Through the Highlands Mist

Scenes from a Northern Winter

My parents, who winter in Destin, FL, sent me an email recently with humorous photos of scenes of winter at it’s worst. These must be shared.

nprfreshair:

Photo: Pete Seeger's homemade banjo with inscription, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” 
Pete Seeger is one of the most important figures in the history of American folk music.  In the notes to the box set “Washington Square Memoirs,” musicologist Cary Ginell writes that, ”the image of  Seeger, with his homemade long-neck five string banjo, is synonymous with folk music… Today, only Woody Guthrie equals his status as a folk music icon.”  He believed songs were a way of binding people to a cause.  Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. 
Terry Gross spoke to the folk legend in 1985. Today we rebroadcast the interview in memory of him. 

nprfreshair:

Photo: Pete Seeger's homemade banjo with inscription, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” 

Pete Seeger is one of the most important figures in the history of American folk music.  In the notes to the box set “Washington Square Memoirs,” musicologist Cary Ginell writes that, ”the image of  Seeger, with his homemade long-neck five string banjo, is synonymous with folk music… Today, only Woody Guthrie equals his status as a folk music icon.”  He believed songs were a way of binding people to a cause.  Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. 

Terry Gross spoke to the folk legend in 1985. Today we rebroadcast the interview in memory of him. 

What is the climate movement and why do we need one?

duncanwrites:

The climate movement is experiencing some growing pains.

The number of people engaged in social justice struggles with a climate-related dimension has grown substantially lately, and it’s understandable that there will be disagreements about how new organizations and campaigns relate to each…

twinsbaseball:

October 27, 1991: Gene Larkin smashes the game-winning hit in game seven of the World Series that scored Dan Gladden in the 10th to give the Twins the Championship! Gladden is waved into home by Jack Morris who threw 10 scoreless innings for the Twins!

Best Game 7 and best World Series ever!

twinsbaseball:

October 27, 1991: Gene Larkin smashes the game-winning hit in game seven of the World Series that scored Dan Gladden in the 10th to give the Twins the Championship! Gladden is waved into home by Jack Morris who threw 10 scoreless innings for the Twins!

Best Game 7 and best World Series ever!

This!

This!

Fighting. Back. Tears.

explore-blog:

I know it may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long. But the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish it, only magnifies the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut.

Colbert’s eulogy for his late mother, Lorna Colbert. To watch one of our greatest comedic geniuses fight back the tears of personal tragedy is humbling beyond words and puts the mortality paradox into stirringly visceral perspective. 

( The Dish)

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