Ready, set, quit! Oh, if it were only that easy.Every year on the third Thursday in November, this year falling on the 16th, the American Cancer Society sponsors The Great American Smoke Out as a way to get people committed to living a tobacco free life.When the event first began in the early 1970’s, the message to smokers was to use a specific date to commit to quitting cold turkey.Since then, research has shown that a smoking addiction is an extremely tough one to break and... continue reading
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FIFA World Cup is an international football (soccer) competition hold every four years for Men and Women playing is separate tournaments.The popularity of football around the world makes the FIFA World Cup the most watched single sporting event in the world, but to a lesser degree in North America. However, since the USA has hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup there is a steady growth of soccer fans in North America. The US... continue reading
First of all thank you to dreamstime for all the help and feed back. Other stock photography web sights seem really hard to please and are not consistent with what they want to see in photographs.So my first photo to sell is of the American flag, which makes me realize the American dream is still alive and well.Sincerely,Terrence AllisonP.S. ( This is also my first blog)... continue reading
There are many beautiful palaces and pavilions in the Summer Palace, Beijing, China. Behind almost every building, there is a background story.Let me share those stories here with you.This building was called Hall of Celebrating Virtues. In old China, auspicious words were often used to name buildings, mountains and lakes. This was a tradition. Especially in the Summer Palace, you could see words like Longevity in many names of the buildings. So, this Hall of Celebrating Virtues was no exception... continue reading
The summer months are upon us.For many that means thoughts are turning to where to travel for the summer holiday.Of course when you're retired, every month is a new opportunity to travel.That's a good thing, because my bucket list - you know, that list of places to see before you kick the bucket - keeps getting longer even while my time left to see them keeps getting shorter.Regardless of where you call home, you should add America's National Parks to your personal bucket... continue reading
In the rites and myths of many cultures has been crucial, and still has. Let's analyze a little 'to obtain a summary of meanings.To the Celts, for whom culture was one of the key symbols: the spiral had a double meaning, which depended on the left-right motion, or otherwise. The first depicts the motion of the Sun in the sky, the second is related to the flow of Water and the Earth Goddess. Covered from the inside out, is the reconnection to the deity, the opposite is the knowledge of themselves.... continue reading
Superbowl XLVThe super cold weather in Calgary this last weekend (it is -29C today!) for the CFL Western final made me think of the upcoming Superbowl in Arlington, Texas.Too bad Calgary lost, so the Riders head into the Grey Cup.I don't hit too many stadiums, but since I happened to be in Arlington a year ago I grabbed a shot of the stadium while I was there.It has been a good seller, so I've added it to a collection that relates to the upcoming Superbowl XLV.Link to the collection... continue reading
James was born December 28, 1922.He was an Airforce pilot, with a passion for computers for over 30 years.He loved adventure and traveled the world all his life.This year, in March 2010, he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He will remain in his favorite place for the rest of his days, to ensure he passes away peacefully at home.Although he is 87 and has remained very active until 2009, his diet was very poor all of his life, but he enjoyed every bite of it, to the fullest.... continue reading
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