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Ok. This is photoshop. It was done in the 1940s to stimulate the Alaska sea food market.  (“There are a lot of great steaks on this Copper River Red!  Look for them in the seafood section of your local grocery … Continue reading

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The greatest shortcoming of American education is the belief that you ‘teach for the job.’ That is, you teach the basics of what most jobs will require and ‘that’s that.’ The result? Products like this. If you are a millennial, … Continue reading

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It is easy to talk about ‘leaping into the future.’ The reality is substantially different. You get to ‘the future’ with baby steps and those steps are in the real world. There is not a lot of “leaping.”  As an … Continue reading

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We all makes mistakes, some of the whoppers. Some of those errors in judgement never see the light of day (Whew!). But then again, to quote Albert Einstein, “Someone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” … Continue reading

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In 1912, so many Americans were furious with both the Democratic and Republican parties that they formed the Progressive Party. (The photo is from their national convention.) Their platform demanded – and I will quote from Wikipedia so no one … Continue reading

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Spooky, eh? He’s Jasper Maskelyne and he made a modest living as a magician until the Second World War. Then he became a magician for the British Army. His greatest trick was making the Suez Canal in Egypt disappear. The … Continue reading

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Be frightened!  VERY FRIGHTENED!  This is the scariest piece of photoshop I have ever encountered. For those without a knowledge of the Renaissance, it is a remake of the hand of God creating man from Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” on … Continue reading

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DO NOT ROLL YOUR EYES when I tell you this is a statue of Sonny Bono in Palm Springs. (If you are a millennial, Sonny was the ‘Sonny’ in the Sonny and Cher singing duo back in the Dark Ages.) … Continue reading

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My father, a Holocaust refugee, spoke four language fluently and read Greek and Latin. But he said American English was the hardest language to master. That’s because American English has rules everyone ignores. As an example, in most languages every … Continue reading

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I’d like to believe this photoshop. But then, again ………..  My father – like all fathers – once told me whenever I read about the stupidest thing a person could do, I should wait a week.  Someone else was sure … Continue reading

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