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We are big list-makers and list-lovers here on ACO (remember this?). So it’s no surprise that I lit up when I recently came across Umberto Eco’s The Infinity of Lists, an illustrated essay about what he calls “the vertigo of lists” which he worked on while a resident at the Louvre. In it he talks about lists being therapeutic, celebratory, as […]

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On one of my trips down the rabbit hole I found an awesome site/project called 323 Projects, started and run by Tucker Neel. All of their projects involving calling in – their current project is The Patter of Tiny Brains, an exhibition curated by Doug Harvey. From their website: For this group show sourced from dozens […]

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(This post was “sponsored” by my husband – meaning he suggested the topic.) The Planets is a 7 part orchestral piece by Gustav Holst written between 1914 – 1916. Holst interpreted each planet in the piece (except for Earth) astrologically instead of celestially. Each movement is intended to convey ideas and emotions that he associated with the influence of […]

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The other day there was a gorgeous blanket of white fluff all over the grass from a Thorny tree’s seed pods.  Have you guys seen a thorny tree (Ceiba speciosa)?  They are so rad! I think that the thorns would be beautiful dipped in gold – is that going overboard? I didn’t know that the […]

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Have you guys heard of MOPLA? MOPLA stands for Month of Photography Los Angeles, a celebration of photography during the month of April that takes the form of exhibitions, discussions, and presentations across the city. From their website: MOPLA was established and exists to advance the celebration of photography through a variety of events and […]

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You guys know how much I love animals and how I wish there were birds singing on my shoulder and squirrels flicking their tails at my toes.  For some reason, at our house the birds don’t really take to eating at the feeder.  They like to sit on the fence by my window and fly […]

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I recently read Salvador Plascencia’s People of Paper, a book that’s unlike anything I’ve read before. Set in El Monte, California, the book tells the tale of Federico de la Fe, his daughter Little Merced, and their town’s fight against Saturn. It’s a story about love and war, Rita Hayworth, and writing. If you have any […]

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Sometimes you need a little (in my case a lot) of help. Luckily I have dear friends who recommend interesting things to me. Like this book – Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD. There is always a jerk inside of me that scoffs at the idea of self help – […]

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Do you guys remember our super duper friend Brian? Well, did you know that Brian is not only our friend but also the creator of an awesome game called TRACTOR BEAM which you can download for your iPhone or iPad? It’s true. About the game: Your engines are down.  Use your tractor beams to move. Tractor beam is a powerfully […]

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Have you listened to the NPR podcast with Maurice Sendak – on life, death and children?  It will rip your heart out.   Listen Now: LINK

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