That is a question every single one of us should ask ourselves, as early as possible in life, ideally when we're still in school. It's not too late for you now if you're out of school. It's just that it's so important, you should do it as soon as possible. Asking it makes you aware … Continue reading What if money was no object?
I found and watched a documentary about Mel Blanc today, entitled "Mel Blanc, Man of a Thousand Voices", and I wanted to share it with you as well. This one man has given me and countless other people so much joy over the years, that I can't thank him enough. He's gone, but knowing the … Continue reading Mel Blanc: the man of a thousand voices
Tony Darnell at Deep Astronomy has put together this wonderful video showing the Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D. It's an amazing view of an incomprehensibly large universe, which helps put us in perspective. We are so insignificant, toiling away on this puny little planet we call Earth, a lot of us involved in nefarious … Continue reading The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who remains one of my heroes in spite of his (old and recent) shortcomings, once gave this speech, where he outlined his six rules for success. Trust yourself Break some rules Don't be afraid to fail Ignore the naysayers Work very hard Give something back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuJ4hbkLiY0 Right on, Arnold!
Amazing Cat Goes Missing in Colorado, Found Five Years Later in New York City, Alive and Well | Popular Science The Pop Sci blog has published a story on Willow, a very lucky calico kitty who went missing in Colorado and was found, five years later, on the streets of Manhattan. When taken to a … Continue reading Cat goes missing in Colorado, found five years later in New York City
Most people will likely tell you the Fountains of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino are easily the coolest thing in Las Vegas. I agree. They are spectacular. I have never seen excess put to better use -- and let me tell you, a huge lake that shoots water hundreds of feet in the air, in … Continue reading The dancing Fountains of Bellagio at night
We live in some interesting times, don't we? We're more than happy to share private information with all kinds of strangers online, but we can't be bothered to share our private thoughts with our spouses. Too busy for that... It's no wonder the divorce rate keeps increasing. We talk (a lot) but we don't listen. … Continue reading These modern times
At 100 years old, Dr. W. G. Watson is the world's oldest practicing physician. He's been working as an OB/GYN doctor since 1947, and everyone in his town knows him. He says he doesn't go anywhere without seeing one of his patients, some of which he's followed for over 50 years. And he still makes … Continue reading Still working at 100
Vasile Stoica is the first Romanian to have traveled around the world on a wheelchair. Born paralyzed from the waist down, he spent the first thirteen years of his life mostly in hospitals, enduring numerous operations which were supposed to enable him to walk, too poor for a wheelchair, forced to drag himself along the … Continue reading Vasile Stoica: around the world by wheelchair
Today was the first time I saw and heard the Ferrari FXX. While I'm not wild about its looks, the sound of its engine is amazing. It floored me. It's pure adrenaline. I've heard the sound of plenty of sports cars in my time, but I don't know, there's something that sets the FXX apart … Continue reading The Ferrari FXX