Anger not Mental Illness Kills People

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18 August 2018

This is a continuation of my post on ‘Anger Not Mental Illness’.

Something went awry since the post was about a paragraph long.

So if you read that post I am sure you were disappointed. I will delete it and start anew.

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Pictured above is Spec. Ivan Lopez in his helicopter in the Sinai Peninsula during his service with the 295th Infantry of the Puerto Rico National Guard.

Spec. Lopez is suspected of fatally shooting three people before killing himself at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas on April 2, 2014.

The accounts of what lead up to the shooting spree that killed the innocent people vary.

The Guardian January 23, 2015, reports that Specialist Lopez two parents had died shortly before the shootings.

The military relied heavily on personnel to ‘self-report’ on their conditions.

The self-reporting of personal issues did not work because Spec Lopez did report to his supervisors about his depression, although he was undergoing treatment for the depression.

Other factors may have played a part as well. Spec Lopez, in conversations, said he had injured himself in combat in Iraq.

There was no proof of that claim.

However, whatever system there was to monitor Spec Lopez it didn’t work.

He had an argument with his supervisor about the leave he was expecting and when it was denied ‘blew up’.

He traveled two blocks and killed three people including himself.

According to the Washington Post, he pulled out his private 45 caliber pistol, shot up the office of the 49th Transportation Battalion wounding two soldiers.

Before killing himself, he killed three people and wounded 12 others.

The question is:

Did his mental state, i.e. depression cause him to set off this horrible attack?

The NRA has been foisting this theory on people at every chance it can.

‘Mentally ill people are the mass murders.’

Psychologist Laura L. Hayes disagrees.

She states this “relatively weak connection between mental illness and mass shootings,” does not override another position.

She states that “the connection between the inability to manage anger and violence,” is a stronger motivation.”

We have to look back to the 1980s for answers.

The 1980s were a time of massive deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill.

She was working toward her degree in clinical psychology and was training at a psychiatric hospital in Washington D.C.

She relates “one small, diminutive, the elderly patient sometimes wandered the halls.”

“She had been committed to the hospital after she stabbed someone in a supermarket.”

She was what is sometimes referred to as a revolving-patient: She was schizophrenic and heard frightening voices in her head.

When she became psychotic enough, she would be hospitalized, stabilized on medication, and then released back to the community.

There she would go off her medication, become psychotic, be re-hospitalized, stabilized again on medication, released, etc.”

In 1955 deinstitutionalization began.In 1955 deinstitutionalization began.

It was the result of the introduction of the drug Thorazine. This was the first effective antipsychotic drug.

The abbreviated version is that in 1955 the total population was164 million people.

Of those 558,239 were hospitalized as mentally ill.

By 1994 the hospitalized population was 71,619. The true magnitude of the issue was that if the portion of the population in 1994 was equal to that of 1955, 885,010 people should have been hospitalized.

How many were hospitalized? 71,619.

Does that point to a problem?

Over three-fourths of the population should have been hospitalized in the same rules applied!

Back to our little, old lady, this is not intended as a pun or disparagement.

“She testified that she had become extremely upset in the grocery store before repeatedly stabbing the man in front of her in the checkout line.”

The hearing officer asked if she had been hearing voices at the time she stabbed the man. ‘Yes’, she replied, she had.

‘What were the voices telling you’ he inquired.

“She explained that the voices were telling her not to hurt the man, but he had gotten in the express checkout lane with more than 10 items, and that made her so mad that she couldn’t stop herself.”

This tale sounds a warning I think.

One that the NRA chose to ignore.

As we have seen so far in 2018

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/mass-shootings-in-2018/ according to

the Gun Violence Archive which tracks the statistics there have been 154 mass shootings thru the deaths at the Capital Gazette.

While getting absolute confirmation of the numbers varies on the criteria used to calculate them, this massive number of deaths is not acceptable in a civil society.

This will not be a debate about guns or no guns.

The facts that are available are simply stated.

Ms. Hayes, notes that “Violence is not a product of mental illness; violence is a product of anger”.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/04/anger_causes_violence_treat_it_rather_than_mental_illness_to_stop_mass_murder.html

Some mass shootings occurred become some people had emotional problems.

