Posts Tagged ‘Jon Stewart

01
Feb
14

2.1.13 … It sounds like borderline bigotry to say it, but I have “snowboarding friends.” …

Can Snowboarding Be Saved?, Snowboarding | OutsideOnline.com, kith/kin: This is also a follow-up to my article about Alta Resort, 1.19.14 … book jackets and wine labels … :  Definitely a kith/kin issue.

It sounds like borderline bigotry to say it, but I have “snowboarding friends.” In fact, from adulthood on, most of my skiing memories are tied up with snowboarding. Frankly, skiing would be a lot less fun without it. From twin tips and fat skis to better clothing and a more laissez-faire attitude at ski resorts, the advent of snowboarding dramatically altered my once-stale sport. So please trust that I’m not just a hater when I say this: Snowboarding is screwed.

Many a destination resort will admit privately that snowboarding now accounts for less than 15 percent of total revenue. Others have seen snowboard visits cut in half. Sales of snowboarding gear are down dramatically, too, a whopping 29 percent over the past six years. Where did all the snowboarders go? Many are skiing. Others simply quit.

It didn’t really have to be like this. The problem isn’t so much snowboarding, but the snowboarding industry. The sport was invented by humble folk in the Midwest (by a friend’s grandfather) and Vermont (by some older classmates of my wife), but it was adopted by Southern California. Actually it was more of an alien rendition than an adoption. Most snowboarders in places like Maine, Montana, and Colorado have little affiliation with the carefully cultivated image of “action sports.” Then there’s the ageism. Over 30 years old but still get out and shred? The industry lives in absolute dread of you

via Can Snowboarding Be Saved? | Snowboarding | OutsideOnline.com.

Cronut’s humble offspring, The Doughscuit!, The Salt : NPR:  Probably not good for my low carb diet  🙂

I was 10 doughnuts in when I came to Endgrain Restaurant\’s table, and I was in no condition to want or enjoy anything.

But their doughscuit — half doughnut, half biscuit — was transcendent, an impossible mix of doughnut-fried sweetness and crumbly biscuitness. Every last nook of free space in my body was full, and I bought extras. I ate one at home later. The next morning I had more. I\’m not entirely sure I\’m going to finish writing this sentence without going out to get another.

The doughscuit is more humble. It\’s got a hardworking biscuit for a dad, not a fancy croissant. It doesn\’t have the little ® next to its name. All it should have next to its name, forever, is an exclamation point.

via Meet The Cronut’s Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit! : The Salt : NPR.

Jon Stewart, Georgia’s Snowpocalypse, ‘The Weather Channel is Located in Atlanta!’ , Mediaite:

[http://on.cc.com/1fCIAQ8]

On Thursday, The Daily Show tackled the paralyzing snow that struck Atlanta, Georgia, over the week that caused nearly 24-hour traffic jams and resulted in strong criticism for Mayor Kasim Reed and Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

Host Jon Stewart played clips of Deal explaining that the lack of preparedness was due to the lack of warning the state had prior to the storm. “Sure, no, I guess that’s probably the case,” Stewart said, “Unless anybody in that room had been watching what I guess you would call the weather.”

“The Weather Channel is located in Atlanta,” Stewart observed. He went on to mock the two elected officials for celebrating their own contributions to the state while the catastrophic storm was unfolding.

Stewart went on to feature a “25-news-box pileup,” in which his own correspondent broadcast live from Georgia with nearly 30 of his colleagues.

via Jon Stewart Lays Into Georgia’s Snowpocalypse: ‘The Weather Channel is Located in Atlanta!’ | Mediaite.

America,Britain, Decline could actually help the middle class, income inequality, Salon.com:

In fact, it was only a year after the Suez debacle that UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan declared his countrymen had “never had it so good.” Certainly, they had never been richer, healthier or more educated.

And today, even in the midst of economic funk, the UK is an incredibly nicer place to live and work than it was a half-century ago – let alone the height of empire (Dickens anyone?).

Choose your measure of the quality of life – from income and health, to education and minority rights, through freedom to move—things are just so much better than they used to be.

The message is clear: You can have relative decline and absolute progress all at the same time. There is a clear and positive lesson to be learned by the American people from Britain’s imperial retreat.

