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Sad Partings

By Jim McCloskey Two recent obituaries caught my eye, one for Herman Silverman, who passed away in May at age 97, the other for John Kelley Jr., who was just 67 when he died in June. I don’t believe I … Continue reading

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A Sinking Feeling

By Jim McCloskey I’ve seen something of the future, and I’m afraid this part of it at least is going to be very, very sad. We’ve just returned from a glorious vacation that took me and Judy to Venice, Italy, … Continue reading

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Design or Art?

By Jim McCloskey I spent a couple strange hours the other day, surfing through Internet references to what I have discovered is a fairly lively Art-versus-Design debate.  What I found was oddly interesting at first, but after a while, I … Continue reading

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Nothing But Net

By Jim McCloskey In summers long past, I’d come home from work, get into my swimming trunks, grab the newspaper and a cooling beverage and head for the pool. On some days, I was left on my own for an … Continue reading

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A Path Not Taken

By Jim McCloskey As I read Robert Nonemaker’s article on the recommissioning of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens while uploading it to the WaterShapes web site, one comment he made stuck in my mind:  Seeing that fountain as … Continue reading

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Watching the Water

By Jim McCloskey I’ve witnessed and participated in discussions of water safety on a professional level for more than 30 years now, and I can remember a time when watershapers in just about every sector were unhappy about raising the … Continue reading

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Boundless Potential

By Jim McCloskey As you’re probably aware, I live in southern California in the southwestern corner of the San Fernando Valley.  You may also know that it gets wicked hot here, which is why this slice of the globe boasts … Continue reading

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