Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

The Sea: My Ultra-Short Poetical Movie




What better place for creative than ever changing interface between  land and water, continent and ocean:

The Sea’s perpetual movement, and the natural speed of the birds in search for the crustacea at the very edge of the water, intrigued me, and inspired an ever so short thought, about the brevity while still larger than life symbolism of the moments, few moments, that repeat: one of a lifeless nature, the other full with life.

Spotted sandpiper al.

Great vehicle for thought, I think…  Share your thoughts on the subject.

Aging nuclear plants – Undermining public safety- AP via CBS News


Aging nuclear plants - Undermining public safety- via AP
Aging nuclear plants – Undermining public safety– via AP (Click here to access the story and video)

This photo made available by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shows a 10-gallon-per-minute leak which sprung Oct. 19, 2007, in rusted piping that carried essential service water at the Byron nuclear plant in Illinois. (AP/NRC)

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/22/national/main20073181.shtml#ixzz1Q1MJivb8

Today’s Birthday: Paul Morphy (1837)


Paul Morphy (1837)

Morphy was an American chess player widely considered to have been the world’s greatest. He earned a law degree at 18 but was ineligible to practice until 21, so he turned to chess to pass the time. He won the American championship and then beat the European masters, making a name for himself as the unofficial world chess champion. After failing to set up a law practice, he went into seclusion and retired from competitive play. How many opponents could he play simultaneously while blindfolded? More… Discuss

Quotation of the Day (June 22): Mark Twain


Is the friend of my foe my friend? Mark Twain has a great way of coming up, as always with an answer:

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss