Images January 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Norwood
There’s an owl on my bike!
Definitely the best excuse I’ve ever had for being late to work
BIKE OWL UPDATE: at the advice of some owl / bird rescue folks we left him alone, and as soon as it started getting dark out he called (screeched, really) for his momma owl to come take care of him. For a while we had TWO owls on my bike! She kept him well fed, and this morning I spotted him hopping away towards a tree, so I think all’s well in his world.

 

Eric Parker
Thrill – DSC 0126 ep bw
I imagine this fun-loving uncle giving his niece a memory for a lifetime.
Saturday afternoon, Piazza della Repubblica, Florence

 

Quotes January 14, 2017

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Willie Nelson

 

“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.”
Tim Gunn

 

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
J.M. Barrie

 

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”
Robert Downey Jr.

 

“It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re okay.”
Michael Pitt
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
Rumi

 

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
Jodi Picoult

 

Music January 14, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IPkndjh4tE

Videos January 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

FYI January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday.

 

NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN DAY

 

NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY

 

 

NATIONAL RUBBER DUCKY DAY

 

On this day:

1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
On January 13, 1910, the first public radio broadcast was an experimental transmission of a live Metropolitan Opera House performance of several famous opera singers.[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Performers

The first public radio broadcast consisted of performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Riccardo Martin performed as Turridu, Emmy Destinn as Santuzza, and Enrico Caruso as Canio.[6][7][8] The conductor was Egisto Tango.[9] This wireless radio transmission event of the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso of a concert from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City is regarded as the birth of public radio broadcasting.[1][2][5][10][11][12]

The New York Times reported on January 14, 1910,

Opera broadcast in part from the stage of the New York City Metropolitan Opera Company was heard on January 13, 1910, when Enrico Caruso and Emmy Destinn sang arias from Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci, which were “trapped and magnified by the dictograph directly from the stage and borne by wireless Hertzian waves over the turbulent waters of the sea to transcontinental and coastwise ships and over the mountainous peaks and undulating valleys of the country.” The microphone was connected by telephone wire to the laboratory of Dr. Lee De Forest.[13]

 

 

Born on this day:

Alfred Carl Fuller (January 13, 1885 – December 4, 1973) was a Canada-born American businessman. He was the original “Fuller Brush Man.”

Fuller was born on an Annapolis Valley farm in Welsford, Kings County, Nova Scotia. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1903 at the age of 18 to live with his sister. He went to work for the Somerville Brush and Mop Company, and became a successful salesman for them.[1] In 1906, with a $75.00 investment, he started the Fuller Brush Company in Hartford, Connecticut, selling brushes door to door. By 1919, the company had achieved sales of more than $1 million per year.

Fuller Brush went on to be recognized throughout North America, even inspiring two comedy films, The Fuller Brush Man (1948) and The Fuller Brush Girl (1950). In 1961 Fuller recorded the secrets to his success on Folkways Records on an album entitled, Careers in Selling: An Interview with Alfred C. Fuller.[citation needed] The company remained in the Fuller family’s hands until 1968, when it was acquired by Sara Lee Corporation.[2]

 

 

 

FYI:

 

Ramanpreet Kaur: The Best Things We Can Learn From Rock Music
You Are Apt To Be Yourself – Who You Really Are
You Scream At The Top Of Your Lungs
It Is A Sort Of Creative Process
You Have The Ability To Enjoy the Present Moment
You Can Express Who You Are
You Release All Your Negativity Through The Rock Music
You Engage Yourself
You Wash Away All Doubts And Stupid Fears
You Are A Firework
You Leave Everyone Speechless

 

Aliza Sherman The “Free Photos” Edition

 

Adobe: Create a flyer that will create buzz.

 

 

907 Updates January 13, 2017

Zaz Hollander: In June, a teen died from a gunshot wound in Wasilla. Now the once-closed case is getting another look.

 

Erica Martinson: Alaska lawmakers eye long-term changes to health care law as ACA repeal gets underway

 

Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post: This creepy genealogy site knows a lot about you – and shares it

Shorpy January 13, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. “Colonial Hotel, Prospect Avenue.” Offering complimentary wi-fi if you come back in 110 years to its current incarnation as a Marriott Residence Inn. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.

 

San Francisco, 1924. “Maxwell crossing Washington Street at Spreckels Mansion.” 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

 

A 1957 Buick, houses in colors not seen anymore, and lots of antennas. A 35mm Kodachrome slide I found somewhere.

