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The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often put him at odds with its most charismatic leader, died Wednesday. He was 89…
[Shuttlesworth] was the last of the civil rights movement’s “Big Three;” he, along with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957.
Steve Jobs shares three stories from his life and offers a moving meditation on death at Stanford’s commencement in 2005. The full transcript is available on Stanford’s site, where these words in particular stand out:
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Cash-strapped state parks are forging partnerships with corporations to close their budget gaps:
In New York, for example, Nestle’s Juicy Juice contributed $350,000 to build playgrounds in seven state parks. In California, Coca-Cola and Stater Bros. Markets have raised about $1.9 million to support reforestation and other state park preservation efforts. And in Georgia, Verizon Wireless contributed $5,000 to cover the cost of park passes for the state’s annual Free Day at the park. Most of these efforts come with recognition—on a playground sign, on a park pass—of the corporation’s contribution.
The trend has already spawned the creation of a new breed of middleman: A California firm called Government Solutions Group has brokered about $7.5 million in such deal since 2004. Chief executive Shari Boyer tells Governing that this is not philanthropy but business: “These are partnerships. The corporation has to get something out of it.”
A Resilient Nature
“Survivor Tree” is a callery pear found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center plaza, nursed back to health, and planted at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at ground zero in December. The tree, originally planted at the WTC complex more than 30 years ago, has tremendous symbolic value for many New Yorkers. Taken to the Parks Department’s Arthur Ross Nursery in Van Cortlandt Park, the tree was barely alive in 2001. It was then only around eight feet tall. Most of it had been destroyed. It was twisted and charred. Parks Department workers nursed it back to health; it now stands more than 35 feet.
Keeping an eye on several live feeds from New York, Arlington and Shanksville as the country remembers 10 years since September 11, 2001.
Listening to the listing-off of the victims from the New York memorial. So many names.
Lucian Freud and Amy Winehouse: R.I.P.
In Memory | In memory of two great British artists, one who lived to be 88, the other a very tragic 27.
Both marched to their own beats, both were geniuses, of course, of very different kinds. Freud, the grandson of Sigmund, pushed all the envelopes through his career as the controversial portraiturist, who showed it like he saw it—pounds of flesh and all. Winehouse, who was found dead in her London flat this past Saturday, didn’t hide much either, paying just respect to the classic torch singers of other eras, while nodding to punk while singing about not going to rehab, wearing her veins on her ripped sleeves. Hopefully both will get the proper retrospectives in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
[via Room 100]