I'se still climbin

My space to share my thoughts, ideas & inspriations as I continue to encourage myself and others to keep climbin.

nprchives:

The last of the Ramones, Tommy, died this past weekend

Music critic Milo Miles reviewed the Ramones’ last tour in 1996. He summed up how many fans felt about the band, 

"…they were perfectly dopey, delightful, and defiant to the end…None of it—-the mosh pit, the crowd, the kissers—-would’ve been the same without the Ramones.” 

Found by library intern Kimberly Springer. Original airdate 02/22/1996. Illustration courtesy of Mike Licht, Flickr.

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#Cigars&Bourbon with my brother

#Cigars&Bourbon with my brother

ms. minnie

yesterday while helping a childcare center in the shawnee community i had the pleasure of meeting ms. minnie. ms. minnie is an 90 year old lady - mother of 9 children and countless grand-children and great-grandchildren. she was out working in her yard and needed help getting her lawnmower started - one of the young men with us volunteered to help ms. minnie out and ended up cutting her lawn for her.

as we talked - i learned that ms. minnie was born in tennessee on a farm - her and her siblings use to pick cotton on that farm 200 pounds a day - could you image doing that every day during the picking season for all your childhood - ms. minnie said it’s what helped to make her strong and independent - she called herself a country girl at heart - she showed a plot in her yard that she has dreams of planting a garden with tomatoes, collard greens and other goodies.

i will make sure i get back over to visit with ms. minnie and work with folks i know to get her veggies planted!

take time to talk to your elders - you might learn a thing or two.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

February 6, 1945: Bob Marley Is Born
On this day in 1945, Nesta Robert Marley was born in Jamaica. Bob Marley became famous for infusing social issues into his lyrics. Although his life was cut short by cancer at the age of 36, Marley is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. 


Remember Bob Marley with PBS NewsHour’s commemorative photo gallery. Photo: Bob Marley live in concert in Dalymount Park on July 6th, 1980 (Wikimedia Commons).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

February 6, 1945: Bob Marley Is Born

On this day in 1945, Nesta Robert Marley was born in Jamaica. Bob Marley became famous for infusing social issues into his lyrics. Although his life was cut short by cancer at the age of 36, Marley is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. 



Remember Bob Marley with PBS NewsHour’s commemorative photo gallery.

Photo: Bob Marley live in concert in Dalymount Park on July 6th, 1980 (Wikimedia Commons).

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Why Engagement Is The Most Important Thing I Measure

gathandborden:

It’s budgeting and strategy planning season, and I’ve been having conversations with lots of people about what they are planning to do with their brands in the social space for the coming year. I’ve been in numerous conversations with people about what they want from social media. And…

great post!!!

mynameisdreik:

geekscoutcookies:

blackboxoffice:

Hard Knock Life: The Ballad of Damon Dash (via details)
He was the crown prince of the Bling Era, a Svengali who turned his friend and partner Jay-Z into a superstar, signed Kanye West, and built a business empire that extended far beyond hip-hop. Then he split with Hova, and bit by bit, the mercurial mogul began to lose it all—his label, his wife, his homes, and the figurative shirt off his back. Today, as Jay-Z towers over the culture, the 42-year-old Dash insists he’s right where he wants to be: hustling and hungry.
via upnorthtrips

interesting read

Wow.

mynameisdreik:

geekscoutcookies:

blackboxoffice:

Hard Knock Life: The Ballad of Damon Dash (via details)

He was the crown prince of the Bling Era, a Svengali who turned his friend and partner Jay-Z into a superstar, signed Kanye West, and built a business empire that extended far beyond hip-hop. Then he split with Hova, and bit by bit, the mercurial mogul began to lose it all—his label, his wife, his homes, and the figurative shirt off his back. Today, as Jay-Z towers over the culture, the 42-year-old Dash insists he’s right where he wants to be: hustling and hungry.

via upnorthtrips

interesting read

Wow.

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hiphopeducation:

APPLY!!! NASIR JONES Hiphop Fellowship
DEADLINE: The application, and 3 letters of reference, must be received by December 8, 2013.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the online application form. You must complete this in one sitting.  In the course of applying you will be asked to upload a project description, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and - if you would like to teach a course at Harvard - a proposed syllabus.  Please have these files ready before you begin the application process.
Applicants require three (3) letters of recommendation, which may be emailed to krishna_lewis@harvard.edu, or sent via postal mail to the following address:
Hutchins Center
Fellowship Program
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Please contact krishna_lewis@harvard.edu with any questions.
 
Click here to preview the application questions

hiphopeducation:

APPLY!!! NASIR JONES Hiphop Fellowship

DEADLINE: The application, and 3 letters of reference, must be received by December 8, 2013.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the online application form. You must complete this in one sitting.  In the course of applying you will be asked to upload a project description, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and - if you would like to teach a course at Harvard - a proposed syllabus.  Please have these files ready before you begin the application process.

Applicants require three (3) letters of recommendation, which may be emailed to krishna_lewis@harvard.edu, or sent via postal mail to the following address:

Hutchins Center
Fellowship Program
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R
Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Please contact krishna_lewis@harvard.edu with any questions.