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It’s time for us to start worrying.
Economist by profession and photographer by calling, Andy Prokh takes charming black-and-white photos of his 4-year-old daughter and their cat. He’s been capturing the beautiful friendship ever since his offspring Katherine was born. At that time the pet was already two years old, so Katherine has spent her entire life with LiLu Blue Royal Lada. The British Shorthair seems to enjoy playing with the girl as much as she does.
If you do this test really quickly without thinking at all about what it’s asking, it’s kind of a neat way to rank your (irrational) preferences.
"Over the years, some of the players fanned out around the country—which curbed the action but raised the stakes. At one point, Chris Ammann was living in Boston. So Mr. Konesky dipped into his frequent-flier miles and crossed the country on the last weekend of the month. He spent the next two days in the bushes outside Mr. Ammann’s apartment, sitting in his friend’s favorite bar or driving up and down his street. Mr. Ammann never showed. Mr. Konesky was "It" for the year.
"I felt bad," says Mr. Ammann, who went out of town for the weekend. "I think I would have sacrificed getting tagged to spend some time with him."
The participants say tag has helped preserve friendships that otherwise may have fizzled. Usually, though, the prospect of 11 months of ridicule overrides brotherhood.”
This is one of the most beautiful things ever & I want a music box of this. (& I would love to learn how to make those little mechanical music boxes).
Amazing pictures of amazing things.
A 1,300ft-long reclining woman which is the world’s largest human form sculpted into the landscape is to open to the public next month.
People will be able to walk over the goddess-like Northumberlandia, which can be seen by pilots coming in to land at nearby Newcastle airport.
The £3 million sculpture has been shaped from the rock, earth and clay from Shotton surface mine, outside Cramlington, Northumberland, on land owned by Viscount Ridley and worked by the Banks Group.
Northumberlandia was formed, amid some controversy, as a lasting legacy in recompense for the disruption caused by coal extraction on such a grand scale, as the mine is the largest of its kind in England.
An aerial view of Northumberlandia (Banks Mining/PA)
There was no intention to make a Pagan figure or mimic any ancient fertility symbols, despite her breasts which rise almost 100ft above the ground.
”Charles Jencks, the American artist who designed her, saw the far-off Cheviot Hills which look like a reclining woman,” Ms Perkin said.
”He has borrowed from the landscape and drawn those curves and lines into the form.
In more recent years, Duncan has gained increasing attention for his adventures, including a week-long expedition through the sewers under NYC with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge and a short documentary made by filmmaker Andrew Wonder that follows him as he visits New York’s off-limits subway stations and climbs to the top of the Queensboro Bridge.
But Duncan’s urban adventures aren’t undertaken merely for thrills – they’re a means to an intriguing end. In fact, Duncan cares less about being the first to rediscover forgotten places than taking a fresh look at the urban environments we inhabit. Despite the fact more than 50% of our world’s population now lives in cities, Duncan notes, much of today’s travel media continues to focus on outward-looking explorations of far-flung places perceived to be “exotic” - for instance, the wild jungles of Borneo or the ancient temples of Jordan. Steve believes his own adventures constitute an equally exotic form of adventure - a new inward-focused method of exploration.
As he notes, “I’m not interested in going to places nobody’s been before, [but rather] I’m interested in how we shape places.” This life-long history lover views exploration not as a means for public recognition but rather as a way to better understand his personal passion for the ever-changing nature of cities. Whether or not he can “claim the place” as his is irrelevant - he’s more interested in understanding. As he tells it, “All exploration to some extent is personal. It doesn’t matter if someone’s been there before. If it’s new to you, it’s still exploration.”
Taken together, Duncan’s adventures constitutes a kind of inward-driven “time travel” – a concept in which the worlds of history, the growth and decay of cities and adventure travel merge together to define a new opportunity all of us as travelers can take to re-examine the everyday world around us as a source of curiosity.
Some of the bit are perhaps a little too hippy, but overall lovely.
I’m going to this with the rockin littlecitywitch. Pagan national conference in Toronto! For some reason it doesn’t seem to have been very well advertised, so pass the word!
"The seventh Canadian National Pagan Conference, Gaia Gathering, will be held at New College, University of Toronto, Ontario over the May long weekend, May 18th - 21st, 2012.
The theme will be “Building the Mosaic.”
In addition to conference panel discussions, workshops and talks, the artistic element of the conference will focus on a photographic art exhibit …”
Fifteen years ago “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” premiered on the WB to a somewhat skeptical response. A mid-season teen soap on a fledgling network? Based on a campy film that wasn’t even old enough to attain cult classic status? And who outside of Pixar had heard of Joss Whedon? Little did we know that in creating Sunnydale, Joss had built the first little metropolis in the vast empire now known as the Whedonverse. I was 15 when “Buffy” premiered and, as idiotic as it may sound, it changed my life. I had never before (or since) interacted with a TV show on such a deeply personal level.
My high school and college years followed lock-step with Xander’s, Willow’s and Buffy’s and though our experiences weren’t exactly the same, their jokes became mine, their joy was mine and, most of all, their pain was mine. I realize that might sound heavy and melodramatic for an often-times silly show, but the heart wants what the heart wants. So here, here is my clumsy love letter to the seven years I spent watching the show. This is for my high school friend who used to bring me a VHS tape of every episode so I could watch it at home when I wasn’t allowed any TV. (She cried when she handed me a certain tape mid-way through Season 2.) This is for my college roommates who indulgently watched with me every Tuesday. This is for my “grown-up” friends who join me in re-watching the DVDs. This is for the strangers I meet who light up at a casual reference. And this is for my dad who called me the first time Tara and Willow kissed. This is for them and for me and for you and for Joss and for Jane and for Marti and for Doug and for the Davids. So, in no particular order and in honor of the 15th Anniversary, here are the 115 Reasons Why We Love “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” …
I was in the same grade as Buffy as well (though she’s nearly a year older than me). I started watching when I was 15, when Buffy and I were in grade 11, after I happened to see the episode in which Drucilla kills Kendra, and I was hooked.
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Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of western history. They were abortionists, nurses and counsellors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging…
(Source: , via norninthenorth)