Perspective August 15, 2016

“We are a work in progress with a lifetime contract.”
Phyllis Koss

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”
Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
Charlotte Bronte, 1816-1855

“Anxiety and Ennui are the Scylla and Charybdis on which the bark of human happiness is most often wrecked.”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life

Tunnel Vision?
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Swami Vivekananda,
monk and teacher

Images August 15, 2016

Adult Goals

Visualize Killer Heels~ Or at least a sprained ankle.

Visualize Killer Heels~
Or at least a sprained ankle.

Fat

Yarn Spider

Your People

week

Shorpy August 15, 2016

August 27, 1927. "Raymond Ruddy, 15-year-old New York Athletic Club swimmer who won the race on the Potomac, with members of the victorious team -- Lee, Fissler, Farley and Geibel -- on Washington Canoe Club float at Chain Bridge." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.     NEW YORK BOY, 15, IS WINNER OF THREE-MILE SWIM ON POTOMAC     Raymond Ruddy First in Test for President's Cup           "His tapering legs and well-formed body apparently visualized the Greek athlete to all, as this comparison was general as he stood on the Washington Canoe Club float at the finish."     -- Washington Post     RAY RUDDY, OLYMPIC SWIM STAR, KILLED BY PLUNGE DOWN FLIGHT OF STAIRS           Raymond Ruddy, whose achievements as a swimmer and water-poloist caused him to be ranked among the outstanding athletes of the world, died at 7 o'clock last night at the age of 27 in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from the effects of a fall twenty-four hours earlier.       The swimmer was about to leave the home of his aunt when his foot caught in the carpet of a stairway leading down from the second floor. He lost his balance and fell nearly the entire flight, striking his head against a radiator on the first floor.

August 27, 1927. “Raymond Ruddy, 15-year-old New York Athletic Club swimmer who won the race on the Potomac, with members of the victorious team — Lee, Fissler, Farley and Geibel — on Washington Canoe Club float at Chain Bridge.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
NEW YORK BOY, 15, IS WINNER OF THREE-MILE SWIM ON POTOMAC
Raymond Ruddy First in Test for President’s Cup
“His tapering legs and well-formed body apparently visualized the Greek athlete to all, as this comparison was general as he stood on the Washington Canoe Club float at the finish.”
— Washington Post
RAY RUDDY, OLYMPIC SWIM STAR, KILLED BY PLUNGE DOWN FLIGHT OF STAIRS
Raymond Ruddy, whose achievements as a swimmer and water-poloist caused him to be ranked among the outstanding athletes of the world, died at 7 o’clock last night at the age of 27 in Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from the effects of a fall twenty-four hours earlier. The swimmer was about to leave the home of his aunt when his foot caught in the carpet of a stairway leading down from the second floor. He lost his balance and fell nearly the entire flight, striking his head against a radiator on the first floor.

Shorpy August 14, 2016

August 1912. Roxbury, Mass. "Home work on tags. Home of Martin Gibbons, 268 Centre Street. James 11, years old; Helen, 9 years; and Mary, 6, work on tags. Helen said she could tie the most (5,000 a day at 30 cents). Mary does some but can do only 1,000 a day. They work nights a good deal. The night before, Helen and James worked until 11 p.m." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

August 1912. Roxbury, Mass. “Home work on tags. Home of Martin Gibbons, 268 Centre Street. James 11, years old; Helen, 9 years; and Mary, 6, work on tags. Helen said she could tie the most (5,000 a day at 30 cents). Mary does some but can do only 1,000 a day. They work nights a good deal. The night before, Helen and James worked until 11 p.m.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

"Jewett touring car." Somewhere in Northern California, sometime in 1922, and You Are There. Blocking traffic. 8x6 inch glass negative

“Jewett touring car.” Somewhere in Northern California, sometime in 1922, and You Are There. Blocking traffic. 8×6 inch glass negative

Images August 14, 2016

Time

Strong Women

Kermit Wisdom

Yoda Java

Happiness perspective

Fairbanks, AK

Looking to the right of the above photo with the NC Co. and the Post Office in the middle. (Falcon Joslin collection)

Looking to the right of the above photo with the NC Co. and the Post Office in the middle. (Falcon Joslin collection)

1st Ave then known as Front Street. The NC building would be just to the right in the photo out of view. Cushman street would be between the buildings (Candace Waugaman collection)

1st Ave then known as Front Street. The NC building would be just to the right in the photo out of view. Cushman street would be between the buildings
(Candace Waugaman collection)

DIY: Camping Trailers

10 Camping Trailers for Your Next Adventure by xxlauraxx

Eagle River, AK

The Eagle River Trail Hounds cordially invite you to join us for A Day At The Beach!

September 3-4 Noon to Noon
Beach Lake Trails
4.3 Mile, 6, 12, & 24 Hour Foot Race

Eagle River Trail Hounds

Courtesy of Kristen Ashley, Author

Kristen Ashley

This pie was amazing. Ah-MAY-ZING!

And the pizza burgers fah-ree-KING rocked!

Now, you know I like to spread the love. I’m probably going to mention these recipes in a book. But I won’t make you wait for that…here they are!

Now, you know I like to spread the love. I’m probably going to mention these recipes in a book. But I won’t make you wait for that…here they are!

French Silk Pie

Pizza Burgers

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