Category: Review

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair

“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.”

Applying the tenth of her ten rules of writing — “Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.” — to life itself, Smith adds:

We will never be perfect: that is our limitation. But we can have, and have had, moments in which we can take genuine pride.

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Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings:  Niels Bohr,   Ursula K. Le Guin and more

Nobel-Winning Physicist Niels Bohr on Subjective vs. Objective Reality and the Uses of Religion in a Secular World
“The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.”

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Art, Storytelling, and the Power of Language to Transform and Redeem
“One of the functions of art is to give people the words to know their own experience… Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want.”

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An inventory of the meaningful life.
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings

Music February 01, 2018


 
 
 
 

Military January 31, 2018

By Navy Seaman Sara Eshleman, USS Harry S. Truman: Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group
 
 
 
 
Soldiers Unload Globemaster During Exercise Arctic Thrust (JBER)
 
 
 
 
Soldiers Slingload Howitzers During Air Assault Training

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

Marianne Bouchar: A data journalist’s microguide to environmental data

With the recent onslaught of hurricanes, such as Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and wildfires in Spain, Portugal and California, data journalists have been working hard to interpret scientific data, as well as getting creative to make it reader friendly.

The COP23 (do I hear climate change?) also serves as a great opportunity for data journalists to take a step back and ask:

What is the best way of reporting on data related to the environment? Where do you find the data in the first place? How do you make it relatable to the public and which challenges do you face along the way?

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This article was originally published on the Data Journalism Awards Medium Publication managed by the Global Editors Network. You can find the original version right here.

Videos January 07, 2018


 
 
 
 

Quotes December 24, 2017

“You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West
 
 
 
 
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
“Don’t rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other.”
Russ Von Hoelscher
 
 
 
 
“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
Adyashanti
 
 
 
 
“Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it’s the loudest voice in the room. The only one you can hear.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Some of the biggest achievements of your life will come from helping others achieve.
Unknown

Happy Holidays

Wishing you all the best for this holiday season, which ever holy days you choose to celebrate.

delanceyplace archive by editor Richard Vague:  Richard Rodgers

Today’s encore selection — from The Sound of Their Music: The Story of Rodgers & Hammerstein by Frederick Nolan. Richard Rodgers was a towering giant among 20th century composers, but his often sweet, sentimental and reaffirming music belied the fact that he was a tough-minded businessman and “vulpine womanizer”:

delanceyplace archive | daily eclectic excerpts by editor Richard Vague | www.delanceyplace.com