Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

From Memory


where stone turns into sand, water and air preserve the memory...

where stone turns into sand, water and air keep the memory...


Intelligent Life post “Happy Darwin Day!” is’t beautifully intelligent today. Wouldn’t you agree?

Happy Birthday, Mr. Darwin!

Happy Darwin Day, everyone!

A global celebration of science and reason.

Today more than ever, when anti-science has become a veritable movement in America (think anti-evolution, global warming denial, anti-vaccination), it is important that we commemorate the lives of the people, like Charles Darwin, who changed the course of our history through the use of reason and my expanding our scientific understanding of the world around us.

In our own celebration of Darwin Day, and of science and reason, my daughter and I are taking a trip to our local science museum. If you’re interested in commemorating this man’s birthday, you can go to the International Darwin Day Foundation and see if there are any activities in your area, and I’ve included this video to help us all celebrate. It’s a TED talk by Dennis Dutton where he discusses a Darwinian theory of beauty. Not…

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At the fork in the road – A bridge!


At the fork in the road - a bridge-To Seal Beach

At the fork in the road - a bridge-To Seal Beach

Today was a wonderful day for biking. There was some wind (10 – 15 mi/h) blowing from South-West, but that was a great benefit on the way back (prevailing wind changes course in the afternoon), so I got a good workout both directions trading effort for speed.
To make a short story long (if I did not do just that already), it was a day to remember, for the clean, crisp, cold air, good company, several on – the – road photos, and many cotton balls clouds, mostly sunny, day on the bike road. My Cannondale bike needed the workout, so did my calories burning watch, and my pedometer got a little cake, as reward for catching up with me, and adding some 40 miles to its mileage.

 I hope you enjoy the “panoramic view” of the Fork – in – the – road at the Coyote Creek bike road bridge.

 More to come (I got to go watch the next episode on the “Burn Notice”). 

Cheers!

At the bridge (San Gabriel – Coyote Creek: San Diego Fwy (front) – Edison Plant (back – left) (my nature photography collection)


At the bridge (San Gabriel - Coyote Creek: San Diego Fwy (front) - Edison  Plant (back - left)

At the bridge (San Gabriel - Coyote Creek: San Diego Fwy (front) - Edison Plant (back - left)

De Rosi, Classic Bike


De Rosi, Classic Bike

De Rosi, Classic Bike

The Fork in the Road, A Bridge


The fork in the road,  a bridge

The fork in the road, a bridge

For a Spiritual Sunday: Massenet – Élégie with Marian Anderson, William Primrose and Franz Rupp


Marian Anderson, William Primrose and  Franz Rupp.

For a Spiritual Sunday: Jules Massenet – Vladimir Tokarev-violin, Jazmin Sandragorsian-piano,21.09.08, Sala Carlos Chávez,


Vladimir Tokarev-violin, Jazmin Sandragorsian-piano,21.09.08, Sala Carlos Chávez,

For a spiritual Sunday – Franz Schubert – Ave Maria (Maxim Vengerov)



Franz Schubert – “Ellens Gesang III” (‘Ave Maria‘), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52-6) interpreted by by Maxim Vengerov

Ave Maria Gratia plena
Maria Gratia plena
Maria Gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tui Jesus
Ave Maria
Ave Maria Mater dei
Ora pro nobis pecatoribus
Ora, ora pro nobis
Ora ora pro nobis pecatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
In hora mortis nostrae
In hora mortis, mortis nostrae
In hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria

Beethoven – The Ruins of Athens Overture


Athens

Athens (Photo credit: dms2006)

The Ruins of Athens (Die Ruinen von Athen), Opus 113, is a set of incidental music written in 1811 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The music was written to accompany the play of the same name by August von Kotzebue, for the dedication of a new theatre at Pest.

A second overture was written in 1822 for the same play. It was composed especially for the reopening of Vienna’s Theater in der Josefstadt in 1822. The second overture is known as the Consecration of the House Overture.

Perhaps the best-known music from The Ruins of Athens is the Turkish March, a theme that many who are not even avid classical music listeners are familiar with. The overture and the Turkish March are often performed separately, and the other pieces of this set are not often heard. Another of Beethoven’s composition, Six variations on an original theme, Op. 76, uses the Turkish March as its theme.

It was reworked in 1924 by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ruins_of_Athens

Leonard Cohen – “Going Home”


(Read more, including the lyrics of this song at the New Yorkers: http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2012/01/23/120123po_poem_cohen#ixzz1mDCODrjL)

Leonard Cohen – Show me the place (Where the Word Became a Man…)


Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place I’ve forgotten I don’t know
Show me the place for my head is bending low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place help me roll away the stone
Show me the place I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the Word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began
The troubles came I saved what I could save
A thread of light, a particle, a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave
Show me the place where you want your slave to go
Show me the place I’ve forgotten I don’t know
Show me the place for my head is bent and low
Show me the place where you want your slave to go

The troubles came I saved what I could save
A thread of light, a particle, a wave
But there were chains so I hastened to behave
There were chains so I loved you like a slave
Show me the place
Show me the place help me roll away the stone
Show me the place I can’t move this thing alone
Show me the place where the word became a man
Show me the place where the suffering began

Man Walking with Orange (my digital oil paintings collection)


Man walking with orange (my digital oil painting collection)

Man walking with orange (my digital oil painting collection)

Seal Beach Pier: Palos Verdes Peninsula (my scenic photography collection)


Seal Beach Pier: Palos Verdes Peninsula (my scenic photography collection)

Seal Beach Pier: Palos Verdes Peninsula (my scenic photography collection)

Seal Beach Pier: the Orange (my photography collection)


Seal Beach Pier: the Orange

Seal Beach Pier: the Orange

From Seal Beach Pier: Long Beach Downtown, Ocean Blvd, Aquarium of the Pacific (my scenic photography collection)


From Seal Beach Pier: Long Beach Downtown, Ocean Blvd, Aquarium of the Pacific (my scenic photography collection)

From Seal Beach Pier: Long Beach Downtown, Ocean Blvd, Aquarium of the Pacific (my scenic photography collection)

The Sea Gull: Sky Ballerina


The Sea Gull: Sky Ballerina

The Sea Gull: Sky Ballerina

From Seal Beach Pier: Seal Beach, Alamitos Marina, Long Beach Water Front, Aquarium of the Pacific, Spruce Goose, Queen Mary (Scenes)


Seal Beach, Alamitos Marina, Long Beach Downtown, Aquarium of the Pacific, Spruce Goose, Queen Mary

Viewed from Seal Beach Pier: Seal Beach-San Gabriel River Mouth, Alamitos Marina, Long Beach Downtown, Aquarium of the Pacific, Spruce Goose, Queen Mary