If he were alive, Sterling Hayden would have been 96 today. He has been gone for 26 years, but even from the grave he is probably more alive than most men walking around upright.
Sterling Hayden in 1950. He didn’t just look tough, he was. In WWII when other actors defended civilization by making comedies and VD training films, Hayden was an OSS agent fighting with the Joseph Tito and the Partisans in Yugoslavia.
If you are just getting home from work, and spent too much of the day surrounded by spirit-robbing people and things, take a moment to refresh your mindset by reading a little about Sterling Hayden at this link:
Then head out to your shop and put in a few hours of work with your own hands that will set you apart from the “preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.” Pick up a hand tool and get a hold of your life, do something to make this day count.-ww
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