Quotes January 15, 2017

“Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don’t eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on.”
George Bernard Shaw (English playwright. 26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950).
From Candida, Act III. 1898)

Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all places people thought you never would.


“Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.”
Steve Maraboli


“’Do you know of a cure for me?’
“’Why yes,’ he said, ‘I know of a cure for everything: salt water.’
“’Salt water?’ I asked him.
“Yes,’ he said, ‘in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.’”
Isak Dinesen:
“The Deluge at Norderney,” in Seven Gothic Tales



If you are feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color.
Hannah Cheatem (age 8)



You can not be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the BEST for the one who deserves you.


Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.


Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.


You may not be able to control someone’s negative behavior, but you can control how long you participate in it.


Waiting is a signor true love and patience.  Anyone can say “I love you”, but not everyone can wait and prove it’s true.


There is a big difference between letting kids be kids and letting kids be little assholes.

Videos January 15, 2017




Excellent, informative. and most of all humorous.  If you do not want to watch the entire episode, skip to last two minutes.  The ending is great.

FYI January 14, 2017



On this day:

Ratification Day in the United States is the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress. This act officially ended the American Revolutionary War.[1]





Daniel Terdiman: As Obama Leaves, He Leads Tour Of “The People’s” White House In New 360-Degree Video


WW2 Fallen – Richard Fujii


12 books by Indigenous women you should read


Casey Chan: Watch an Artist Turn Scrap Metal Into Animal Sculptures



Casey Chan: What It’s Like to Get Caught in an Avalanche







Shorpy January 14, 2017


Washington, D.C., circa 1898. “Gettig, Chas. (New York baseball player).” Charlie Gettig, who played for the Giants. 5×7 inch glass negative



Cleveland circa 1900. “Perry-Payne Building, Superior Avenue.” This fine old structure, completed in 1888, survives today as an apartment building; the Brown Jug next door has, alas, evaporated along with its “Fine Old Whiskies.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company



907 Updates January 14, 2017


Comments on neighborhood watches, do you or will you be participating?
Zaz Hollander: Not Mayberry: Palmer looks to neighborhood watches to combat crime


Alex DeMarban: ConocoPhillips announces Alaska discovery with daily production potential of 100,000 barrels


Condolences.  What is your favorite brew/blend of Kaladi?
Suzanna Caldwell: Dale Tran, a leading force at Kaladi Brothers, dies unexpectedly in Anchorage


Zaz Hollander:  Mat-Su gives break to small marijuana growers, downtown Talkeetna retailer


By Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media: March for women’s rights


Tegan Hanlon: UAA faculty votes no confidence in University of Alaska president


Mike Dunham: For Anchorage musician Laura Oden, dormant decade led to a musical revival



Good Books Bad Coffee: The Top-Ten Bestselling Books of 2016

Videos January 14, 2017




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.”


“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


Videos January 13, 2017