It has become fashionable, i.e. The NRA, to blame mental illness for violent crimes.

“Violence is not a product of mental illness.”

“Nor is violence generally the action of ordinary, stable individuals who suddenly “Break” and commit crimes of passion.”

“Violent crimes are committed by violent people, who do not have the skills to manage their anger.”

Most homicides are committed by people with a history of violence.

Murderers are rarely ordinary, law-abiding citizens, and they are also rarely mentally ill.

“Violence is a product of compromised anger management skills.”

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I thought I would throw this out there and let you follow the link to add to your insight in the conversation taking place.

Thanks for stopping.

Craig

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A Gallery of Duluth MN and Lake Superior by Rick Rice

A king surveying his domain

 

Ancient Rock Builders

 

Sunset on the Big Lake

 

Born to Run

 

Downtown Duluth at Dusk

 

He went thataway

 

Laker just passed thru the Duluth Ship Canal

 

Laker just passing thru the Duluth Ship Canal

 

Packing for the Road Trip this weekend

 

Sunset after the Storm

 

Sunset on the Lake

 

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Sunrise on the Lakewalk

 

sunrise and sea smoke hides the city's steam power plant
The City Steam Plant Dukes in and out of the Sea Smoke
Bentleyville in its Finest
Bentleyville at Christmas
ore boat - ship - in dock for the winter
Wrapped up Snug and Warm for the Winter
Split Rock Lighthouse in Spring Thaw
Split Rock Lighthouse in Spring Thaw
Presque Isle December 31st, 2017 Image by Rick Rice
Presque Isle December 31st, 2017
St Clair in Sea Smoke Image by Rick Rice
St Clair maneuvering in Sea Smoke
St Clair maneuring in Port of Duluth Image by Rick Rice
St Clair Maneuvering in Port of Duluth
Full Moon in Canal Park Image by Rick Rice
Full Moon in Canal Park
Moonlit Aerial Lift Bridge Image by Rick Rice
Moonlit Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park in Full Moon Image by Rick Rice
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A Summer Evening on the Lake Image by Rick Rice
A Summer Evening on the Lake
At the Cabin Image by Rick Rice
At the Cabin
Amity Creek Image by Rick Rice
Amity Creek
Seven Bridges Road Image by Rick Rice
Seven Bridges Road
A Night of Nostalgia Image by Rick Rice
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Music on the Bayfront Image by Rick Rice
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Isn't Driftwood Fascinating? Image by Rick Rice
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Stunning view of the Waterfront Image by Rick Rice
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Early Mornng Best Morning Image by Rick Rice
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Breaking at the Boardwalk Image by Rick Rice
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Palisade Head with Rick out for a Stroll
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Canoes? Must be Northeast Minnesota Image by Rick Rice
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Under On the Boardwalk Image by Rick Rice
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Who Wants Duck? Image by Rick Rice
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Wedding Gazebo up with the Crocus Image by Rick Rice
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My Rose Garden Party part 3

July 1, 2018

I have favorite names for my ‘gardens’.

The names are a bit grandiose in relation to the actual ‘gardens’ but it helps me remember which is what and where. I assure you it is entirely on purpose to no purpose except to point an old mind in the right direction.

You have to remember that I am more than 68 years old and my memory is impaired. I am scheduled for a 4-hour session with a neuropsychologist next week.

That sounds a bit scary and it is. But maybe this doctor can find where I lost my memory. I don’t remember where I put it.

In the front of the house are the west side garden, the west front garden, the front center and the east front.

We may only get through two gardens in a post. We’ll have to see how much gabbing I do.

The west side garden is probably the best place to start since it has the fewest plants.

West Side Garden

When we moved in more than 43 years ago there was a large chokecherry bush on a small hill. In order to plant a French White Lilac, we move the chokecherry bush to the west side of the house.

You can learn about Chokecherry Bushes here.

Chokecherry Bush. Photo by: Peter Dziuk
Chokecherry Bush. Photo by: Peter Dziuk

The major drawback to this location is that we can’t see the birds feeding on it.

It does well most of the time.

However, since an invasion of tent caterpillars a few years ago it has struggled. Tent caterpillars are a nuisance in town.

But in rural areas, they are outrageous and dangerous. Cars have slid into a ditch after striking a patch of caterpillars.

