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Gapstow Bridge and Plaza Hotel in Fog

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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.

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Divergent Attitudes Toward Death

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”  Dylan Thomas

“Just as if a god told you that you would die tomorrow or at least the day after tomorrow, you would attach no importance to the difference of one day, unless you are a complete coward (such is the tiny gap of time); so you should think there no great difference between life to the umpteenth year and life to tomorrow.”  Marcus Aurelius

“You are a little soul carrying a corpse.”  Epictetus

Do Not Go Gentle…

Air Travel

Air travel in the future must address two issues, and it is very unclear how — how to protect passengers from infection while on board, and how to protect the receiving destination from potential infection by these same passengers.  Even when this pandemic subsides, those two issues remain, given that future pandemics can’t be ruled out and it is indisputable that the airplane is the main method of spreading infection.  The current mode of air travel is a recipe for disaster.  It has to change fundamentally.

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Trash Talk

The trash talking in American politics is so over the top that it’s not worth listening to.  The goal is not truth but how outrageous one can be.  Trouble is so many people take it seriously and so get riled by it — a big reason why there is so much conflict in America today, why so many are so angry.  And of course the media is fundamentally at fault here — yellow journalism run amuk.  Back in the 80’s and 90’s in New York City, it was the New York Post that had the outrageous headline and stories, that either bordered on the preposterous and went way over the edge.  Now it’s every newspaper and “news” media.

In my opinion, one should always keep in mind, when reading or hearing a political opinion, what that individual’s agenda is.  Their statements tell you more about the authors than who or what they are addressing.  Witness the ridiculous statements made by so many liberal celebrities — doesn’t tell you anything about the subjects they are addressing but tells you boatloads about them.  I can’t tell you how many such celebrities I consider to be silly individuals now that I’ve heard their political opinions, which were baseless and foolish but predictably extreme.

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