Volcanic vs. Man-made Climate Change

01-MtStHelens-eruptionThere are two key questions we need to answer before we can judge how man-made CO2 generation compares to well-observed effects of big volcanoes. “The Little Ice Age” was the first well-studied and documented rapid climate change, and it lasted about 300 years. It decimated Europe, and almost became an extinction event for struggling pioneer New England colonists. Feature article in Commentary with sources, references and illustrations.

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Make Your Own Drop Cap Artwork

We’ve provided a free download of our complete A-Z set of simple upper-case “drop caps” with drop shadow, suitable for use in most content creation apps. For those of you who just want the Caps, the download is Summitlake’s own .zip file from this website, and is safe if downloaded from this site. The download link is in the full post. For those of you interested in learning more, or creating your own Drop Caps, our longer article with ample illustration is also in Computers

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Sand Dunes, by Gary Sharp

thumbnail, featured imageSand Dunes, by my friend Gary Sharp, on Flickr. Sony RX100M3, July 19, 2014. Dellenback Trail, Lakeside, Oregon. “Landscape minimalism,” as our friend Richard says. Looks like blowing sand and dust off the top of the dunes, too. We need to look at the original to see that anything’s there, and gradually, the finest gradation of detail reveals itself. Amazing!  See post for image in PHOTOS.

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