 

 

 

 

Area of Forest Tent Caterpillar aka Army worms forecast for 2018. MN DNR
Area of Forest Tent Caterpillar aka Army worm forecast for 2018.
Closeup of a single Forest Tent Caterpillar Image MN DNR
Closeup of a single Forest Tent Caterpillar

 

                                Forest Tent Caterpillars aka Army Worms in Minnesota

Find the species of birds and insects that feed on Eastern Tent Caterpillars and Forest Tent Caterpillars.

Just a glimpse of these crawling masses of Army worms is sufficient to bring back the odor of thousands (4 million can reside in one acre of a forest!) of these squished by car tires on rural roads.

They are nasty, ugly and bright green when squished.

People line the trunks of their expensive flowering trees to prevent these worms from climbing into the branches and devouring every last leaf.

Most of the time trees recover in the same season from being de-foliated. But there are times when the march of the Army worms is a contributing cause of trees dying.

I take this time to introduce you to one of my favorite image makers. Her name is Annie Spratt. Her images are found on Unsplash.com. You can download any image by thousands of professional photographers for FREE!

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Rose images by Annie Spratt

West Side Garden

In the west side garden, in addition to the chokecherry bush, we planted two Jens Munk roses in memory of Becky’s sister Sue. These Canadian Explorer roses have blossoms that may look frail but their canes are not in the least frail or fragile.

They have nipped a grandchild or two so they just stay out of that area of the yard now.

Ms. Munk looks after herself. Her thorns are almost a wicked as the rosa glauca (more on that rose later).

In the background of this garden are Iris. This is a picture of the bulbs we grew.

Blue or purple Iris. A popular flower in Zone 3. Google Images
Blue or purple Iris. A popular flower in Zone 3.

This is a link to many other varieties of Iris.

The next flower is a favorite of Becky’s. Lily of the Valley.

Lily of the Valley. Image from Wikipedia
Lily of the Valley. Image from Wikipedia

A Lily of the Valley short primer is here.

The fragrance of this Lily is intoxicating. This flower can be invasive depending on where you plant them.

One last concern with Lilies of the Valley is pets. These Ladies are poisonous to cats and dogs. If ingested you will see vomiting and diarrhea.

As with all plants it pays to do the research. I once heard weeds described as flowers that are just in the wrong place.

I have hewed to this theory. As undergarments to many of the roses, I planted dead nettle in many of the beds. It is invasive and I planted purple and silvery pink flowers.

Within a few years of planting, they had filled the ground under the roses and choked out many other weeds. Their luminescent foliage was a pleasant sight when not many other flowers were in bloom.

Dead nettle as ground cover

The next flower in this garden is Globe Thistle. I planted two of these and they rewarded us with large and robust plants.

Blue Thistle by Annie Spratt.
Blue Thistle by Annie Spratt.

The Last Plant

This plant wraps around the corner of the house and shares some space with our Jackmani Clematis.

 

Our Viburnum ‘Snowball Bush’  was about 6 feet wide when we moved in. After fertilizing and cutting back to the ground several times it prospered and grew to about 15 feet wide.

A caveat, in the wet spring early summer the flowers will rust quickly just as white lilacs do.

I never researched in depth until now the difference between the Snowball Bush Viburnum and the Snowball Bush Hydrangea.

I would casually look up the Viburnum and then Hydrangea at different times. I would wonder why our Snowball Bush didn’t have the full shape that Annabelle Hydrangea has.

Next post we will look at Turkestan Burning Bush and a BIG chunk of Bluestone.

Thanks for stopping by.

Craig

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Trump Warfare Continues Unabated

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How to Label This?

Date January 7,2018


TRUMP WARFARE CONTINUES UNABATED

Where to from Here?

Looking back from January 7, 2018

The New Year has started out with more vitriol being slung about than last year ended. How can that be possible? But it is. 

Divisiveness is IN.
Building Bridges is OUT.

Retribution is IN.
Leadership is OUT.


“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise the constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to overthrow it”

 Abraham Lincoln


We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both. Louis D. Brandeis
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Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. Louis D. Brandeis
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The most important political office is that of the private citizen. Louis D. Brandeis
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The battle has been joined


The above quotes, taken from our past, rocked my world this week. I don’t know if you read my last post on dabblerduckbutts.com: the first CAPITALISM OVERREACH  the second I finished yesterday The Politics of Denial.

