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Conversation, MLK

Time Magazine has some great Martin Luther King photo galleries including Rare Photos at Home and Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Rare and unpublished photographs of the civil rights movement. I’m sure web surfers around the globe would love to see these twice as large. Which is kind of possible, should you take some time to dig through Google Images with source:life.

Some amazing shots including, The Firing Line (large), Military Escort and, pictured above, Conversation… MLK on explaining to his daughter why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park: “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.” To keep the Time links going, they do an interesting multimedia piece on the assasination of Martin Luther King as well.

On civil rights fronts, there’s been some great content on the two gay marriage cases that are headed to the Supreme Court. A Risky Proposal: Is It Too Soon to Petition the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?, and Terry Gross discusses with the author, Margaret Talbot, what the decision of this case will mean for gay rights. Margaret Talbot is also blogging the progress of Perry v. Schwarzenegger for the New Yorker. Go go human rights!

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Fortune Magazine’s Why business loves Charlie Rose had some interesting words from the article: affectation: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display. primacy: the state of being first in importance. protean: Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms. seriatim: in a series; one after another. canard: a deliberately misleading fabrication. | The banner image comes from the set of Holga images taken by Susan and myself during last summer’s cross country move.

Google calendar removed public calendar search and gallery

Google removing public calendar search and the public calendar gallery

Two months ago you couldn’t avoid mistakenly searching ALL public calendars, while attempting to search your own calendars. Now the public calendar search and gallery are removed altogether. You can of course still create and subscribe to public calendars, just without any help from the Google Calendar team.

The 2009 sports calendars at MySPortsCal.com can be downloaded, imported and then shared via Google Calendar.

Los Angeles, stop 5

On June 16th I was stirred awake from my comfortable perch in the RV’s overhead sleeper. Gerry was pulling out of the Grand Canyon with a pot of water still simmering on the stove, and every kitchen utensil we owned, let loose in the bowels of the RV. The entire trip, he’s taken great pride in seeing just how fast the RV can get before the boiling water and set of kitchen knives get thrown into the adjacent bed, occupied by his pregnant daughter.

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Sequoia National Park, stop 3

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Sequoia National Park, June 9th – 12th

After a lengthy food restocking and laundry day in Fresno, CA; we arrived, after dark, at Lodgepole campground in Sequoia National Park. Our name was not on the camp reservation board, but there was a “Helen Keller”, which we assumed was just someones mental block coming out on paper.
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Yosemite National Park, stop 2

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Dinner amongst the RV’s, at Indian Flat RV Park in Yosemite, June 5th-9th.

After one night of RV living you’re convinced you’ll own one one day. After two nights, you’re convinced you’ll never set foot in one again. We did manage to cook up amazing meals on every leg of this trip. That shrimp you see in the foreground has been repurposed from last nights subpar Thai dish in San Francisco.

The next four nights were spent in Yosemite, one of them in the backcountry near Moraine Dome. The mere eight mile hike took all day as it covered nearly 2,500 vertical feet. Susan was only 3 months pregnant at this time, so she was still able to carry a full backpack. That’s a joke.

Of the 506 photographs we took in Yosemite, 14 of them are worth showing.