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IPad Art Gallery #13

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Following further down this path. Seeing where it takes me.

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Best Shift Ever – Waitress Receives Life Changing Tip

Best Shift Ever – Waitress Receives Life Changing Tip

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Make Me A Channel of Your Peace – Angelina

Make Me A Channel of Your Peace – Angelina

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iPhone or iPad: Follow-Up

This is a screenshot of me showing an iPad Air during a livestream of Episode 204 of SQPN's Catholic Weekend.

Way back in October, 2012, I had posed the question here of whether or not I should upgrade my iPhone 3GS to an {iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPhone 5} or get an iPad mini. At the time, my initial two-year contract had run out, making me eligible for an … [Read More]

Remembering Blessed Pope John Paul II

Picture of Blessed Pope John Paul II that has been hanging on my bookshelf at home since 1980. Picture taken by Josefina Francisco.

Today marks the ninth death anniversary of Blessed (soon to be Saint) John Paul II. I still remember keeping ‘vigil’ with my eyes glued to the TV and CNN’s coverage. For a while, it seemed like the whole world was riveted to the window where John … [Read More]

What To Give Up For Lent

What to Give Up (Getty Images)

OK, we may be half way through this year's Lenten season but it is not too late to think of things to give up.  As my friend pointed out, our New Year's resolutions have long gone so Lent is our second chance.  (Are Catholics the only faithful who … [Read More]

Airport Blues

Airport Blues

Given the many awful aspects of air travel, it is a wonder airports teem with passengers at all times and in all places. In addition to the cost, which manages to go up constantly, there is the captured audience spectre of the food courts where a … [Read More]

Review of Philomena

Review of Philomena

Review of Philomena with Dame Judy Dench   April 2014 The arresting blue eyes of Dame Judy Dench haunt long after the movie, Philomena, has closed on the screen. They convey sorrow, horror, fear, but as importantly, they convey the simple open … [Read More]

Reviving an old MacBook

Can an old, ca. late-2007 MacBook be revived? Photo by Lyn Francisco

A very kind friend of a friend had dropped off an old MacBook, stating if we could get it to work, we could have it. He said it belonged to his wife, who passed it to their teen-aged daughter. When the daughter went off to college, she got a new … [Read More]

Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon – 2 Man Doo Wop

Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon – 2 Man Doo Wop

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Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Election

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Today marks the 1-year anniversary of Pope Francis' election to the papacy. It has certainly been quite an interesting year! Pope Francis has certainly attracted a lot of attention, and the media have been producing a lot of stories about him. The … [Read More]

Anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Day of Papacy

Benedict XVI Last Day

Today, February 28, 2014, marks the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s last day of his Papacy. He officially stepped down at 8:00 pm local time. It was a very emotional time; certainly, I was feeling a sense of sadness that we were losing … [Read More]

IPad Art Gallery #12

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Here is the latest batch of artwork for 2014. It was slow going at the beginning, but a new direction has made itself known. Please view the previous editions of my iPad gallery. iPad Art Gallery #1 iPad Art Gallery … [Read More]

Lewis Pugh’s Mind-shifting Everest Swim

Lewis Pugh’s Mind-shifting Everest Swim

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Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

The most highly anticipated trailer from Marvel Studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy won't premiere until later tonite on Jimmy Kimmel Live, however Marvel has released a quick 15-second teaser to whet our … [Read More]

Chronic Pain: Pills or Pump?

Chronic Pain, (CP), is pain that has persisted for at least 3-6 months as opposed to acute pain, from an injury such a cut finger, that goes away when the injury has healed. It is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer with CP and for that … [Read More]

Review of Johnny Cash/ The Life by Robert Hilburn

Biography

This recently published biography of Johnny Cash is as balanced as it is thorough.  The author, who has also written biographies of John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen,  was the pop music critic for the LA Times for many years, meaning he has … [Read More]

Surfers in Waimea Bay

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL … [Read More]

50 foot Swells at Northshore Hawaii

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Big Waves at Hawaii

Big Waves at Hawaii

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iPad Art Gallery #11

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These are images I created during the holidays. Much has happened, and I hope these pictures reflect that. I've included several refiltered Instagram versions that offer an interesting spin from the originals. … [Read More]

Merry Christmas – Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)!

Merry Christmas – Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)!

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Dysfunctional Family-Holiday Disasters

Well the holidays are here and since many of us have at least some degree of dysfunction in our families, we also usually end up with some disasters during the holidays. Holidays are difficult for everyone but throw in some dysfunctions and here … [Read More]

Don’t Worry, He’s Friendly

angry dog from Tumblr

How many times have I been walking my dog, minding my own business,  when some wild-eyed Owner with a viscious animal at the end of a tight leash assures me,"Don't worry, he's friendly." No, he's not. And I am worried. In my life-long … [Read More]

Paul Walker of Fast and Furious Fame – Dies at 40

Paul Walker of Fast and Furious Fame – Dies at 40

A tragic death for the Fast and Furious Actor, Paul Walker.  Based on the CNN article of Paul Walker, off screen, he did some very charitable things to help when he was able. Here's an excerpt of his generosity: Tales of the actor's philanthropy … [Read More]