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... I love your sig line: “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss


Yeah, me too. That's why I didn't change it this week.

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.


What a beautiful poem, almost every stanza has a gem of truth in it, written with such thoughtful wording. I wonder why more of this poem is not quoted. Thanks for posting it, Henry.


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Ehrmann wrote:
Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.


What a beautiful poem, almost every stanza has a gem of truth in it, written with such thoughtful wording. I wonder why more of this poem is not quoted. Thanks for posting it, Henry.


My pleasure, TB. :D

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USPS utilizes the 'no left turn', at least in part, and at least in bailey. when i was calling for info on getting a mailbox collection relocated for safety, i was told then the mail person would need to cross the street, and that's prohibited. a federal rule?


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What Was The Worst Natural Disaster To Hit Japan And Why Does Japan Have So Many Earthquakes?

In 1923, an earthquake struck near Tokyo and Yokohama, killing more than 130,000 people and destroying most of both cities.

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More recently, in 1995, the city of Kobe, Japan, was devastated by a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people.

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Volcanoes have also caused destruction in Japan.

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In 1792, the dome of the Unzen volcano, near Kyushu, collapsed, causing a volcanic landslide.

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When the landslide fell into the sea, it in turn caused a huge tsunami, which destroyed several coastal villages and killed 15,000 people.

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A tsunami is a very large wave caused by the actions of earthquakes, landslides, or rarely, as in the Unzen volcano, by island volcanoes.

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The Unzen volcano became active again in the 1990s.

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Japan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where three tectonic plates meet, and this gives Japan many earthquakes and occasional volcanic activity.

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Good lord, that Russian lady must have had some time keeping order in her home. I wonder how she and her husband fed and clothes all of those kids.


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wrote Jack London in his first-hand account of the great 1906 earthquake that toppled San Francisco.

On this day in 1906, a tremendous earthquake occurred along the San Andreas Fault in San Francisco. The main temblor, having a
7.7–7.9 magnitude, lasted about one minute and was the result of the rupturing of the northernmost 296 miles of the 800-mile San Andreas fault.

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It is the worst natural disaster in US history. But when calculating destruction, the earthquake took second place to the great fire that followed.

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After the quake, in Hayes Valley, a woman lit up her stove to prepare breakfast, unaware that the chimney above was badly damaged.
This started the 24-hour long ‘Ham and Eggs’ fire, which destroyed parts of City Hall and Market Street.

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The site of the original spark in Hayes Valley is stated as 395 Hayes Street, which now houses the ‘Caffe Delle Stelle’, a classic Italian restaurant.

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Not only was the earthquake one of the worst catastrophes in US history, it was the first major natural disaster that was recorded photographically.

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Good lord, that Russian lady must have had some time keeping order in her home. I wonder how she and her husband fed and clothes all of those kids.


She must have been a very tired woman. :whistle:

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A School Bus Graveyard In Rural Georgia Has Turned Into An Art Gallery

What happens to a bus when the wheels stop going round and round? Most of the time it ends up in a salvage yard, useful for little more than scrap metal. One such place is Georgia's aptly named School Bus Graveyard. Or is it? Although its name paints one picture, the buses laid to rest here paint a very different one.

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Georgia’s School Bus Graveyard

In the rural town of Alto, Georgia, auto parts shop owner Alonzo Wade turned his junkyard full of retired buses into an unconventional art gallery. Back in the early 2000s, in response to thieves stealing parts from his junkyard, Wade's son Walter built a fence out of the old buses. The fence worked to deter the thieves and soon inspired yet another great function for the buses — blank canvases for local artists.

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Walter (Alonzo’s son) and wife Debbie Wade

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In 2012, a local team of artists called Crispy Printz began painting murals on Wade's buses. Every year since, the team has invited a few of Georgia's greatest artists to join them and repaint the buses with brand-new art, maintaining an eclectic and ever-changing gallery of work. The best part? The School Bus Graveyard is open to the public. You can feel free to roam about and take photos of the buses, but it's important to note that the Wade family still lives there. They ask that visitors first stop by their garage to check in and make a donation to Crispy Printz.

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Although the School Bus Graveyard is one of few places to see artwork for hundreds of miles, it is not alone in its endeavors. Georgia has a reputation for appreciating the arts. The city of Athens, for example, is known for its creative community, boasting the Georgia Museum of Art and a downtown jam-packed with galleries. Meanwhile, Savannah is home to the famous Savannah College of Art and Design, ranked in 2017 as the number one motion-graphics school in the world.

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Understandably, Georgia's big cities lead the way in the arts, but the small-town, School Bus Graveyard — once just a modest place where buses came to die — serves as a colorful testament to an art culture alive and well throughout the entire state.

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People sure can be creative! It's wonderful.


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People sure can be creative! It's wonderful.


Yep, one man's junk ...

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