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.

Blast From the Past — 1922

The trend for prohibiting married women from having jobs spread to the United States as the world spiraled into the Great Depression. Birthrates fell everywhere, as children were postponed until families could financially support them. [1] [1] Great Depression, Wikipedia Source: Daily News, January 6, 1922 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and…

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. —Helen Keller

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. —Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Decide who you’re not before you decide who you are. —Questlove

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