Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sustainability, Beauty and Libraries

Here where we live in Palmerston North the city library is described as the “living room of the city”. I think libraries are much more than that. My view is that libraries are magical repositories of the universe, full of … Continue reading

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Having fun isn’t hard, if you have a library card

I found this on Evanmischelle’s Flickr site. Searching up the site I found an Arther tune of this title. I like the idea and the photo. I love libraries because they give individuals and groups the capacity to learn. Access … Continue reading

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Nasa’s post-Mayan apocalypse video released 10 days early – video | Science | guardian.co.uk

I think it timely to put this up. The world will continue. We must find sustainable ways of life. It is like Jared Diamond concluded in his book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collapse:_How_Societies_Choose_to_Fail_or_Succeed). In the concluding … Continue reading

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Manifesto :: Day[9]TV

Manifesto :: Day[9]TV. My son is a gamer, that is another community, important when moving toward sustainability. More important than my view, a view from a gamer himself. Day[9] is a leading commentator for the Starcraft game. This is his … Continue reading

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Jon Schmidt – Exhilarating Piano – Live in Concert featuring “All of Me” and “Waterfall” – YouTube

Jon Schmidt – Exhilarating Piano – Live in Concert featuring "All of Me" and "Waterfall" – YouTube. Sustainability and Beauty, community and passion. Yesterday my daughter played a concert piece for her music teacher and an audience of students, family … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness by Lila Azam Zanganeh

The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness: Lila Azam Zanganeh: 9780393079920: Amazon.com: Books. By Maurice This review is for: The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness (Hardcover) I bought this book from Amazon; have read it twice already. An accessible introduction to Nabokov, who … Continue reading

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Bat Hunting

Bat Hunting. Here in New Zealand, we have two native bats; one is rare, the other endangered. Yesterday my family, and I joined our local children’s conservation group. We went bat hunting. Close to our city there is a patch … Continue reading

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Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory – YouTube

I have just been watching this video, which I found on the science is beauty tumbler site (http://scienceisbeauty.tumblr.com/). Absolutely awesome! I still dream that people will find a way to the stars, that’s one reason to look after ourselves here … Continue reading

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