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Nikon’s Detailed Brochure For The Z6/Z7 Is Worth Studying — Download It Here.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to download Nikon’s original brochure in (safe) PDF form. It is 16MB.

Click to ENLARGE. Useful MINI tutorials.

Click to ENLARGE. More examples of all the built-on ‘Creative Controls’. I like the ‘red’ and might use it.

I noticed that folks on the ‘DPReview.com‘Nikon Z’ forum mentioned this brochure often (– justifiably as I now appreciate).

So, this morning I went looking for it. Got it from the Nikon Website. But, you can download a copy directly from here. That way you can buy yourself a few seconds and dive straight in.

I need to study it further — but I will have plenty of time. I do NOT plan to get my Nikon Z6 till after Christmas. I want all the holiday craziness to be over and for Nikon to have got rid of its first batch. I can wait. The Sony a7 II is still doing good.

I will keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

Canyon de Chelly: The Navajo Nation’s Guide To The Canyon.

by Anura Guruge

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This is a modified version of ‘Planning Your Visit‘ information included in the National Park Service Guide.

The Navajo Nation has added the ‘Visiting Navajo‘ section right at the start. The first sentence of that is IMPORTANT. Canyon de Chelly, like the rest of the Navajo Nation, is on New Mexico time rather than Arizona! That can be confusing. My Garmin Fenix 5, which gets its time (when it can) from GPS, took it in its stride. But, for the first few hours I was never sure whether my Fenix 5 was right or wrong.

This guide, in photocopied black & white, is on the back of a b&w map of the Canyon — again taken from the National Park Service Guide, which, however, is in color.

They have this guide in the small Navajo Nation Office, adjacent to the ‘Thunderbird Lodge’, that you have to visit to get backcountry permits to enter the Canyon with a Navajo guide, either by jeep, horseback or on foot.

Hope this helps.

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Wolfeboro, NH: Governor Wentworth Adult Education, Fall (i.e., October) 2016 — Complete Brochure Online.

by Anura Guruge

This is the complete brochure
(as sent out as an Excel spreadsheet).

I created these images and a Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Click the 2 images to below to ENLARGE and read.

Use the link below to download (and print) PDF.

Note I am down to teach 3 classes:
#3 — Web Creation & Design
#9 — The Solar System You Never Learnt At School
#14 — Brain Meditation


The PDF.

Click on image to download clean, virus-free, totally safe, very small (30KB) PDF.

by Anura Guruge

Nikon D500 — Have You Seen Nikon’s Impactful Brochure?

by Anura Guruge

Pretty impressive. Informative too.
Definitely worth looking at.
You could even learn a lot, especially about the Autofocus (AF).

Click here to download the Nikon D500 brochure
from Nikon (U.S.A.)
— it is a rather large (148MB) PDF.

Click images to ENLARGE, admire and read here.


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Acadia National Park Centennial In July 2016 Three-Years Too Premature!

by Anura Guruge

As I posted here 2-days ago the ‘National Park Service’ (NPS) on their Website has this banner proclaiming ‘Acadia National Park‘, 1916 — 2016, Centennial.

That, however, is a bit of poetic license — and I am sure the NPS knows that Acadia has NOT been a National Park for 100 years — as yet!

On July 8, 1916 the area south of Bar Harbor was established as the Sieur de Monts National Monument. Not a park, but a Monument — as is the case with ‘Canyon de Chelly‘, one of my most favorite places in the world, ever. See below for the distinction between the two.

It only became a park on Wednesday, February 26, 1919.
[Kind of ironic. Though this ‘creation’ would have happened in Washington, D.C., this would have been the dead of winter at the Park per se.]

It was the SAME DAY that the ‘Grand Canyon‘ was also established. So that is special.

But it was NOT called ‘Acadia’ in 1919! That only came to be 10 years later, on January 19, 1929. It was created as ‘Lafayette National Park‘. Here is the NPS brochure to ‘Lafayette National Park’ from 1921.

On page 3 of the brochure you can see this:


Interesting description of the Park. Doesn’t make it sound that appealing to visit.

Wikipedia sums it all up quite succinctly.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access Wikipedia entry for the Park.

Distinction between a National Monument and a National Park.

Click each image to ENLARGE and read here.


What the ‘National Park Service’ says. At: http://www.nps.gov/cong/faqs.htm

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The ‘Sierra Club’ has a ‘better’ description. From: vault.sierraclub.org/planet/199611/nationalpark.asp

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1921 National Park Service Brochure For Acadia — When It Was Still Called ‘Lafayette National Park’

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Click to download 16-page PDF (5MB).

Interesting read. Has a good history of ‘Mount Desert Island‘ at the start (i.e., page6).

Not too many pictures. Here are two that do appear.


Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here.

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Wolfeboro, NH: Governor Wentworth Adult Education, Spring 2016 — Complete Brochure Online.

by Anura Guruge

This is the complete brochure
(as sent out as an Excel spreadsheet).

I created these images and a Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Click the 4 images to below to ENLARGE and read.

Use the link below to download (and print) PDF.

The PDF.

Click on image to download clean, virus-free, totally safe, very small (30KB) PDF.

by Anura Guruge

Laconia Bike Week 2015 — Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Rental In Alton, N.H.

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This belongs to my friend Darla. I can vouch for the location and Darla is beyond requiring any vouching. Click on image to access eBay listing.

Laconia Bike Week, June 13 to 21 (Father’s Day). Click to access official Website.

Darla Monzione’s Stunning
“Welcome to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire”
Real Estate Brochure.
Darla Monzione Real Estate Brochure for Lakes Region New Hampshire with words from Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Use link below to download small (i.e., 1MB) Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Link to download Darla’s stunning PDF.

