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john f. kennedy’s campaign appearance 

at the train station

1960 ann arbor michigan

(with tom payne, patrick mcnamara, governor swainson, soapy williams)

on this day of the first debate 

by the candidates for the u.s. presidency

i look

back to the past 

ahead to the future

and

hope for the truth

“a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood

in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

– john f. kennedy

credits: ali van den broek, ann arbor townies, ann arbor archives

 

freedom.

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we came outside today

with

no

mittens

hats

scarves

neckwarmers

or

snowpants.

just

coats

and

boots.

we discovered

that it had

magically turned into spring.

and

when we said

coats weren’t really needed either

there were

shrieks of delight

and a

mad dash

to peel off those coats

at last

to

throw them down

after the long winter

and

to feel a taste of real freedom once again.


i need this wild life, this freedom. – zane grey

*man’s greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors. ~elbert hubbard



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map of pangea with current international borders

the good people at open culture

recently shared this map of pangea

with the present day country names.

if the band ever gets back together,

here’s who your nation’s neighbors would be.

-massimo pietrobon – mental floss magazine

we cannot live only for ourselves.

a thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

~herman melville


*this post is dedicated to the brave journalists in paris, recently lost to a senseless violent act, to journalists everywhere, to the freedom of speech and to peace.

nobody’s free until everybody’s free. – fannie lou hammer

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found these two down the street

guess the price was too high

even with

that stripy, ratty love seat

thrown in as a bonus.

he who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.

– henri matisse