A photo I took in the lovely old town of Saarburg in Germany, where there is a waterfall in the middle of the pedestrian area.
Billboard in Seattle in the 70s
"And they are STILL talking about that giant needle."
Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke crashing waves, surging tides, and stormy floods.
// Selected by Sunil
Hadleigh Castle, The Mouth of the Thames- Morning after a Stormy Night, John Constable, 1829
Check out this mix on @8tracks: “Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England” by ellejolene.
A playlist of gorgeous instrumental music from the soundtracks of some of my favorite autumnal films like Dead Poets Society, Cider House Rules, Finding Neverland, and Fly Away Home.
Curl up with your favorite sweater and a good book, snuggle under the covers for a nap in the rain, or simply let your mind wander to this fall-inspired music.
"Grace, I realized, is neither time nor place dependent. All we need is the right soundtrack." –Liberal Arts
A compilation of pieces from movie scores with autumnal themes? Hi, yes, I NEED THIS!!!!
You know, “nerd culture” is mainstream now. So, when you use the word “nerd” derogatorily, it means you’re the one that’s out of the zeitgeist.
To Boldly Name…
With the first space shuttle ready to be unveiled in September 1976, President Ford was asked to approve the craft’s name before meeting with NASA administrator Dr. James Fletcher.
Fans of “Star Trek” had sent NASA hundreds of thousands of letters requesting that the space shuttle be named “Enterprise” after Captain James T. Kirk’s starship. Several of the President’s advisers also noted that the name had a long association with U.S. Navy vessels dating back to the Revolutionary War.
President Ford officially signed off on the name “Enterprise” on September 8, 1976.
View documents about the naming of the Space Shuttle “Enterprise” from the Presidential Handwriting File at http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0047/phw19760908-01.pdf
-from the Ford Library