These types of questions always interest me as a heavy reader: How Reading Makes Us More Human ‘Her argument is that “deep reading,” the kind of reading great literature requires, is a distinctive cognitive activity that contributes to our ability to empathize with others; it therefore can, in fact, makes us “smarter and nicer,” among other things.’ Also, there is a freedom in reading which allows us to acknowledge a darker part of ourselves. The immoral behavior or despicable thoughts a character gets away is healthy in knowing our own psyches. And yes, through the story we see the repercussions … Read More
Simple and Seductive
The most simple of designs can be more than functional and practical, but also multi-tasking and brilliant. I love the idea of this aluminum sided desk which also serves as a book shelf or small storage unit. You can see how it is constructed here I love the concept of using science equipment for art and design. It changes the usual harsh aesthetics. I found an awesome flower vase made from science beakers at an estate sale recently and now I’ve come across these stunning test tube chandeliers. Wow! Who says you need to visit France to see chateaus? These monstrosities are in the U.S.A. and they are all for sell! I love the beauty, the fantasy, and the day dreaming … Read More
There was a welcoming and pre-screening for press and volunteers covering the International Documentary Film Festival a couple nights prior to the official launch of its 25th year running; what an achievement. We were surprised with 2 shorter films. I would personally define documentaries simply: anyone anywhere doing anything captured on film lasting any length of time, from 30 seconds to 30 days and beyond. Such is the actual complexity of humans too, varied and expansive. This is why 2 weeks of almost 300 screenings, there is something for everyone. This is also why, for the first time in my life, i will go to a movie at 10am. It’s a marathon trying to view all one may find insightful, … Read More
One of the least selfish things a person can do is have a child. Raising a child is the most self-less experience we go through. Every decision, from the day the baby is born, is no longer about the parents interest but that of nurturing the baby. (pre-supposing a mature parent, not a knocked-up immature teenager) We live in a society now that gives woman both the time and opportunity to have both a career and a child, or have a child and still participate in all the extra-curricular fun, hobbies or passions she chooses.