As you know I’ve spent my time, since May 2016, at least a significant portion of my time, wielding my righteous sword whittling away at Trump and his corrupt administration. Yes – CORRUPT. Nobody talks about it much because everybody is on a fast road to impeach him. As sad as I am to say it I don’t think that is in the cards folks.

I was one of the first, that I know, to attack Trump during the campaign. My blog was never read I believe. I was one of the first to castigate him on Facebook. As I remember there were only a few of us at the beginning. It was pretty lonely and I had my armor on because of the stones that were thrown at me. 

So I took up the only weapon I had at hand, I broke my sword when I tried to fall on it and put me out of my misery, biting, vengeful,  attacks. Attacks on Trump personally, attacks on his minions, on his offspring, on all of his crooks.

I called him out as much as I could but I just couldn’t keep up with all of his missteps, misdeeds, and malapropisms. I kept changing the nom de guerre that I had labeled the main characters, to better fit my growing familiarity with their characteristics.

But the battles were having an effect, if only on me. I was depressed, anxious, angry and so on into infinity.  I knew I had to do something different all of the negativism was sending me reeling into a funk every day. 

So I spent several weeks dragging my brain down one avenue, another, another and pretty much gave up looking for something to hang my hat onto. 

Slowly I started looking at topics just a little bit differently.  I was doing research on a post with the topic “Best in Class Boss” – what makes one. I wrote out a summary of the good characteristics. Then I wrote regarding the comparison between the US and Norway regarding how they used the opportunity of women in the workplace. This was probably just after the Weinstein affair and that blazing downward spiral that occurred. 

If women in the US would have been respected and allowed the full measure of their talents each person in the United States would be $5,000 wealthier, a Total of $1.6 TRILLION dollars. Now that struck me. How stupid. But why? I was living during this period, after 1970. I had heard the demands for equality but I guess they just didn’t make an impression on me. 

Then the budget thing came up. That atrocious piece of ‘legislation’ that gave a great, unearned gift of wealth to the already rich. At the same time, I read a post on Facebook by a man that raised the best question “Why are we taking classes for ‘Armed Suspect’. Why can’t we just enact reasonable legislation?” I read a few of the responses and then I had an awakening, an AHA! moment. I knew EXACTLY why would never get reasonable legislation passed. I wrote a post ‘Blood Money’ Today’s Goal keep the little humans alive!”

I didn’t know there was such an attitude being passed around. But I jumped on. I have no idea. I had to rewrite that so many times I almost have it memorized. Many times I wished I had written fewer words. But the whole argument was so crystal clear in my mind. When I relived the time of the Vietnam War and my role in it my mind just kept racing. I think that may have been why I had to rewrite so much, my mind was so clear and focused but my diabetic fingers were not cooperating. 

But the metamorphosis had begun. I wasn’t writing against anything anymore (mostly). I was writing FOR something. I’m not sure how my next post came about, The miners in West Virginia. This ‘budget did nothing for them.’ Trump had sold them a bill of goods. Of course, we are finding that everything that came out of his mouth was a lie. We are about to find out how he is going to keep his promises about Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare are going to unfold.

I write another blog “deepeducationweb.com”. I have been writing it since last May. It is about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and neural networks. All of the research that has been done is now finally appearing sometimes like magic. Reusable rockets to the International Space Station, self-driving cars – NO, self-driving semi-trailer trucks. UPS bought 149 of them after the first showing! A blog I had written in 2015 I think and I wrote about the 10 million jobs that had been lost to advancing technology. How grocery store cashiers would be among the first to go in this new wave.

Geez yeah, I had seen the self-checkouts at Cub and then Super One. There sure was a lot less congestion at the front end of those stores. (I have grocery lingo down pat since I worked delis for a few years).

As I wrote out similar numbers this time it occurred to me, there were people connected with these numbers. People who may not have jobs anymore. But for certain, people weren’t being hired to fill these positions anymore. They were gone. Erased. No more Cost per Man Hour calculations for the managers. Self Checkouts are the beginning. 

