Quotes September 20, 2016

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.

You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

“I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression.”
Anonymous

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.
Norman Vincent Peale,
minister and writer

“Shine like the whole Universe is yours.”
Rumi

“It isn’t enough to love; we must prove it.”
St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine,
writer

Images September 20, 2016

Captions or metaphors for these roads?

 

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Music September 20, 2016

Shorpy September 20, 2016

1917. "Torpedo shop, Washington Navy Yard." Note the cryptic missive chalked on one torpedo. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

1917. “Torpedo shop, Washington Navy Yard.” Note the cryptic missive chalked on one torpedo. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

 

      Now playing at the Granada: Betty Compson in "The Bonded Woman," accompanied by Paul Ash and his Synco-Symphonists, with Wallace at the organ. San Francisco, 1922. "Foster & Kleiser billboard." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections

Now playing at the Granada: Betty Compson in “The Bonded Woman,” accompanied by Paul Ash and his Synco-Symphonists, with Wallace at the organ.
San Francisco, 1922. “Foster & Kleiser billboard.” 8×10 inch nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections

 

January 25, 1963. "Essex House, New York. Colonnades ballroom." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.

January 25, 1963. “Essex House, New York. Colonnades ballroom.” Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.

Images September 19, 2016

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makupam

 

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907 Updates September 19, 2016

I may be looking for excuses where there none.  I look to justify drug and alcohol abuse by a traumatic event(s) The death of an only child is an easily understandable spiral of despair and torment. How much of it is guilt whether earned such as drove drunk or not such as hit by a drunk driver.

The 12 year old that was raped while unconscious, left to die, an the rapist bragged about it at school the next day. If she spirals down slowly or takes herself out I would have empathy. Children and adults who are sexually abused, bullied, have mental issues, feel a guilt or haunted by demons.  

Apparently this young lady had a lot going for her and wanted to work in law enforcement. What choices did she have and what brought her to using heroin?

Lisa Demer:  After a young woman’s death from a heroin overdose, an Alaska village looks inward

 

Congratulations Tina Sena, owner of The Perfect Start coffee Cart
Soooo wouldn’t this be a great stop before beginning a road trip or heading to special occasion?

Suzanna Caldwell: These Red Bull tie-dye smoothies are a viral hit in Wasilla
WASILLA — The Perfect Start coffee cart owner Tina Sena describes her tie-dye, neon-colored Red Bull smoothies in two different ways.

 

 

$30- a month sounds like a great deal for folks!  What would you expect to see in this box?   What would you see or place in a box for where you live?
Annie Zak:  This new company wants to sell you Alaska in a box

 

 

Barbara Brown’s Our Third Thirds:
This is very short, but one of those quick jolts to the brain.

I was giving a workshop for teachers on resilience. We were looking at how we could reframe events, incidents, obstacles so we could better deal with them. One woman said she’d been frustrated over where she was in her career, but the change she wanted to make would mean going back to school for a degree.

“If I go back to school now, I won’t have my degree till I’m 55!”

Her husband: “How old will you be if you don’t go back to school?”

 

 

Videos September 19, 2016

FYI September 19, 2016

Tom Mashberg: Saving Lives Is Still His Mission
Dr. Donald H. Jenkins: “We went to war without a proper trauma system in place,” says Jenkins, a retired Air Force officer. “Once we implemented a fully resourced system in the field, despite the increase in injury severity over time, we were beating the odds by keeping soldiers alive.”

 

Gelnn Greenwald: WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)
…In the face of a growing ACLU and Amnesty-led campaign to secure a pardon for Snowden, timed to this weekend’s release of the Oliver Stone biopic “Snowden,” the Post editorial page today not only argued in opposition to a pardon, but explicitly demanded that Snowden — the paper’s own source — stand trial on espionage charges or, as a “second-best solution,” accept “a measure of criminal responsibility for his excesses and the U.S. government offers a measure of leniency.”

 

 

Shorpy September 19, 2016

Circa 1906. "Custom House and Post Office, Memphis, Tennessee." Please feel free to toss your empties out the window. 8x10 inch glass negative.

Circa 1906. “Custom House and Post Office, Memphis, Tennessee.” Please feel free to toss your empties out the window. 8×10 inch glass negative.

 

Circa 1909. "Water front -- Toledo, O." The Cherry Street Bridge over the Maumee River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Circa 1909. “Water front — Toledo, O.” The Cherry Street Bridge over the Maumee River. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Music September 19, 2016