A COLLECTION OF

Month: November, 2010

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(The Milky Way in Stars and Dust // Credit & copyright Serge Brunier) Today we are taking a journey to the center of a galaxy – specifically our very own Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy made up of over 400 billion stars + gas + dust arranged into three parts: […]

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Laurence Vecton inspires me and will no doubt inspire you.  She has a love for photography that extends into all sorts of sites that feature emerging artists, publishing your own books and a photo book library.  I have learned about so many great artists through her exceptional features and projects.  I read this on the […]

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Michel Foucault via Keri Smith I’ve been churning this quote in my mind for the last few weeks. I find that it’s a good one to ingest, digest, store inside yourself.

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Let me introduce you to Nori (Standard) and Bobby (Miniature) both featured above.  Both are poodles, one of the oldest and most intelligent breeds – actually second most intelligent (coming in after the border collie… damn you border collie!).  They represent two out of three types, Standard, Miniature and the Toy. Poodles! Originating in the […]

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Moon Trees are trees grown from seeds that were taken into orbit around the moon by astronaut Stuart Roosa during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. Stuart Roosa’s love of the outdoors prompted him to choose tree seeds as one ingredient of his Personal Preference Kit, the sock-sized pouch Apollo astronauts were allowed to fill […]

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I highly recommend taking a trip up to Santa Cruz to visit Natural Bridges State Park.  The Park features 65 acres including a eucalyptus grove that is home to migrating Monarch butterflies.  This is the perfect time to see thousands (up to 150,000) Monarch butterflies that have migrated around 2000 miles to escape the cold […]

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If you’ve never visited Future Shipwreck, the daily arts and culture blog that features awesome interviews, music, and art of all kinds,  you should do so ASAP. Graham Kolbeins - the editor of Future Shipwreck - is an artist, writer, gallery director, and all around good guy. Here he is talking to us about living in Los […]

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Read Strangeland by Tracey Emin.

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Power animals (a.k.a spirit animals) represent our inner selves – our connection to life, our character, and the ways we relate to others. In the shamanic worldview, everyone has power animals which empower and protect them from harm. Power animals provide us with insight, help guide us and give us messages about the world. My […]

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Sleep talking or somniloquy is a sleep disorder defined as talking during sleep without being aware of it.  It is reported in 50 % of children but most grow out of it by puberty leaving only 4 % of adults who talk in their sleep.  Sleep talking is more common in males.  Sleep talking can […]