Letters of Note's Shaun Usher discusses the power of the written word
In a letter to President William McKinley dated April 5, 1898, famed sharpshooter Annie Oakley offered up an interesting service. The United States was on the cusp of a war with Spain. In case a war was to break out, Oakley offered the government the service and expertise of 50 “lady sharpshooters” who would also provide their own arms and ammunition. McKinley did not accept her offer.
Kiki Smith: "Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision."