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.

Enriched by a singular event that is larger than life, I no longer have the luxury of being ordinary. To stand on the lunar surface and look back at our Earth creates such a personal sense

December 7, 1972 — America’s last moon mission to date was launched as Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 12:33 a.m. and took a historic photo of the Earth—The Blue Marble—that showed our “isolated blue planet.”

The day The Rolling Stones played there, the name [Altamont] became etched in the minds of millions of people who love pop music and who hate it as well. If the name ‘Woodstock’ has

December 6, 1969 — The Rolling Stones staged a free rock concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, CA for some 300,000 fans. Eighteen-year old Meredith

I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.
—Rosa Parks

December 5, 1955 — E. D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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