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Portrait of Russell-2


Russell was originally from San Fernando Valley but moved up to Antelope Valley, attended Antelope Valley High School, received his associate’s degree at Antelope Valley College, earned his undergraduate Communications degree at California State University Bakersfield (CSUB), Antelope Valley campus and at the time of this interview, was studying for a Masters of Science in Administration (MSA).

When Russell was studying Communications, he “didn’t really have any set goals” and was just trying to follow his instincts to see where he fit in the academic world. Russell explained that he was studying for an MSA, “to learn more about business.”

Russell also liked writing, both creative and research.

He was a night crew lead at Food 4 Less.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

Portrait of Dave-1

I met Dave when he came to install cable internet for me as a cable/internet/TV installation technician for Charter® Spectrum‎. As a soldier at Fort Lewis for the United States Army, Dave was a Communications specialist. At the time of this posting, he lived in California City, California, USA, with his mother, two nephews and a cat named Felix. Guess what the cat looked like!

Dave felt privileged that he could use his military skills and translate them into civilian skills. David wanted to let people who planned to join the military  know that it’s important to look at your job before you actually start it, that is, “people should get MOSs (Military Occupational Specialties) that they can get a job in when they get out. You take demolition, there’s not a lot of demolition jobs out there in the civilian world. You have to watch what you are doing and know what you’re going in for.”

Bottom line, people called for cable service a lot more frequently than they called to get stuff blown-up. Dave advised that one must look ahead at one’s possible civilian career when choosing an MOS.

Dave demonstrated a high level of morality, sensitivity and kindness as well as tech-savvy. He was a light-hearted, pleasant man who had the amazing ability to attach a BCN to a coax in such a short time, it seemed like magic. Move over  balloon twisting tricks; BCN connecting is the wave of the future.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

Astrophotographer Seeks Stellar Bodies

The Beginning Is Near

Astrophotographer Seeks Stellar Bodies

bodies to the astrophotographer
might make you crazy
but makes him slightly more sane

an invincible universe
powered by amoeboid quanta
a challenge to undo

space from the wall of death
seen through cadaverous eyes
and high nose to sniff out subtitles

he looks out for his chances
on that carousel ride to nowhere
confusing painted animals and gods

some seek mountains to climb
others pursue galaxies to conquer
they run rings around the planets

they turn on the metaphysical countertop
clearly, effectively, always sustainably
communication tries, people don’t succeed


Written by Request of Roger Weiss a facebook space pal. He liked the picture, asked for a poem, don’t know what the credits are for the picture.

Posted on:

One Single Impression – Prompt 202: invincible

Also posted on:

A is for…

Also posted for Out of this world promt:

Where in the World?

Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

logical reasoning

Hippocampal Neurons

logical reasoning

communications functioning
neural synaptic gears sequencing
abounding logical reasoning
sound capability
motivated eyes twinkling
pure flexibility


Written for:

Imaginary Gardens

 Mini-Challenge for Sunday – To A Mouse…

Where we were asked to write Burns Stanza, or Standard Habbie: Robert Burns created a form whereas the first three lines rhyme with the fifth. The fourth and sixth lines become the second rhyming pair. The pattern is thus:

x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x b
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x b

Photocredit: The Franklin Institute's Resources for Science Learning  The Human Brain