The topics of the posts.The emotions of the Vietnam Era reemerging. Women’s potential contributions to the economy wasted. Then the budget. That damn budget. I was almost as sick when that passed as I was when Trump was elected.

Women being assaulted, being ‘kept in their place’. The words out of the “Southern Gentleman’s mouths.” The absolute reinventing Scripture by the Evangelicals. How could they? Why did they? Such twisted morals, integrity. Bullies that is all they are! Bully women, immigrants, blacks. Boy, I sure had no use for them except as examples of what Jesus taught about fakes, frauds, those who twist the Gospel for their own ends and not his. 

The coals mines in the news again. 500 miners laid off probably for good. Some promise their boss. 11,600 miners, oops 11,500 miners now working.What had happened to cause such a disastrous life for these people. After all, they were Americans. These were not immigrants that white trash would love to humiliate. People that I thought I knew. People that I grew up with were enthralled with Trump. What in the world?

Research it. Maybe there is something there. (Not that I have never had nothing to write about!) Get your act together, get your blogs organized, try to make sense of everything that you are seeing and reading. Something is not right. All of this wealth!  But none of for us, the common people. Research! Studies. Twenty people in this country own as much wealth as HALF OF ALL AMERICANS. TWENTY! HALF! Trump made over a hundred million dollars out of the tax gift (at least if his income is what he says it is. Who knows). Did you know that he had been convicted of money laundering just months before he started campaigning?

Deals! High rise in the nation of Georgia  Why doesn’t everyone know about this stuff. Millions upon millions of dollars. I have never heard anyone ask Trump about this stuff. But you know what? I didn’t follow up because I did not want to be sidetracked. Somebody else will carry that torch. I wasn’t interested in frying Trump anymore. I had been driven thru a funnel that led me to real problems. Real issues where real people not taking part in modern America but real people that had been taken advantage of. Why weren’t these stories plastered all over the place? Why weren’t articles being written on how blacks, Native Americans, immigrants being plastered somewhere? On the internet? But you kind of have to know what you are looking for when surfing the web. Because there is so MUCH information and data and studies and white papers. Man, it is mind-boggling.

See! See what happens. I start writing a short article on the current state of affairs in this country and how people are going to be affected by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And here I am just flailing around spouting words. 

Okay back to ground zero. 

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here! 47% of Americans are at risk of losing their jobs. Surveys show most Americans aren’t too worried. I will retrain. Get more education. Not too worried. I’m a hard worker. I’ve spent 10, 15,20 years in the business.

Guess what? No of that means anything. You are going to re-train? To be what? To do what? When are you going to start doing that? Georgia Tech graduates 3,400 computer engineers every year. That is only one computer college. 

Perhaps you are just daydreaming? Thinking of what to do but not really doing it? Here I am a year later and I don’t know much about SEO, Search Engine Optimization. Or backlinking, or content writing, or HTML. And I have been reading and studying for almost a year. 
So after having my brain refried, my emotions raised, my disbelief that all of this has been going on that this Revolution is not going to be what people are used to. Not just a few jobs here or there. No whole companies are going to transform overnight. Whole industries are going to appear and disappear. And our people are thinking about getting retrained. Sorry buddy, you should be learning Python right now. And Golong because that looks like it is going to replace Python as the language for programming machine learning. Have you heard about AlphaGo? The brainchild of Googles Deep Mind. AlphaGo taught ITSELF how to play that hard game on earth. And it beat the computer that beat the best human player of the game. All of this within two years! TWO YEARS! Computers can teach themselves now. 

Are you familiar with Singularity? That period in time when computers are so advanced that humans are necessary anymore?

The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization

The question in Singularity is: maybe it has happened and we didn’t notice.

The Singularity is Near » Homepage

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ABOUT THE BOOK. The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today—the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.


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While you are doing that I am going to continue to immerse myself in new found goals. Goals that may be too strong. Goal oriented activities. I have had time to think about goals. I am to old to think about goals anyway.

My last post started a series of at least three. The Politics of Denial  America Industrial Revolution or Class Revolution?

How do you fit into the future? 

robot man stands facing into the facing overlooking a universe
Robot man overlooking his universe

speeding girl racing into the future
Speeding girl racing to the future


These images were on my first website. The speeding girl is still the header image. Perhaps I should name them? They are prophetic, much more so than I knew.


