Compassion, Human Condition, Humanity, Kindness, Society, STEM

A Journey of 10,000 Photos

A few years ago, Flickr promised a terabyte of image storage for life, and for a shutterbug like me, that was an offer too good to refuse.   When I became Regional Director for FIRST in Central FL, I opened a second account, to archive FIRST in Florida photos from tournaments and outreach events.

Then came the news, recently, that Flickr was ending the bonanza of free storage, limiting free accounts to 1000 images.  I have nearly 1000 images in a single individual album!

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Compassion, Human Condition, Humanity, Philosophy, Society

Keep Your Hands & Feet Inside the Car at All Times

Turn and face the strange
-David Bowie

Life is a roller coaster ride, a wobbly high wire act, at best. For all the self-help books and therapists and support groups and gurus, in the end it’s just a crap shoot. Life is anyone’s guess.

Even though I know all this, and my mantra, for the last few years at least, has been “Keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times and remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop” – even though I’m no stranger to disappointment, failure and heartbreak, and I know better than to let my guard down,  it’s still ridiculously easy to grasp onto the faintest pattern of twists and turns and adjust to the ride with expectations born of habit, especially if the ride becomes comforting and familiar.

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