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Kongo visited Seaport Village in San Diego last evening.  Frankly, this over hyped tourist trap has few redeeming qualities unless you’re looking for T-shirt shops, kite stores, kiosks with saccharine bumper stickers and things that stick to refrigerators, and over-priced art with a vaguely nautical theme.  The one thing it does have is some spectacular views of San Diego Bay and some great opportunities to practice nighttime photography.  So Kongo paid the outrageous ransom to park, land lugged about his tripod and camera kit to chase the lights.  Here are a few of his favorites.

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So, Kongo was out doing some night photography this evening and came across Rabindra Sakar, a Reiki Master, in Seaport Village in San Diego.  Reiki is an alternative medicine involving spirituality where positive energies are released through the laying on of hands which promotes self-healing and a state of equilibrium.  Hmmm.  Anyway, when he’s not helping people heal themselves, Rabindra is a wizard at stacking rocks.  The rock pillars above do not use any glue or mechanical devices to get them to stay on top of each other.  It’s just a very, very good sense of balance on the part of Rabindra.

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Kongo can’t recall his sixth birthday.  He definitely recalls his eighth because it didn’t end well when an actual fisticuffs melee broke out between the little monkey and his party guests over the placement of toy soldiers preparing to charge a mud mountain from whence they would be promptly mowed down with rubber band machine guns.  But when #1 granddaughter celebrated her sixth birthday over the weekend at Legoland in Carlsbad, California he thinks it will be a birthday to remember.