Perception August 7, 2016

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Emile Zola

Shorpy August 7, 2016

New York circa 1921. "Frank Craven." Actor, director, playwright, producer, Stage Manager. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service.

New York circa 1921. “Frank Craven.” Actor, director, playwright, producer, Stage Manager. 5×7 glass negative, Bain News Service.

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, business on Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Looking to entrance from cashier's desk." We're looking for a thimble. A golden thimble. For our mother. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner

Jan. 27, 1947. “Kartch’s, business on Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Looking to entrance from cashier’s desk.” We’re looking for a thimble. A golden thimble. For our mother. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner

Alaska Health Fairs 2016

Alaska Health Fairs 2016 Fall Schedule

Canning Smoked Alaska Salmon by MaijaL

Canning Smoked Alaska Salmon by MaijaL

Maija Lukin of Kotzebue, AK is entering INSTRUCTABLES CANNING AND PICKLING CONTEST 2016

CANNING AND PICKLING CONTEST 2016
http://www.instructables.com/contest/canningpickling2016/
Deadline. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT)/8:00 a.m. GMT on August 01, 2016 (the “Start Date”). Entries for the Contest must be received by Sponsor by no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on September 26, 2016 /7:59am GMT on September 26, 2016 (the “Deadline”). (convert to local time)

This blueberry-cured red salmon captures the best of Alaska’s wild bounty by Kim Sunee

This blueberry-cured red salmon captures the best of Alaska’s wild bounty

 

Heading into her 3rd Olympics, Alaska trapshooter has big cheering section — the Chicago Bears by Beth Bragg

Heading into her 3rd Olympics, Alaska trapshooter has big cheering section — the Chicago Bears
Corey Cogdell-Unrein, Alaska’s Olympic medal-winning trapshooter, boasts an exceeding large cheering section as she heads into her third Summer Olympics.

Led by Mitch Unrein, a 6-foot-4, 306-pound defensive lineman, the Chicago Bears will be rooting for Cogdell-Unrein when she competes on Sunday.

Corey and Mitch, both 29, married in the summer of 2014. Mitch is in training camp with the Bears right now, so he can’t go to Brazil. But the team has Sunday off, and Mitch has organized a viewing party at the team complex in Bourbonnais, Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In collision at Wasilla Airport, two planes tried to land at the same time by Zaz Hollander

In collision at Wasilla Airport, two planes tried to land at the same time

One, a Cessna 210, was operated by a student pilot with a certified flight instructor on board, according to Mike Hodges, an aviation accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.  It wasn’t immediately clear where the Cessna had originated from, Hodges said.

The other aircraft was a converted turboprop de Havilland Beaver registered to former Alaska Attorney General Charlie Cole of Fairbanks. A friend of the family said Cole was not flying the plane and not involved in its operation.

The Beaver’s door was marked with the logo of Fly Denali, a Denali Park-based flightseeing and climbing support carrier. People near the plane declined to comment Friday as did a staff member at the air carrier’s office.

Shorpy 8/06/2016

1902. "Reimers Loco winning five-miles event in 10:51 4-5, Grosse Pointe track, Detroit." A Locomobile steamer piloted by one M.R. Reimers.

1902. “Reimers Loco winning five-miles event in 10:51 4-5, Grosse Pointe track, Detroit.” A Locomobile steamer piloted by one M.R. Reimers.

 

Wildwood, New Jersey, circa 1907. "Hotel Seaside." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Wildwood, New Jersey, circa 1907. “Hotel Seaside.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

 

December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. "Catawba Cotton Mill doffer and spooler." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine.

December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. “Catawba Cotton Mill doffer and spooler.” Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

San Francisco circa 1919. "Bus" is all it says on the sleeve of this 5x7 glass negative showing a motor home on an Atterbury truck chassis. In the Firestone display window, it's beginning to look a little like New Year's.

San Francisco circa 1919. “Bus” is all it says on the sleeve of this 5×7 glass negative showing a motor home on an Atterbury truck chassis. In the Firestone display window, it’s beginning to look a little like New Year’s.

 

 

 

Circa 1927. "Old Stone Bakery, Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Circa 1927. “Old Stone Bakery, Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Melon Shark

watermelon shark by mikeasaurus

watermelon shark by mikeasaurus

watermelon shark by mikeasaurus

August 6, 2016

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.”
Brené Brown

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
Nelson Mandela

“Habit simplifies our movements, makes them accurate, and diminishes fatigue.”
William James, The Principles of Psychology

“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
Pema Chödrön

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict.”
Dorothy Thompson

If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes — as long as one knew where to look for it.
Rohinton Mistry

“Nothing is more becoming to the mind than its own natural manner; from this proceeds its ease, its grace, and all its powers, whether real or apparent. All constraint injures it to force its springs, destroys it. We all carry about us indices of our destiny; these must not be effaced, but watched, if our career is not to be a miserable failure.”
Joubert, Pensees