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)
memorial at u.s. capitol
“great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
photo credit: reuters, carlos barria
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.”
credit: lisa clair, hamlet hub
one of these folks has been around for awhile and has always been ahead of his time.
“ideas shape the course of history.”
-john maynard keynes
image credit: british medieval history
a horrible day in washington that i’ll never forget.
a wonderful day in georgia that i’ll never forget.
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.
“yesterday I dared to struggle. today I dare to win.”
i’m proud of my country – it dared to do both.
today, as i walked downtown,
the kerrytown bells played ‘the star spangled banner’
church bells rang
farmers at the market chattered
people cheered, cried, laughed
fireworks shot off in yards
the air was light and it was electric.
image credit: pinterest
(not me, but a local who has a similar style)
“patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”
and the counting continues…..
“there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done.”
“today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.”
image credit: courier news