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Crossing...

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There are six images in this series.  It is so much easier to create and deliver when taking pictures for others and not just for myself. Each of those projects typically requires some sort of planning and defined deliverables. Each also has either real or self-imposed deadlines to complete and some delivery of a final product. Often times these are viewed by myself as short sprints and become priorities in the middle of everything else going on.  In thinking of what is headed my way in the next couple of months, I remembered this series of images that I had not yet shared with all of you from a previous trip to Chicago. It reminded me of this earlier post called Rush hour. Boston style...  from 10 years ago in which I had my beloved Canon PowerShot S100 with me. What I like in this series is that I kept with the previous black and white processing so that you can sense the motion (or commotion) in the images and the busyness that often is the streets of downtown Chicago. I hope you ca

Ahhhh...

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I am in the middle of a fair amount of busyness but was able to get away from everything for a short bit.  The last time we stayed at Nick's Cove was about 10 years ago. I had made a couple of posts with this one about their splendid breakfasts .   The last time we went to Point Reyes Seashore and stayed at Nick's Cove almost the entire area had nearly no internet reception except when we were on their premises and were logged into their WiFi system. I recall last time arriving after dark and wondering if we were absolutely lost and trying to get there before they closed.  Luckily we had not driven past the cottages and because the road was curvy and unknown to us, it had taken a bit longer than we had anticipated. This time around, we arrived after they had closed but  arrangements had been made so that we could still get into our cottage.  We were already fairly spent after traveling to this area and going on a couple of hikes at Point Reyes and I was not sure how much effort

Farewell Concert...

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A lot has been happening and often times it is hard to keep up with everything going on in life. We attended the Westmont College Orchestra Tour Farewell Concert at the Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. This is the second time we have been to this venue for a concert and we were not disappointed. The space is not large but also not small and you are able to hear all the musicians very clearly.  The program included the following: Amazing Grace arr. Dan Goeller Violin Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269 also known as the "Spring" or La Primavera Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315 also known as the "Summer" or L'estate The Hounds of Spring by Alfred Reed Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price arr. William Grant Still Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven Carnival Overture by Antonin Dvorak For this concert, I decided to fairly lightly and did not plan to take any video.

UCI Donald Bren School of ICS Graduation...

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Attended a recent Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences Graduation ceremony.  Wow was it quick at less than an hour and it was followed by a reception in the Pacific Ballroom. Here are some selected images. The ceremony was held in the Crystal Cove Auditorium. Here are some images. Congratulations to all of the graduates! View of the setup in the Crystal Cove Auditorium. Graduates lining up to be seated. Presentation of the faculty of the School by Dean Marios Papaefthymiou, PhD.  Student Speaker Himanshu Jain. Student Speaker Chupeng Zhang Despite being a school for computer science and software engineering all speakers used some sort of paper notes or a binder. Commencement Speaker Jimar Garcia, Class of 2003 & Vice President of ICS Alumni Chapter Students applauding their family and friends who supported them during the program. As part of the recessional. Gowns all had the Anteater mascot for the zipper pulls. Graduates with the family and friends gathering af

Tad Worku in Concert...

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We went to hear Tad Worku perform at the Randall L. Roberts Amphitheater located at the Loma Linda University Church on the campus of the Loma Linda University earlier today. It was part of the camp meeting concert series going on through the first weekend in September. It was a meaningful concert titled "Hope for Healthcare Appreciation Concert" with Tad and his band performing many songs and was full of inspiring stories.  If you haven't had the opportunity to listen to any of his songs, you are missing out! Here are 12 images from tonight. I am posting one image for every month that has lapsed since my last blog post. A lot has been happening and a lot is still happening during this busy pandemic time we are living in. I have been taking images but with many typical activities not taking place the absolute number of pictures has been much lower than usual. I think it is obvious to say that since I started my blog many years ago, trends and how pictures are shared has c