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Spring is Here!

By Jim McCloskey Although fall in southern California is my favorite time of year for its raw beauty, spring is a close runner-up because it is so busy. In fact, some of the heavy lifting is already done by the … Continue reading

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Adding Up

By Jim McCloskey It was entirely coincidental, but the last edition of the WaterShapes digital newsletter included two of the most popular of all articles ever to appear on our Web site:  Tommy T. Cook’s “Casting Nature,” which originally appeared … Continue reading

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Pee’s in the Air

By Jim McCloskey All of a sudden three weeks ago, the Internet caught fire with what seems to be its annual round of stories about urine in swimming pools.  As best I can tell, the story’s current incarnation began with … Continue reading

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A Better Plan?

By Jim McCloskey During last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the swimming pools attracted an amazing amount of attention.  Unfortunately, it was only partly because of the outstanding in-pool performances offered up by swimmers, water-polo teams and divers … Continue reading

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Trend Tracking

By Jim McCloskey It’s not all that often that I use WaterShapes World to discuss a specific item appearing in our current newsletter, but this time I can’t resist:  The first in a series of three great articles appears in … Continue reading

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Silver Linings

By Jim McCloskey We’ve had lots of rain and snow in California in recent weeks.  So much precipitation, in fact, that nearly half the state is now officially out of the drought emergency that has bedeviled the state for the … Continue reading

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Collision Avoidance

By Jim McCloskey In recent months, news has too often come as a shock.  I am happy to say, however, that one piece of it I received a couple weeks ago actually came as a relief. The press release was … Continue reading

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