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John Adams – David McCullough

john_adamsI’ve read several of McCullough’s books – The Great  Bridge,  Truman, Johnstown Flood. Always enjoyed them. I’ve been struggling a bit with this one. I don’t think it’s the book, I think I’m just tired of the subject. I just finished a biography of George Mason and another of George Washington, so the information is getting repetitive.

Few tidbits about the book……

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Quotes

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. – Ann Frank

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Sing Out! – Broadside Magazine

 

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Broadside #6

 

Sing-Out! was an important publication in the 60’s. It was a primitive, homemade-looking magazine, consisting of only a few pages per issue. However, it is a wonderful document of the politics of the time and the role folk music played. Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and many, many others contributed. Blowin’ in the Wind is featured in Issue #6.

Really enjoyable to read all these years later. Thanks to Sing Out! for making it available for free.

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What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? – Logan P. Smith

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Exercise

Glen Fry – Take It Easy

Glen Frey of the Eagles died the other day. I was never a big fan, but everybody likes the Eagles at least a little. They had some really catchy tunes.

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Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway. Mignon McLaughlin

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We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin  Luther King

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If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. – Satchel Paige