‘Old Spice’, ‘Brut’ Or ‘Bay Rum’ As Aftershave Astringents & Aroma.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This morning watching MSNBC we discovered that ‘Old Spice‘ was back in circulation due to a very cute and clever viral video on YouTube. Deanna just loved it — though nearly all of her experiences is mainly with daughters. 

Click to access IF you haven't seen it. It is quite funny and cute.

Click to access IF you haven’t seen it. It is quite funny and cute.

oldspicebottle112What amused me about this new interest in ‘Old Spice‘ was that of late, and by that I mean the last 3 months (or so), I have been occasionally using ‘Old Spice’ as an aftershave. A few months ago I, with a penchant for collecting old bottles, saw an old, classic ‘Old Spice’ bottle, more than likely at the (ever delightful) Alton dump swap shop, and picked it up. It was not empty. It was nearly full and it smelt authentic and ‘good’. Well aftershave doesn’t spoil plus I have very thick skin. So I put the bottle on my bathroom sink and use it — not every day, but maybe a few times a week. I have used ‘Old Spice’ in the past but I was never into it — much. I wasn’t that enamoured with its smell.

brutFor as long as I can remember ‘Faberge Brut‘ was my goto aftershave, definitely in my 20s, 30s and 40s. The green bottle, with the suspended badge, was very much a part of my life. I, of course, remember the ‘tall’ brown box, just like in this image. I think the Brut had to do with me having been a ‘Diplomatic Brat‘ in the 1970s. There are certain things whose prices are kind of upside down if you can get them ‘duty-free’ at true, diplomats-only prices — ideally from a specialized store (such as in the UNESCO building in Paris) or from a specialized catalog. Brut must have been ‘cheap’ duty-free, as was good caviar. When I was attending University in Swansea in the early 1970s I could get caviar for cheaper than I could buy cans of sardines. So I would have bottles and bottles of caviar sent to me. I think ditto for Brut.

I had really not given much thought at all to my affectation for Brut until I got an e-mail, in 2001, from a lady who wanted to determine whether I, like her, had worked for Wang, at the iconic Wang Towers in Lowell, MA. She had seen me on the Internet and was trying to place me. Her description of me was: ‘were you the guys who always wore a three-piece suit and smelled of Brut. Us secretaries always knew you were around from the Brut …’. To begin with I was mortified. I had not realized that Brut had become a trademark. Then I started laughing. Well, that had to have been me. The three-piece suit reference alone was a dead giveaway. At that time I lived in three-piece or double-breasted suits from London. So, after I got that e-mail I went and checked. I didn’t have any Brut! Next time I was in Manchester I stopped and got a bottle.

I don’t have any Brut right now either — and that is OK. Deanna used to get me men’s fragrance, usually ‘Perry Ellis’. I think I still have three bottles, of light blue stuff, in various stages of use, in the bathroom. Yes, women have told Deanna that her husband smells good. I am glad — though I am also known to take the occasional shower, whether I need it or not.

BayRumDuring the last 5 years or so, old age having crept in, nostalgia played a major role in my life. I used to remember the Bay Rum they used to put on my head, in Ceylon, after a hair cut. I always liked the smell of Bay Rum. Very robust and masculine. I went looking for Bay Rum. Of course, thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can find anything. I have been using this ‘Ogallala‘ (and what a name) ‘Bay Rum‘, from this blue bottle, for the last few years. I can use it on my hair and on my face. Twofer. I really do like the smell. Yes, I also have a bottle of ‘Brylcreem‘! Yep, this nostalgia thing has bit deep. I am the retro man, 1950s all over again.

I have NEVER relied on aftershave as an astringent. As I once heard, famously, slapping your face alone does as well. I am sucker for LOTION. For 40 years, without fail, day-in, day-out, I used ‘Oil of Olay‘ original on my face. I still use some form of lotion on my face everyday, without fail. I can’t face the day without it. So, the lotion takes care of the skin conditioning. So, for me, the aftershave is just for the smell. For now, I am cool with the Ogallala Bay Rum. But, now that I am thinking of it, I will have to get some Brut and start buying some old, iconic Brut bottles on eBay.

From a 1988 Wang marketing brochure ‘Wang on Networking’. Guess which one I am. And PLEASE don’t ask me about my other hand. It is but a bad optical illusion. I got so much ‘shtick’ for that when the brochure came out. None of us saw the proofs. I now dread that I probably intoxicated that poor lady with my Brut!

The Hopkins Center 2013/2014 Program Preview On July 18, 2013. It Was Entertaining & Educational. Glad We Went.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Hop50red

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Margaret Lawrence, director of programming at the Hopkins Center for the Arts,

Margaret Lawrence

This multimedia presentation preview really brought the Hopkins’ published program vividly to life – just like a movie trailer for the upcoming season.

It was very well done by Margaret Lawrence, the Director of Programming for The Hop. She was impressive. I couldn’t find too much about her on the Web but I suspect that she has some thespian in her. Her summaries of each act, done without continually looking at notes or using a teleprompter, were succinct, incisive, insightful and revealing. As some one who has done a ton of public speaking I appreciate those that can present information from memory. Well done.

I learned a lot about performers and acts that I had seen in the Program but was not familiar with.

The British “The Tiger Lillies” was one. They look like a load of (adult) fun.

Click to access YouTube video.

Click to access YouTube video.

The kids were suitably impressed with this DJ Trio: A Tribe Called RedSince I can pass as Navajo among Navajo (albeit when I am closer to 190 than 165) I am quite partial to this music too. It is a standing room only jam. We might go.

Click for YouTube.

Click for YouTube.

So this was just a start. I won’t go through all the acts in this post. I will hit them sequentially over the weeks.

But some shows are already selling out!

So, you better check the Program and do so quick.


Click to access 2013/2014 Program Brochure

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or 603.646.2422

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