Tourists explore massive dead tree with tunnel cut out for a road in Sequoia National Forest, May 1951.
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Art handlers installing Bernando Strozzi’s “St. Catherine of Alexandria” (1615) in the galleries of…