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.

Communism is like one big phone company.
—Lenny Bruce

August 19, 1960 — A tribunal in Moscow convicted American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage. 

If you’re here for four more years or four more weeks, you’re here right now. I think when you’re somewhere, you ought to be there. It’s not about

August 18, 1590  — On the third birthday of his granddaughter Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the Americas, John White returned

Ringo is one of the world’s true humans. The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda. Ringo was just into the music.
—Peter Tork

August 17, 1962 — Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as drummer for The Beatles. 

The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way. —Elvis Presley