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Wonder Wednesday

January 2, 2019

Some catchy music with crazy coordination and delightful fun!

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Philosophy Tuesday

January 1, 2019

You are whole and complete

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You always have been

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And you always will be

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You may not experience it

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And you may sometimes take actions that don’t reflect it

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But it doesn’t change the truth of who and what you are

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There are just barriers to your experiencing it

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Welcome to the New Year

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Whole and Complete

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Gaming Thursday

December 20, 2018

D&D humour!  (and a great pun to boot!)

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Wonder Wednesday

December 19, 2018

The old, short lived, and long removed Disney Fort Wilderness Railroad!

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Philosophy Tuesday

December 18, 2018

Delivered tonight in comic form from Abstruse Goose… all about looking good, avoiding looking bad, and the constructs that surround and trap us:

(Want more dancing?  Follow here…)

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Architecture Monday

December 17, 2018

Wow, check out this wicked pizzeria from Matera, Italy.  Above a fast-flowing river that has cut a canyon deep into the surrounding landscape, the natural caves in this region have been used for shelter for thousands of years, developing into a city where many buildings hug the cliff face and extend deep into the rock.  There, human intervention merges seamlessly with the natural beauty of the caves, and this pizzeria is no exception.

There’s something lovely about the rock itself, wonderfully smooth and light in colour.  Lofting high overhead, it comfortably envelops and feels very much down to earth (pun most decidedly intended).

But it’s those moments where the undressed rock meets clearly worked stone, or when it meets plaster, steel, and glass, where the magic really happens.  And there are a plethora of those moments throughout.  That masonry pointed arch, or the embedded glass forming the entry way (further enhanced by the rusting steel), or the pure smooth white plaster that dissolves into the rock… punctuated by slender and elegant metal armatures and lights.

As can be expected for a cavern, it’s a delightfully complex floor plan, further leading to feeling both intriguing and yet decidedly snug.

I love those stairs, heading upward to a ‘private cave’!  Or the wine rack, comfortably nestled into a natural niche.

I totally dig it (yes, another intended pun!).  In my next travels to Italy I need to stop by this region and see all the great architecture that uses the best of its context like this.

Oi Marì by Manca Studio

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Wonder Wednesday

December 12, 2018

Dino curling!

Hilarious take on a delightful Canadian winter passtime by WOON