Row Away from the Rocks

Pray to God, but row away from the rocks. –Hunter S. Thompson

The Oakland Women's Rowing Club, also known as the "Ladies of the Lake" is the oldest women's rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland's Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition.
The Oakland Women’s Rowing Club, also known as the “Ladies of the Lake” is the oldest women’s rowing club in the United States. Founded in 1916, the club rows in four whale boats every Wednesday morning on Oakland’s Lake Merritt and is comprised of women between 60 and 80 years old. The women all wear matching uniforms with white jackets in the summer and orange in the winter and fall. The members enjoy the companionship of the club as well as the exercise and tradition.

Of Some Drum I Would Never Hear

It was obvious that he was a man who marched through life to the rhythms of some drum I would never hear. Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels

Damage Controlman Fireman Dillon Brown and Hull Technician Fireman Samson Shephard approach a simulated fire during an emergency drill aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Damage Controlman Fireman Dillon Brown and Hull Technician Fireman Samson Shephard approach a simulated fire during an emergency drill aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19)

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He as been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. 
–Albert Einstein