Category Archives: Beautiful

He Ara Kotahi: Palmerston North’s new cycle and pedestrian bridge lights up.

He Ara Kotahi has been open for a month now and it is a wonderful asset for Palmerston North. The bridge is a beautiful thing, and useful, bringing the far side of the river into the cities walking and cycling … Continue reading

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Collection of space sounds released to mark 50 years since the moon landings – video | Science | The Guardian

This just plays to my love of science. (Should I get a tattoo on my forearm that says, “Science made this possible”). To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings later this month, an interactive collection of the sounds … Continue reading

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Shortland Street: The Musical (A Biased Review)

I’ve been to this wonderful musical twice already, and recommend it to you. From the opening car crash, to the middle truck crash, onto the ending hanging crisis, I was alert, amused and entertained. Once again Centerpoint shines and creates … Continue reading

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The Mental Load: Honoring Your Story Over Your To-Do List | Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction

I struggle to write. Everyday my to-do-list grows longer with commitments that drag me out of the space where I can reflect, respond and report. When the work day finishes I’m zonked, wasted and useless; then onto YouTube and Kobo … Continue reading

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Chemistry Department University Of Canterbury

I graduated with my Ph.D. in March 1990, almost thirty years ago. I haven’t been back to Canterbury University since. Sadly my supervisor, Professor Micheal Hartshorn, passed away, about a year ago. Going back; bought mixed feelings. I had no … Continue reading

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(86) A. Piazzolla. Libertango – YouTube

This morning’s classical music: Labertango by Astor Piazzolla. Absolutely beautiful. Cooperation at its best. Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic” Phonograph Jazz Band Conductor — Honoured Artist of Russia Sergey Zhilin Soloists — Yuri Medyanik (bandoneon), Rodion Petrov (violin) Pair of … Continue reading

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Different: Stories about standing out in a crowd — The Story Collider

Story Collider is my favourite science story-place. Story Collider teaches scientists to tell personal stories and perform them: live. The stories have struck a cord with me so often that I have to pass on the gift. Enjoy these two … Continue reading

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Can ‘agritecture’ make cities self-sufficient? – in pictures | Cities | The Guardian

Ideas for agriculture in the city. Diversifying the food ways like this will build community and resilience as well as providing food. Have a great day. Roca London Gallery’s latest exhibition explores real-life projects and products helping city buildings grow … Continue reading

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BOLERO Ravel レーベルボレロ Orquesta Joven de la Sinfónica de Galicia ガリシア D: Vicente Alberola. Dvořák nº 8 – YouTube

Another beautiful cooperative endeavor.

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(79) Hildegard von Bingen – Hortus Deliciarum – YouTube

This is a wonderful piece of music: Relaxing, interesting and calm. Humans at our cooperative best.

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