ACCOUNTING FOR PROGRESS

For example, British life expectancy in the 1870s was around 40 years. After the Second World War, it reached 65 and today it is above 80.

Average incomes in 1870 were a little over $3,000. At the close of the Second World War, GDP per capita was about twice that and today it is about seven times higher than when Queen Victoria doubled as Empress of India.

To be sure, the anachronistic jollity of Britain’s royal family still ensures frequent spots on CNN and Star TV. But in less regal pursuits, the UK has managed to import some decent cooking and the culinary height of a meal out is no longer toad in the hole or spotted dick.

Meanwhile, Britain has emerged as an essential global citizen in areas from development to the environment to peacekeeping. For no good reason beyond the remnants of imperial design, it still has a seat on the UN Security Council and a nuclear arsenal.

via America, take it from Britain: Decline could actually help the middle class – Salon.com.

kith/kin, fortune cookies add ons, genealogy:  At the 21st birthday celebration of my nephew, we laughed at the arrival of the fortune cookies.  We have always added “in bed”  ro the end of the fortune.  The twins add “with a chainsaw” … any other add ons? And Happy 21st birthday to my twin nephews, Charlie and Zack!

And an aside:  I was talking with my SECOND cousin, and she asked her relationship to the twins.  I said second cousin once removed.  I think I am correct.

via http://www.ages-online.com/homepage/learningCenter.cfm

Can an App Improve Vision?, WSJ.com:  interesting

The Ache: In presbyopia, the eye’s lens loses elasticity with age. The ability to focus on near objects deteriorates, resulting in the need for reading glasses.

The Claim: A 12-week, scientifically tested training program, newly available as an iPhone app, uses a technique called perceptual learning to reduce—or even eliminate—the need for reading glasses.

The GlassesOff app provides training meant to help reduce the need for reading glasses. Shown, an exercise to identify which way the E faces. GlassesOff

The Verdict: A 30-person study published in February 2012 in the journal Scientific Reports found that after trying the program—now on sale as an iPhone app called GlassesOff GLSO -3.59% —participants on average could read letters 1.6 times smaller than they could previously. The program is much more likely to show improvement in adults 40 to 60 years old, scientists say.

The self-guided app, launched this week by GlassesOff Inc., starts with a vision test, followed by a personalized training program users employ three times a week for 12 to 15 minutes per session. In one test, users must decide whether an E is facing up, down, right or left. The test gets harder when the E becomes smaller or lower-contrast. At the end of the session, users receive a personalized assessment of how much the app is likely to help them in various tasks, such as reading an article.

The training consists of identifying fuzzy, striped images called Gabor patches, which can be hard to see against a similarly colored backdrop.

The app is free for two or three weeks after a user signs up. To continue using it after that costs $59 for four months. The company, which has offices in Israel and New York, is offering a temporary $10 promotional price. After the initial program, the company offers a personalized maintenance program of one or two sessions per week at extra cost.

via Can an App Improve Vision? – WSJ.com.

Bookends, Origami:   Book Ends provides the largest selection of origami books in the UK … Just in case you need origami books or papers in the UK.

Origami Books

At Book Ends you will find what is probably the largest selection of origami books in the UK – approximately 150 titles. There are books at all levels of difficulty, some written especially for children, others for adult beginners through to highly complex models for experienced folders. We have been the official supplier to the British Origami Society for many years. Many members have published books on origami and we stock all of these along with books from the USA and Japan. In April and September each year, we attend the BOS Conventions where we sell our full range of books and origami papers.

via Bookends: Origami. Book Ends provides the largest selection of origami books in the UK.

Pick A Crystal!, 

 Rawforbeauty:  I picked the green malachite … funny, but I hate green …

 Pick A Crystal! Look at the 6 crystals below

No.2 Green Malachite

If you are attracted to this stone, you are (or are about) to go through a major life transformation. This transformation may be practical, changing the way you live and work, but it also goes much deeper. It is about spiritual evolution, energy blockages in your mind and body from past experiences being untangled and released. You are becoming wiser and in the process learning to truly value yourself. You may find the process unsettling, initially you become more aware of what you don’t want, rather than what you do. That’s fine. First we must acknowledge the need for change, only then can we start to look for alternatives. Malachite is the stone of prosperity and abundance, when you start to look up, luck and fortune are waiting. It can signify the end of destructive romantic relationships and the dawn of pure love. By picking this stone you are unconsciously telling the Universe, ‘I am ready for success. I am ready to lose the negativity. I am ready to be passionate about my life’.

