Comforting thought: Museums are ways of seeing

According to the fascinating book about preferences and tastes, ‘You May Also Like’ by Tom Vanderbilt, museums help us see the odd and remarkable in everyday objects. They also give us cues about the boundaries of art. “The fact that art is not something we see everyday is what makes it extraordinary. This is whyContinue reading “Comforting thought: Museums are ways of seeing”

Netsuke & Gashapon toys Ancient Japanese treasures and modern collectibles

Netsuke are uniquely Japanese and sublime in their beauty. They are tiny objects carved of ivory, ceramic, wood, tortoise-shell, gold or many other materials. They tell the story of the culture of Japan during the old Edo period and before. Netsuke featured fishermen and farmers, who rubbed shoulders with scholars, samurai warriors, royalty and evenContinue reading “Netsuke & Gashapon toys Ancient Japanese treasures and modern collectibles”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #77

Hello friends, this week we drink in some Buddhist philosophy, indulge in an armchair tour of a greek island at sunset, meet some unusual spirit gods deep in the forest, some smiling grass and much more. Let’s jump on the train to funkytown it’s edition #77 Creepy doll stand-ins populate an abandoned town in JapanContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #77”

Book Review: Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy

Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland Genre: Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Wisdom, Buddhism, Paganism Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ This is a book of wisdom, quotes and treasures is from writer Mary McEvoy. She has lived experience of depression and anxiety. So she understands intimately how to handle and manage the dark times of life. How to look at the darkness squarelyContinue reading “Book Review: Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #75

It’s edition #75, and witamy to this groovy, time-warping trip into the deep 70’s reverant funk music and then on to the forests of Borneo for a jungle symphony of gibbons Enjoy some spicy cauliflower along the way and play with a curious cockatoo sparring with a plastic dinosaur. Yummy cauliflower fried rice with WillContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #75”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #73

Hello pretty parrots and wide-eyed, long-lashed possums, take a trip down a dimly-lit neon alley where there’s mysterious armour, trip-hop, coral babies, wind phones, a guide to misbehaving foster dogs and much more. Spells and curses from medieval Brittany One recipe used to protect against curses required a sou coin, nine grains of salt and nine stemsContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #73”

The activist’s call to action: Believing that people are essentially good…you are compelled to act and resist

If you are an optimist about the capabilities of other people to overcome corruption, evil and injustice in this world, then this also means that you believe resistance and fighting back are worthwhile. This imposes an obligation to act. What makes us so eager to believe in our own corruption? Why does the veneer theoryContinue reading “The activist’s call to action: Believing that people are essentially good…you are compelled to act and resist”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #72

Eyeless tiny monsters of the deep with mucinous smiles greet you on this fine February morning and some robots from the future beckon you good morrow with tidings from outer space. Also a friend has made you some Turkish coffee cooked on hot sand for you to enjoy. A cat is growing before your veryContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #72”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #71

This week we approach another ‘I love lamp‘ addict (it seems they are everywhere), we discover some uplifting environmental news, rebellious jewellery, a humungous ancient crocodillian and more. Stay safe, stay sane and keep smiling muchachos… In the future, you’ll be able to carry your phone in your pocket! Massfield News Journal, 1963 Who wouldContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #71”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #70

Sometimes we all need to grow elasticated, extendable arms so that we can heartily pat ourselves on the back for a job well done on life. Here are some encouraging tidbits to do just that. It’s edition #70, I hope you cool cats are all doing well out there in digi-pixel-land. Did you know, yourContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #70”