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“Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot,…

“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.” -Anais Nin You know the expression that you should believe half of what you see and none…

“[M]y goal is to always come from a place of love… but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker.” -RuPaul We’ve all had to face the dilemma, when we can’t easily afford something, whether to forego it, or whether to obtain it through means that don’t compensate the original content creator.…

“I love that moment just before the curtain goes up…It’s a thrill that’s unequaled anywhere.” -Joel Grey Seven of the greatest and most entertaining achievements of human ingenuity. I don’t know how many of you have ever come across the French television show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde (The Greatest Cabaret in the World), but…

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” -Aldous Huxley Phrases that only came out of one man’s mouth because of his kids. It’s common knowledge that I myself don’t have any children, but have spent the better portion of my adult life educating children of all…

Weekend Diversion: Building Down (Synopsis)

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” -David Allan Coe As the population of cities continues to grow, real estate runs out fast. But one innovative solution may be the wave of the future: building down! Have a…

The world’s first suspended traffic circle… for bicycles! “I would like to propose slow cycling. Commute by bike. At a stroke, you remove the need for and absurd cost of public transport. Cycling is almost completely free. There is no longer any need for the gym as you get fit by cycling. And you can…

“I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.” -T. S. Eliot Time passes, and things grow; that’s the way of the world, so it seems. 2013 was no exception, and as Joshua Radin (featuring Patty Griffin) would sing, You Got Growin Up To Do. Well, the world grew again this year,…

“Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.” -National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Ahh, Christmas. It’s easy to forget how much the invention of the light bulb in 1879 reduced the number of tree fires in people’s homes. It was a mere three years later that people began…

“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.” -Maria Montessori The Universe has some wonderful sights to show you if you know how to look for them, and that’s maybe most apparent when you look at some of the amazing images from…