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“Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There’s no place that we know about that can support life as we know it, not even our sister planet, Mars, where we might set up housekeeping someday, but at great effort and trouble we have to recreate the things we take for…

“Iron helps us play!” -The Simpsons If you were to peel back the layers of a supermassive star, before it went supernova, what you’d find were a slew of layers abundant in the even-numbers elements up to iron, but little else. Well, this weekend, have I got a fun little find for you! First off, enjoy the…

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” -Elizabeth Taylor You know how important music is to me, and for many of you it holds a similarly prominent place in your lives and in your hearts. A big part of that experience, going…

“The contemporaries and rivals of Zeuxis were Timanthes, Androcydes, Eupompus, and Parrhasius. This last, it is said, entered into a pictorial contest with Zeuxis, who represented some grapes, painted so naturally that the birds flew towards the spot where the picture was exhibited. Parrhasius, on the other hand, exhibited a curtain, drawn with such singular…

“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…