Archive for the ‘Variety Pack’ Category
A lot of people have snow days today. I’ve done some reading in the past few days of Snowflake Bentley and his work of photographing over 5,000 snowflakes in his lifetime.
“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”
Here is some of his stunning work:
Here is great blog posting with more background and great pictures by Snowflake Bentley.
After years of writing eBay properly without a struggle, I now without fail always write FaceBook before I correct it to write Facebook.
Anyway, if you would like, TBAP is now available on a feed through Facebook (wrote it wrong again…really). It’s there simply for your convenience or to make it easy to share with friends or to empower your fandom. Enjoy it here: To Be A Pilgrim
Also, you are welcome to come see the more personal, insightful side here.
I bookmarked this site for her this week:
Following-up from this article a few days ago (Project Manhigh and the Stud Who Skydived From Space), this was another fascinating read about skydiving from space.
Nick Piantanida’s ambition was too much for living an ordinary life. With practically no resources or connections, Nick set out to break Joe Kittenger’s records.
Nick had no back-up plan for his life. He was determined to make it big with a record-setting jump and to parlay that success into a good life for his family. Even though he faced rejection after rejection and numerous setbacks, his enthusiasm and belief in his eventual success never diminished. The idea of failure never crossed his mind. He would find a way to make it happen.
Skydiving From Space II is a really good read.
The new CPR is much less intimidating. It might be worth your time to watch this; you could save a life. This would be a good video to go viral.
I’ve seen three or four very interesting videos about Mr. Rogers lately. I don’t know that he was godward, but there are many Christianly features about him.
This video is a really interesting look at a moment in time, critical to public programming, when he won over a skeptical Congressman.
JECA has gone from 20-40 lbs. of junk mail per week, down to usually 1-2 lbs. per week by an act of simple persistence. Since September I have marked EVERY piece of unsolicited junk mail as “Refused” and returned it.
This picture shows the last two weeks’ worth.
Also, I didn’t place the irritation/extra burden on my carrier. I returned all items to the return boxes at a Post Office.
Have you ever read it? Have you ever had it read to you? Find out why we separated from England.
This guy is the go-to source for specialty soda and a posterboy for small business.
But in real time, TBAP turns 4 today. No themed-cakes or ice-cream shooters. No sparklers. No rigmarole. Not even a photo to pull you into the surrealism.
Thanks for taking the ride with me; it’s been a hoot.
What happens if you attach a camera to a peregrine falcon and a Gos hawk…and live to tell about it.
Like these Italian police officers did in the 1950s.