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The young woman pictured below is a free-lance photographer who was recently diagnosed with stage 3b inflammatory breast cancer. Because she has no medical insurance, friends have set up a "crowd-sourced" fundraiser on the website GiveForward. The goal of Project Amelia is to help this young free-lance photographer cover the cost of treatment resulting from her recent cancer diagnosis. I had never heard of giveforward.com or Amelia Coffaro until a few minutes ago when I heard a story about Project Amelia on CBS This Morning. The many photographers that I follow on G+ came to mind as I watched, and it occurred to me that some of you might also be interested.
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Happy π Day!!!
Pi Day is a holiday for math (and pie) enthusiasts to celebrate their love of numbers. And this year marks a once-in-a-century occurrence. Saturday at 9:26:53 a.m. the date and time will read 3.14.15 9:26:53. That’s 10 digits of pi.
When I was a teenager my dad & I took my little brother Craig to the Oregon Steam Up. It's an interesting look at life & technology in another century. The Oregon Steam Up is coming up again in a few days: http://www.antiquepowerland.com/html/steam-up.html
A review of my baby brother's newest lens:
Lensbaby is a company that's resolutely pursued its own path since it first started making 'selective focus' optics for SLRs about 8 years ago. Its lenses offer a distinctive low-fi aesthe...
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Substitute Teacher in Special Education
life these days is pretty full.... 6 kids, mostly grown; 4 grandkids, barely started; 1 husband, with 39 years in the family business. I currently substitute teach in special ed classes and alternative schools (preschool through high school) after homeschooling my own kids for 23 years, research family history whenever I get a chance, geocache once in a while, maintain a couple of non-profits' websites, and try to find time to organize the thousands of pictures I've taken over the years.