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Still more and different takes on icicles

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Here’s a third installment of portraits that came from nearly four hours of
photographic playing with icicles on the morning of December 25th.



The location was a stretch of cliffs along the main creek in Great Hills Park.



In the odd-numbered pictures I used flash. In the even-numbered photographs natural light had its way with the ice. Each approach had an advantage. Flash allowed for more to stay in focus from front to back. Natural light let the icicles hold on to the colors they picked up from their surroundings.



(Pictures from Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas panhandle will resume next time.)



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Parents in the United States have a strong preference for charter schools, regardless of demographic factors including race, income, geographic region or political affiliation, according to a report released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

An online survey of some 5,000 parents of schoolchildren revealed that 74 percent would consider sending their child to a charter school if one were available to them. Even among parents who might not choose a charter, 84 percent believe charter schools should be available to others.

Nearly 90 percent of families whose children have switched school types experienced a positive change as a result of the switch, with 57 percent saying their child was happier.


So begins a January 6th story in The Epoch Times. You can read the whole article. One thing I would want to know is how representative the online respondents were of the American population as a whole.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 8, 2023 at 4:31 AM

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