How can you not love this photo? Hah!
So, the intent of this post is to compel people shut in and watching nothing but re-runs and bad news to re-join the land of the living if your local officials are telling you to shelter in place.. As I've mentioned, I live in a very rural area and I'm out and about, entertained by nature and/or my shop every day, but I also understand that there are any number of people who may be living in population centers where movement is restricted and where opportunity to "feed the mind" is limited.
I"m seeing all sorts of silly shizz on the internet from people hold up at home......the latest seems to be reality entertainers in various stages of undress to others standing on their collective heads in order to change in to a new t-shirt. At least the bucket challenge let you stand.
Anyway, the goal here is for anyone who wishes to participate, the challenge of providing some unknown individual from history, and a brief synopsis of them and why they find them interesting enough to share them with the rest of us.
I'm beginning with my boy here the Danish explorer Peter Freuchen. He is pictured here in this photo in his polar bear coat at 6'7" with his third wife, Dagmar Cohn, a fashion illustrator. I'm not sure where I could possibly begin to tell you about this guy, but talk about a full life. Dogsledding a thousand kilometers in exploration across Greenland, choking a wolf to death with his hands, a member of the Danish resistance during WWII. He was a published author, fathered some interesting children and.....I don't possess the bandwidth to report out on all of the riveting stuff this guy was part of.
So, look him up. Stimulate your mind....stay up late and read by your lamp by the fire (with snacks). Then, come back and produce one of your own.