who knows when
the last bead will be counted?
“the first thing I’ll do if elected is demand a recount.”
image credit: melissa and doug – abacus
President Richard M. Nixon honors John McCain at the State Department
after McCain was released by the North Vietnamese in 1973
after more than five years as a prisoner of war.
RIP Senator John McCain
a maverick in the truest sense of the word
“I’ve tried to serve our country honorably. I’ve made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them. I’ve often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now, as I prepare for the end of my life. I’ve loved my life, all of it. I’ve had experiences, adventures, friendships, enough for 10 satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else’s.”
-John McCain – from a letter he left to be read upon his death
“a hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” bob dylan
image credit: washington post
Ethel and Bobby Kennedy play with their sons before bedtime at home
“let us dedicate ourselves to what the greeks wrote so many years ago:
to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. “
– robert kennedy
november 20, 1925 – june 6, 1968
(50 years ago)
image credit: time life pictures, paul schuyler
i loved this grassroots campaigner
and his simple old-school way to reach the people
no glitz, no glam, no sound bites
just two young volunteers helping him
a speaker playing music
food and drink handed out for free
petitions passed around and signed
face to face
good to see a real person.
“the little grassroots people can change this world.”
– kenyan politcal activist, awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her
“contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.