1. I know that my Redeemer liveth (Messiah)

    Elizabeth Harwood soprano

    English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras

  2. Postcard from the USA

    The Beginning of the Fields (1973) by Fairfield Porter, 1907-1975; Oil on canvas

  3. Paris vs New York

    Postcard from Canada

  4. 16 years ago—our shoes back then, my sister’s, mine, and our baby brother’s.

  5. Postcard from Russia


  6. "As we grow older, we should learn that these are two quite different things. Character is something you forge for yourself; temperament is something you are born with and can only slightly modify. Some people have easy temperaments and weak characters; others have difficult temperaments and strong characters. We are all prone to confuse the two in assessing people we associate with. Those with easy temperaments and weak characters are more likable than admirable; those with difficult temperaments and strong characters are more admirable than likable."
    — Sydney J. Harris, Clearing the Ground (1986), ‘Confusing “Character” with “Temperament”’
  7. Honig - For Those Lost At Sea (Official Video)

  8. First glimpse
    Prince William in action with the cricket bat
    With the young cricketers

    So…we waited for TWO HOURS for a what..maybe a five-minute glimpse? JEEZ. We thought we’re just gonna go there have a look, and shake their hands maybe, but nooooo. At any rate, we got to see them. Gosh, she’s so slim.

    Sei: She’s so pretty. That girl in red.

    Hes: Yeah, and slim too. Look at her legs.

    Sei: So who’s the red girl?

    (Sei is Japanese.)

  9. Babe Ruth
    Harmon Killebrew
    Mike Trout and R. A. Dickey

    Autographs, then and now.

    (Source: The New York Times)


  10. Hoping to see the royals tomorrow! Errr later today. Toodles. Geez. Haven’t rode the bus for agesssssssssss.


  11. "It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little."
    — Oscar Wilde, De Profundis (1897)

  12. "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
    — George S. Patton, War as I Knew It (1947)
  13. The submission ‘Under the staircase’, by German photographer Holger Schmidtke came top in the ‘Open - Architecture’ category. Holger said: ‘I’ve seen similar images of staircases and so I try to do it my way. In an office building in Cologne, I went down to the zero-ground of the staircase. I took some raw photos. The image “Under the staircase ” is one of them, developed with LightRoom.’ (Holger Schmidtke, Germany, Winner, Open Architecture, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards)

    (Source: Yahoo!)

  14. Vintage postcard from Russia featuring Karl Pavlovich Bryullov’s painting Italian Midday