- AlterNet: Orlando, Full of Grace
“Officially, Orlando Tobon is an accountant and travel agent. But the requests his visitors bring often stray far from taxes and tickets. In a country often perplexing and hostile to immigrants, Mr. Tobon has developed a reputation as a benign version of the mafia don in “The Godfather”: he seems capable of fixing almost any problem.”
- Radagast: predatory and parasitic butterflies.
Lycaenids, I presume. Note to self: read this article.
- Montreal Expo 1967 – a photoset on Flickr
These photos were found on the street in Cambridge, MA. Way cool.
- Fun Google hack with Sony Digital Cameras – Engadget
Also Canon, CASIO, Pentax, Kodak, Konica, Fuji and Nikon. Each brand stores files with a specific prefix, like “DSCnnnnn.jpg” for Sony. So you can search on that string, and see random photos from people around the world.
- blog.bioethics.net – the bioethics web log
“The new omega-3 pig is the perfect example of what is terribly wrong with American animal biotech research…” Interesting piece.
- Chuck Currie: Church of Scientology Keeps Up Attacks On Mental Health Treatment
- Language Log: Thanking
Touching and useful (see also: Seligman’s gratitude exercise).
- Edge: EUDAEMONIA, THE GOOD LIFE.
Central to Seligman’s positive psychology is “eudaemonia, the good life, which is what Thomas Jefferson and Aristotle meant by the pursuit of happiness. They did not mean smiling a lot and giggling. Aristotle talks about the pleasures of contemplation and the pleasures of good conversation. Aristotle is not talking about raw feeling, about thrills, about orgasms. Aristotle is talking about what Mike Csikszentmihalyi works on, and that is, when one has a good conversation, when one contemplates well. When one is in eudaemonia, time stops. You feel completely at home. Self-consciousness is blocked. You’re one with the music.”
- jwz – recent movies
I agree with jwz on most of the ones I’ve seen, which makes me want to see the ones I haven’t.
- c h r o m a s i a / 3 April, 2006 / coming back
The “old Kodak print” look makes this image oddly nostalgic and comforting, like a happy piece of one’s childhood.
- Adventures in Ethics and Science: Journalism, science, politics, and choosing sides.
More commentary around Mooney’s TRWoS.
- Meryl Truett Photography
Excellent plastic-lens photography.
Architectural and doco/art photography by Brian Rose.
- Black and white Photography
Rob Gardiner. Black and white. Good eye.
- Coudal Partners: Verse By Voice
“Call 703 637 9276 and recite your favorite short poem and we might use it on the site and/or send you a present too.” Via the spousal unit.