Gapstow Bridge and Plaza Hotel in Fog


Manhattan, A Photographer’s Journey by Henry Barnard

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Digital download of the JPEG file for this photograph.

If you buy this photograph, I will be sending you an email in a day or two with a link to its JPG file. You will then download the file into your computer in its Download or Picture folder or whichever folder you choose. You can use it on your PC as you will, just to look at now and then or as a screen saver after you configure your computer to use it as such. Up to you.


Mueller Report

Surprise, surprise…the Russian collusion charge was a farce.  The media will now have to come up with something new against Trump.  How about bad breath?

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Preferred Indifference

The ancient Stoics divided earthly activities between those they could control and those they couldn’t, with all the shades in-between.  For those aspects of life that were in the tweener zone, Stoics recommended an attitude of “preferred indifference,” for the world could as easily quench these tweeners without any recourse by the individual.

The three conspicuous tweeners were: fame, wealth, and health, for one is not entirely in control of any of these, such that life can pivot on each mercilessly…the sudden public attack that defames you utterly, the stock market collapse that wipes out your assets, the hidden aneurysm that leaves you prostrate and just barely clinging to life.

So one should not hold tight to any of these tweeners, but rather have an attitude of preferred indifference — you prefer to be well endowed with all three, but can still be indifferent if they are taken from you, rather than be in a state of shock and despair, for there is an element in all three clearly beyond your control.

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Howard Schultz

Wondering what Howard Schultz’s positions are as a candidate for president.  He’s said a few things that sounded reasonable to me.  Not the typical politician’s non-statement that sounds good but means nothing.  He’s running as an independent.  I’ve heard him say the 22 trillion dollar national debt is the country’s biggest risk and that nothing is “free” from the government.  Apparently, he introduced a lot of benefits for Starbucks employees, including healthcare and higher education support.  I think he is worth watching.  These guys don’t get to be chairmen of large and successful corporations without smarts.  But would an independent, without national party support, have a snowball’s chance?

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