The quality of others’ lives have a direct impact on our well-being; the energy of generosity, as an antidote to acquisitiveness, establishes the reciprocal loop of happiness that occurs when we take others into account while making choices. – Michael Stone, Yoga for a World Out of Balance
I sit in a [...]
Yesterday’s changeable sun/cloud mix presented a perfect backdrop for some architectural photography in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood.
Built in 1407 and reputed to be the oldest house in Paris (though other buildings claim that title), this abode has a mystical history. Harry Potter fans should take note: this was the real-life home of Nicolas Flamel, the alchemist whose sorcerer’s stone is the source of immortality in the [...]
Much to my delight, Library and Archives Canada continues to post more and more of their fascinating materials online for public access. Just in time for Halloween, they’ve posted a set of 52 costume/Halloween pics here on Flickr.
I spent the last two days hanging bits and bobs on my dining room walls. And taking most of them down.
Seems the thrill of decorating – the implementation vs. the idea of it – is less a thrill and more a sucker-punch to the head. It appears [...]
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- Life-sized Barbie dreamhouse a feminine nightmare http://t.co/NqWGbZTu6Z via @guardianThursday, 05.16.13 11:17
- Housing our personal history: "Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace" - http://t.co/tamH70drFcThursday, 05.16.13 11:12
- Great to be self-sufficient, but who protects your stuff? As Thieves Troll Spanish Farmland, Villagers Begin Patrols http://t.co/b8OOoy9lYwWednesday, 05.15.13 21:40
- What keeps YOU up at night? A Journal of Insomnia interactive doc @theNFB @Insomnia ONF_NFB http://t.co/CjILsYGVzH #NFBi #insomniaWednesday, 05.15.13 16:42
- Cretan Homies in the 'hood - DNA reveals origin of Greece's ancient Minoan culture http://t.co/di8XKop4jW BBC NewsWednesday, 05.15.13 16:38
- Curious. Would never have put 'German' and 'Texas' together: German dialect in Texas is one of a kind, and dying out http://t.co/m6N3i3nqrsWednesday, 05.15.13 02:27
- RT @thedailymash: International Space Station basically a floating student house http://t.co/iCoaq7k1zvTuesday, 05.14.13 13:25
- RT @nelldarby: Ace use of language in 1825: "his house was feloniously and burglarationingly broken into and a silver watch was burglarious…Tuesday, 05.14.13 13:23
- Pulling a Brian Wilson: a year in bed for women being fattened up for marriage - http://t.co/gpiFS8ejohTuesday, 05.14.13 12:41
- What a find! A Paris apartment untouched for 70 years http://t.co/2lGQtG5NBYMonday, 05.13.13 00:58