If you’re still a skeptic about crystals, I hope you’re willing to keep an open mind and do some research into them. You will be amazed by what you find. I recommend starting here, by watching The Crystal Movie by Spirit Science.

via Rawforbeauty – Pick A Crystal! Look at the 6 crystals below,….

fyi, diy, bookcasesSee More On Cabinets & Shelving | How to Build a Small Bookcase | This Old House.

Davidson College,   LGBT student life, flag policy, DavidsonNews.net, follow-up:  Another follow-up …

Quillen asked students what obstacles stand in the way of broader visibility for LGBT students. She  explained that while campus culture is the realm of students, the administration will do what it can to make LGBT students feel at home. Many students suggested physical manifestations of the LGBT community, such as an LGBT campus center, LGBT-related art installations or an annual LGBT pride event.

“I would love to move past the point where flags matter, but at the moment we don’t have any other tools for this frustration to be resolved,” said one student.

“I do think we need flags because that’s the first step in the process of getting the building, getting the artwork … we don’t have anything else,” another student explained.

The Committee on Campus and Religious Life will meet in the coming months to discuss alternatives to the college’s current flag policy. Meanwhile, debates about the visibility of the LGBT community at Davidson College will likely continue.

via Campus debates LGBT student life, flag policy | DavidsonNews.net.

On the Square, Tarboro NC, Our State Magazine:  Another reason to visit Eastern NC.  I bet there is a fun inn in the area between On The Square and  Chef & the Farmer in Kinston NC.  As I said before,  Anybody game for a road trip? … 

The restaurant was awarded Wine Spectator magazine’s “Best of” Award of Excellence, making On the Square one of three restaurants east of Greensboro to hold this title. This is quite a feat for a place where a bottle of wine can cost less than $15 and the entrées (fresh fish is the local favorite) are priced so that everyone in town can enjoy them.

The offering of high-style dining at these prices ensures that On the Square remains a place where reservations are recommended. But Southern hospitality dictates that, reservation or not, diners will be greeted warmly and accommodated promptly, often by Inez herself. Monday through Friday at lunch and Thursday through Saturday for dinner, Inez and Stephen relish the chance to share good food, fine wine, and the company of friends.

You could say it’s their supper club.

On the Square

115 East Saint James Street

Tarboro, N.C. 27886

(252) 823-8268

via On the Square | Our State Magazine.

Classic 18th Century Paintings, photography of children, Slightly Viral:  Wouldn’t that be fun to do with your 4 year olds? And I agree with my friend,  ” She is so expressive with just her eyes…amazing for a little girl.

Bill Gekas is an Australian photographer with a love for classic paintings.  But last year Gekas took his love a bit farther and decided to recreate the classics through photography…using his gorgeous 5-year old daughter as the subject.

And the outcome is, well, take a look for yourself…

It’s not easy to get a small child to look natural in an 18th century scene…

via At First I Thought These Were Classic 18th Century Paintings…Then I Took A Closer Look. Wow! | Slightly Viral.

09
Jul
13

7.9.13 … Morgan Freeman on the Big Bang and the theory of multiple universes … the Amazon review as a “comedic art form” …

Morgan Freeman,  the Big Bang,  the theory of multiple universes, The Daily Show,  Jon Stewart, Comedy Central: 

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-may-23-2013/morgan-freeman?xrs=share_copy

Morgan Freeman

“Now You See Me” star Morgan Freeman uses balloons to explain the Big Bang and the theory of multiple universes.  (06:27)

via Morgan Freeman – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 05/23/13 – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

humor,  Amazon,  Amazon reviews, comedic art form, Brain Pickings:  Maybe I’ll read them more closely.  Do you read them?

“Momma didn’t raise a boy with no pink tongue, no sir.”

