Category: Pause and Refresh

Places to go and things to see

Four For Four

Take what you need and pass along the rest:

Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history.
Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk. 
—J.C. Penny


How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are
willing to give up being a caterpillar
. —Trina Paulus


I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the
rest of your life as a champion. 
—Muhammad Ali


The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after
you fall. 
—Vince Lombardi

The Final Stitch

Every football that has ever been passed from one NFL great to another has come out of small Ada, Ohio. For the past 48 years Aunt Jane has had a hand in every Super Bowl football since the tradition began. —The Final Stitch. How A Super Bowl Football Is Made

Join Jane Hesler as she sees her life’s work make history.

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Shoot Portraits Not People

Jason Siegel is an accomplished lifestyle, music and fashion photographer whose controversial art installation “Shoot Portraits, Not People” is set for debut in Aspen on Friday January 13th at The BLK MKT gallery. This creative and provocative exhibit is Siegel’s first non-photography based art project and displays photographic equipment built into high-powered weaponry, offering a look into the idea behind shooting portraits, not people—Vimeo

How many of us talk about shooting photos when we really mean that we took photographs?

I do.

This embedded video may influence your choice of words in the future. It has certainly captured my attention.

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Streaming the Spaceman

We are finally getting our Winter storms here in Northern California. I alternate between checking my email and looking out the window at the nearly horizontal sheets of rain.

It has been a chore to remember those hot dry days of Summer. That is, until I opened a message from Amazon Video informing me that a particular documentary was available to view on their Prime Video platform.

Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey is about major league baseball player, Bill Lee, and that reminded me of summer. Which reminded me of August. Which reminded me of attending his last game as a professional baseball player. Which reminded me of the following post:

Spaceman Retires

Photo Credit: San Rafael Pacifics

Photo Credit: San Rafael Pacifics

On Friday night, August 22, 2014, at Albert Park in San Rafael, California, the Lioness and I witnessed an historic event: At the age of 67, Bill “Spaceman” Lee retired from professional baseball as a member of the San Rafael Pacifics. Bill was the Designated Hitter for the Pacifics in the game against the Pittsburgh Mettle and went hitless as the the team staged a come-from-behind victory in the eighth inning with a walk-off home run to win 5—4.

In 1962, Bill threw a no-hitter in a high school ballgame on this very field. As a left-handed pitcher, he went on to play college ball for USC from 1964—1968 and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 22nd round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft.

It was Red Sox teammate, John Kennedy, who gave Lee the nickname, Spaceman, in recognition of

Doing More With Less

Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create The Recycled Orchestra. Unable to afford traditional instruments they instead create all of their instruments from trash. When their story goes viral they tour the world, finally realizing their wildest dream: to play with the heavy metal band, Megadeth. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
—Vimeo website

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