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

Music August 06, 2016

 

Shorpy 8/5/2016

August 1943. Arden, New York. "Rest period at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service." Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.

August 1943. Arden, New York. “Rest period at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service.” Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Children playing in sand." We'd love to stay and chat, but our trike is double-parked. Harris & Ewing glass negative

Washington, D.C., 1922. “Children playing in sand.” We’d love to stay and chat, but our trike is double-parked. Harris & Ewing glass negative

"Widder Vaught's family, Arkansas." 8x10 inch glass negative by Joseph Kossuth Dixon for department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker's "Expedition of Citizenship to the American Indian."

“Widder Vaught’s family, Arkansas.” 8×10 inch glass negative by Joseph Kossuth Dixon for department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker’s “Expedition of Citizenship to the American Indian.”

    UPDATE: One source attributes this image to Richard Steinheimer, the "Ansel Adams of railroad photography." "California freight train at night, February 27, 1962." 8x10 inch Ansco safety negative, photographer unknown.

    UPDATE: One source attributes this image to Richard Steinheimer, the “Ansel Adams of railroad photography.”
“California freight train at night, February 27, 1962.” 8×10 inch Ansco safety negative, photographer unknown.

Images August 5, 2016

Scary Cat

Scary Cat

Sing Out!

Sing Out!

Think Positive

Think Positive

Rock Bottom

August 5, 2016

He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.

Elie Wiesel

Courtesy of John Connolly’s A Time of Torment:

Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding-ring!
Colley Cibber (1671–1757), The Double Gallant

It was the kind of bar where everybody knew your name, as long as your name was “Motherf’r.”

The four ages of man, as far as Williamson was concerned, were confusion, anger, complacency, and grumpiness, but it was important to embrace them in the right order.

JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords Don’t Worry Be Happy: 5 Rules

JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords Don’t Worry Be Happy: 5 Rules

Onboard the World’s Largest Passenger Ship (25 Photos)

Onboard the World’s Largest Passenger Ship (25 Photos)

The Worst Things To See On A Blimp

The Worst Things To See On A Blimp

What would you say?

Priceless Alaska

Priceless Alaska

We are excited to welcome Author & Speaker Opal Singleton to Anchorage this August! Opal is one of the leading voices in the areas of human trafficking and sexual slavery. She is the author of “Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers” and the CEO of Million Kids.

Priceless is an anti-sex trafficking organization based in Anchorage, Alaska that walks with victims to find new life while meeting practical needs.