Quotes November 30, 2016

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Alexander Graham Bell,
scientist and inventor

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Oprah Winfrey

We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.
Leo F. Buscaglia

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.
Unknown

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
Seneca

Your past does not equal your future.
Anthony Robbins

To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.
Jack Kornfield

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.
Lao Tzu

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Rumi

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Deborah Reber

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
Guy Finley

I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.
Fridtjof Nansen

Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.
Anthony Robbins

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne Dyer

The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.
Faraaz Kazi

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Bob Newhart

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.
Denis Waitley

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Ralph Marston

When we go back in to the past and rake up all the troubles we’ve had, we end up reeling and staggering through life. Stability and peace of mind come by living in the moment.
Pam W. Vredevelt

Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.
Unknown

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
Jessica Hatchigan

You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution. Get over it and crush it.
Anthony Robbins

Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go.
Anais Nin

The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard.
Baltasar Gracián

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
Leo Buscaglia

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell

 

 

 

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FYI November 30, 2016

ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING

 

Kristen Lee: New Yorker Casually Walks Off With $1.6 Million In Gold Out Of An Armored Truck

 

Vasectomies could be part of the answer
Aimée Lutkin: The ACLU Has Filed Lawsuits In Three States to Protect Abortion Rights

 

Vasectomies could help prevent the need for most abortions
Anna Merlan: Anti-Abortion Activist Convicted of Trying to Bomb Clinic Objects to Doctor Calling Movement ‘Violent’

Shorpy November 30, 2016

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Washington, D.C., 1925. “Linskey, Harvey, Foley, Bailey, Saffo (Catholic U.)” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

A Kodachrome slide taken in 1959 at Meriman Photo Art, 1411 Maple Avenue in Los Angeles. A thrift store find.

A Kodachrome slide taken in 1959 at Meriman Photo Art, 1411 Maple Avenue in Los Angeles. A thrift store find.

 

 

Quotes November 29, 2016

It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson,
prime minister

“Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Rumi

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost

 

 

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FYI November 29, 2016

Electronic Greetings Day!

The Electric Postcard was created by Judith Donath

Judith Donath Home Page

 

Laura Kane: Prominent writers sign letter demanding probe of UBC firing of Steven Galloway

 

Casey Chan: So How Close Do You Live to a Nuclear Bomb?

 

Kristen Lee: The Barnacle Is The Car Blindfold Cops Will Slap On Your Windshield When You Park Badly

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Beth Skwarecki: When Charities Get Donations Because I Clicked, Where Do They Get the Money?

 

Hear the Brilliant Guitar Work of Charlie Christian, Inventor of the Electric Guitar Solo (1939)

 

 

KitchenMason: How to Make 4 Ingredient Rolo Caramel Fudge

Shorpy November 29, 2016

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Computing Division, soldiers' bonus." Clerks at the "Bonus Bureau" calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

April 29, 1925. "Girls from Keith's [vaudeville theater] at Arlington Beach." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

April 29, 1925. “Girls from Keith’s [vaudeville theater] at Arlington Beach.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

907 Updates November 29, 2016

Laurel Andrews:  3 dead this year as outbreak of new strep bacteria hits Alaska

 

 

Kriner’s Diner was robbed, again

 

 

 

 

Devin Kelly: Anchorage fixes homeless-camp reporting website as evictions and cleanup soar

 

 

Jeannette Falsey: Following a national trend, Alaskans are cutting the cord and dropping cable TV

 

 

Suzanna Caldwell: New website shares treasure trove of ancient objects found in Kotzebue

Kotzebue Artifacts