Music January 13, 2017

RED Friday:

 

Jason Mark Everman (born October 16, 1967) is an American musician, who played with Nirvana, Soundgarden and OLD. He later served in the US Army as an Army Ranger and Green Beret

In September 1994, influenced by Renaissance icon Benvenuto Cellini (who stated that a well-rounded man is an artist, warrior and philosopher), he left Mind Funk to join the United States Army, subsequently serving with the Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion and later with the Special Forces, serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.[4] After completing his tour of duty with the Rangers, he took a break from the service and lived in New York City where he briefly worked as a bike messenger. He then traveled to Tibet and worked and studied in a Buddhist monastery before returning to the U.S. He reentered the Army when offered the chance to join Special Forces. After receiving an honorable discharge in 2006, Everman went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Columbia University School of General Studies on May 20, 2013.[4] General Stanley A. McChrystal wrote a letter of recommendation for his application.[1] In September 2010, Everman conducted an interview with Music Life Radio detailing his life.[5] In July 2013, The New York Times published a portrait on Everman, written by guitarist and writer Clay Tarver.[1] The article features interviews with Everman, his family members, former band colleagues, music industry people, and soldiers. A 2014 The Daily Beast interview mentions that Everman was invited to and attended Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, that he lives in New York, has participated in writing workshops and “still goes overseas regularly, working as a consultant for the military

 

 

Gary Sinise
Sinise is a supporter of various veterans’ organizations, both personally and through the Lt. Dan Band. He frequently performs on USO tours at military bases around the world, and volunteered for the National Vietnam Veterans Arts Museum now called the National Veterans Art Museum. On June 8, 2011, he put on a space suit to become one of the few people to fly in a U-2 spy plane up to 70,000 feet.[17] Sinise is also on the Advisory Council of Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to provide a full cycle of nonmedical care to combat-wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen from each military branch.[18] In December 2011, Sinise was the narrator at the Candelight Processional at Disneyland. In August 2012, Sinise was honored at the United States Navy Memorial, by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West, and was made an honorary U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer for his efforts in helping veterans.[19] On August 29, 2013, he was named an honorary Marine by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.[20][21] In 2006, Sinise co-narrated the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C., with actor and Illinois native Joe Mantegna.[22] He serves as the national spokesperson for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial and spends much of his time raising awareness for the memorial and other veterans’ service organizations.[23] In 2012, he was honored by the Joe Foss Institute for his dedication to veterans. In 2013, he was awarded the third highest honor within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards, the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, for substantial contributions to the U.S. Army community through his work with the Gary Sinise Foundation. He participated in Troopathon VI for 2013, as he has in the past, to help raise money for care packages for American troops.[24] He received 2015’s Sylvanus Thayer Award, awarded by the West Point Association of Graduates to a civilian whose character, service, and achievements reflect the ideals prized by the U.S. Military Academy.[25][26]

Quotes January 13, 2017

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Golda Meir

 

 

 

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
Brene Brown

 

 

 

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”
Bruce Lee

 

 

 

“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”
Queen Latifah

 

 

 

“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
Unknown

 

 

 

“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”
Andre Dubus

 

 

 

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
Michael Jordan

 

 

 

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”
William Jennings Bryan

 

 

 

“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”
Barrie Davenport

 

 

 

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
E.E. Cummings

 

 

 

“But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks …”
James Cameron

 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”
Marianne Williamson

 

 

 

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Dr. Benjamin Spock

 

 

 

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”
T. Harv Eker

 

 

 

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”
Dr. Robert Anthony

 

 

 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Helen Keller

 

 

 

Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it.
Louis L’Amour,
writer

 

 

 

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
Marcus Aurelius

 

 

 

“So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.”
W. Clement Stone

Images January 13, 2017

 

Jenney Disimon wrote on January 11: “Waxing towards the Wolf Moon, over Sabah, North Borneo.”

 

January 11 moon over Meaux, France by Patrick Casaert of La Lune The Moon

January 11 moonrise in Madrid, Spain via Annie Lewis.

Anthony Heflin wrote: “An amazing night spent laying by a fire and looking up. You never know what surprises the night will bring.”

Almost full moon on January 11, over Dundee, Scotland. Photo via Michael Walton.

Susan Kaohelaulii wrote on January 10: “Almost full Moon over Kauai, with some volcanic haze.”

 

Richard Lakhan in Trinidad wrote: “So much for the Wolf Moon … I saw a bird!”

 

 

Twilight at Monte Stivo, Italy. Photo by Cristina Gottardi.

 

Monte Altissimo Di Nago, Italy. Photo by Cristina Gottardi.

Pregasina, Italy. Photo by Cristina Gottardi.

 

North Bay, Canada resident Timothy Joseph Elzinga recently sighted light pillars in the night sky after being awoken by his son in the middle of the night.
According to CBC News:
“Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so cold that ice crystals were forming in the air, reflecting the city’s street and business lights.”