The kids are alright, heading back to school in America, and speaking out, with strong voices.
They are speaking out “Against the Wind,” as we did in the ’60s –protests, sit-ins, love-ins, whatever we could do to create change.
Keep on speaking out, against the wind, because you know the wind will change direction, and you will know you helped it happen…
#DouglasStrong #NeverAgain #SpeakOut #MSDStrong
Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn’t always. Jonathan Kauffman’s new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America’s palate.
Source: The Far Out History Of How Hippie Food Spread Across America : The Salt : NPR
Mark Twain. Photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1906.
Post about Mark Twain’s debut of his white suit at a hearing at the Library of Congress.
Source: This Day in History: Mark Twain Debuts Iconic Style at Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog
The following is a guest post by Jan Grenci, Reference Specialist for Posters, Prints and Photographs Division.
Winter is one of my favorite seasons, what with the snow, and the cookies, and the caroling. There are a number of posters in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division that illustrate some of the things that make winter the most wonderful time of the year.
Posters of the Winter Season. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2017-12-06.
Source: Posters of the Winter Season | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos
Equally optimistic and concerned, the longtime television news anchor — now a Facebook phenomenon — has written a book that doesn’t hide his love of country.
Editor’s Note: I’ve followed Dan on Facebook and Twitter over the past year, and he speaks truly, openly, and in defense of an America and American values I believe are core to our nation’s history, traditions, and democracy. Worth a listen to his views, if you get the chance…
Source: Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On ‘What Unites Us’
Author Paul Theroux shares the insights he gleaned about America from the people he met in the small towns and backroads of the Deep South. Then history professor Mark D. Van Ells returns with more suggestions for visiting places that honor the sacrifices of Allied troops in World War I. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves – including episode descriptions, program archives and related details – visit http://www.ricksteves.com.
* Published: 10/20/17 5:00:00 PM
* Episode Download Link: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/podcasts.ricksteves.com/feeds/pgm445a_pod.mp3
* Episode Feed: Travel with Rick Steves – http://podcasts.ricksteves.com/ricksteves.xml
Raleigh and Charlotte are ranked among the top cities in the United States to live based on crime rate, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.
Source: Raleigh, Charlotte ranked among the best cities in America to live | News & Observer
Editor’s Note: Died this day, 1955, great actor gone too soon…
James Dean: James Dean, an American film actor who became a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s.
Source: James Dean | American film actor | Britannica.com
A biography of George Gershwin, in ASE format. Library of Congress
Prior to WWII, Americans didn’t think much of softcover books.
Source: How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever – Atlas Obscura