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How Color Can Change Your Life

Friday, Jun, 3 2016

I discovered this book about colors called "Color Energy - How Color Can Transform Your Life".  What color of clothing do you have the most of in your closet?  First you have to disregard black since it is not really a color and take a look at the dominant color that remains. Every color has different “issues” and says a lot about you.

Red Issues

    Aggressively act out
    Have trouble sleeping
    Are egotistic
    Are domineering
    Are greedy

To balance out your red characteristics you should use more green.

Yellow Issues

    Likely to have an inflated ego
    A workaholic
    A perfectionist
    Sexually unfulfilled

To balance out your Yellow issues were more violet or purple.

Green Issues

    Too Sensitive
    Vulnerable to emotional blackmail

Too offset your green issues wear more pink or soft reds.

Blue Issues

    You talk before you think
    May be anal
    Don’t compromise
    Are arrogant
    Talk too much
    Are addictive
    Are self righteous

To balance these issues wear more orange.

White Issues

    Easily frustrated
    Don’t reach your full potential
    May be depressed
    Are destructive

Balance out your white issues by wearing more red items.

Violet Issues

    Head in the clouds
    Told you have a big ego

To balance these issues wear more yellow.

posted by: Kathy Keene 1 month ago Comment On This Post

Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie

Thursday, Jun, 2 2016

2 cups rhubarb, fresh or frozen
2 cups fresh strawberries
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 T. tapioca
1 T. strawberry Jell-o
1 T. butter, melted

Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, tapioca and Jell-o.  Add rhubarb and strawberries.  Pour into an unbaked pie shell.  Drizzle with the melted butter.
Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup margarine
Mix like topping ingredients together and sprinkle over fruit.  Bake at 425 degrees 15 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake 30 to 35 minutes.

posted by: Kathy Keene 1 month ago Comment On This Post

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Wednesday, Jun, 1 2016

(This is the best strawberry pie ever!)

1 baked pie shell
1-1/2 cups water
¾ cup sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1 (4 serving size) pkg. strawberry  jello
4 cups fresh whole strawberries, cut in half if
  very large berries

Combine in saucepan water, sugar and cornstarch.  Bring to a boil and cook until thickened.  Add the jello and stir until dissolved.  Cool slightly.  Add about ½ cup of the cooked mixture to the strawberries; stir to coat well and pour into baked pie shell.  Pour remaining glaze over berries.  Refrigerate until set.

posted by: Kathy Keene 1 month ago Comment On This Post

A Penny for Luck

Tuesday, May, 31 2016

My graduation gift to you is a penny, but why?
Look at the penny and you will understand.

The year is 2016 --- so you will always remember this special time.

‘HONEST ABE’ Lincoln is on the front -- always be honest with yourself and others.

The word LIBERTY as they say in the Navy, you are now “at liberty,” and that means free to do as you like. Don’t waste that freedom.

IN GOD WE TRUST- you must trust in someone or something, you can’t go through life alone. Trust in yourself, trust in God, trust the life you make.

A penny may only be worth one cent, and you can’t buy much with a penny any more. But every dollar is made up of 100 pennies, and every kid’s piggy bank starts off with one penny.

The penny, like each of you, is not made of pure silver or gold but surely if you put enough pennies together, they will amount to something.

I ask that you will go out into the world and amount to something. Set your own value on life, set your own standards and goals.

And, in case you need it…………… 

Here’s a PENNY for Luck!

posted by: Kathy Keene 1 month ago Comment On This Post

John Ross-Storage for the Travelling Photographer

Tuesday, May, 24 2016

John Ross, Guest on the Good Neighbor Show, Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Topic:  LaCie Rugged RAID portable hard drive

My search for a tough and reliable hard disk to house all the photos I take on my many road trips came to a very successful conclusion. 

Thanks to the PR folks at LaCie, I was able to acquire and test their Rugged RAID 4 Terabyte hard drive.  To label it rugged is an understatement.  I have seen other photographers and individuals using an orange colored drive before, but I had never really examined it closely.  It is encased with a rubberized skin that inherently protects it from the elements and the casual drops that everyone seems to do.  It is shock, dust and water resistant.  It is IP54 rated for dust and water, with a 1.5 meter drop in non-operating mode.  It also comes bundled with a password encryption – AES 256bit software encryption.

The internal storage is actually 2 hard drives , set up in a Hardware RAID 0 or 1, with RAID 0 being the default.   RAID 0 is much faster, but RAID 1 is more secure. I may only have 2TB of storage actually being used, but I am comforted with the fact that the other 2TB is ensuring my once in a lifetime photos are secure.

The device is bus powered, with either Thunderbolt (Mac) or USB 3.0 (Windows or Mac). The speed of Thunderbolt is impressive. When you are moving large image files, that speed really comes into play.  The bus power means you are not looking for another AC receptacle and are truly mobile.

I use this drive in the field for all my photo storage needs.  I can put it in my backpack or camera case and not worry about it taking the shocks inherent in an active lifestyle.

It hits the average price point , about $100 per Terabyte.  Retail for this unit is $419.99. 
I highly recommend you check this hard drive out for travelling purposes.

posted by: Kathy Keene 2 month(s) ago Comment On This Post

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