Sepia Saturday

It’s Saturday, which means I indulge in some nostalgia or history by checking out the Sepia Saturday prompt (above) and going through digital archives for fitting photos. This week in honor of the postman above I went postal, in a non-violent sense.

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The Old Postmaster. United States, ca. 1901. 1900. Photograph.

Library of Congress, 1915

Bain News Service, Publisher. Russian Postman. , ca. 1915. [Between and Ca. 1920] Photograph.

Library of Congress, 1939

Lee, Russell, photographer. Postman loaded with mail waiting for streetcar. Streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, 1939. July. Photograph.

Imagine having to carry all that on to a street car. I remember mail carriers having a kind of cart on wheels with a large bag blue bag where all the mail was.

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The Christmas post office “A la carte” has made its appearance on national capitol streets. Washington D.C, 1921. Photograph.

I wonder how many cities had special mobile Christmas Post Offices.

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Sculpture Saturday

Glenview, Illinois

Saturday Sculpture was started by the Mind over Memory blogger encourages bloggers to share photos of any and all kinds of sculptures.

To join, you need to:

1. Share a photo of a sculpture

2. Link or ping back to here to No Fixed Plans. If you like, you can use the logo below.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

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From Numbers

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Great Books: The Symposium

Here Spenser Klavan discusses Plato’s The Symposium with Michael Knowles. I read the The Symposium in college, but want to reread it now.

It’s a rollicking book that’s part wild party and part philosophical discussion.

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Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Close Ups

British Museum

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share Close Up photos. That gives you tons of great possibilities.

What will you share?

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From Galatians

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Happy Vintage Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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How to Handle Employee Backlash

Karlyn Borysenko shares her take on the Random House/Penguin staff crying over their company’s publishing Jordan Peterson’s next book. She then explains how the way the Random House/Penguin handled their objections perfectly.

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