Right Under Our Nose

When I was 15 years old, our family moved to Europe for a year while my father taught at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. Being a teenager, I did not appreciate the opportunity we had though there were many trips we took which made lasting impressions. For a high school student, however, it was more about the inconvenience I was experiencing being so far from our home in the States. In amazement I found the year passed faster than I anticipated amid trips to the surrounding countries. Continue reading “Right Under Our Nose”

Screen Savers

If you are reading this then you are probably using a computer of some kind: a Mac, PC or Smartphone. You might have taken the liberty of customizing your lock screen or working screen background. You may have adjusted what happens when your computer is idle by turning on a screen saver of some ilk (it’s here we drop the smartphone which usually turn off). Screen savers originated as a result of a problem of image burn-in on the old CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors where if you left an image on long enough, it literally becomes burned into the display and nothing will remove the ghost image.

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Soar_RxRaIt’s hard to see in the photograph but there is actually a train track in the background and in Wilmore KY there are still trains that run on this track. Going from one place to another in the endless pursuit of moving goods and people closer to where they are needed. Using the Dragan effect to make the photo more dramatic takes the viewer back a few years. Back to when all train tracks had a purpose and those who ran the trains served the country from coast to coast. Continue reading “RxR”