Friday, November 22, 2013

Camelot Remembered

Innocence Ends

“[I]n the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”

—John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th U.S. president in 1953 speech, American University

• Editorial Comment: Lessons yet unlearned.

“America wept tonight, not alone for its dead young president, but for itself.” —James “Scotty” Reston, reporting JFK’s assassination for The New York Times, Nov. 22, 1963

• Recommended: Jill Abramson, J.F.K. Through the Pages of The Times, The New York Times

War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.
PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Sunrise Pier

Original PeezPix for sale. 

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