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Awakenings: Beauty of America: Lighthouses

Awakenings: Beauty of America: Lighthouses | In and About the News | Scoop.it

Lighthouses have been the sentinels, the protectors, of shoreline after shoreline for centuries upon centuries. In the beginning, these were not 'houses' at all but instead simply bonfires built on hillsides as beacons to guide ships. Many a seafaring vessel would have crashed upon the rocks had it not been for the angel of light shining through the darkest of night or penetrating the thickest fog. Throughout history, the lighthouse has cast mysterious auras, sometimes romantic and often times echoing a ghostly resonance.


Via Sharla Shults
Marilyn Armstrong's insight:

New England has so many beautiful lighthouses ... all up and down the coast.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, March 20, 2013 11:57 PM

Have you ever vacationed or lived near a lighthouse? If so, did you sense its romanticism or feel a ghostly presence?

MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:01 AM

this writer and her subject of lighthouses   is pure poetry to me....thanks Sharla Schultz

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Obama's Victory -- The Landslide You Couldn't See

Obama's Victory -- The Landslide You Couldn't See | In and About the News | Scoop.it
If we fail to summon the courage necessary to identify racial animus where it exists, and to in turn adjust our approach to policy-making accordingly, all Americans will pay a price, not just those who are the typical targets of racial animus.

Via Kenneth Weene, Sharla Shults
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For all those who keep saying that "race didn't have anything to do with it," yes. It did. It had everything to do with both the 2008 and 2012 elections. 

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:49 PM

This is an important analysis. Even if you don't agree with it, and I do, it is something you should read and think about.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:38 PM

This is a thought-provoking article regardless of party affiliation or voter preference in the presidential election.

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Awakenings

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Happy 237th Birthday!

 

BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES MARINES:

 

The legacy of the United States Marine Corps was born on November 10, 1775. . .


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Awakenings: Fireplace Native American Christmas Music

Awakenings: Fireplace Native American Christmas Music | In and About the News | Scoop.it

Via Sharla Shults
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Good to hear the sounds of music from the only people here who didn't start our as immigrants!

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, December 22, 2012 11:26 PM
"The glimmering lights appear as stars of the night radiating hope as they guide the way even in the darkness hour." ~SLS
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SEE AMERICA | THE AMERICAN GUIDE

SEE AMERICA | THE AMERICAN GUIDE | In and About the News | Scoop.it

THE AMERICAN GUIDE is a revival of the Depression-era guidebook series by the same name. It’s a travel project to keep a state by state record of an America coming out of the Great Recession and beyond: to document people and places both pretty and hard because, all things being equal, that’s what makes America, America.


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Louise Malbon-Reddix's comment, January 3, 2013 3:58 PM
Yes, that’s what makes America, America.