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Weekend Diversion: Aquarium Art (Synopsis)

“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.” –Lloyd Biggle, Jr. And yet it’s certainly something to consider how little attention we…

“I can look in their eyes and see it. That’s the best feeling I can have. … I know I didn’t affect their lives just today, but it carries on for years and years to come.” –Warrick Dunn When most people think about the NFL, they think of a sport they either enjoy watching or couldn’t…

“Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.” –Banksy Not everyone who’s a street artist engages in vandalism, nor are all acts of vandalism negative or unwanted in any way. Consider all the different ways one can contribute to the vibrancy of a city as you listen to…

“It is worthwhile, too, to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a pupil’s mind from effort.” –Quintilian We live in a society where we often draw this dichotomy between “our side,” which is always right, and “their side,” which is against us and, of course, always…

“The impact of an attacking tiger can be compared to that of a piano falling on you from a second story window. But unlike the piano, the tiger is designed to do this, and the impact is only the beginning.” –John Vaillant I can’t fault you if you’ve given up entirely on the perfume/cologne industry.…

“When he came home, I could see a change. He was quieter and he was a man and a hero to me. I watched him and listened to him. I’d never had an opportunity to do a superhero, and when that came, [that voice] just came right out of me and I sounded like Optimus.”…

“the way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart” –Charles Bukowski When it comes to destructive forces that are also mesmerizing and impossible to look away from, it’s hard to compete…

“In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.” –R. Buckminster Fuller If you want to improve yourself in any area of life, it’s going to take hard work to get you there. Have a…

“I’d rather create a miniature painting than a Taj Mahal of a book.” –Mohsin Hamid Life is big and intimidating in a lot of ways, but sometimes it’s the small things that make us feel the most vulnerable, powerful, fragile or alive. Have a listen to KT Tunstall as she sings her song, Miniature Disasters, while you consider…

“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” –Earl Nightingale When you think about the obstacles facing us in the world today, it’s easy to look to advances in technology as the panacea. If there are waterways that need crossing, you’ll build…