Robin Williams (1996) doing a series of comedic riffs for the opening of the new San Francisco Main Public Library.
Baroque Pearl, Plique-a-Jour Enamel & Diamond Brooch (c. 1900)
The stylized floral motif decorated with a baroque pearl of pale gray color with pastel overtones, and with 4 smaller pearls of aubergine, black and bronze hue, framed by scrolls of old European-cut diamonds and leaves of green plique-à-jour enamel, mounted in 18 karat gold, signed Marcus & Co.
RIP Robin Williams, 1951-2014. http://on.cc.com/XhnaoI
PBS remembers Robin Williams.
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile.
Sandown, New Hampshire
I love these photos!
…Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear,Prowling and growling and sniffing the air
He can find a fire before it starts to flame
That’s why they call him Smokey, that’s how he got his name…
For Smokey’s 70th Birthday, here’s country star Eddy Arnold with a few fire prevention tips and singing the very catchy “Smokey the Bear”.
Ever wondered - is it Smokey Bear or Smokey the Bear?
Smokey’s official name has no “the” in the middle though. It was added in 1952 to achieve proper rhythm in the song “Smokey the Bear”, written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins.
Fun with fire safety. Happy birthday, Smokey!
I love Smokey!
I normally go into my conversations with a set of proven questions to ask, that I find will elicit a wide variety of anecdotes from people’s lives: happiest moment, saddest moment, things like that. But with people fleeing war, it is absolutely impossible to discuss anything beyond the present moment. Their circumstances are so overpowering, there is absolutely zero room in their minds for any other thoughts. The conversation immediately stalls, because any topic of conversation beyond their present despair seems grossly inappropriate. You realize that without physical security, no other layers of the human experience can exist. “All day they do is cry for home,” she told me. (Dohuk, Iraq)
Life in war.
Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be taking a 50 day trip in partnership with the United Nations, supported by the Secretary General’s MDG Advocacy Group. I’ll be posting portraits and stories from the trip on the blog. We’re calling it a ‘World Tour,’ because the trip will span over 25,000 miles and circumnavigate the globe. But since there are only ten countries on the itinerary, it would be rather foolish to claim that these portraits and stories somehow represent ‘the world,’ or humanity as a whole. The point of the trip is not to “say” anything about the world. But rather to visit some faraway places, and listen to as many people as possible.
In addition to gathering portraits and stories, the purpose of the tour is to raise awareness for the Millennium Development Goals, which are pictured. The MDG’s are eight international development goals that every member state of the UN agreed we should accomplish by the year 2015. Basically: they’re stuff that everyone can agree the world needs. (More info can be found here: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/). So in addition to telling stories of individuals, we hope this trip may in some way help to inspire a global perspective, while bringing awareness to the challenges that we all need to tackle together. Hope you enjoy.