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artist at work

artist at work

“If I didn’t have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think.  I would have forgotten my reason to exist.” ~ Annie Leibovitz  

The Crown. The Queen.  The Crass.

The Crown. The Queen. The Crass.

The Crown. The Queen.  The Crass. Ordinary moments from her later years for Queen Elizabeth II.  I had several, but pared it down to a couple.  Interesting images because of the subject, and fine photography.  I associate her with an immensely important grand history, challenging […]

cloudy canyon

cloudy canyon

A sea of clouds filled the Grand Canyon a couple of weeks ago.   A gorgeous phenomenon.  A rare weather event called “total cloud inversion”. Image by Erin Huggins/National Parks Service See more: From The Atlantic Magazine: http://theatln.tc/1cZFeVS Edited with BlogPad Pro

revolution for all people

revolution for all people

I began to prepare this post for images only.  But I needed to know what lead to life in prison. About the first half of his life. An interesting paradox.  An intensely tolerant, inclusive and compassionate man.  Rightly celebrated as a great man of peace. […]

Thanksgiving  Turkey – 1900

Thanksgiving Turkey – 1900

“During the Civil War, President Lincoln declared a national day of thanksgiving in April 1862 and August 1863 (after Gettysburg), but it was his proclamation in November 1864 that set a precedent followed by all subsequent presidents. In 1941, Congress formally established the fourth Thursday […]

November 22 remembered

November 22 remembered

Creator: Photograph by Abbie Rowe, National Park Service, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Musen. Copyright:Public Domain Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109 in the South Pacific, 1943. Photograph in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Copyright:Public Domain John […]

why I love Joe

why I love Joe

The story and photograph are a year old.  The image is priceless. This is an abbreviated version:  The Vice President had been speaking in the gym of a local high school in Florida.  Kobe was 15 at the time.  He had watched, listened and then […]

City Flight

City Flight

Alys – From the Ballerina Project, the title is my own

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social standing in […]



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