Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

Yanni: The Storm (from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons)

Violin: Samvel Yervinyan [Armenia];
Violin: Sayaka Katsuki [Japan];
Harp: Victor Espinola [Paraguay];
Trumpet: Ramon Flores [Mexico]

After a lengthy inquiry (of 1 day), food dyes are safe (By FDA)

It is the reason for which I do not consume “industrial” foods:
Use natural dies for your food: tomatoes, red cabbage, onions,
Herbs, both to add color and flavor.
when it comes to sweets, the best tasting cake is the one you avoid eating:
Your body will thank you for allowing it to rest from having to process all that sugar, and fat, trying to find creative ways to store the extra, and than eliminate the rest. When a food is not that appealing to your taste buds, is only because you are not hungry anymore, because you got more than enough.
Get your carbohydrates from natural sources, rather than industrial food.

Quote of The Day: E. M. Forster


Art for art’s sake? I should think so, and more so than ever at the present time. It is the one orderly product which our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths, it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden… it is the best evidence we can have of our dignity.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Bettina von Arnim (1785)

April 4, 2011

Today’s Birthday


Bettina von Arnim (1785)

A German writer, von Arnim also spent time as a composer, singer, visual artist, patron of young talent, and social activist. However, she is perhaps best known for the company she kept. She formed friendships with Goethe and Beethoven, among other artists of the day, and tried to foster an artistic union between them. Many leading composers of the time, such as Franz Liszt, admired her for her spirit and her talents. On what currency was von Arnim’s likeness once featured? More… Discuss