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Finally!   “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.…

Nature

Lady Bugs!   Though I am sadly allergic to my plants; my “happy place” is my indoor garden. During this…

Public Square

Umbrella Sky Coral Gables, Florida Yes, this particular installation is long gone; and all I have to offer you are…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux…

From the Editor

Finally!   “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” ~ Isaiah 31:18 ~ I burnt up my tea kettle.  I could have ordered a replacement, and maybe should have,…

Nature

Lady Bugs!   Though I am sadly allergic to my plants; my “happy place” is my indoor garden. During this challenging pandemic, I have found myself spending more time in that room than ever before. But many of my most beloved plants have aphides.  I have tried various products, cleaning each infected leaf, and finally…

Public Square

Umbrella Sky Coral Gables, Florida Yes, this particular installation is long gone; and all I have to offer you are a few photographs.  I should have shared this when it was still up, but the good news is that it is an ongoing / traveling exhibit, which continues to pop up around the world; and…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Tiberias by Nicola Kovach, (Covach) I long to stroll these shores; even more so now that I know where they are, it is not a stop I made during my long ago visit…

Connected

Securing the Internet of Things – IoT A popular question for cybersecurity professionals is what keeps us up at night?  In the past, I often have found this to be a scare tactic, but lately I have been very concerned about securing IoT.  Why?  As we retrieve real time data and count on this data…

A View From the Road

  Bears Indeed! Driving through Lake Tahoe, California, I spotted this View, and had to stop to snap a picture.  I am sorry I cannot adequately credit the business; but I so appreciate their whimsy! Whimsy will return one day soon.

From the Editor

The Earrings   I know I have been thinking about how this month we mark the year anniversary, of our lives being impacted by the pandemic.  But even though there is a lot to say, I do not want to focus on covid-19 anymore.  I know we cannot truly avoid thinking about it, and it…

Poet’s Corner

Do You Remember   Do you remember the day we met? Everything seemed so ordinary, I could not have imagined what that encounter would mean. It was your earrings which drew me to you. They did not match. I figured it was with intent; But was not sufficiently sophisticated to know that was the look…

Film’s Recommended by Marcial

      This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses…

Connected

Words not Numbers   Elizebeth Smith Friedman, considered the first American female cryptanalyst, did not arrive at this job with a love for numbers, but rather a love for words. Who was Elizebeth Smith Friedman, and how can we learn from her techniques and make them applicable for us in technology today? Elizebeth was born…