President Jimmy Carter's Moral Equivalent of War Speech was a speech in which United States President Jimmy Carter addressed the United States on April 17, 1977.
This speech was notable because he wore a sweater, instead of a suit, and called it a fireside chat . . .
Carter called for a 10 point plan. He asked people to cut oil imports to half by 1985, but oil imports doubled in the next 20 years instead. He said people who insist on driving large cars should be forced to pay more. He said people should turn down their thermostat to 65 degrees, except at night when it should be 55 degrees.
The phrase "moral equivalent of war" may have come from the classic essay "The Moral Equivalent of War" derived from the last speech given by American psychologist and philosopher William James, delivered at Stanford University in 1906, in which "James considered one of the classic problems of politics: how to sustain political unity and civic virtue in the absence of war or a credible threat..." and "...sounds a rallying cry for service in the interests of the individual and the nation," ideas mirrored in much of Carter's philosophy.
Cutting oil imports! Paying more for large cars!!
Photo: Bag & Postcard Purchased at the Jimmy Carter Museum—Atlanta, 2010
As I was about to enter Abbatoir Restaurant in Atlanta I suddenly noticed this extraordinary sight before me: the moon rising over the downtown highrises.
In a panic I scrambled to locate my camera, then realized that it was hanging around my neck.
Utilizing my detailed knowledge of my camera’s completely automated technology I exposed this one photo—and this one only.
Over the succeeding days I’ve had time to contemplate just what makes this image stand out, while others, alas, so clearly fail. Some might call it fortune or luck, but for me it was simply a matter of being there, and being prepared.
"This antique store on Ponce is a very odd place. I felt like an intruder inside someone's crowded attic, sifting through old photos and dusty furniture. The shop is cluttered with hand mirrors, old-fashioned phones, pictures of Marilyn Monroe, feathered hats - a variety of bizzarre merchandise. This is by far the most eccentric furniture store I have ever step foot inside of. My roommate and I stopped in here during our quest to furnish our apartment. I wound up with an interesting painting for only $25 (believe me, it looks like it's worth more). The old man who owns the shop is friendly and willing to bargain. Keep in mind the store is small and easy to pass by. I recommend it to those with a taste for unusual, old things. The Fainting Couch is certainly unlike anything at IKEA."
Taken with the Canon G9. Mike was walking around Monterey trying to navigate around a non-functioning red light when he happened upon the very old San Carlos Cathedral, the flower pots sitting in front.
Really Right Stuff is a company specializing in tripod accessories. Mike stopped by their minimalist showroom in San Luis Obispo on his way from Los Angeles to Monterey. Very high-end quality stuff. Mike probably doesn't need, or want, an expensive ballhead, but still: nice.
Photos: Ballhead on Tripod, Really Right Stuff—San Luis Obispo, 2010; Sign, Really Right Stuff—San Luis Obispo, 2010
Early morning fog in Carmel. Mike still has not been inside the mission there, but he was able to stick his camera lens through the gate for a shot of the mission facade. The fog-filtered light lent a somewhat sinister quality to the plants outside the wall.
Photos: Carmel Mission—Monterey County, 2010; Carmel Mission Plants—Monterey County, 2010
The best thing about it is its extremely low weight and nice build: 2 pounds, 13 ounces. Of course, the interior is a little snug, as would be expected.
Mike has never had the opportunity to use the tent in the rain, but he has experienced heavy drizzle at Point Reyes (above photo.) So he needed to zip the tent fly shut that night, resulting in moisture not only outside the tent, but also within (from condensation.) Hm. Could the ventilation be better? Don't know.
Another problem is the zipper. There is only one zipper, at the front door/screen. The problem is that the door is pulled so tight by the tent pole hooks that it has become increasingly more difficult to zipper the door shut. Both Keturah and Mike have experienced this issue.
I found Sig Samuels via Yelp, choosing it over some closer dry cleaners due to all the glowing reviews. It doesn't disappoint!
The guys working here are always super friendly! They make conversation and always ask how you're doing. The first time I went, I wasn't thrilled by the location (at the corner of 8th & Monroe with a small parking lot in back), but now I actually find it kind of charming.
The service is quick - next day usually (even if you don't absolutely need it that fast), and they even offered same day service to us in a pinch. This time I noticed that they now take cards (Visa, Mastercard, and maybe one other?), which is great!
One wonders what the subject of discussion was. Most likely, they had just finished perusing National Geographic's Field Guide to Humans of North America and identified Mike as belonging to Photographicus Dorkus: a harmless, retiring species.