On Actions and Presets


From the early days of computing saving keystrokes, and being able to repeat certain tasks with ease have been very popular. In those days software programs would offer simple "macro" capabilities which later became almost a programming language in … [Read more...]

Site Features and Goodies

Blow your horn Louie ...

(Image credit All About Jazz which states that the origin of the image is unknown) In his version of Hello Dolly, Sinatra sings "Blow your horn, Louie, ..." addressing Louis Armstrong. Inspired by that, I am going to blow my horn a little if you … [Read more...]


Distortion is not creativity

Are you creative? Of course you are, don't let anybody tell you otherwise! The better question is "do you allow yourself to discover and use your creativity?" There are many facets to creativity, creative thinking, lateral thinking, and many … [Read more...]

Skin Deep

Cape Ann Tool Company, Rockport, MA

I don't know how to describe it. The wall had a strange attraction with a yellowish orange cover of, well, something. It looked like foam or rusted iron plates at the same time, with patches of darker shades making random patterns on it. I saw it … [Read more...]

Formulas For Success

LensWork Extended

I have been a subscriber to LensWork for quite some time, and was honored to have my work published in it a few years back. It has maintained a very high quality in both content and in its production, especially the print edition. I wrote … [Read more...]

Laser Treatment

Laser Treatment for Jan's Eye

We have been seeing the same eye doctors for about 30 years, Tom McCauley is a great ophthalmologist and Michelle Palazzolo is that good an optometrist. Since the health maintenance organization Harvard Health decided to close the operation in Rhode … [Read more...]