Today we are going to Muse about this and that. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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This and That
We came home to a roof leak. It is being repaired as I write this. However, my office looks like this.
It has been this way for several days while we waited on the repair men. Keeps me from getting anything accomplished. Ho Hum!
In the meantime I have been learning how to use my camera. I lost the one I took to Mexico. The new one is a Canon Power Shot SX50 HS.
This thing is a computer all in itself. I doubt I will ever get to know the more advanced features. The manual is over 200 pages. That is a lot for a point and shoot guy like me.
It even has face recognition capability. I took a photo of Jeanette and registered it in the camera software. Now when I take a picture with Jeanette in it, be it alone or in a group, the camera is supposed to recognize her and highlight her with greater focus. We will see if this works. Apparently I can “register” up to 12 faces.
This is a long way from the brownie I had as a kid.
In the process of testing the camera, I took some pictures of some of the “treasures” we brought back from Mexico. I will share them with you.
These next two are inspiring. The candle and the etched glass.
A short distance out-of-town, San Miguel de Allende, is a candle factory and glass company. The candles are hand dipped, quite labor intensive and beautiful. Charlie, the owner, supplies Neiman Marcus and similar quality stores around the world. The same is true for his glass works.
Charlie was a thalidomide baby born in the 50’s. He has deformed arms and hands. He is out going and cheerful, full of good will and humor. He also employs handicapped men and women. Several of the workers doing the glass etching had severe deformities. They also appeared to be thalidomide babies. One of the women had no arms and yet she would cradle the glass between her chin and shoulder and create the beautiful etching you see here.
I came away with a great admiration for Charlie. He is quite successful despite his challenges and he is providing meaningful employment and dignity to people society would simply warehouse. Thank you Charlie.
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