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John King

Member of SOFA
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Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
A couple more from the same village and event as above.

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Lawrence, what an inspirational post.

Big Brother Mouse is a truly worthy idea and organisation. I cannot even start to imagine a life without books, and their equivalent (e.g. Wikipedia). Not a single day passes that I do not refer to a 'book' in some form, often many times a day.

I would be lost without just my dictionaries - Chambers, full Oxford (plus Shorter, etc) and (Dr) Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (last edition c.1810).

The plight of a deaf child in such a world pierces my heart.
 

Lawrence A.

Hall of Famer
Location
New Mexico
Name
Larry
Lawrence, what an inspirational post.

Big Brother Mouse is a truly worthy idea and organisation. I cannot even start to imagine a life without books, and their equivalent (e.g. Wikipedia). Not a single day passes that I do not refer to a 'book' in some form, often many times a day.

I would be lost without just my dictionaries - Chambers, full Oxford (plus Shorter, etc) and (Dr) Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (last edition c.1810).

The plight of a deaf child in such a world pierces my heart.
It was quite sad. Children with special needs in remote villages can be ignored and left out because no one is trained to help them. Big Brother Mouse has been making a big push to teach Lao sign language. The book party was heartwarming, and heart rending at moments. These kids were hungry for things to read and had mostly just had whatever the teacher wrote on the blackboard. Books still are not common, but more of them are being put out. Seeing the kids reactions to a new book is encouraging.
 

John King

Member of SOFA
Location
Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Name
John ...
It was quite sad. Children with special needs in remote villages can be ignored and left out because no one is trained to help them. Big Brother Mouse has been making a big push to teach Lao sign language. The book party was heartwarming, and heart rending at moments. These kids were hungry for things to read and had mostly just had whatever the teacher wrote on the blackboard. Books still are not common, but more of them are being put out. Seeing the kids reactions to a new book is encouraging.
We have around 100+ metres of bookshelves in our home. Filled with books on almost every conceivable subject.

I have a set of Encyclopedia Britannica that those children would devour! No way of getting them to them ... If I donated them to anywhere in Australia, they would go straight to the tip :cry: :crying: .

Talk about an embarrassment of riches!
 

Apollo T.

Old Fart
Location
NJ
WENDY
I met Wendy at a BBQ A few years ago; only time. I noticed a couple of things. I’m about 6’ 2” and was looking upwards-slightly- at her. When I asked to take a pic she presented herself the way some pro models do. She moved her sunglasses, sat and turned her body angled toward the side.
She smiled and said that she had not been a model.


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WhidbeyLVR

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Location
Whidbey Island
Name
Lyle
Superb shots, Lyle. The 1.8/75 is my favourite lens. There are few with such a perfect bokeh.
Thanks, Walter! I don't use the 75mm enough, but I get good results when I do. The top 2 images used the 75-300mm. At full resolution, the detail and bokeh improvements with the 75mm are obvious, and I was ale to lower the ISO 2 EV, so the noise is lower, too.
 
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Lawrence A.

Hall of Famer
Location
New Mexico
Name
Larry
From 2006, with my first serious digital camera, the Olympus E300, at my mother's 90th birthday party. She was lively and dancing and certainly did not seem 90. But she started to decline about 3 years later and died about 2 weeks shy of her 99th birthday. A fun loving and loving lady who loved to dance (She'd drive 50 miles to a USO dance during WWII) and not merely tolerant but fully accepting of people's differences. I miss her still.
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