The creative acts of humor “operate primarily through the transitory juxtaposition of matrices,” Arthur Koestler wrote in his famous “bisociation” theory of how creativity and humor work. New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff conceives of humor as “a conflict of synergies” in which “we mashup these things that don’t belong together that temporarily exist in our minds.” That’s precisely what makes the art of the humorous Amazon review, in which the deliberate incongruity of medium and message heightens our amusement and delight, a particularly effective yet under-appreciated modern form of comedic genius. Here are some favorites:

via Modern Masterpieces of Humor: The Amazon Review as a Comedic Art Form | Brain Pickings.

Another, titled “Men, do not try these on!” and offering a one-star rating, reads:

I tried on a pair at the local mall and suddenly Texas Republicans started telling me what to do with my genitals. They started explaining reproduction to me like I was a seventh grader. Unfortunately, being male, I had no way to shut the whole thing down. I’m so confused…

via Modern Masterpieces of Humor: The Amazon Review as a Comedic Art Form | Brain Pickings.

 

10
Jun
13

6.10.13 … Citi Bike and Jon Stewart – wickedly funny

Full Pedal Racket, Citi Bike , The Daily Show,  Jon Stewart:  LOL … Just watch!

Full Pedal Racket – Citi Bike – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 06/06/13 – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

14
May
13

5.14.13 … I am still digesting the Boston Marathon Massacre …

Boston Marathon Massacre: Who puts five books on how to commit document fraud and make fake IDs on their Amazon wish list? via Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Amazon wish list – Salon.com.

Boston Marathon Massacre, CNN, NYTimes.com:

Part of the reason that we still want CNN to be great is that at a moment when information and news seem to have done a jailbreak — bursting forth everywhere in all sorts of ways — it would be nice to have a village common where a reliable provider of news held the megaphone. By marketing itself as the most trusted name in news, CNN is and should be held to a higher standard.

When the news finally broke with certainty — in a sign of the times, the Boston Police Department confirmed it on Twitter before many outlets, including CNN, did — chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” could be heard on the streets. But even as Mr. Obama took to the air to cite the police work that made that moment possible, he talked about the reporting that fell short.

“In this age of instant reporting and tweets and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information, sometimes to jump to conclusions,” he said, his face turning sour as he spoke. “But when a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts.”

Like everyone else, the president wants to have a press that is equal to the people it serves. He wants CNN to be good.

via In Boston, CNN Stumbles in Rush to Break News – NYTimes.com.

Still, when big news breaks, we instinctively look to CNN. We want CNN to be good, to be worthy of its moment. That impulse took a beating last week. On Wednesday at 1:45 p.m., the correspondent John King reported that a suspect had been arrested. It was a big scoop that turned out to be false.

via In Boston, CNN Stumbles in Rush to Break News – NYTimes.com.Tsarnaev Brothers, criminal siblings, TIME.com.

Boston Marathon Massacre:

It turns out, of course, that Dzhokhar, the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings, wasn’t an angel. And nor was his brother and accomplice Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police today.

via Tsarnaev Brothers: Sibling Psychology and Criminal Acts | TIME.com.

Boston Marathon Massacre, Jon Stewart, CNN:  Jon Stewart nails CNN …

[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-april-17-2013/the-most-busted-name-in-news?xrs=share_copy]

The Most Busted Name in News

CNN’s exclusive report on an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing was exclusive because it was completely f**king wrong.

via The Most Busted Name in News – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 04/17/13 – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

19
Feb
13

2.19.13 … unpacking …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 Lenten labyrinth walks,  Davidson College Labyrinth and Peace Garden, Hobart Park, Proverbs, unpacking:

