Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fantastic Flying Books!

Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.   Now available.  It's just AWESOME!

And it won the Academy Award for best animated short!

It's all about how books and stories can heal and be curative.   My life philosophy!

Enjoy this.  You are in for a treat.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Snow Circles

Wow!  so beautiful.  And really makes me miss cross country skiing in Vermont.

Snow Circles from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

British Library Assembles Famous Love Letters

I just love the British Library (though I prefer the old one with the museum, with the old reading room).

Now they have collected famous love letters in this book Love Letters 2000 Years of Romance.

And The Daily Beast excerpts a good variety in this essay, 'Love Letters' Anthologizes 2,000 Years of Passion Put to Paper.   Love letters may be becoming extinct, but I still write them.  I love them.  

These excerpts are fascinating to read as a reminder that love, longing, pain, jealousy remains the same whether now or 2,000 years ago.  The human condition remains.

Friday, February 17, 2012

3 Year Old Recite Billy Collins Poetry

I learn about this on NPR - with this story, Love of Words Brings Child, Poet Together, which concludes with -
For the poet to affect a reader — well, that's the point. But for a reader to affect the poet, it took a small exceptional boy.

Here is the video of the astonishing child reciting our former US Poet Laureate.   It made me teary!  I love poetry and I love children!

You can follow along with the text of the poem from here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Best Political Ads Ever?

In the aftermath of the Clint Eastwood Superbowl ad, Roger Ailes, Joe Trippi, Mike Murphy and Pete Snyder pick the best political ads ever in this article in Ad Age.  

Of course the Daisy Ad is there.  The windsurfing of John Kerry.   And's Yes We Can.  

But not Willie Horton, which I find a big omission.  

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Body in Ballet as Art

From Oprah----

OWN Original Shorts: Ballet

Take a moment to watch these dancers create fine art with their bodies. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Awakening Possibility

Boston Terrier in Obama Sweater!

We had three Boston Terriers while I was growing up - Ebenezer, Hester and Woody.    And this Boston Terrier is wearing the Obama dog sweater I sent to my dad for his dachshund Leopold to wear as he prances around on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Love this photo from the Obama campaign Flickr photo stream:

Snapshot—February 2nd, 2012