Memorial Day, in a small town.

My father was a Marine. I was a Marine. We lived the Marine Corps life from before I was born.

After growing to adulthood in the Military, I know it is a life I wish for all mankind. You will actively be taught new things. You will be given responsibilities way beyond of those of your non military peers. You will learn to love and honor your friends, your family, and life generally. And, you will protect those things you honor. Even protect them with your life, as so many have done before.

Some people think that the military types want, and even enjoy, war. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those people in the military are much closer to their friends moment by moment. They spend 24 hours a day with each other, and they know very deeply in their hearts how much it hurts having a friend die. They know it every day. The only people who feel this as deeply as those in the militaries, are the parents, husbands, and wives of the fallen. They also understand why they do what they do.

They honor us all.

From the first pledge in 1892 through all changes until 1954, all the pledge versions united the citizens of the U.S. of America, as equals. Then came the politicians who changed the pledge, so that they could get elected by dividing the people.

The Last Good Pledge-1924-1954, the one I recite, always, in honor of the citizens of my country, and what our soldiers have fought for.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it stands;
one nation indivisible
with liberty and justice for all.”

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All my recent Fireworks – Including The Big Bay Boom Bust from 2012

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Fireworks, a set on Flickr.

I just want to remind everyone that the Fourth of July is coming up in the United States.

For my American friends, that means, Hot Dogs, Friends, Beer, and Fireworks. I am planing on having a great location for this fourth, and I am just reminding my friends that that is coming up.

One other thing, all these image can be purchased, if you wish. They can be used for advertisements, on giant billboards, if we negotiate a deal. … 🙂

The flicker gallery is all in reverse order, so you see tha last image first. … It might be kind of cool if you go to this first image , …

And, then step through the images with your left arrow key. That way you can see the Big Bay Boom Bust, just as it happened last July the Fourth!

The purchasable images are in this -> Fireworks Gallery

Good Morning!

I told a couple friends that they would not recognize our house. As you can see, it is different.

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At Gustavo Romero Concert

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Awaiting the Master
[by Jack Foster Mancilla]

This was just a quick image, before Gustavo Romero’s concert on the 15th of July. It was a great program of DeBussy, and Gershwin.

He has two more concerts at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium in La Jolla, on the 22nd, and the 29th of July, 2012. … If you like great pianists, these concerts are not to be missed. … I’ll see you there!

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Spencer Little event in La Jolla

Spencer Little will be having his closing reception at the Alexander Salazar fine art exhibition space in La Jolla at 7 PM Saturday.

I was over there today shooting large images that will be uploaded later, these are just a couple that I took on the iPhone.

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The Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery – A History of Sorts – 48 openings.

For almost a year, I have been shooting events for Alexander Salazar, for his Fineart gallery at the corner of 7th and Broadway, and at the Contemporary White Box gallery, between Broadway and “C” street, also on 7th avenue, and most recently, his exhibit space in La Jolla. … Inadvertendtly, the collection of galleries create a reverse chronological history of those events.

These events include Dancing Downtown, his one year anniversary party, and his White Birthday party downtown. They also include events at the Hilton Bayfront hotel.

You can go and meander through the past year, and you can find all the events that you attended, by name and by date.
This is a link to a single page with all the galeries in reverse order.
Link to the 48 Galleries.

The dates are listed like this, YearMonthDate, for example these are the four most recent events. …

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The Judgement

Saturday, the second of April, I shot an event for Alexander Salazar. It was the first year aniverssary of his gallery. It was a great event for a party, and the event was also a charity auction, raising money for children.

This is an image of a woman looking at one of the images. The image was eventually bought by the man on the far right, but I just love the image of this woman standing in judgement.

The entire gallery of the images can be seen here.
Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery One Year Anniversary

The Website of the gallery is here. –
Alexander Salazar Fine Art

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