But ‘What to do”? Is that the right question? I have learned that you have to make sure you are asking the right question. My question should have maybe different. Can I write? Should have been Can you write in today’s speak. Computers are not paper. Google is not a dictionary or even an encyclopedia.

Perhaps a more apt question is: How are we going to address the future? Some more quotations to share with you and then I will stop pestering you.
“What are the American IDEALS? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty; and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice. Louis Brandeis
Does that rock your world?  What are our current leaders missing? They have forgottTRUMP WARFARE CONTINUEDen what they learned – in college, in law school, in the school of hard knocks. 

Louis Brandeis was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He was called the “People’s Lawyer”. His is credited with the Words and Appropriations to:  A person’s Right to Privacy, Freedom of Speech and other groundbreaking speeches, presentations, arguments, and workplace rules meant to protect individuals rights. 

Where are these concepts today? 

I am researching the continuing series on ‘dabblerduckbutts.com’ The Politics of Denial  America Industrial Revolution or Class Revolution’ 

A Gallery of Duluth MN and Lake Superior by Rick Rice

A king surveying his domain

Ancient Rock Builders

Sunset on the Big Lake

Born to Run

Downtown Duluth at Dusk

He went thataway

Laker just passed thru the Duluth Ship Canal

Laker just passing thru the Duluth Ship Canal

Packing for the Road Trip this weekend

Sunset after the Storm

Sunset on the Lake

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Laker in the Sea Fog
What did you do on New Year’s Eve?
Peace and Quiet Can you hear the fish swimming?
Bridal Gazabo at Duluth Rose Garden
Springtime on the rivers of the North Shore
sunrise on the lakewalk the park bench looks inviting duluth mn
Sunrise on the Lakewalk 

sunrise and sea smoke hides the city's steam power plant
The City Steam Plant Dukes in and out of the Sea Smoke 
Bentleyville in its Finest
Bentleyville at Christmas
ore boat - ship - in dock for the winter
Wrapped up Snug and Warm for the Winter
Split Rock Lighthouse in Spring Thaw
Split Rock Lighthouse in Spring Thaw
Presque Isle December 31st, 2017 Image by Rick Rice
Presque Isle December 31st, 2017
St Clair in Sea Smoke Image by Rick Rice
St Clair maneuvering in Sea Smoke
St Clair maneuring in Port of Duluth Image by Rick Rice
St Clair Maneuvering in Port of Duluth
Full Moon in Canal Park Image by Rick Rice
Full Moon in Canal Park
Moonlit Aerial Lift Bridge Image by Rick Rice
Moonlit Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park in Full Moon Image by Rick Rice
Canal Park 
A Summer Evening on the Lake Image by Rick Rice
A Summer Evening on the Lake
At the Cabin Image by Rick Rice
At the Cabin
Amity Creek Image by Rick Rice
Amity Creek
Seven Bridges Road Image by Rick Rice
Seven Bridges Road
A Night of Nostalgia Image by Rick Rice
A Night of Nostagia
Music on the Bayfront Image by Rick Rice
Music on the Bayfront
Isn't Driftwood Fascinating? Image by Rick Rice
Isn’t Driftwood Fascinating?
Stunning view of the Waterfront Image by Rick Rice
Stunning View of the Waterfront
Early Mornng Best Morning Image by Rick Rice
Early Morning Best Morning
Breaking at the Boardwalk Image by Rick Rice
Breaking at the Boardwalk
Palisade Head with Rick out for a Stroll
Palisade Head with Rick out for a Stroll
Canoes? Must be Northeast Minnesota Image by Rick Rice
Canoes? Must be Northeast Minnesota
Under On the Boardwalk Image by Rick Rice
Under On the Boardwalk
Who Wants Duck? Image by Rick Rice
Who wants Duck?
Wedding Gazebo up with the Crocus Image by Rick Rice
Wedding Gazebo up with the Crocus
Must be Minnesota Image by Rick Rice
Must be Minnesota
Wedding Gazebo in the Rose Garden Image by Rick Rice
Wedding Gazebo in the Rose Garden

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by Rick Rice 
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