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John Vachon's American Portraits

Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographer, John Vachon, was an interesting and complex man. My new electronic photobook (linked below) containing his American portraits makes him accessible to a 21st century audience by pairing a small selection of his letters and journals with some of these remarkable photographs. 68 more words

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Hoover Campaign Button: Maryland and the Great Depression

Measuring just 7/8” in length and just 1/4′” tall, this small, unassuming lapel pin bears little resemblance to flashy political campaign buttons of today. Its original background of deep blue paint did not survive the four decades it spent lodged in a wastewater pipe underneath the streets of Baltimore, overlooked by its owner and lost from a garment during a visit to a commercial laundry. 573 more words


Small Town Living - Generation Wise

When I was struggling, I was in MOPS and a small group. They were both different. MOPS is moms mostly of the sameish age who support each other and it’s great. 289 more words

[73/365] هل الحياه إختيارات؟

لطالما إعتقدت أننا مخيريين، نختار السعاده، نختار الأقران، نختار العمل، نختار طرق نسلكها في حياتنا، كما تفرضها تلك الشعارات الواهيه وكما يوعظنا هؤلاء “الناجحين”، من لهم تجارب عظيمه في الإختيارات.

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Workers share fast food items you should never eat

by Desair Brown, USA TODAY

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 11 at 6:48 AM

Fast-food workers are fessing up on the menu items you should probably avoid. 173 more words

~ Political Action, Obama News And Events

Spotlight on History: 79 years ago – April 14, 1935 – Black Sunday – Dust Bowl

Today, in 1935, went down in history as “Black Sunday”. A dust storm that people later described as a black blizzard swept over the Oklahoma Panhandle area in the afternoon and made it to Amarillo, Texas that same evening. 536 more words


[72/365] Jar of Dead Objects

I’ve always been lots of things, that I am not anymore.

For instance, I’ve been a neat freak. A mediocre one, that would sometimes get sick of the self restrictions or let it slip due to laziness or weariness, but generally I never took any mess. 332 more words

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