Shorpy November 13, 2016

       Eugenie Blair (1864-1922) was what theater people would call a real trouper -- the actress dropped dead after a performance of "Anna Christie" at the Cort Theater in Chicago. June 1904. "Lyceum Theatre, Detroit." Onstage this week: Eugenie Blair in "Claire or the Ironmaster." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative.

Eugenie Blair (1864-1922) was what theater people would call a real trouper — the actress dropped dead after a performance of “Anna Christie” at the Cort Theater in Chicago.
June 1904. “Lyceum Theatre, Detroit.” Onstage this week: Eugenie Blair in “Claire or the Ironmaster.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.

 

The 1960s saw several SoCal family vacations to visit my sister and her family, and this time the whole slew of us took in Knott's Berry Farm, where I took 18 color slides, as opposed the over 40 I shot in Disneyland. So that'll show you. Faux-reality fan that I was, I liked wandering around Knott's old western-style buildings, cement cliffs and miniature buildings, but no doubt about it, Disneyland was my heaven on earth. Oh, and it was nice seeing the family, too.

The 1960s saw several SoCal family vacations to visit my sister and her family, and this time the whole slew of us took in Knott’s Berry Farm, where I took 18 color slides, as opposed the over 40 I shot in Disneyland. So that’ll show you. Faux-reality fan that I was, I liked wandering around Knott’s old western-style buildings, cement cliffs and miniature buildings, but no doubt about it, Disneyland was my heaven on earth. Oh, and it was nice seeing the family, too.

Quotes November 12, 2016

“Be kind to judgmental people.
They are judging themselves the most, and that ain’t no easy life.”
Cleo Wade

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde,
writer and civil rights activist

Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care,
The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
William Shakespeare

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Socrates

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
Oscar Wilde

If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
Anonymous

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Harold Coffin

If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.
Heber J. Grant

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Doug Larson

 

Excellent!
If you can’t be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
Anonymous

Images November 12, 2016

Sunset at Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye Photograph by Robert Lukeman Fairy Glen is situated between Sheader and Balnacnoc on the Trotternish Penisula in the North end of the island

Sunset at Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye
Photograph by Robert Lukeman
Fairy Glen is situated between Sheader and Balnacnoc on the Trotternish Penisula in the North end of the island

 

 

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Music November 12, 2016

In Memory of Leonard Cohen

FYI November 12, 2016

NATIONAL CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL DAY

NATIONAL PIZZA WITH THE WORKS EXCEPT ANCHOVIES DAY

 

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Casey Chan: The Ocean Is So Much Deeper Than You Think It Is

 

Timothy Burke: Paul Finebaum Renews Call To Suspend Baylor’s Season; Says Stadium Built With “Blood Money”

 

Tom Ley: The Only Thing Left To Do Is Watch The Bears DancLauren Evans: Katy Perry Donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood

 

Tom Ley: The Only Thing Left To Do Is Watch The Bears Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

907 Updates November 12, 2016

Alaska Dispatch News: Anchorage police officer shot multiple times and survives; suspect killed

 

Mike Dunham: Travel writer Paul Theroux will headline Skagway writers conference

 

 Mike Dunham: After working with Cirque du Soleil, UAA alumna returns to set a new piece

 

Devin Kelly: Anchorage launches sophisticated trip-planning tool

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Shorpy November 12, 2016

San Francisco circa 1922. "Kissel Tourster at Golden Gate Park." The driver evidently an understudy for Isadora Duncan. 5x7 glass negative.

San Francisco circa 1922. “Kissel Tourster at Golden Gate Park.” The driver evidently an understudy for Isadora Duncan. 5×7 glass negative.

 

September 1943. "Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, and the terminals. Waiting for a bus at the Memphis station." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

September 1943. “Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, and the terminals. Waiting for a bus at the Memphis station.” Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

Quotes November 11, 2016

“Here we are, probably the most educated generation in history, and somewhere along the line it’s like we never figured out what we were supposed to do with all the stuff we know. If they’d told me that it’s basically about being able to get a good job, I think I would have said, ‘That’s it? A job? You mean maybe I ought to learn how to do something I can get paid for.’
John Lescroart
The Fall

“Silence is a strange thing to us who live: we desire it, we fear it, we worship it, we hate it. There is a divinity about cats, as long as they are silent: the silence of swans gives them an air of legend.”
Keith Douglas, Alamein to Zem Zem

“There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing.”
Mary McCarthy, “The Vita Activa”, The New Yorker, October 18, 1958

“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now … with its aches and its pleasures … is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
Pema Chodron

“I think that it is useless to fight directly against natural weakness. One has to force oneself to act as though one did not have them in circumstances where a duty makes it imperative; and in the ordinary course of life one has to know these weaknesses, prudently take them into account, and strive to turn them to good purpose; for they are all capable of being put to some good purpose.”
Simone Weil, Waiting for God

FYI November 11, 2016

Be There: Earl Granville

Be There: Earl Granville

 

Katharine Trendacosta: RIP Robert Vaughn, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

 

Patrick Redford: Here Are The Racist, Sexist Text Messages That Put Columbia’s Wrestling Team Under Investigation

 

Alex Cranz: This New Shoe Sole Has Amazing Grip on Ice

 

907 Updates November 11, 2016

Alaska Dispatch News: 2016 Veterans Day observances in Anchorage, Mat-Su

 

Are they going to OK pay cuts for Administration to help with these costs?
Tegan Hanlon: University of Alaska regents OK proposed budget and a 5 percent tuition hike

 

Devin Kelly:  Anchorage Assembly members try to restore services in city budget