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We chased the snakes out of San Diego Bay on St Patrick's Day
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Have a great St Patrick's Day, everyone, from a a real Leprecohen.
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I've just come back from chasing the snakes out of san diego bay.
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Here's a letter I just sent to the Los Angeles Times about a story in Sunday's paper.  It was a profile of a Hollywood personality who remains an observant Jew:

I enjoyed Steve Zeitchik's profile of Etan Cohen, director of "Get Hard".

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-ca-etan-cohen-20150315-story.html#page=1

Steve says that traditional religious organizations are suspicious of creative professions.  That shouldn't be any surprise - if you're trying to teach eternal verities, the last thing you want is new, creative thinking (except maybe for fundraising).   While some great artists are recognized from bringing the prevailing style to its highest level (e.g., J.S. Bach), more artists stand out for breaking with tradition and orthodoxy (e.g., the early impressionists and the first abstract painters).  There is also the bohemian lifestyle of creative people, with too much fun and not enough obedience.  And, finally, it's tough to make a living in the arts; if you're just barely making the rent, how can you contribute to the church?

Steve also writes that the religious are wary of journalism.  A core competence of journalists is (or should be) the ability to recognize when someone is lying to you because that person has a financial interest in the lie, or stands to benefit in influence or power.   Skepticism, which every journalist who deals with leaders needs in abundance, is the mortal enemy of faith.
Imagination might carry us to new worlds, but the people doing the imagining are often exactly as you'd expect.
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Capri 22 sail out of Seaforth Coronado iwth skipper Jeff and Ozun
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Penn & Teller call Bullshit on the Vatican
 
This is really interesting! Some of it is quite upsetting to hear about - like priests personal files being protected and hidden to protect the priest in question! Why does nothing happy about this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UR-0Kdff4M
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Racing fleet spinnakers past mooring buoy FM-19 on San Diego Bay
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Here's a letter I just sent to the Los Angeles Times about a story in Sunday's paper.  It was a profile of a Hollywood personality who remains an observant Jew:

I enjoyed Steve Zeitchik's profile of Etan Cohen, director of "Get Hard".

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-ca-etan-cohen-20150315-story.html#page=1

Steve says that traditional religious organizations are suspicious of creative professions.  That shouldn't be any surprise - if you're trying to teach eternal verities, the last thing you want is new, creative thinking (except maybe for fundraising).   While some great artists are recognized from bringing the prevailing style to its highest level (e.g., J.S. Bach), more artists stand out for breaking with tradition and orthodoxy (e.g., the early impressionists and the first abstract painters).  There is also the bohemian lifestyle of creative people, with too much fun and not enough obedience.  And, finally, it's tough to make a living in the arts; if you're just barely making the rent, how can you contribute to the church?

Steve also writes that the religious are wary of journalism.  A core competence of journalists is (or should be) the ability to recognize when someone is lying to you because that person has a financial interest in the lie, or stands to benefit in influence or power.   Skepticism, which every journalist who deals with leaders needs in abundance, is the mortal enemy of faith.
Imagination might carry us to new worlds, but the people doing the imagining are often exactly as you'd expect.
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Unusual sights on San Diego Bay: a tug towing what may be a decommissioned ship, and a submarine away from the base.
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Living the retired vida loca in sunny San Diego
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Boston native, MIT graduate, long time California resident
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Retired in my early 50's; expert in relational database application design and Oracle performance tuning
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