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reckless abandon.

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happy national junk food day!

how will you celebrate this special occasion?

if i had to choose, i’d go with

flamin’ hot cheetos, chips n’ dip, and cadbury carmello bar

care to share your favorites?

“foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon.”

-michael lewis

stars and stripes.

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The designer of our current 50-star flag was Robert Heft. It was 1958 and there was some talk that Alaska and Hawaii were going to officially become states 49 and 50. One of his high school teachers capitalized on the current events of the day and had his students design a new flag incorporating the two new states. Inspired by Betsy Ross, (and cutting up his parents’ flag), Heft did just that, arranging the stars so it wasn’t very evident that he had added any. His teacher gave him a B-, saying that the design was unoriginal. When Heft balked at the grade, his teacher told him that if he could get the flag adopted by Congress, he would bump the grade up to an A. Heft jumped at the opportunity, sent the flag to his congressman, and after a long campaign and a refusal to give up,  he ended up getting the flag approved. Heft got his ‘A’ as promised. Since then, Heft’s original homemade flag has flown over every single state capitol building, over 88 U.S. embassies, and over the White House for five administrations. He is now deceased, but has left behind a design with 51 stars ready to go if the need arises.

 

happy 4th of july!

 

 

 

credits: mental floss, quora, wiki, readers digest

bunny slippers.

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happy easter to those both near and far

hoping we can gather together again before too long

 

“bunny slippers remind me of who i am. you can’t get a swelled head if you wear bunny slippers. you can’t lose your sense of perspective and start acting like a star or a rich lady if you keep on wearing bunny slippers. besides, bunny slippers give me confidence because they are so jaunty. they make a statement; they say, “nothing in the world does to me can ever get me so down that i can’t be silly and frivolous.”

-dean koontz

 

 

image credit – Eli Halpin, Carrot Cake in Blush

the day of the bread.

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’tis the season…

 

“accidentally consumed five biscuits when I wasn’t paying attention.

those biscuits are wily fellows – they leap in like sugary ninjas.”

-charles dickens

 

 

 

at the cork and gabel restaurant, corktown, detroit, michigan, usa. fall 2019

 

 

 

 

cork and Gabel

on the fourth.

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“when picking a leader, choose a peacemaker.

one who unites, not divides.

a cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship.” 

-suzy kassem: rise up and salute the sun

 

u.s.a.

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: hawaii state bar association, peace resource project