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democracy on presidents day.

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JFK in an open Studebaker on State Street in Ann Arbor – Oct. 1960

happy president’s day to one of my favorites

whose words still ring true

hoping we are relatives somewhere down the line

“democracy is never a final achievement. it is a call to an untiring effort.”

-john f. kennedy

 

credit: photo from the (Bentley Historical Society)

january 6th remembered.

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memorial at u.s. capitol 

 

“great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

-albert einstein

 

 

photo credit: reuters, carlos barria

today’s the day.

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my spirit animal
Last year, five animal candidates vied for the much sought-after title of Mayor of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. This important election decided the Zoo’s first Mayor, the highest-ranking animal official who showcased the important role of animal ambassadors. One of the five candidates, (and my favorite), who made it past the primary rounds to the general election was:

Peaches the Nigerian dwarf goat. Peaches is the mother of two sets of triplets and a set of twins. She has raised all the kids on her own, demonstrating her can-do spirit. She’s quiet and friendly unless she needs to assert herself and is rarely in a baaaaad mood.

P.S. Wiggles the Chinchilla got the most votes and won by a hair. 

“not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”

-keith ellison

 

 credit: lisa clair, hamlet hub

energy and daring.

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We remember the life and lasting legacy of Robert F. Kennedy
and his commitment to a more just and peaceful world with his words:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal… he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring,
those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance.”
November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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the 6th of january. and then, the 7th.

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It was

a horrible day in washington that i’ll never forget.

 a wonderful day in georgia that i’ll never forget.

and now

at last

in the light and the dark

of the very early morning

of the very next day

our new president and vice president

have finally been confirmed

and I’ll never forget how light won over dark.

dare.

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“yesterday I dared to struggle. today I dare to win.”

-bernadette devlin

 

i’m proud of my country – it dared to do both.

today, as i walked downtown,

the kerrytown bells played ‘the star spangled banner’

cars honked

church bells rang

farmers at the market chattered

drummer drummed

people cheered, cried, laughed

fireworks shot off in yards

the air was light and it was electric.

 

 

 

 

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