Prior to my walk,  I had a soup and salad with Molly at the Soda Shop.  The soup was not so hot but Molly’s caramel milkshake was divine.  She was right to quip, “It’s not like the Soda Shop is known for its soup.”  It was fun to see how things are different on the one hand,  yet how much they are the same on the other.   Molly  seems to love it here, as do most of her friends. I am joyful for that.
Who doesn’t like to hear the bell on college campus. 🙂 Right before I began my walk, I heard the college’s bells ring 3 o’clock, and as I was finishing up, I heard the bells ring 3:15.
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As I walked, it really struck me how clean the labyrinth was today. The landscapers must have come and blown it clean right before I walked. Not a leaf on the labyrinth.
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My mind  today focused  on the Tuesday Morning Bible Study Class that I had just attended at First  Presbyterian Church. We are studying Proverbs,  and this week we focused on Proverbs 1-9. My group is very insightful,  and Kirk Hall is unbelievable in leading us through this very deep book.  We “unpack” the material. I laugh because Kirk repeatedly tells us that we are going to have to unpack a passage, a  phrase or a word. My generation, and oh how I hate to  say my generation, does not use that term “unpack.” It always strikes me as funny. When I unpack, I take how what I used, and note what I have taken unnecessarily,  hoping to learn from my mistakes … I wonder what Kirk means when he says “unpack.”
This was my favorite passage from Proverbs 3 that we unpacked today.
13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed.
19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.

Now that I have finished my walk … and announced it to the world by striking the gong …

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I returned to Charlotte, did some shopping and then went home for a long nap with my two puppies and one cat.
Blessings

2013 Festival of Legal Learning, Recent Developments in Internet Law:  There’s a lot to watch out for …

Recent Developments in Internet Law

David W. Sar, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard; and Marcus W. Trathen, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

The law struggles to keep pace with developments in internet technology and online business models. This session will review the most significant recent developments in internet law, including online video, privacy, data security, trademarks, copyrights and cyberliability. the session is relevant to both litigators and transactional lawyers.

via Festival of Legal Learning.

Jane Austen, quotes, juvenilia — Jack and Alice.

In spite of the wine she had been drinking, poor Alice was uncommonly out of spirits; she could think of nothing but Charles Adams, she could talk of nothing but him, & in short spoke so openly that Lady Williams soon discovered the unreturned affection she bore him, which excited her Pity & Compassion so strongly that she addressed her in the following Manner.

via Jane Austen’s Writings — Jack and Alice.

Twitter, favorites:

The White House (@whitehouse)

2/18/13, 6:30 PM

In honor of his birthday, see George Washington like never before with the @googleart project: at.wh.gov/hPtFA pic.twitter.com/CETCRqPj

A New Way to Tour the White House – YouTube.

Maria Popova (@brainpicker)

2/18/13, 6:40 PM

For President’s Day, a brief animated history of how the American Presidency was invented j.mp/135i3DG

via Inventing the American presidency – Kenneth C. Davis – YouTube.

Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost)

2/18/13, 5:50 PM

Jon Stewart calls out CNN‘s coverage of the Carnival Triumph huff.to/12KxCR1

“CNN has been on the case, for some reason giving this boat crisis wall-to-shit-covered-wall coverage,” Stewart opined, before rolling a clip of a CNN anchor showing a young girl on the ship waving to her mother via the TV cameras.

“You’re not heroes, guys,” Stewart said, referring to CNN. “It’s not a hostage situation or a baby in a well. You reconnected them? They weren’t supposed to see each other. They were on a cruise for a few days.”

via Jon Stewart Calls Out CNN’s Carnival Triumph Cruise Ship Coverage: ‘You’re Not Heroes’ (VIDEO).

USA TODAY College (@USATODAYcollege)

2/18/13, 5:56 PM

5 ‘feminist’ colleges and what it’s like to attend them – usat.ly/VrKI5F

“We all come to MHC learning [that] our job as MHC students is to make history in our field and eventually become influential women,” Libby, a junior at Mount Holyoke, says.

From a women’s leadership center to their feminist a cappella group Nice Shoes — whose repertoire includes female empowerment songs — MHC graduates strong, activist women.

“After going to [an all-girls high school] I needed a feminist institution. I needed a college that supported women and their power,” Libby says.

via What it’s like to attend one of 5 “feminist” colleges | USA TODAY College.

