“Heroes” – David Bowie (German and English versions)

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(The ‘Heroes’ album was released October 14 1977)

Long Otter – Crow medicine man and war leader

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“To the future in the distance …” – Carrie Chapman Catt

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“To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.”

– Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Catt (1859 – 1947) was an American women’s suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Source: Wikipedia

“Feelings” – Nina Simone (Montreux Jazz Festival)

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“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” – Leonard Cohen

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poetry - Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen - robed zen

Slomo: The Man Who Skated Right Off the Grid – The New York Times

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Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life in Art

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Principles of Adult Behavior – John Perry Barlow

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Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died this month aged 70. When he was 30 he wrote what he called the Principles of Adult Behavior:

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

Leonard Cohen R.I.P. – November 11 2016

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This informal black-and-white portrait of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist and songwriter comes “to renew his neurotic affiliations.”

 

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is …” Martin Luther King, Jr

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Martin Luther King, Jr

peeps - pol, In this August 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. (AP Photo:File)