Mise Tales Sixteen

Mise Tales Sixteen


For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One.

Lighthouse Greeting Cards

Earlier in November I reprinted two stories on the Cape Canaveral lighthouse (story 1 & story 2) by Judy Lovell. One thing you might have missed on her website are her Greeting Cards featuring lighthouses, antique maps and lighthouse history.

Greeting Cards for Online Ordering : A selection of greeting cards of various Everglades, Birds and Lighthouse images laid out with a soft background on the inside. These 5×7 cards come printed on luxuriously thick card stock, folded in the middle. They’re matte with a UV coating that gives the outside a soft sheen. The inside is smooth enough to pen a personal message and each card includes a matching envelope. These cards are shown print ready and so half of it looks upside-down. Don’t worry! That’s just how our printers read them and we promise they will look perfect in-person.

Here is a story on one of the cards: The “Big Diamond” – New Hillsboro Light Greeting Card in Antique Map Series (photo on left above)


Have You Ever Heard of YoWindow?

YoWindow is a weather advisory program, and a weather forecast program available for free online. It comes with a beautiful screen showing a country farmyard. I just upgraded to the paid version and it comes with a Seashore scene. Take a look at the photo above (click for larger picture) and look just below the sunset. There is a lighthouse!

All screens move in time to the local weather and have interesting additions. This one has the lighthouse, which is visible as the sun sets and all through the night, rotating slowly on the seaside.

There are many other screens available and many home-made ones. The program is excellent. The data and forecasts are good, and the backgrounds can be personalized with your own photographs, or use one of many available online.

I have had mine for a year and really enjoy it as weather advisory and screensaver.


Hitching a free ride can be good for all

This is an article which uses the symbol of the lighthouse to describe how it is almost impossible to charge for a lot of services. Good article – good symbolism.

THERE’S a revolution going on in the provision of public goods. We need to do some rethinking.

Economists define public goods around two characteristics – which are often illustrated with the classic public good – the lighthouse. There’s no way to stop passing ships benefiting from a lighthouse’s light whether or not they pay. This non-excludability creates the classic dilemma in which everyone waits to free-ride off others’ efforts so no one funds the lighthouse. Enter government, which taxes people to fund such public goods.

As well as being non-excludable, public goods are also non-rival. Consumers are rivals when they buy physical things, such as food, cars, or labour services such as taxi-driving or dentistry. One consumer can only get more of what’s on offer if others get less. By contrast, the ships consuming the lighthouse’s light aren’t rivals – light enough for one creates light enough for all. Knowledge is a classic non-rival good. – more


Lighthouse Wallpapers!!!

OK, this is not only about lighthouse wallpapers, but that is all we are interested in, right? OK, if not, on this site Goodfon you can find wallpapers of many sizes on topics such as Hi-Tech Abstraction Aviation Anime City Girls Food Painting Animals Games Interior Space Cats Macro Cars Minimalism Men Music Mood New Year Weapon Landscapes Holidays Nature Miscellanea Rendering Situations Dog Sports Style Textures Fantasy Films Flowers 

Look carefully; the resolutions are varied and are available in:  widescreenfullscreenmulti-monitors

Have fun! I sure did. But again, we are only interested in the lighthouse photos, eh? There are fifteen (15) pages of lighthouse photos. The thumbnail above only shows page one.

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Retired (2001) British Columbia lighthouse keeper after 32 years on the lights.

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