Cali Lewis (@CaliLewis)

2/18/13, 5:58 PM

How to backup your data from the cloud with Google Takeout – geekbeat.tv/takeout

Travel + Leisure (@TravlandLeisure)

2/18/13, 6:00 PM

The top travel sites and apps: @Pintrips, @SeatGuru, @TingoTeam, @BackBid and more from @orwoll on @todayshow. Watch: tandl.me/XEcDOv

RunwayForTheBallet (@RunwayBallet)

2/18/13, 5:31 PM

Here is it is peeps…the ONLY chance you have to win FREE VIP tix for #runwayfortheballet w/ @CharlotteMag. Enter now! charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Maga…

Join them for an exciting blend of fashion and dance benefitting NC Dance Theatre. Mingle and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Luce and libations while experiencing a runway show featuring the hottest looks from Macy’s.

via Runway for the Ballet Contest – Charlotte, NC.

Jeff Elder (@JeffElder)

2/18/13, 6:11 PM

“It was like God was on the radio.” – My mom on growing up with FDR president.

Laurel Ann Nattress (@Austenprose)

2/18/13, 6:13 PM

Was ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Inspired by Jane Austen’s First Love? – Speakeasy – WSJ (This is news?) #Pandp200 blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013…

Laurel Ann Nattress (@Austenprose)

2/18/13, 6:14 PM

‘The Real Jane Austen,’ by Paula Byrne – NYTimes.com #JaneAusten nytimes.com/2013/02/17/boo…

Maria Popova (@brainpicker)

2/18/13, 6:20 PM

This is lovely: @debbiemillman interprets the Second Amendment in a new series of posters against gun violence j.mp/135aw7U

The Gun Show | An Eye For An Eye by Laura Worrick.

Laurel Ann Nattress (@Austenprose)

2/18/13, 6:28 PM

Enter 2 win a copy of The Complete Novels of Jane Austen. Ends Feb 21. #JaneAusten #PandP200 #giveaways goodreads.com/book/show/1584…

Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday)

2/16/13, 2:38 PM

Kramer invents a reverse SodaStream to take carbonation out of fizzy drinks. J: “Just leave the bottle open!” K:”You don’t get it, Jerry!”

14
Jan
13

1.14.13 … double labyrinth … twice as much solving?

labyrinth walks, “Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking: 

Thoughts:

Prayers for Debbie as she goes to her “job interview” today.

Birds chirping …

Camellias are strewn on the labyrinth. I look around and at first I don’t see a camellia bush anywhere nearby, but then I realize there’s one behind the big tree.

Glasses! I have new ones and I am loving them.

The sun is trying to burn the fog, and it is very damp outside, but very warm, again, for January. There us condensation on the ornamental sculptures at the corners of the labyrinth.  Very strange.  at Myers Park Baptist Church.

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It’s a double labyrinth day today. I just dropped Molly off for her second semester at Davidson and have gotten a nice note back from my friend and things went well.

I am going to jump at the chance to walk the small labyrinth at Davidson which very humorously has a bench sitting on it right now, and I wonder why. Obviously someone doesn’t understand labyrinths.

On the information sign at the labyrinth, is the following T.S. Eliot quote from “Little Gidding,”

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

For the first time, I am going to use the hemi-sync program, which is a relaxation program. I’m just interested to see if you can walk and listen at the same time.

I have now finished my walk and the answer is it will take more work to walk and listen. I think Gregorian chants work better. 🙂

Blessings — at Davidson College.

