Category Archives: Beautiful

301: What I have Learned with this Blog

I have been searching my memory for the reasons I started this blog. October 20 2011. The first months were a mix of articles, very much on the scientific side of things and I was still drawing. Since then I … Continue reading

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300 Posts

I have posted 300 times since beginning in October 2011. Ive enjoyed doing this and will continue. Thanks to all of you who following. Over 800 now. Here is the statement about my purpose here. In many ways my posts … Continue reading

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In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

A wonderful example of young adults learning and finding their voices. And a lesson in the power of the arts to transcend the usual barriers to connection: wealth, colour, location… And a story of vision and passion. But, of course, … Continue reading

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Writing your story — The Story Collider

I am excited to see The Story Collider coming to New Zealand but two hours hours drive away from me! Nevertheless, the training materials and Podcsts are excellent. I plan to spend many hours learning here. If you live in … Continue reading

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300 Years Of Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ With A Splash Of Politics : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

This is a wonderful article, with links to a Water Music performance. Please take time to enjoy this. Notice, even with the political competition, this is a wonderful example of creative and innovative cooperation. Three hundred years ago, England’s embattled … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be Human? | TNTM – YouTube

What makes us human: art! We have evolved to create and to appreciate art. After all, this blog gives me the opportunity to curate material I find, to photograph, write, and to explore. And I play guitar and I am … Continue reading

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We Should Explore Mars So That Our Students Will Keep Dreaming Big | Janet Ivey | LinkedIn

I remember the growing up with the excitement of the Apollo program. I would have been nine in 1968 and I remember keeping a news paper folder of all the missions. Exciting. Wonderful. Motivating. Between Apollo and Star Trek, I … Continue reading

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Do we all need a little time simply to sit and think? | Aeon Essays

“Do you ever take time just to stop and think? And do you think it is important?” These are the questions, posed to us in this article. In my view, taking/making time to think is essential. That has been my … Continue reading

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What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health

Generally speaking the more knowledgeable we are sexually the less children we have. This is a clear sustainable step forward. This article from Fiona Kate Barlow and Brendon Zeitsch of the University of Queensland outlines the: physical, social and mental … Continue reading

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Preventing the all-consuming sound pollution of modern life starts with listening to nature | Aeon Videos

One of the most intense moments of my life was standing next to a stream meters away from a trampling hut on the Mt Pouakai crossing. We had walked all day and I just stopped; focused my senses and concentrated. … Continue reading

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