Quotes October 6, 2016

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
Helen Keller,
writer and political activist

“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”
Karen Salmansohn

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale,
writer and minister

“Meditation is watching the movement of mind in relationship. If you try to force the mind into silence by withdrawing from activity, you will never understand what silence is…There is a great beauty when one discovers what silence in action is. Meditation is a new approach to total life, it does not demand of you any isolation.”
Vimala Thakar: “Mutation of Mind”

“The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”
Lin Yutang

“You don’t become a painter, you just discover one day that you are one.”
Yves Klein, quoted in Klein, by Hannah Weitemeier

907 Updates October 5, 2016

Great idea!
Dermot Cole:  Fairbanks man offers $1,000 reward for information leading to best constitutional argument on dividend
“The letter can be addressed to your newspaper of choice, but to be eligible for the prize, you must send a copy of the letter to me,” he said.
Write him at: Charles L. Parr, 676 Old Steese Highway North, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2308.


October 4th and they already have the best photo’s~
Alaska Dispatch News: Photos: Best of October 2016


Taxes are usually popular by the recipient, not so much the payee
Zaz Hollander:  Mat-Su voters reject commercial cannabis ban, but pot taxes popular

Quotes October 5, 2016

Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
Jack London,
writer and social activist

“Purity strikes me as the most mysterious of the virtues and the more I think about it the less I know about it.”
Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.
Oprah Winfrey,
media personality, businesswoman and philanthropist

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand

“There are two sides to every argument, until you take one.”

Shorpy October 5, 2016

New York circa 1907. "Knickerbocker Hotel, Broadway & 42nd Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

New York circa 1907. “Knickerbocker Hotel, Broadway & 42nd Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


June 17, 1912. "Stanford University varsity crew at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., boat house." Capt. Seward, second from left. 5x7 glass negative.

June 17, 1912. “Stanford University varsity crew at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., boat house.” Capt. Seward, second from left. 5×7 glass negative.

Quotes October 4, 2016

“Doubt is not a mistake. It makes you rationally question a decision.”
“What about regret?”
“Opposing edge of the doubt sword. One’s past and one’s future.”
Anne McAneny
Our Eyes Met Over Cantaloupe

When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you.
Annie Lennox,
singer and songwriter

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant McGill

“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.”
Neale Donald Walsch

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. Friedrich Nietzsche