Captured

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The reason behind those stern looks of the Victorian era have finally been explained. Check out this awesome history of photography I love history. I especially love the seedy side of history. Humans are such clever, manipulative and ‘noir’ creatures. Are some of us still living out the primitive, survival of the fittest scenarios? Check out the 10 greatest heists in history. Whether some part of you wants to be stealthy & sleuth like James Bond, or you just appreciate great tech, here are some super cool 2GB USB cuff links. I want!

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Big City Girl

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“In the beginning was the city. Before mankind existed, before even the primeval sea had fully receded from the land, Marduk, the creator of everything, made the city…the name of the first city was called Eridu.” This was written on a clay tablet dating back 2,5000 years. It was written in Babylonian as well as the older Sumerian language. It is a real place outside of Iraq. Purchased out of curiosity, I immensely enjoyed City, A Guidebook for the Urban Age. I anticipated it would cover the evolution of our cities but was pleasantly surprised by how thorough the research would be. So many insights into all the actual components of a city: the building of skyscrapers which make up … Read More

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My Mind in this Month

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The first month of the new year has been super busy, inspiring, and goal-oriented focused. Evidence by all the books I’ve devoured, relaxing too. Here’s an image. I will do a little review on City, which a perfect follow-up to Debt, The First 5,000 Years I’ve been carrying around Technology in my purse for the last month, because I hate to be anywhere where I have to wait and not have something to read, grrr! It is in chronological order and just super cool. Seth Godin is coming to Dallas next month; of course i have a ticket. I love all the quotes in his V is for Vulnerable; and the other awesome inspiring book, Steal Like an Artist. Madeleine Albright … Read More

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