Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beauty in Buddhist caves

I really like these beautiful photographs of Buddhist caves in Myanmar, Thailand and India, so check them out on Huffington Post!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow days, mindfulness of the moment

Hello Atlanta snow days ... I am experiencing this through a lens of mindfulness and appreciation. And, glad to say the appreciation includes Georgia Power coming around on Wednesday and cutting a neighbor's tree down off the wire and restoring our power! Here are some photos that can help us remember our week, including Sophie, Dori and Mac:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

One of Atlanta's infamous snow weeks

It turns out that a bit of snow came through on Tuesday with some ice mixed in. At Noon, it came full swing and at the same time all of Atlanta's employers, schools and government workers hit the road. Next came an unbelievable story of cars stuck on highways and side streets for hours - some up to 16 hours. Hundreds of people ended up leaving their cars on the side of the road and walked to the nearest safe place. Here is the story. My family was fine and I was home because I decided to cancel my mid-day plans early that morning! Here is my peaceful place this week during the chaos that occurred nearby. I learned that Mac, Dori and Sophie really do love snow!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Surfboard makes it to Lake Herrington

I was communicating with Lexington friends on Facebook and posted this photo there - it is fun to find a blast from the past like this 1966 photo at the lake, Lake Herrington, near Lexington.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Internet I worked on in 1981

This article made me really smile! I worked at the Atlanta Journal and Constitution in 1981 on the Associated Press project putting this newspaper, and others were too [NYT etc.], onto CompuServe so people could read the newspaper over a computer. All my journalist buddies would walk by my office and say "No one will ever read a newspaper over a TV or computer!" Well, I guess they were wrong in spades.

If you click on the link you can watch a video about it back then:

The Huffington Post  |  By Alexis Kleinman                            

Posted: 01/17/2014 2:27 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/17/2014 3:25 pm EST

"Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee and turning on your home computer to read the day's newspaper."

So begins this adorable San Francisco newscast from 1981, chronicling how newspapers are starting to (gasp!) send newspapers over the Internet. Someone is even credited as a "home computer owner."

"Engineers now predict the day will come when we get all our newspapers and magazines by home computer, but that's a few years off," newscaster Steve Newman said.

Apparently it took more than two hours to get the whole newspaper to your computer over the phone. Never complain about your slow Internet again.