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.

The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use; of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
—Robert F. Kennedy

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty, they take the crayons away and replace them with

All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it

When perfectionism of any kind is driving us, shame is always riding shotgun and fear is the backseat driver. —Anonymous

Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
—Lee Simonson

The Game of Life is tough and a lot of people are playing hurt. —John from Philadelphia

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. —Abraham Lincoln

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