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At the feet of the Son

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After a downtown Mass I spied this prayer card and almost took it. But then I though, no no, that’s just not right. Some sweet soul left it here and it belongs at the foot of the statue where it was placed. So I took this photo, instead. Turned out way nicer than just the card by itself.

The statue is this old, slightly beat up statue of Christ with an open heart. It always seems to look away from me, as if I’m doing something wrong. But it’s probably just the positioning. That, and the fact that it’s on a stand, much higher than floor level.

Today I felt like I did the right thing by not taking this card home with me.


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recent adventures in cyberspace

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I’ve been having a ball playing around with all sorts of new software. I recently switched my old “frankenstein” computer (the one I made on Halloween out of two dead computers) to Xubuntu 16.04, which is a Linux operating system.

It’s been a great adventure. Like learning how to do computers all over again. Luckily there are friendly forums, which always helps!

There’s a lot of interesting free software that works well with Linux. One is Slimjet browser, which I’m using now (I haven’t tested it on Windows yet). Another is the GIMP, a photo editor that also works with Windows.

Anyhow… here’s a little something created on the GIMP… thinking of that old madman David Bowie while doing this. Well, I guess he’s an eternally young madman now.

I think the lyric “something in the sky” is in one of his songs from the LP Outside. But I’d have to check on that.

Sorry to anyone who has liked my stuff here or at Earthpages. I WILL get back to see what you have been up to. Just that learning Linux and related software has been pretty time-consuming. As I say, like learning computers all over again. 🙂


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Mike (not me Mike) is one of those hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

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Woman

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Just exploring Pixabay – some beautiful material

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Lady Gaga Bowie Tribute


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the color of sound

Rendering a multi-track song into stereo… I liked the wave pattern… it starts off (at left) quietly > bold > mid dip > fade > false ending > Image via Tumblr

This is a tune I’m working on called “what happened here.” I did another song by that title some time ago. About the only similarity is that I’m using the same woman’s voice for a sample. I really like this version. Still have some finishing touches. Not sure when I’ll post it. But it’s coming!

In the meantime, I thought the waveform was interesting. So did a little PS Elements artwork out of it.