this could not have arrived on a better day.
my vote is in.
“life is about timing.”
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”.