AoM Journaling Challenge Day 18: Tangible Connections

  Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Identify one project you’d like to complete with your hands. There’s something special about a man doing work with his bare hands, and most men today have lost that. Maybe you want to start a garden, or build a workbench in your garage. Maybe you’ve Continue Reading →

Nature Is Amazing In Slow Motion

Have you ever taken the time to think about what really happens around us when living things- insects, cats, people move? There is more than meets the eye in these seemingly simple movements. These three videos by The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube show you exactly why that damselfly may Continue Reading →

Rain & Relaxation >> Sunday Sense

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby   ~~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)  American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. It is a rainy, gray Sunday in Connecticut. Normally, I’m Continue Reading →

Top Ten Things I Survived in 2011

Pretty soon we will be ushering in the New Year. Cue the annual traditions of Top Ten Lists, New Year’s Resolution creating, and get ready for a year of highly irritating “The World is Ending” humor. Before 2012 comes along, I wanted to remember 2011. It was a year where Continue Reading →

Korakuen Autumn Leaves – 参

As I didn’t get to write my own post about how much I enjoy the season of Autumn, I present you with this beautiful post from Tokyobling’s Blog. The images were simply too beautiful to not want to share it! Related articles Autumn… Beautiful, Wonderful Autumn (amarquette333.wordpress.com) Camille’s infinite playlist Continue Reading →

Of compound eyes and hallucinogenic evolution

I’ve always been a fan of the paleontology and like many children I went through a dinosaur phase. (Complete with making my parents buying those mail order fossils and chunks of petrified wood.) It is the reason why this article about the apex predator of the seas, 500 million years Continue Reading →

Of wet logs, old mail, and s’mores

Yesterday, ended up being a great end of the week and it nearly completed my personal symbolism of what makes summer. I already got grilled burgers (more please) and hot dogs (which I only eat once or twice during the summer). I already went hiking. I already almost offed myself Continue Reading →

Hiking >> Things I Like

It’s been a while since I wrote a “Things I Like” post. Having just gotten back to Connecticut, I got to do one of the things I like to do a lot during the summer: Hiking. Recently, I got to go hiking around the West Hartford reservoir and Sleeping Giant Continue Reading →

Top 3 twitter posts of my lunch hour

Here are the top three twitter posts that caught my interest during the lunch hour: 9 ways to land a PR job after graduation | Articles http://bit.ly/loA2C5 — Amy Sauertieg (@asauertieg) June 6, 2011 Higher density means world forests are capturing more carbon: A new study challenges measurements … http://bit.ly/jqv0XL Continue Reading →

Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano erupting (via BBC)

The world may not have ended, but air travel in Europe may run into some nature-induced trouble again. ~~~~~~~~~~ Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes…Read More: Iceland’s Grimsvotn Continue Reading →