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Saturday, September 28, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Career Choices
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine
Throughout my years writing this column I have often heard from readers who were contemplating changing to a high-tech career. The fast growth of Internet-related companies led some to believe that high-tech was the career "promised land." As we have all seen, though, high-tech jobs are no guarantee of future career success. In fact, so many people have sought out work in high-tech that we are now experiencing a glut of workers in some areas while jobs requiring specialized knowledge remain open for months. If you are looking to work in high-tech, either as a first career or a career change, you would be wise to consider the reality of the market and where you might find a fit.


A Glass Act

Oct. 5 -Jan. 5, 2003

Don't miss "Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright," which will make the Orange County Museum of Art its only West Coast stop on a five-city national tour. The exhibit features 50 original windows by the architect, including examples from the Hollyhock House in L.A. and the Avery Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinois (pictured), as well as prints and photographs.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under age 16.

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach. (949) 759-1122


Information from Westways Magazine


Steve Tobin's "Naked Earth" - Earth-Related Bronze Sculptures

October 5, 2002 through October 2003

Natural History Museum and Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

From the site...

A major art exhibit of twenty-four monumental bronze sculptures by artist Steve Tobin will go on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits beginning October 5, 2002.

Tobin's "Naked Earth" marks the first time that either museum has exhibited art on such a grand scale, and also the first dual exhibition between the sister museums.

The exhibit is an expanded version of the highly successful exhibit of the artist's Earth Bronzes on the grounds at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and Montefiore Park in West Harlem. The exhibits include African Termite Hills, Bone sculptures, Forest Floor pieces and the artist's signature piece, titled Roots.

Friday, September 27, 2002


The Fillmore and Western Railway will start its Pumpkinliner excursions to the pumpkin patch on October 5. There is a preview ride on Oct 4 when you can get a free pumpkin up to 5 lbs.

Thursday, September 26, 2002


28th annual Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival

(Different events each weekend)

Historic Faulkner Farm opens wide its gates to provide a month long celebration of their own special brand of country fun and Halloween magic! Located in the heart of the beautiful Heritage Valley, it is a beautiful drive through miles of citrus groves, well-tended farmland and majestic mountains.

Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch features:

* Many ACRES OF PUMPKINS to choose from - tiny to giant.
* Lots of FARM ANIMALS on display.
* 25 varieties of winter SQUASH, INDIAN CORN, MINI-PUMPKINS and GOURDS.
* SCHOOL TOURS available every weekday with reservations.
* HAYRIDES around the farm and historic Faulkner mansion and gardens.*
* HAYSTACKS to climb and sit on. Good photo opportunity!
* COUNTRY FARM STORE with handmade goodies and gift items - open every weekend.
* MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT on the weekends, 12 noon to 4pm
* Giant SUNFLOWER forest!
* FACEPAINTING every weekend!*
* PONY RIDES every weekend by Buckaroo Pony Rides!*
* Laird's Delicious TRI-TIP BBQ and ROASTED CORN - available on weekends.
* Look what's Popping Now - OLD FASHIONED KETTLE KORN - popped all weekend long!

*Additional fee required

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Happy 100th Birthday, Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter's creation turns 100 this year. Many of us grew up listening to Peter's adventures stealing carrots from Mr. MacGregor's farm.

You can find a complete list of Peter Rabbit Books on Amazon via the WelchWrite Bookstore.

Take some time to re-visit Peter, for yourself and, perhaps, for your children.


Internet Explorer 5.2.2 for Mac OS X

From the Microsoft Web Site...

Internet Explorer 5.2.2 for Mac OS X Whether you're searching for information, tracking online auctions, or browsing Web pages, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X makes it easy to make the most of the Web. With Mac-first innovations such as Internet Scrapbook, which lets you collect pictures, receipts, and more Internet Explorer makes the Web easy and fun. And perhaps best of all, it's free! This latest version, version 5.2.2, provides all the latest security and performance enhancements for Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X, including the security vulnerability described in this Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-050. It also provides support for the new Quartz text smoothing feature provided in Mac OS X version 10.1.5 and later, so text on your screen is easier to read.


Fine Art Santa Barbara

October 5 - 6

Courthouse Sunken Gardens: 1100 Anacapa Street

$5/person for all weekend pass


From Set to Screen

SAT 10/5 9:30am

Paramount Ranch

Illusions and hard work turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk to discover movie magic and the history of Paramount Ranch. 1hr NPS


WODOC and the Movies

SAT 10/5 10am

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Tour the former sites of many movie and TV productions. See how the industry helps preserve nature. 2hrs WODOC

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

What I'm Reading...

Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for writing.

A great little book to get your creativity flowing. No secrets here, just tons of wonderful ideas that make you think.
Simplicity: The New Competitive...


Pet Owners Are Less Stressed When Cat, Dog Present

I knew there was a reason I have cats. I can only imagine how stressed I would be without them. (SMILE)

Monday, September 23, 2002

Palm Springs Walks in the News

As our 2nd Season of Palm Springs Walks gets underway, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs has written about our walks.
Walk and dine on this historic Palm Springs tour By Maureen Daly Special to The Desert Sun September 20th, 2002 There are no celebratory restaurant names imbedded in sidewalks along the Palm Springs "Walk of Stars" route but historical restaurants and preserved dining sites after definitely stars of Palm Springs Walks, walking tours of historic Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Read the entire article by visiting The Desert Sun.

Career Column

Career-Op: Always thinking, always watching
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Due to the events of the last 12 months, business ethics, especially in high-tech have been on my mind quite a bit. We have seen ethical lapses approaching the level of those in 1929, but the effects of these lapses has gone far beyond those of the notorious stock market crash. As companies have become larger, the effect that they have on the economy, both good and bad, grows tremendously. Worse still, small lapses in ethics can grow exponentially. There is no telling the damage you might cause if you arenā??t constantly vigilant of your ethics, especially when regarding your high-tech career.


Paint Outdoors at Paramount Ranch

WED 10/2 9a-2p

Join fellow artists to paint, sketch or just watch. Bring art materials, lunch. TOPAW

Sunday, September 22, 2002


MAC OS X Security Update

Security Update 2002-09-20 updates the built-in Terminal program to resolve some security issues.

Available via Software Update

Via Macintouch