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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, June 21, 2017

US Constitution Preamble     New Hampshire - state flag
[1788 - The U.S. Constitution is ratified by New Hampshire, making it officially the law of the land from that day until this one]

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

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

Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr    Philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr
[1892 - (Karl Paul) Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian, philosopher, born in Wright City, Missouri]

Young Al Hirschfeld    Caricature Al Hirschfeld    Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld    Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld
[1903 - Al (Albert) Hirschfeld, caricaturist, born in St. Louis, Missouri]

Philosopher Jean-Paul Satre    Philosopher Jean-Paul Satre    Philosopher Jean-Paul Satre
[1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher, writer, playwright, critic, 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    Actress Judy Holliday    Judy Holliday waves goodbye from plane
[1921 - Judy Holliday (Tuvim), actress, born in New York City]

Actreaa Jane Russell    Child Advocate Jane Russell
[1921 - (Ernestine) Jane (Geraldine) Russell, actress, activist, born in Bemidji, Minnesota]

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

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

US Marines blast Okinawa cave in bitter fighting
[1945 - Enemy resistance in Okinawa ends with The Japanese Army surrender of a few remaining survivors]

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

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

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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