Author: Allan G. Smorra

In 2014 I retired after 46 years in the Electrical Trade. I spent my last 15 years working on the Golden Gate Bridge. Join me in this next phase of life as I write about, and photograph, the world around me.

Nobody buys a farm based on whether they think it’s going to rain next year. They buy it because they think it’s a good investment over 10 or 20 years. —Warren Buffett, after purchasing an additional $75m worth of Apple stock in 2018, boosting his total stake in Apple to 240.3M shares

Here I am at the turn of the millennium and I’m still the last man to have walked on the moon, somewhat disappointing. It says more about what we have not done than about what we have done. —Eugene Cernan

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
—Logan Pearsall Smith

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. —Ray Bradbury

…Hiroshima was the target of the first atomic attack. At the time, the atomic bomb was known only by the name “New Style Bomb,” and only the people who knew the extent of the damage in Hiroshima felt the full fear of its enormous strength. The military authorities issued orders for soldiers to carry blankets when they

Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand.
—Margaret Bourke-White

I am a gambler. I decided to go in with Company E in the first wave. —Robert Capra, Life Magazine photographer during D-Day.

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