STATUS QUOtes — 20220420

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Everybody counts or nobody counts.” — Michael Connelly via the character of detective Harry Bosch

“In 1976, the average supermarket stocked 9,000 unique products; today that number has ballooned to 40,000 of them, yet the average person gets 80%–85% of their needs in only 150 different supermarket items. That means that we need to ignore 39,850 items in the store.” — Daniel J. Levitin from the book The Organized Mind

“You get a wonderful view from the point of no return.” — Terry Pratchett

“It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.” — Erma Bombeck

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220217

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“You can’t expect to win unless you know why you lose.” — Benjamin Lipson

“The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, but to post the wrong answer, because people online are more interested in criticizing people than helping them.” — Gurwinder Bhogal

“A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.” — Michel de Montaigne

“The thing is, I mean, there’s times when you look at the universe and you think, ‘What about me?’ and you can just hear the universe replying, ‘Well, what about you?'” — Terry Pratchett

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220116

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.” — Marc Chagall

“The advice of the elders to the young is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.” — Stirling Moss

“We are trying to unravel the Mighty Infinite using a language which was designed to tell one another where the fresh fruit was.” — Terry Pratchett

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20210814

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A life lived thoroughly justifies its own limitations.” — Jordan Peterson

“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” — Jane (Nightbirde) Marczewski

“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view.” — Carole King

“Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possibly go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent. [ed]” — Terry Pratchett

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20210324

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary.” — Xan Oku

“The heart is a muscle like any other and the best exercise you can do for it is called picking yourself up off the floor.” — Iain Thomas

“The reason that clichés become clichés is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication.” — Terry Pratchett

“They say that instead of cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. Nothing is mentioned, though, about cursing a lack of candles.” — George Carlin

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201124

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Knowing things is magical, if other people don’t know them.” — Terry Pratchett

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“How can we expect somebody else to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?” — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Prenuptial agreement: Paper a lawyer prepares to protect the party of the first part from the party of the second part should they discover the party’s over.” — Rheta G. Johnson

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20200228

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Only some people get what they want. Those are the people who show up to get it.” — Dianne Houston

“Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people.” — Terry Pratchett

“There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.” — J. W. Alexander

“I quit my job at the helium gas factory – I didn’t like being spoken to in that voice.” — Stewart Francis

 

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Soldier’s Son – Chungking Univeristy – 1944

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” — George S. Patton

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Many of the photographs in today’s selection were taken in China circa 1944. By that time the war may have taken a turn in favor of the allies and perhaps there was great optimism that they would prevail, but I am not sure.

This series of photographs demonstrates how, even during wartime, there is a desire to achieve some sense of normalcy and for many they forge ahead with day-to-day life.


A view of the Yangtze River and Chungking, China circa 1944
A view of the Yangtze River from somewhere in Chungking, China – June, 1944
size – 4.75 x 3.60 square including white space

It is obvious from some of the markings that this picture (above) is well traveled as indeed it is 75 years old. At first I thought the two whitish rectangular objects (left) were defects in the photograph, but upon closer inspection, they appear to be attached to poles which are part of the structure. There is a dark blemish on the left-hand white rectangle


A photograph of US Soldiers with Chinese friends at the University in Chungking, China
“A photograph of US Soldiers with Chinese friends at the University in Chungking, China
size – 2.125 x 1.60 including white space

These students at the University of China developed a friendship with the American soldiers. Martin Ross is second from the left.


Martin Ross at the University of Chungking, China
I cannot be too sure where this picture was taken, but it was grouped with others taken at the University of Chungking in China and thus I assume that is the location of this picture.
size – 1.75 x 2.375 including white space



This group of soldiers is walking with a young woman associated with the University of Chungking.
size – 1.75 x 2.375 including white space

In this picture, the soldier on the right appears to be an officer. There is a notation on the back of the photograph “Chungking Univ. Feb, 1944 – Shoppin Pak” whether that is a name or not, I have no idea



Martin C. Ross with Bernard Liu
size – 1.75 x 2.375 including white space


My father always had a fondness for children. He enjoyed doing magic tricks and playing ball with them. It is curious to me that this Chinese boy was named Bernard on the back of the photograph. Whether that is an Americanization or not we will never know.

I wonder, if by any chance, this person named Bernard is still alive and if he would remember my father.

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away” – Terry Pratchett

My father was not a cigarette smoker as far as I was aware so it is surprising to me that he has one in this photograph. He did enjoy cigars which were usually El Producto Coronas.

 

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DISCLAIMER — Many of the photographs I will be presenting as part of this series are very small and/or very old. In order to enable proper viewing, I scan the images and enhance them to the extent possible using Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop software. These images are not manipulated to remove or modify the content. The enhancements are strictly to provide contrast, bring out details and to render black and white areas in more natural tones. Nothing has been removed or added. I will provide measurements of the actual photographs as they may seem larger than actual size because of the digital presentation.


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STATUS QUOtes — 20190113

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Time is a game played beautifully by children.” – Heraclitus

“Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people.” – Terry Pratchett

“We all have a path to take; sometimes it’s hidden under the weeds, so you might have to work a little.” – Mike Dolan

“The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist.” – Stephen Hawking

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20171203

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” — Mother Teresa

“It may be true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it’s also possible that we don’t know what we’re missing until we find it!” — Unknown

“The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.” — Edward Gibbon

“Gods like to see an atheist around… gives them something to aim at.” — Terry Pratchett

 
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