Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections. Continue reading Benjamin Zander: Classical music with shining eyes
Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay performs the semi-serious song “Clonie” — about creating the ultimate companion.
This is not a time to be profound. This is a time to rehydrate and make some more coffee. And search around for stuff that fell out of pockets. Continue reading Growing Up, and The Process of Discovery
In India, a baby was stillborn, apparently dead of the effects of complications at a seven month delivery. The mother had been suffering convulsions of some kind and was heavily medicated.The next day, as the parents were on the way to the burial ground with the corpses of their baby, it started to gurgle and breath and stuff.The baby …”showed attempts to breathe … Under such circumstances, it would appear that doctors had no reason to assume that the baby was dead,” said Dr Suleiman Merchant, acting dean of Sion Hospital in Mumbai.Apparently the drugs the mother had been given repressed the heartbeat to the level at which it was not detected. The infant is still in critical condition.
Look closely at this picture. Continue reading Freaky Picture
The winners of the Sex Positive Journalism Award (The Sexies) have been announced!!! And here they are: Continue reading The Sexies Are Out!
…. something I never encouraged. But these days it is practiced in my extended family. So what did I get and what does it all mean? Continue reading Fathers’Day Is… And other matters
Tim Russert, most recently the host of Meet the Press and the Washington Bureau Chief for NBC died earlier today.
Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” program when he collapsed, the network said. No details were immediately available.Russert, the recipient of 48 honorary doctorates, took over the helm of “Meet the Press” in December 1991. Now in its 60th year, “Meet the Press” is the longest-running program in the history of television.In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.Timothy John Russert Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Canisius High School, John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.source
Hat tip: Doug.
But wait, there’s more…. Continue reading Stooopid Signs
Great idea, but don’t do what these guys did.Five SCUBA divers from Euope went diving in the vicinity of Indonesia in waters known to be very treacherous.They quickly became separated from their boat, and floated in shark infested waters for two days.Then, they found an island, and crawled onto the island to be safe. Big mistake…. Continue reading Anyone for a Sunday Outing?
This is not a joke. Don’t watch this if you have a weak stomach. But if you live in Hartford and can help the police find the perpetrator please do call them.
Hartford police ask anyone with information regarding this incident and/or the identity of the suspects to please contact Crime Scene Division (CSD) Detective Michael Chauvin at 860-757-4229 or CSD Commander Sergeant Jason Thody at 860-757-4225.