Happy Birthday: Jim Henson
Happy birthday to a man who thought differently, sought to bring out the best in others, and inspired an entire generation. Kermit lives on.
A Best Made Man
Veteran, retired factory worker, pipe-smoker, farmer, but above all father.
Photographer Christina Holmes takes us back to her third generation farm in Eaton Rapids Michigan to document her father ‘s annual rite of passage: the apple harvest. Using four varieties of apple (and one secret one), Alvah Holmes diligently picks, sorts, and tends his apples for a proprietary cider blend. As witnessed in the pictures of his hands and face, it is in our opinion that few men boast a dedication to the land such as Alvah’s.…
Best Made Adventure, Alvah Holmes: http://bit.ly/1hlvlWt
Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for the Catholic Church: modern capitalism. “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he wrote. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”
He couldn’t be much clearer. The pope has taken a firm political stance against right-leaning, pro-free market economic policies, and his condemnation appears to be largely pointed at Europe and the United States.
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