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Cyanotype Prints

on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 20:06

Many of us know cyanotype prints from their popular use in creating blueprints. The procedure was first used by Sir John Herschel in 1842 for copying documents, and Anna Atkins later developed its purpose for use in photography through a series of nature prints. In the first and third prints shown here, cyanotype prints are merged with traditional digital photographs.

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On Music

on Sat, 07/25/2015 - 02:15

In 1990, I asked a number of government and business leaders if they would be willing to share a statement about music for my band students via a band newsletter. We received some wonderful responses from a Vice President, Supreme Court Justices and noteable business executives.



on Sat, 06/27/2015 - 14:41

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John's Burnt Mill Bridge

on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 22:55

Located roughly six miles from Hanover, not far off of Centennial Road, is a small bridge easily driven over without noticing its beautiful structure and historical significance. John’s Burnt Mill Bridge, sometimes referred to locally as Camelback Bridge, was accepted into the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1974. (Its official designation for the county is Bridge No. 56.) It spans the south branch of the Conewago Creek in Mount Pleasant and Oxford Townships, Pennsylvania.

While there are some discrepancies regarding the construction date of the bridge, ranging from 1800

Schmucker Art Gallery Panoramas

on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 23:58

Adams County Arts Council's annual juried exhibit continues through June 19th, 2015. Participating artists and art lovers are fortunate to have the show housed in such a wonderful home, Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery.

Juror Cristin Cash of St. Mary’s College of Maryland selected a wide range of styles and mediums for display You can get a feel for the exhibit and the gallery by clicking on the three panoramas below. Not all works are shown; you are encouraged to attend this show and other upcoming exhibits at Schmucker Art Gallery and in your hometown and region.

Online Questions of Courage: Caitlyn Jenner

on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 19:54

When controversial topics arise in the media world, I tend to be much less interested in the controversy itself than the reactions from folks, both in person and on social media. Now that the newsfeed (which rarely has anything to do with news or food, for that matter) is slowing in terms of reactions to Jenner, I’ll note my head-scratching after seeing the various Facebook posts.

When did bravery/heroism/courage become a competition? Did I miss some grand pronouncement that there can only be one heroic act a year?

The posts noting that Jenner can’t be considered to have made a brave