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05-10-22 Façade

I grew up near an outdoor film lot and was able to watch the production of all types of movies. With first-hand observation of how motion pictures were constructed, it was obvious that cameras were skillfully used to produce the illusion of cities, buildings,...

05-03-22 The Ultimate Carousel

A favorite attraction at many amusement parks is the merry-go-round. For all the bright music, motion and artistry, the fact is that it simply moves in a circle, leading nowhere but to previous positions. Those who enjoy the experience do not expect the ride’s...

04-26-22 Shades of Gray

In the world of color, the absence or complete absorption of light results in “black” while the opposite, full reflection of light, is termed as “white”. In most cases, the absolute of either is rare; variations create a wide variety of colors or gray shades. A...

04-19-22 The greater good

Who knows better than local folks what policies best suit local issues? What appears to be a logical and straightforward argument for local control of policies was briefly addressed at a recent Fremont City Council meeting. A review of the “2022 Legislative Guiding...

04-12-22 Patterns

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” ― Winston S. ChurchillFor many who study history and natural phenomenon, cyclical patterns often emerge that not only explain past events, but foretell the future as well. Even as novel situations...

04-05-22 Paved Paradise

Modification, and in some cases, desecration and destruction of the environment has been the hallmark of human impact on the earth’s environment. Recognition of the tenuous and short-term nature of our reliance on the decay and decomposition of previous inhabitants of...