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Look Up — Afternoon Sun in Memorial Church

It’s intermission, the sun is streaming into Stanford’s Memorial Church and the iPhones are out. Don’t forget to Look Up now and then. Cheers, Carto  

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Curve — American Buckaroo in Action

This buckaroo is all business. The loop of her lasso curves through the air, and that calf is sure to be branded (or marked) before returning to the herd. The scene is the Stewart’s 96 ranch in Paradise Valley, NV. Paradise Valley is … Continue reading

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Face — A Self Portrait

That’s me standing in front of the Self Reflection video mosaic, one of the exhibits in the interactive digital gallery at the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego (MOPA). My image is blended interactively onto a background mosaic of mug … Continue reading

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Earth — Oaks in the Watershed

California oaks from a viewpoint overlooking the Peninsula Watershed off Interstate 280 in San Mateo County between Palo Alto and San Francisco. Percival was a California Highway patrolman killed in the line of duty. Carto To see other views of Earth … Continue reading

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Admiration — Libraries and Antiquarians

Admiration: I like a big sprawling library with open stacks, and Green Library is one of my favorites. Thousands and thousands of books on shelves to pull out and browse. There is a light on in the stacks; maybe someone is browsing. … Continue reading

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Future — Our future is before us

Treasure Island Job Corps students ignore the Saturday rain and take selfies of San Francisco. Today, I grabbed the camera and headed out to take some rainy day photos — the photo above was taken on Treasure Island. April is poetry … Continue reading

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Wow — Spring Is Early This Year

The iPhone camera was overwhelmed by this bed of tulips at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. Wow is the word of the day. A perfect day to get out of the library, explore the outdoors, read a poem … Continue reading

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Donna Tartt — The Goldfinch Unchained

The Goldfinch is a very small oil painting of a finch chained to its perch that is on display in a museum in the Netherlands. It was painted 300 years ago by a student of Rembrandt and is very famous. … Continue reading

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San Francisco — Looking Seaward from Lands End

San Francisco’s 6th Poet Laureate declared: “Everyone is a poet — until proven otherwise.” Parked at Lands End Lookout Hoody’s and sweatshirts from Fisherman’s Wharf Run by my car At the edge they look homeward Then, shivering in the cold … Continue reading

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Colombian Storyteller, García Márquez, is dead at 87

Gabriel García Márquez is dead at 87; he is survived by his stories, and his many readers. In his autobiography García Márquez told this story of a surprise visit by his mother: My mother asked me to go with her … Continue reading

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