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Mr. Roger’s First Neighborhood

Finally getting around to posting this, page 54. Best if viewed on a full screen.

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Very proud of this article.  I have one more article coming out with Laurel Highlands Magazine.  A little sad I will not be working for them anymore, kinda hard to write about things in the Laurel Highlands of PA when I am living in the flatlands of Florida.  I am highly appreciative of my friend Herb Speers who did the photography for this piece along with the next one.   I am also extremely happy that Herb is still doing freelance photography for the magazine.

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Robots

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We’re fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves.   Ken Goldberg

Kenneth Y. Goldberg (born 1961) is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and automation. He is Professor and Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Dept at UC Berkeley with joint appointments in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.[1][2][3][4] Goldberg also holds an appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Christmas

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                                            “CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn’t make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists                                                   why doesn’t he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn’t exist what’s the meaning of all this?

                                             HOBBES: I dunno. Isn’t this a religious holiday? 

                                            CALVIN:  Yeah, but actually, I’ve got the same questions about God.” 
                                             ― Bill Watterson

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Patient

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I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.   Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, and lived for much of her life with her governess. She never married, but became passionately attached to the gay Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London’s poetic circle, to whom she was unfailingly generous and helpful.

Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes labelled a poseur, but her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship.

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Ideas

Ray Bradbury in 1975

Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.    Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasyscience fictionhorror, and mystery fiction.

Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science-fiction and horror-story collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in speculative fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992).

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Is

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This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.   Plato

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition.[2] Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

Fresco by Raphael (1483-1520). Plato and Aristotle ...
Fresco by Raphael (1483-1520). Plato and Aristotle …

 

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Talking

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.   Saskya Pandita

Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen (Tibetan: ས་སྐྱ་པནདིཏ་ཀུན་དགའ་རྒྱལ་མཚན, WylieSa skya Paṇḍita Kun dga’ rgyal mtshan )1182-28 November 1251) was a Tibetan spiritual leader and Buddhist scholar and the fourth of the Five Sakya Forefathers (Wyliesa skya gong ma lnga). Künga Gyeltsen is generally known simply as Sakya Pandita, a title given to him in recognition of his scholarly achievements and knowledge of Sanskrit. He is held in the tradition to have been an emanation of Manjusri, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas.

After that he also known as a great scholar in TibetMongoliaChina and India and was proficient in the five great sciences of Buddhist philosophy, medicine, grammar, dialectics and sacred Sanskrit literature as well as the minor sciences of rhetoric, synonymies, poetry, dancing and astrology. He is considered to be the fourth Sakya Forefather and sixth Sakya Trizinand one of the most important figures in the Sakya lineage.

 

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