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January Resolutions

New Years Resolutions are pesky promises most individuals know they will break even before they act upon them. Resolutions have moved from a set list of goals to a general series of “wishes”, or in other words, things we would like to change, may try to change, and probably will not change. 474 more words

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Detail from the Photographer and His Wife, Granada, Spain

This isn’t a true detail; it’s actually a third shot, as I zoomed in. I had to ask Maria to hold her pose. I still love her in that hat.

Street & Candid

Bess Jones reblogged this on Roving Bess and commented:

I love this shot. I would buy it as a print, wouldn't you? Especially signed by the artist himself. What a rare opportunity that would be given the history of the truly great street photographers in the history of street photography. Then again I am an artist, and I can't help but appreciate exceptional art when I see it, despite being one of the subjects of the shot. That's beside the point. This is a most accomplished shot. It gives me butterflies.

Augment Your Reading with Goodreads

Technology is often condemned for destroying the old. “Gone is the art of letter writing, gone is reading, gone are the basic math skills necessary for algebra and calculus!” cry the technological resistance. 251 more words

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Appropriately for the ArtScience Museum of Singapore, Da Vinci: Shaping the Future uses da Vinci’s ‘Codex Atlanticus’ notebook to explore arguably the ‘most celebrated artist and scientist of all time’ and his groundbreaking contributions to mathematics, natural sciences, architecture, technology and music.   33 more words


William Morris & The National Portrait Gallery

At the recommendation of a good friend, I became a member of London’s National Portrait Gallery today; and enjoyed their exhibition on the great Victorian polymath William Morris. 173 more words

Relevant Complexity

Jacob Grimm

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of one half of the Brothers Grimm, Jacob. He was born on 4th January 1785 in Hesse-Kassel in what is known today as Germany, and in his adult life he collaborated with his brother to bring about two collections of fairy tales . 556 more words


Euclid's Geometric Propositions? Child's Play

When he was a child, Blaise Pascal once locked himself in his room for several days and would not allow anyone to enter. When he emerged, he had figured out all of Euclid’s geometrical propositions totally on his own.