Photo: "Solvitur Ambulando”<br /><br /><br /><br />
 – It is solved by walking.   </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>It's a double labyrinth day today. I just dropped Molly off for her second semester at Davidson and have gotten a nice note back from my friend  and things went well. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>I am going to jump at the chance to walk the small labyrinth at Davidson which very humorously has a bench sitting on it right now, and I wonder why. Obviously someone doesn't understand labyrinths. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>On the information sign at the labyrinth, is the following T.S. Eliot quote from "Little Gidding,"</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>"We shall not cease from exploration<br /><br /><br /><br />
And the end of all our exploring<br /><br /><br /><br />
Will be to arrive where we started<br /><br /><br /><br />
And know the place for the first time."</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>For the first time, I am going to use the hemi-sync program, which is a relaxation program. I'm just interested to see if you can walk and listen at the same time.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>I have now finished my walk and the answer is it will take more work to walk and listen. I think Gregorian chants work better. :)</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>BlessingsPhoto: "Solvitur Ambulando”<br /><br /><br /><br />
 – It is solved by walking.   </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>It's a double labyrinth day today. I just dropped Molly off for her second semester at Davidson and have gotten a nice note back from my friend  and things went well. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>I am going to jump at the chance to walk the small labyrinth at Davidson which very humorously has a bench sitting on it right now, and I wonder why. Obviously someone doesn't understand labyrinths. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>On the information sign at the labyrinth, is the following T.S. Eliot quote from "Little Gidding,"</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>"We shall not cease from exploration<br /><br /><br /><br />
And the end of all our exploring<br /><br /><br /><br />
Will be to arrive where we started<br /><br /><br /><br />
And know the place for the first time."</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>For the first time, I am going to use the hemi-sync program, which is a relaxation program. I'm just interested to see if you can walk and listen at the same time.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>I have now finished my walk and the answer is it will take more work to walk and listen. I think Gregorian chants work better. :)</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>BlessingsPhoto: "Solvitur Ambulando”<br /><br /><br /><br />
 – It is solved by walking.   </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>It's a double labyrinth day today. I just dropped Molly off for her second semester at Davidson and have gotten a nice note back from my friend  and things went well. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>I am going to jump at the chance to walk the small labyrinth at Davidson which very humorously has a bench sitting on it right now, and I wonder why. Obviously someone doesn't understand labyrinths. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>On the information sign at the labyrinth, is the following T.S. Eliot quote from "Little Gidding,"</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>"We shall not cease from exploration<br /><br /><br /><br />
And the end of all our exploring<br /><br /><br /><br />
Will be to arrive where we started<br /><br /><br /><br />
And know the place for the first time."</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>For the first time, I am going to use the hemi-sync program, which is a relaxation program. I'm just interested to see if you can walk and listen at the same time.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>I have now finished my walk and the answer is it will take more work to walk and listen. I think Gregorian chants work better. :)</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Blessings

culture, girls,  the ‘passive princess’ stereotype:  I do laugh at some of these. 🙂

Many young girls go through a princess phase; this one is redefining the ‘passive princess’ stereotype.

Are you looking for other princesses that break the ‘damsel in distress’ mold? Check out A Mighty Girl’s “Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess” for nearly 80 tales of princesses who are smart, daring, and aren’t waiting around to be rescued — they’re too busy doing the rescuing themselves!

Visit the collection at http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/independent-princess

Costume credit: http://tinyurl.com/av7rfcd

Photo: Many young girls go through a princess phase; this one is redefining the 'passive princess' stereotype. </p> <p>Are you looking for other princesses that break the 'damsel in distress' mold? Check out A Mighty Girl's "Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess" for nearly 80 tales of princesses who are smart, daring, and aren't waiting around to be rescued -- they're too busy doing the rescuing themselves! </p> <p>Visit the collection at http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/independent-princess</p> <p>Costume credit: http://tinyurl.com/av7rfcd

Charlotte, local, Harris Teeter, 201 Central: I just visited Harris Teeter’s new wine, beer and specialty food store called 201 Central. It’s a very large party store. I haven’t decided what I think. I don’t think it’s worth a big detour but since I was up in the Davidson area, I thought I would try it. 201central – home.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, TED Talk, imagination, art:

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a children’s book author and illustrator who created the Lunch Lady series of graphic novels – and he has a powerful story of his own.

The child of a single-parent heroin addict, he was brought up by his grandparents and his best friends, he says, were characters in books.

His story about how he became an artist and an author was performed at TedxNew Hampshire, and has just been posted online. It’s a powerful tale of the importance of creativity and imagination.

Watch it, and keep a box of Kleenex handy.

via Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s TED Talk About The Power Of Imagination And Art (VIDEO).

Jon Stewart:  Very insightful piece.  🙂

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) — BLOOMBERG GAME CHANGERS profiles Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, now Jon Stewart, from his New Jersey boyhood through the standard struggle of the stand-up comedian – part time jobs and late night gigs at New York’s comedy clubs. It will shine a spotlight on his early television shows and movies, including rare video from his early career, to show his transformation into the dominant American commentator of our time. (Source: Bloomberg)

via Bloomberg Game Changers: Jon Stewart: Video – Bloomberg.




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