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Ben Franklin's bifocals Saturday, June 21, 2008

US Constitution Preamble    New Hampshire - state flag
[1788 - The U.S. Constitution is ratified by New Hampshire, making it the law of the land]

The McCormick Autorake in the field
[1834 - Cyrus McCormick patents his reaper]

Artist Henry O. Tanner  Henry O. Tanner - The Banjo Lesson
[1859 - Henry O. Tanner, artist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]

Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr
[1892 - Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian,
born in Wright City, Missouri]

Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld
[1903 - Al Hirschfeld, caricaturist, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Philosopher Jean-Paul Satre    Philosopher Jean-Paul Satre
[1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher, writer, born in Paris]

With despair, true optimism begins: the optimism of the man who expects nothing, who knows he has no rights and nothing coming to him, who rejoices in counting on himself alone and in acting alone for the good of all.   Jean-Paul Sartre, A propos de l'existentialisme: Mise au Point (Action, 29 December 1944).

Actress Judy Holliday Judy Holliday waves goodbye from plane
[1921 - Judy Holliday (Tuvim), actress, born in New York City]

Actress Maureen Stapleton
[1925 - Maureen Stapleton, Academy,
Tony, & Emmy Award-winning actress,
born in Troy, New York]

Writer Francoise Sagan
[1935 - Francoise Sagan (Quoirez), author, born in Cajarc, France]

US Marines blast Okinawa cave in bitter fighting
[1945 - Enemy resistance in Okinawa ends with Japanese surrender]

Vintage race car in Italian Mille Miglia
[1947 - First postwar Mille Miglia begins in Brescia, Italy]

[1956 - Arthur Miller, playwright, defies House Committee on Un-American Activities, refuses to name suspected communists]

Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman FBI Missing Poster
[1964 - Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, CORE civil rights workers, disappear in Neshoba County, Mississippi]

Out of Your Mind

Out of Body, Out of Mind.
Look down on one and into another.
If soul and body are separate,
Genius and insanity be joined at the hip.

out of mind image

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be INSANE by those who could not hear the music.   Friedrich Nietzsche

William's Whimsical Words:

William has never had an out of body experience, but has definitely been out of his mind on occasion.

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