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A Time To Remember


years ago today Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle took the fight to Japan by leading sixteen B-25 aircraft on a bombing raid over Tokyo. A little over 3 years later, two B-29 aircraft carrying a different kind of bomb flew over Japan days apart and put an end to the war.


years ago today Yosuke Yamahata, a Japanese Army photographer, died of cancer. It was most likely a result of exposure to the radiation that he unknowingly encountered while recording the destruction in Nagasaki following the atomic bomb dropped by the second bomber.

The dates and numbers still resonate with me. They form a mathematical tapestry

Nearly 800 Ballplayers …

Every now and then we need to check the rear-view mirror as we proceed into the future. The Baseball Bloggess does just that for us today.

The Baseball Bloggess

“[T]he war will be forgotten — and the generation that has grown up after us will be strange to us and push us aside. We will be superfluous even to ourselves, we will grow older, a few will adapt themselves, some others will merely submit, and most will be bewildered; — the years will pass by and in the end we shall fall into ruin.” ~ Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

I read the news today.

(Oh, boy.)

World War I Recruitment Poster. Public Domain, Library of Congress

And, it was not lost on me – or on anyone else, it seems – that Thursday marked the 100-year-anniversary of the United States’ entry into its first global war. World War I.

(These are the things we are meant to pause and think about once every hundred years or so.)

That war – “the war to end…

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Four For Four

Take what you need and pass along the rest:

Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history.
Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk. 
—J.C. Penny


How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are
willing to give up being a caterpillar
. —Trina Paulus


I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the
rest of your life as a champion. 
—Muhammad Ali


The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after
you fall. 
—Vince Lombardi

The Final Stitch

Every football that has ever been passed from one NFL great to another has come out of small Ada, Ohio. For the past 48 years Aunt Jane has had a hand in every Super Bowl football since the tradition began. —The Final Stitch. How A Super Bowl Football Is Made

Join Jane Hesler as she sees her life’s work make history.

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Shoot Portraits Not People

Jason Siegel is an accomplished lifestyle, music and fashion photographer whose controversial art installation “Shoot Portraits, Not People” is set for debut in Aspen on Friday January 13th at The BLK MKT gallery. This creative and provocative exhibit is Siegel’s first non-photography based art project and displays photographic equipment built into high-powered weaponry, offering a look into the idea behind shooting portraits, not people—Vimeo

How many of us talk about shooting photos when we really mean that we took photographs?

I do.

This embedded video may influence your choice of words in the future. It has certainly captured my attention.

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