertising logos all over the camera-straps and bodies to remind you that they, too, can afford to buy an expensive Canon or Nikon gadget that they really don’t know how to use properly. (Sorry, I got carried away there …)

But the buildings, and the people, and the canals, and the gondolas … all of that is the same. And that’s what I’ve tried to capture in this set of photos. The tourist crowds are now so thick (even in May!) that I didn’t even bother going to the square at San Marco, and I didn’t bother taking any photos from the Rialto bridge over the Grand Canal; but you will see some photos of tourists in this album, along with photos of the local people who are still here …

I don’t expect to come back to Venice again in the next year or two … but if it turns out to be 20 or 30 years before my next return, I suspect it will all look pretty much exactly the same as it did on this trip, and in 1983, and when I first saw it in 1976.

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Designer freelancer working b2b business
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Image by homethods
Must Credit to: ‘’ not Flickr.
Copy Link Address:

Moscow, Tsvetnoy Central Market
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Image by Detlef Schobert
Russia, Moscow.
Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
Tsvetnoy Central Market.

Lifschutz, Davidsons, Sandilands Architects.
Ford McDonald Consultants.

Customized Stainless Steel Ceiling and Walls in Upper Floors, Manufacturer EXYD.

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