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This is one of those “Really?!” photographs. This is actually an excellent representation of our brains in an election year. Nothing is organized, everything is chaos and all we know for sure is the end of the trip is coming … Continue reading

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On May 22, 1906, the city of Fairbanks  — in the District of Alaska since it was not yet a Territory — appeared doomed. A massive fire was threatening to burn down the entire city and all that stood between … Continue reading

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From June 6th to 9th, 1912, the most spectacular eruption in recorded history and the Twentieth Century’s largest measured volcanic eruption occurred in Katmai, Alaska.  For over 60 hours the volcano sent 3.5 cubic miles of ash into the atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Just a pile of rubble, eh? It’s the aftermath of the LARGEST terrorist attack in American history. TWO MEGATONS.  The blast in New York harbor was so great it was felt in Philadelphia. And it happened 104 years ago, on … Continue reading

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Not a lot of social distancing here but, then again, this was 1890. Historically, the easiest thing to say is ‘we’ were different ‘then’ and now we have to ‘make up’ for the ‘mistakes of the past.’ No, that is … Continue reading

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History is not the story of the past; it is the study of the future. None of these children in 1950 EVER expected to be wearing masks like these a generation later!www.authormasterminds.com/steve-levi

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Yeah, I know. “Photoshop.”  Actually, no. It is a double-exposure from 100 years ago. During the Spanish Flu influenza, 1918 to 1920.  That pandemic came in three waves. One in the Spring of 1918, a second wave in the Fall … Continue reading

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This is not Photoshop; it’s a real home. It’s also a metaphor for the turmoil of today’s political, ethnic, legal, (fake, real, made up and conspiratorial) journalistic climate. When all is said and done, this era may appear to be … Continue reading

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The great power of art is to transcend its components. Anyone can splash paint on canvas or collect loose pieces of wire. But it is what the artist DOES with the paint and wire that changes the world.  Art is … Continue reading

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