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Check out Anna Wess. She’s a kindred spirit if ever there was one, and speaks with a soul protected by the granny-folk. That makes her safe from evil stares and roaming bears. 😉

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An apt memorial for the annivesary of D-Day


In fond memory of: SSgt. Jesse E. (Ed) Jackson

Served in WWII, Polar Bear Regiment 85th Division of 5th Army  – 3rd Battalion, 339th.

My grandfather didn’t talk about the depression much except to say, “I was hungry alot.”

The only thing I knew of him was that he was a boxer before the war. He had pictures of himself in the gym holding his entire body perpendicular to a post with just his upper body strength. He liked to talk about boxing and even taught me some moves. He used boxing metaphors to describe and teach me about life.

“Sometimes you have to move backwards to move forward.”

“Keep your chin up – unless you’re boxing, then keep your chin down and let ‘em have it.”

“Lean into the punch and put your weight behind it. If you don’t put your weight behind it, why bother?”

“You know why I…

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Watch the video below and ask yourself, “What have I done today to get that one perfect shot, write that one succinct sentence, or make that one brush stroke that brings it all together?” Everything in life is a process. Art, especially so.

On Assignment from renan ozturk on Vimeo.

Find a way to take the first step toward your goal, then another, and another… Soon, you’ll realize you’ve made progress.

When chasing your dreams, doing something is always better than doing nothing. And, as is often the case, the more you stretch your limits – the more beauty you will capture.

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