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"He was so astonishingly productive as a senator, yet his private life was extremely messy. When it came to Kennedy's character, you'd feel whipsawed judging it."
photo, courtesy of times online
He lived to comb white hair, whereas his brothers and nephews did not, observed Christopher Dodd. He referenced this Yeats stanza (click title for the complete poem)from:
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory
Some burn damp faggots, others may consume
The entire combustible world in one small room
As though dried straw, and if we turn about
The bare chimney is gone black out
Because the work had finished in that flare.
Soldier, scholar, horseman, he,
As 'twere all life's epitome.
What made us dream that he could comb grey hair?
William Butler Yeats
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When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go--downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know--downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
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A free bird leaps on the back
Of the wind and floats downstream
Till the current ends and dips his wing
In the orange suns rays
And dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage
Can seldom see through his bars of rage
His wings are clipped and his feet are tied
So he opens his throat to sing.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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facsimile of World War II Airplane Spotter cards.
"three silhouettes on the face of each card, front view, side view and a view of the bottom of the aircraft as would be seen by a ground observer."
available here (click)
scanned four cards, and inverted in photoshop (original featured black silhouettes on a cream background).
i just like the images.
"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."
Bix , the fanatic cook.