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Ben Franklin's bifocals Monday, August 15, 2011

Writer Sir Walter Scott    Poet Sir Walter Scott
[1771 - Sir Walter Scott, writer, poet, born in Edinburgh, Scotland]

Baseball HoF Charlie Comiskey    Charlie Comiskey Hall of Fame plaque    Comiskey Park - Home of the White Sox
[1859 - Charles Albert Comiskey, baseball Hall of Famer, born in Chicago]

Actress Ethel Barrymore    Actress Ethel Barrymore
[1879 - Ethel Barrymore (Ethel Mae Blythe), Academy Award-winning actress, born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Writer Edna Ferber young    Writer Edna Ferber    Pulitzer Writer Edna Ferber    Writer Edna Ferber working at home
[1885 - Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan]

   Lyricist Ned Washington    Lyricist Ned Washington
[1901 - Ned Washington, Academy Award-winning lyricist, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania]

Master Puppeteer Bil Baird      Bil Baird mugging with his creation Puppeteers Bil Baird (Rt) & Jim Henson
[1904 - Bil (William Britton) Baird, puppeteer, born in Grand Island, Nebraska]

Master Chef Julia Child & Friend    Master Chef Julia Child
[1912 - Julia Child, master chef, born in Pasadena, California]

Actress Wendy Hiller    Actress Wendy Hiller    Actress Dame Wendy Hiller    Dame Wendy Hiller
[1912 - Dame Wendy Hiller, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Cheshire, England]

[1914 - The Panama Canal is opened to maritime traffic; SS Ancon makes the first passage between oceans]

Sculptor Leonard Baskin    Sculptor Leonard Baskin's Isaac    Leonard Baskin's seated figure at Holocaust Memorial
[1922 - Leonard Baskin, sculptor, artist, writer, illustrator, teacher, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey]

Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson    Jazz great Oscar Peterson
[1925 - Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist, composer, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada]

Last photo of Will Rogers & Wiley Post
[1935 - Will Rogers & Wiley Post are killed in a plane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska]

Hall of Fame Raider Gene Upshaw    Players Union Leader Gene Upshaw
[1945 - Gene Upshaw, Pro Football Hall of Fame Raider guard, born in Robstown, Texas]


He was my mentor
The example of his life
He still teaches me

Howard Berman a.k.a. Roshi Hogen

The Roshi Hogen Teaches:

Right speech, harmlessness,
Restraint in speaking ill of others,
Moderation in food, at peace in remoteness and solitude,
Devotion to higher meditation.
This is the teaching of the Buddhas.

If you understand,
Things are such as they are.
If you do not understand,
Things are such as they are.

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