Monthly Archives: January 2015

Swimming in It

By Jim McCloskey It’s not the kind of story you want to see in your newspaper or stumble upon while surfing the web:  According to researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., the waters of a sampling of well-used … Continue reading

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In with the New?

By Jim McCloskey I’ve never had much luck when it comes to using this time of year, as so many do, to take stock, review the year just ending or think in any significant way about what’s to come with … Continue reading

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A Rippling Departure

By Jim McCloskey Back in 2008 and 2009, lots of folks weren’t too shy about letting me know I was nuts not to pursue the opportunities embodied in digital media and the Internet. The most persistent voice among those who … Continue reading

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Channeling Insights

By Jim McCloskey WaterShapes has been privileged to publish countless beautiful photographs through the years, and many of the best of them ended up on the printed magazine’s cover. On a few occasions, however, great images weren’t available for cover … Continue reading

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Updated Wisdom

By Jim McCloskey Let’s stroll back to February 2010:  It was about the time we at WaterShapes started getting serious about establishing an Internet presence – and more than a year before we stopped publishing printed editions of the magazine … Continue reading

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Through a Glass, Brightly

By Jim McCloskey This edition of my blog is a bit of an out-of-body experience. I usually write these essays no more than a few hours before each WaterShapes newsletter is released –  probably a vestige of my time at … Continue reading

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Hitting the Road

By Jim McCloskey It’s that time of year again:  I’ve started organizing the things I’ll be bringing to Orlando for the 2014 International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo, and I’m getting close to hopping on the plane and fly to what I’ve long … Continue reading

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