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IF You Suddenly Have This Urge To Do Cartwheels Of Joy … Please Join Me.

by Anura Guruge

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Do YOU Remember When There Was Joy, Jokes & Laughter Emanating From The ‘White House’ — & I Don’t Just Mean Pre-COVID.

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Check the YouTube video below. It will make YOU SMILE & happy. Promise.

I spent a lot of time in the car yesterday going to Hanover (N.H.) for ‘essential business‘. So, got to listen to even more NPR than I normally do.

One of their segments was about the (rather topical) topic of the unveiling of the prior president’s portrait by the current president. [Guess why that would be TOPICAL today.]

They played some sound clips from previous occasions. You couldn’t miss the joy, the laughter, the jokes. People were having a good time at the White House.

What a concept.

This morning I had to go & check out a video. Just to remind myself.



I wanted to share it with YOU. You WILL thank me. SMILE.


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Meditation For The Day — The Joys Of Thinking Ahead.

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Why Oh Why Did They Make The Canon PowerShot G3X So Ugly?

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That 20% uncertainty on my part as to getting a Canon G3X, that I talked about 2 days ago, is in my world a pretty BIG margin of latitude. I am still struggling mightily, within that 20% wiggle-room, as to whether I will be happy with the Canon G3X.

If nobody else will say it I will say it. I struggle with the fact that it is not an attractive camera. Actually it is a pretty ugly looking beast, made worse when you stick on the external, viewfinder. It then looks like something that was really badly cobbled together. It sure does NOT look like a $1,240 top-end camera.

Yes, I readily admit that I like attractive things — hence my Jaguars, my watches, my dogs! I don’t have to go further.

John Keats, the poet, in 1818, said in the opening line of one of his poems: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Fifty years ago, as a boy growing up in Ceylon, that was one of the first English ‘sayings’ I had to learn. It resonated with me, and it often comes to mind. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Well you will be hard pressed to call the Canon G3X a thing of beauty.

Don’t kid yourself. People notice the camera you use. Since I have been using the Canon T3i I can’t tell you the number of people who have asked me whether I was a photographer or commented on the camera. The G3x looks like a 1980s, $12 Kodak box camera. It sure does NOT look like a $1,240 top-end camera. Did I already say that.