A Favourite Custom, 1909
Oil on wood
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
"The tiles, emblazoned with fish, were slick beneath my bare feet, heated beneath by an unseen hypocaust. I slipped the robe from my shoulders and descended the steps into the steaming water, ignoring a collective gasp as I did so."
“Love isn’t the work of the tender and the gentle;
Love is the work of wrestlers.
The one who becomes a servant of lovers
is really a fortunate sovereign.
Don’t ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love.
Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.”
I always loved this movie “Weird Science”.. lol
How to See the Lear’s Macaw
By David Younkman, Vice President of Conservation, ABC
If you ever find yourself in northeastern Brazil, go see one of the wonders of the bird world: Lear’s Macaws emerging by the hundreds from the crannies of a windswept cliff face. Thirty years ago this species seemed to be on the verge of extinction, with only 60 left in the wild. Now there are hundreds of Lear’s Macaws, thanks to conservation programs launched by groups such as ABC and our Brazilian partner, Biodiversitas.
The only wild home of the Lear’s Macaw is found near the town of Canudos, in the Brazilian state of Bahia. There, in an endless-looking red-dirt landscape called “caatinga country,” these birds nest and breed in wind-blown, dried-out, isolated cliffs. Crops and cattle struggle here, but you’ll still find lots of spindly corn, yucca, and licuri palm, the last the chief food of the Lear’s Macaw…
(read more: American Birding Conservancy)
photo: Ciro Albano
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There could be life forms so strange we wouldn’t even recognize them as life.
I love the holidays. Sparkle and lights gif.
Oh bravo :)
I almost lost my religion.
African American Proverb; The incident I experienced almost caused me to act in a way that Jesus would not approve of (via blackproverbs)
Love this blog.
Thomas Kuhn on the Incommensurability of Paradigms (Lecture 8, Part 1 of 3)
Some of the more ‘radical’ ideas of Thomas Kuhn are introduced, including the incommensurability of paradigms, the theory-ladenness of observation, and the underdetermination of theory by evidence.
Kuhn on Scientific Progress and Relativism of Truth (Lecture 8, Part 2 of 3)
Kuhn—“Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice” (Lecture 8, Part 3 of 3)
via Sisyphus Redeemed.
The first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands will be paved with light stones that will charge during the day and emit light during the evening. The path will run by the home that Vincent van Gogh lived in from 1883-5
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