Category: FYI


Messynessy: 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLXXI)

1. A Pink Scottish Castle Craigievar Castle, from this lovely Instagram account, touring the UK in a Morris Minor.  2. This 1930s LA Home For Sale comes with a key to famous High Tower elevator Accessed by the famous High Tower elevator, the Streamline Moderne-ish residence c… Read More: 13 Things I Found on the Internet …

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FYI January 22, 2018

On This Day 871 – Battle of Basing: The West Saxons led by king Æthelred I are defeated by the Danelaw Vikings at Basing. The Battle of Basing was a battle on 22 January 871 at Old Basing in what is now the English county of Hampshire. It was one of a series of battles …

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Maria Popova Brain Pickings – Walking as creative fuel, Oliver Sacks on the building blocks of personhood, mathematician Lillian Lieber on what math teaches us about social justice

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Maria Popova Brain Pickings: Walking as Creative Fuel: A Splendid 1913 Celebration of How Solitary Walks Enliven “The Country of the Mind”

“Nature’s particular gift to the walker… is to set the mind jogging, to make it garrulous, exalted, a little mad maybe — certainly creative and suprasensitive.” “Every walk is a sort of crusade,” Thoreau wrote in his manifesto for the spirit of sauntering. And who hasn’t walked — in the silence of a winter forest, …

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PA Pundits International Sunday Music – Handle With Care

Today’s music video is Handle With Care and the song is performed here by the Supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. via Sunday Music – Handle With Care

FYI January 19, 2018

On This Day 1818 – French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits a “supplement” (signed four days earlier), which shows that the addition of sinusoidal functions of the same frequency but different phases is analogous to the addition of forces with different directions, restates Malus’s law in terms of amplitudes instead of intensities, and reports that optical …

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The Spaces: The life aquatic

Hello This week we explore how living by water is good for the soul, looking at contemporary homes that make it a fundamental design element. Among them are floating dwellings, houses on stilts and buildings that revolve around sea views. Elsewhere, we take a tour of towering Soviet-era monuments in Georgia and explore unbuilt homes …

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A Red Leg’s Rides: RV Trip: SW of Tucson, AZ

Drove the URRV with Scarlett in tow from north of Truth or Consequences, NM to a small BLM (Bureau of Land Management) site located near the Tucson Mountain Park in the SW of the city of Tucson, AZ. Long drive (six hours) but it was worth it in that it was 77°F (25°C) when I …

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Messy Nessy Chic

The Little Paris Beekeeping School Paris as you know, is like a jewel box, hiding endless little gems; another of which I’m going to share with you today, nestled in the iconic Jardin du Luxembourg. Begin by finding the south west entrance to the gardens on Rue d’Assas, near Hemingway’s old stomping grounds, and turn …

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FYI January 18, 2018

On This Day 1562 – Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session. The Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trent, or Trento, in northern Italy. It was an ecumenical council of the Catholic Church.[1] Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been …

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