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    Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genr...

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    Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. (Happy Birthday!) OC

    Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. is an American former professional baseball player. He played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), which still stands as the record for the longest career spent with a single team in major league history. He batted and threw right-handed, though he was a natural left-hander. Nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” or “Mr. Hoover”, he is considered one of the greatest defensive third basemen in major league history. He w...

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    Tom Boomershine (Happy Birthday!) OC

    Tom is President of GoTell Communications. He is an internationally known speaker and author in the interpretation of the narratives of the Bible as oral story in antiquity and in the communication systems of the digital age.

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    Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (Happy Birthday!) OC

    Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played all of his 17-year professional career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played college football for the University of Miami, and earned All-America honours. Lewis was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and upon his retirement following the 2012 season, was the last remaining active player from the team’s inaugural season. Lewis played middle l...

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    John Constantine Unitas (Happy Birthday!) OC

    John Constantine Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The Golden Arm", was an American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback, and the NFL's most valuable player in 1959, 1964, and 1967. For 52 years he held the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (set between 1956 and 1960), until broken in 2012 by Drew Brees. Unitas was the prototyp...

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    Trumpeter Plays Red Hot Jazz (International Jazz Day!) OC

    Trumpeter blowing his horn. Hand-drawn, digitally rendered.

  • 2 years ago
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    Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Happy Birthday, Mother Teresa!) OC

    "Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love." Better known as Mother Teresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was an Albanian born Indian Roman Catholic Nun, who from the age of 12 after being impressed by a group of missionaries, committed her life to serving Christ. She wrote to her Sisters, "To the good God nothing is little, because He is so great and we so small—that is why He stoops down and takes the trouble to make those little things for us—to give us ...

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    Remembering Korryn Gaines. Happy Birthday OC

    Korryn Gaines was a 23 year old woman killed by the Baltimore County Police on August 1, 2016. According to the Baltimore County Police Department, officers sought to serve Gaines a warrant in relation to an earlier traffic violation. Upon entering her apartment, an hours-long standoff ensued. At least one of the officers shot Gaines, killing her and wounding Gaines’ five-year-old son. Portions of the standoff were filmed by Gaines and posted to social-media networking sites; however, upon pol...

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    Trumpeter Plays the Blues (International Blues Music Day!) OC

    Trumpeter blowing his horn. Hand-drawn, digitally rendered.

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    Trumpeter Plays Cool Bossa Nova (Brazilian World Music Day!) OC

    Trumpeter blowing his horn. Hand-drawn, digitally rendered.

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    Hunter S Thompson OC

    The quote lies in a book called Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child In the Final Days of the American Century, penned by Thompson and published in 2003. The quote was in a response to a story he tells about how when he was 9, he and his friends tipped over a mailbox in front of a bus (the driver of which was especially cruel to him and his friends). Tampering with mail, of course, is a federal offense, and it brought two Federal Agents to his door. They began questioning h...

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    Pablo Neruda (Happy Birthday!) OC

    "I love you because I know no other way." Pablo Neruda is a poet and politician from Chili who earned the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1953. This quote is a part of one of his love Sonnets, Sonnet XVII.

  • 2 years ago
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    DeRay Mckesson (Happy Birthday!) OC

    I was literally putting the finishing touches this piece to send as a birthday present for my friend @DeRay late on July 10, 2016. Some people on Twitter sent me his Periscope to watch the ‪#‎BatonRouge‬ protests live. I watched live as he was tackled from behind and arrested. (Full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwGlwyA6jNI) Brittany eventually got his phone, calmed everyone down, and started getting people organized. He was eventually released, but was one of hundreds of peo...

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    I would rather be thinking about God... (Vintage Motorcycle Day!) OC

    I would rather be thinking about God on my motorcycle than in Church thinking about my Motorcycle Pencil, then vector, then canvas.

  • 2 years ago
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    Helen Keller (Happy Birthday!) OC

    "The world is full of suffering, but it is also full of the overcoming of it." This quote was in an 3-part essay Helen Keller originally wrote when she was only 23 entitled "Optimism." The full passage reads, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail...