April 24, 2014
The horse in motion, illus. by Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 12 frames showing diagram of foot movements (front) (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.
The horse in motion, illus. by Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 12 frames showing diagram of foot movements (front) (LOC) Muybridge, Eadweard„ 1830-1904„ photographer.

The horse in motion, illus. by Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 12 frames showing diagram of foot movements (front) (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.

The horse in motion, illus. by Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 12 frames showing diagram of foot movements (front) (LOC)

Muybridge, Eadweard„ 1830-1904„ photographer.

April 24, 2014
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."

— William Shakespeare

April 24, 2014
Drop by. Sit down. Have some tea.

Drop by. Sit down. Have some tea.

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April 24, 2014
At least Homer is honest.

At least Homer is honest.

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April 23, 2014
"A poem is a meteor."

— Wallace Stevens

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April 23, 2014
Mimeograph

Duplicating by stencil – poor man’s printing press

and onetime servant of teachers forcing ink

onto paper, not unlike the duplicating students.

And the purple ghost spirit duplicator process

with its freshly pressed fluid toxic headiness.

mimeo

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April 23, 2014
Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana  (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.

April 23, 2014
"I know of a cure for everything: salt water - in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea."

Karen Blixen

Blixen wrote under several pen names including Isak Dinesen , the name she used for Out of Africa (one of Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books), which is based on the two decades she spent on a coffee plantation in Kenya. The book was made into a film with Redford and Streep.

April 23, 2014
"For we which now behold these present days,
Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise."

  - William Shakespeare “Sonnet 106”

It’s the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, who is traditionally believed to have been born on this date in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

He left behind no personal papers, so our knowledge of his life comes to us from public and court documents. His father, John, was a glove-maker and alderman, and his mother, Mary Arden, was a landed heiress. The baptismal register of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the Shakespeares’ parish shows an entry on Wednesday, April 26, that reads, “Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare.”

Babies were traditionally baptized on the first Sunday or holy feast day after their birth. The Feast of St. Mark was on April 25, and although normally that would have been Shakespeare’s baptismal day, it was also considered an unlucky day, and that may be why the child was baptized the following day instead.

Shakespeare wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and several epic narrative poems. 

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, he coined 3,000 new words, and he has contributed more phrases and sayings to the English language than any other individual. Shakespeare gave us such commonly used phrases as “a fool’s paradise,” “dead as a doornail,” “Greek to me,” “come what may,” “eaten out of house and home,” “forever and a day,” “heart’s content,” “love is blind,” “night owl,” “wild goose chase,” and “into thin air.”

April 22, 2014
A nicely time-lapsed Earth seen by the GOES-14 weather satellite

A nicely time-lapsed Earth seen by the GOES-14 weather satellite

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April 22, 2014

Temperature change since 1970

Feel free to argue amongst yourselves.

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April 22, 2014
Earth Day

I remember the first Earth Day 1970.

College students and schoolchildren in spring sunshine,

peaceful demonstrations, environmental reform, raising American consciousness.

The largest secular world holiday to celebrate

this well-provisioned Spacehip Earth, sailing through space.

Earthrise

“Spaceship Earth” – an “Earthrise” photo taken by Apollo 8 crew member Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the…

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April 22, 2014
“I am so smart I know what is wrong with the world… Are you ready for this?
‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’”
— Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young

“I am so smart I know what is wrong with the world… Are you ready for this?

‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’”

— Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young

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April 22, 2014

Drone Views Of NYC

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April 22, 2014
Darwin statue - Galapagos - Ecuador

Darwin statue - Galapagos - Ecuador

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