Klamath National Wildlife Refuge – Bald Eagles

I had the opportunity to visit the (LOWER) Klamath National Wildlife Refuge earlier this week. We also visited Tule Lake (CA) National Wildlife Refuge. Clear, sunny skies and bitter cold.  The lakes were iced over (Great for viewing eagles and other birds of prey). The sunrise over Lower Klamath Lake was spectacular!!!


 

The following is a photo journal of the trip. CLICK TO ENLARGE ANY IMAGE BELOW:

 

 

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Crater Lake National Park – A Winter Wonderland

Crater Lake National Park is unequivocally a national treasure.

During winter, it is one of my absolute favorite destinations to visit — after a snowstorm — when the skies clear. The South Entrance to the Park is the only entrance open. Rim Drive is closed. There are few people and the natural beauty is unspeakable.


 

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You can view the entire photo album by CLICKING HERE.

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2. Click on the 1st photo in the album

3. CLICK the arrow on the right side of each image to move to the next image.

These images are ALL copyrighted – ALL Rights Reserved.

If you would like to discuss prints, enlargements, post cards, Thank-you cards, gifts, reception area photo books or licensing any of these images – please contact me directly. I do portrait sessions – pets, people and objects. Need the imagery on your website updated?  CONTACT ME! Framed enlargements for commercial office space or private residences are also available.

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Fixion – A 2015 Series by Bill Dahl

Non-fiction has it’s limitations.


 

In 2015, I will be authoring a series entitled “Fixion – public policy perspectives where non-fiction has not yet traveled.”

Fixion
Fixion

Fiction is designed to inspire people to think – to imagine – to ponder.  My 2015 series “Fixion” is designed to do just that.

Today, I find far too many social and public policy issues where the nature of the dialog and the bandwidth of the agendas under discussion are severely limited. I find myself thinking “Well, okay, what if this or what about that?” I also find that the issues elevated into mainstream public discussion are not necessarily the ones I would like to see discussed. My series Fixion is designed to address these concerns.

These pieces will address local, regional, national and global concerns.

I hope you enjoy it!


 

Stay tuned.

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The 2014 Merchants of Meaning Awards

Well – it’s time…Here you go:

Every year at this time – I try to identify three people who have made particularly meaningful contributions via their social media participation – at least, from my point of view.

In 2014, I heard so much noise, too much nonsense, and far too little meaningful contributions to the issues that demand our collective action.

In prep for 2015, I thought I’d get started with my annual Merchants of Meaning Awards for 2014.

For 2014 – My favorite Merchant of Meaning is unequivocally, Ron Cole of Victoria, British Columbia – Canada…

 

 

 

Why?

1. He’s a provocateur unparalleled in the digital universe. With all the like, friend, follow, and favorite crap – the trap is to get yourself surrounded with people who think alike. Well, that’s simply a prerequisite for boredom and personal stagnation. You need a guy like Ron Cole to inject some alternative stimulus into your life. Trust me – follow Ron and you’ll be stimulated, aggravated, perplexed, and inspired to both imagine and redirect your attention to issues and perspectives you had previously overlooked. 

2. He’s smart — VERY, VERY smart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. He’s a connoisseur of his craft…original writings, quotes, video, links, etc. etc. – His dominion is the diversity of issues, dialog, diatribe and delivery mechanisms he chooses to share to inspire, instigate imagination and redirect the consciousness of a mass of onlookers who desperately need to become participants.

4. He lives sacrificially  – Ron sacrifices for the benefit of others. He is involved in the CARTS Outreach in Victoria B.C. Canada.

Battling a profound health challenge in 2014, Cole’s determination to stay at the forefront of provoking and reinvigorating the social conscience of social media users is – well – way, way beyond remarkable.

2014 Cole
2014 Cole

Friend Ron Cole on Facebook or visit him on his blog.

Ron plants footprints to follow in two thousand fifteen.

Follow him.

 

Also for 2014 – Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson
Jim Henderson

 

Jim Henderson was the persistent and preeminent social media magnate who courageously spoke truth to power – he was a leader (one of many) of the effort to unseat Mars Hill’s Mark Driscoll from his bully pulpit in the Seattle, WA area. The effort was successful – with Driscoll resigning – and the State of WA AG’s Office currently sitting silently on the sidelines – as ongoing allegations of Mars Hill’s multi-million dollar financial malfeasance continue to salt the sores of the wounded.

If you knew Jim, this challenge would seem wholly out of character for a man known predominantly for his  kindness, creativity, and love for others.  Yet, his unwavering love for the oppressed is largely credited as his primary motivation for taking up this cause.

Buy Jim’s new book (available January 2015) – co-authored with former pastor Doug Murren…  “Question Mark – Why The Church Welcomes Bullies and How To Stop It

Question Mark
Question Mark

 

Finally, and without reservation –  Chad Estes.

Chad Estes
Chad Estes

 

Chad’s efforts as a writer, photographer and compassionate advocate are beyond noteworthy. In my mind, he remains one of our most talented literary artists whose platform continues to evolve.

His efforts to plunge into the cause of metastic breast cancer via http://www.revealmission.org/ are courageous, compassionate – and exquisitely profound and positively productive.

The Reveal Mission
The Reveal Mission

Follow Chad on Facebook or on his blog.

 


 

 

Happy 2015  Everybody!!!

Manage your participation in the digital universe wisely in 2015.

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CDDC Issues Public Health Warning on Momentumb

CDDC Issues Warning on Momentumb

​ December 27, 2014 — Atlanta, GA USA – Center for Digital Disease Control – Momentumb – Bulletin #: GS122714-M

 

CDDC Bulletin
CDDC Bulletin

 

The CDDC issued the following public health warning today:

 

According to CDDC research scientists, 2014 was the year when the digital weapons of mass distraction (​D​WMD) continued to wreak havoc on the health of humans. The like, link, +1, tweet, share​, apps, friend​, ​​feed​, ​follow​, ​favorite craze possesses an unencumbered​ inertia that continues to numb the ​lives of significant segments of the human species.

The CDDC has now officially recognized this syndrome as Momentumb – a disorder whereby one’s life begins to tumble amidst the energy the digital daze inflict​s on humans  – without regard for the potential​ life numbing consequences of the same.


 

 

Did you spend 2014 tumbling through yet another year submerged in the digital universe?

 

Clearly, the ongoing evolution of the digital dimensions of human life provides opportunities for enhancing the quality of human life. However, new evidence confirms the existence of epidemic proportions of a new form of digital disease – now infecting human populations across the globe.

 

​The CDDC urges both the public and health care providers to be aware of the following questions to determine if they may be suffering from the onset of Momentumb:

 

1. Time – ​During 2014, did the amount of time the digital universe ​devoured in your life increase? Be honest. What benefits did the quality of your life derive from this immersion? What sacrifices did you make to allow this to occur? ​ Did you ever find yourself surprised about the amount of time that had transpired while immersed in the digital universe? Did an app or apps begin to eat into your time in 2014 to a greater degree vs. 2013?​

 

2.  Like-minded – If you surround yourself with friends, feeds, follows and favorites ​- ​people, perspectives and/or ​points of view that you ​favor, ​like or agree with​ – what has become of the ​value of the alternatives? (​eg., ​the priceless gift of dissent, diversity of opinion, behavior, ​lifestyles, ​belief systems, tastes​ ​and difference). ​

 

3. Contraption Contraction​ – Did your horizons expand or contract in 2014? Translation: Did the amount of time you spent developing human-to-human interpersonal relationships in 2014 expand​ or contract? Did your focus on access to/expansion of/time dedicated to contacts via social media platforms expand or contract? Did the amount of time you spent developing​/investing in​  human-to-human interpersonal relationships ​ decrease or increase?​ Did the quality of your life expand or contract in 2014 due to your participation in the digital universe?

 

​4. Immediacy vs. intimacy​ – Did the immediacy (instant notification via feeds, follows, friends, and favorites) of social media intrude further into your life in 2014? ​Did your choice to allow social media’s immediacy intrusions into your life cost you time that could have been invested in more intimate human interactions (like face-to-face) and/or other personal enrichment activities?

 

5. Craving – Did you find yourself craving a digital connection? Did this craving increase during the year? Did the craving make you annoyed, distracted or intolerant?

 

6. Attention Degradation Disorder – During 2014, did you find yourself avoiding books, lengthy articles or other materials that require you to concentrate on reading?

 

According to the CDDC, the disease of Momentumb ​is both subtle​ and accretive…it’s like the numbness that comes over a portion of your leg or foot – you rarely notice how it has intruded upon your body until you attempt to change your posture…and tumble attempting to stand on an appendage that has become numb.

 

As 2015 is about to begin, the CDDC recommends that the public become vastly more aware of the health risks of  Momentumb.  This is a new reality worthy of your consideration – as you ponder your goals and objectives for the new year.

 

According to the CDDC, hit the off button in 2015. Disconnect and rediscover the dynamic dimensions of life that the digital daze precludes you from enjoying. Set healthy goals for your life in 2015 – disconnected from the digital universe.

 

Momentumb – you need not succumb.

 

Don’t be dumb – avoid Momentumb in 2015.

 

Fiction?

 


 

 

Think about it.

This piece is the first in my new 2015 series entitled “Fixion – Public Policy Perspectives Where Non-Fiction Has Not Yet Traveled.”

Fixion
Fixion
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