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Iceland

Australia / New Zealand

Peru

Channel Islands

Croatia

Turkey

Argentina

Bolivia

Cambodia

Vietnam

Egypt

Sweden

Nepal

Morocco

Madagascar

Wallpaper

Sometimes you feel like….

fyeahanatomy:

I Lobe You Card by BlueSpecsStudio
npr:

"Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat" via Alexander McCall
Image: Meredith Rizzo/NPR

As a vegan, I have no plans of eating these, however…as an environmentalist, I am excited at the prospect of a protein source for carnivores with a minimal carbon footprint.  They are still a bit pricey at almost 3 bucks per bar but that might change once more food manufacturers jump on the insect band wagon.  Ok bug lovers, let me know how they taste.

npr:

"Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat" via Alexander McCall

Image: Meredith Rizzo/NPR

As a vegan, I have no plans of eating these, however…as an environmentalist, I am excited at the prospect of a protein source for carnivores with a minimal carbon footprint.  They are still a bit pricey at almost 3 bucks per bar but that might change once more food manufacturers jump on the insect band wagon.  Ok bug lovers, let me know how they taste.

Consider.

I have been in a relationship for two years out of the last twenty-two.  Typically I date someone briefly over one of the months in summer.  It seems to be an annual occurrence that ends faster than the season.  Each time, my hopes of finding a soulmate wither like the leaves in Autumn.  The disappointment overwhelming.  

So many years alone does something to a person.  One becomes a bit less tolerant.  Life’s responsibilities become a bit heavier on the shoulders and space more difficult to navigate.  Too many years alone means smiling sometimes hurts and the sound of my own laughter foreign.  

Doesn’t it make one stronger?  Yes and no.  Tougher on the outside but oh so fragile inside…  

Next time you encounter someone who is difficult to understand, reserved or closed off, consider the situations.  Perhaps life has simply led them into involuntary solitude.  

Robin Williams…I grew up watching you and admiring you.  Your antics always brought out my smile; a smile that can be difficult to find.  May you find peace.  The world will miss you always.  

Robin Williams…I grew up watching you and admiring you.  Your antics always brought out my smile; a smile that can be difficult to find.  May you find peace.  The world will miss you always.  

sciencefriday:

Why do musical memories linger long after other memories have faded? That question is at the heart of a new documentary, Alive Inside, which looks at the effects of music on people living with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias.

(via publicradiointernational)

This explains so many things…sigh.  

"Alone" by Lautrec 

"Alone" by Lautrec 

A world in turmoil…

What a week it has been in the world; a commercial airliner shot down, an accidental casualty in the Ukrainian civil war, hundreds more dead in Palestine in an ongoing fight for holy land and advancements in the most dangerous Jihadist group to gain power in Syria and Iraq.  In addition to international conflicts came the ire of Mother Nature with droughts in the American West, a typhoon in the Philippines and China, soot melting snow in Greenland and hailstorms in Russia.  Politically, Obamacare is once again under question, child immigrant/refuges are met with hostility instead of aid while local police accidentally strangle an unarmed man to death for selling untaxed cigarettes.  

Ugh, It is enough to make me run from the news and collapse into the comfort of unplugged solitude.  

This is the view from the upcoming Battery Dance, Dancing to Connect performance Saturday.  It will be at the gorgeous Fort Wadsworth land preserve on Staten Island.  The view and the performance are free ;)  6:30 pm

This is the view from the upcoming Battery Dance, Dancing to Connect performance Saturday.  It will be at the gorgeous Fort Wadsworth land preserve on Staten Island.  The view and the performance are free ;)  6:30 pm

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

Even Burt likes to dance…or is that Ernie? 

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

Even Burt likes to dance…or is that Ernie? 

I’ve been many different colors…so I am speaking from experience;)

I’ve been many different colors…so I am speaking from experience;)