Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The San Francisco Arts Commission (http://www.sfartscommission.org/) has set up a series of posters by artist Deborah Aschheim. "The Zeitgeist" is part of a larger series for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The posters in The Zeitgeist represent people involved in the Spring Mobilization against the War in Vietnam on 15-April-1967.
Huey P Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, was pulled over by an Oakland Police officer on 28-October-1967. A gun fight broke out. Newton was wounded and the policeman died. Newton went to prison.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Tonight the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. the Greatest Show on Earth, will hold its final performance at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York. My parents took me and my sister every year to see the circus at the Cow Palace. I can still smell it.
Friday, May 19, 2017
|Railway Age, 14-Jnaury-1918|
A railroad gun is a large piece of artillery that is mounted on a rail car for transportation and often for firing. They were common during World War One, but are no longer used because they are too inflexible and vulnerable to air attack.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
|1897 Spalding Baseball Guide|
Monday, May 15, 2017
We visited the Blackhawk Museum in June, 2013 to drool over their collection of classic autos. Dutch Darrin designed the Convertible Victoria for actor Preston Foster. Foster had the front end updated in 1941. (051/dsc_0132-133)
Sunday, May 14, 2017
I'm grateful for my mother and my wife and my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law. All excellent mothers.
I took the photo at Good Shepherd School in Pacifica on 05-October-2008, during the school's 40th anniversary celebration.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
|Attributed to Joshua Benoliel - http://www.santuario-fatima.pt in Ilustração Portuguesa no. 610, 29 October 1917, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6785257|
100 years ago today, on 13-May-1917, three children tending sheep near the Portuguese village of Fatima saw a woman in white who asked them to pray the rosary and ask for an end to the war. Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, saw the lady on other occasions and came to believe that she was Mary the Mother of God.
As is always the case with apparitions, there was controversy. The government of Portugal had a strong anticlerical element.
On 13-July-1917, the lady gave three secrets to the children. I remember when the third secret was released in 2000. Some people claimed that the Vatican did not release the full text.
Jacinta and Francisco died in the influenza epidemic. Lúcia became a nun. I remember when she died in 2005.