19 9 / 2014

ideabox leaves

The August blog vacation is over, September is here, and with it comes the opening day for Branching Out, Trees as Art.  So I’ve been compiling cool tree-related links and activities for you for months now, and have a set of companion activities to my earlier post, Ideabox: Twigs.

Leaves are awesome, when you stop to think about them, and this is, quite frankly, the best time of year to think…

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17 9 / 2014

I never get tired of being impressed and surprised by my friends.  My friend and former colleague Kyle Browne is an environmental artist, and has been remarkably busy this summer, with artist residencies, a piece from which is appearing in PEM’s Art & Nature Center show opening next week, Branching Out: Trees as Art, and apparently also walking the coastline on the North Shore, reading and…

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15 9 / 2014

"We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive."

   
Thich Nhat Hanh (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: psych-facts, via goddammitstacey)

29 8 / 2014

wburartery:

It’s the final weekend to see the highly acclaimed “Turner and the Sea” exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum. For details on that, and for more arts and entertainment suggestions for those of us traveling outside Boston this weekend, here are a few ideas from wburartery's Ed Siegel.
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Aim for early morning, it’ll be less busy!

wburartery:

It’s the final weekend to see the highly acclaimed “Turner and the Sea” exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum. For details on that, and for more arts and entertainment suggestions for those of us traveling outside Boston this weekend, here are a few ideas from wburartery's Ed Siegel.

» Follow @wburartery

Aim for early morning, it’ll be less busy!

29 8 / 2014

skunkbear:

Have you heard of the mystery of the sailing stones? It’s not a Hardy Boys novel — it’s the strange phenomenon of rocks leaving zig-zagging tracks across Death Valley.

Well, they solved the mystery at last.

Image: Momatiuk - Eastcott/Corbis / Video: Jim Norris

29 8 / 2014

exploratorium:



Milky Way over Yellowstone Image Credit & Copyright: Dave Lane
The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park inWyoming, USA. Source: NASA, Astronomy Pic of the Day.

Have a bit of beauty in your Friday morning.

exploratorium:

Milky Way over Yellowstone 
Image Credit & Copyright: Dave Lane

The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park inWyomingUSA.

Source:
NASA, Astronomy Pic of the Day.

Have a bit of beauty in your Friday morning.

27 8 / 2014

the-right-writing:

the-right-writing:

Writer Beware makes posts on which publishing houses to avoid at all costs, which words to look for and which words to watch out for in contracts, and several other things that will keep you in control and knowledgeable about the publishing process.  I’d suggest reading through the website if you want to avoid getting ripped off, cheated, or scammed.

I’m just going to reblog this every so often because it’s a site that every writer needs to see.

I keep this blog on my digg reader both for updates and for reference.  Very useful!

(via agentotter)

22 8 / 2014

whitehouse:

Spread the word: The National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, and all park entrance fees will be waived!

I spent two awesome summers working at Longfellow NHS, after years growing up in and around parks thanks to my parents’ amazing travel-fu.  
(…Don’t let anyone kid you though, poly/wool pants and a laminated straw hat are *not* a comfy summer uniform!)

whitehouse:

Spread the word: The National Park Service turns 98 on Monday, and all park entrance fees will be waived!

I spent two awesome summers working at Longfellow NHS, after years growing up in and around parks thanks to my parents’ amazing travel-fu. 

(…Don’t let anyone kid you though, poly/wool pants and a laminated straw hat are *not* a comfy summer uniform!)

21 8 / 2014

jtotheizzoe:

sagansense:

scinote:

Coming soon: SciNote.org, launched by entrop-e, shychemist, and geogallery, is Tumblr’s project for promoting science education around the world.

At SciNote, we believe that science shouldn’t just be reading about the ideas of people with PhDs and Nobel Prizes. We believe that science is an active process of asking questions and finding answers.
That’s why we, at SciNote, want to hear from you. We want to ponder the interesting questions you pose and get excited with you over the cool science you see in your world.
SciNote will feature the best of the Tumblr science community, and we will compile and publish the top posts from every year in the form of a magazine available both digitally and in print. Think of SciNote magazine as the Tumblr science magazine.
We hope to celebrate our launch by featuring some of the coolest science from around Tumblr. So before we launch SciNote, we would like to collect 25 science posts and/or questions from you, including:
the most interesting science news you have come across
questions you’ve always wanted to ask
fascinating facts that you’ve learned
pictures of nature and/or science that you’ve taken
cool research that you’ve participated in
any other science-related thing you’d like to tell us!

So please:
Submit posts or ask questions to be featured on our blog and for an opportunity to be published in SciNote magazine.
Follow our blog at SciNote.org.
Read more about our project here.
If you’re interested, apply to join our staff here.
Reblog this post so that we can collect 25 posts and launch our project as soon as possible!
Thank you all and happy science!


I am so ridiculous excited about this. SciNote and SciNote mag have the ability to truly broadcast our collective Tumblr Science Side Community efforts out into the world in a way no other social media network has ever done. Signal boost this and let’s gooooo….

Well then, here’s a very interesting thing that I will be keeping an eye on and that you should keep an eye on too.

This has the potential to be really cool.

jtotheizzoe:

sagansense:

scinote:

Coming soon: SciNote.org, launched by entrop-e, shychemist, and geogallery, is Tumblr’s project for promoting science education around the world.

At SciNote, we believe that science shouldn’t just be reading about the ideas of people with PhDs and Nobel Prizes. We believe that science is an active process of asking questions and finding answers.

That’s why we, at SciNote, want to hear from you. We want to ponder the interesting questions you pose and get excited with you over the cool science you see in your world.

SciNote will feature the best of the Tumblr science community, and we will compile and publish the top posts from every year in the form of a magazine available both digitally and in print. Think of SciNote magazine as the Tumblr science magazine.

We hope to celebrate our launch by featuring some of the coolest science from around Tumblr. So before we launch SciNote, we would like to collect 25 science posts and/or questions from you, including:

  • the most interesting science news you have come across
  • questions you’ve always wanted to ask
  • fascinating facts that you’ve learned
  • pictures of nature and/or science that you’ve taken
  • cool research that you’ve participated in
  • any other science-related thing you’d like to tell us!

So please:

  1. Submit posts or ask questions to be featured on our blog and for an opportunity to be published in SciNote magazine.
  2. Follow our blog at SciNote.org.
  3. Read more about our project here.
  4. If you’re interested, apply to join our staff here.
  5. Reblog this post so that we can collect 25 posts and launch our project as soon as possible!

Thank you all and happy science!

image

I am so ridiculous excited about this. SciNote and SciNote mag have the ability to truly broadcast our collective Tumblr Science Side Community efforts out into the world in a way no other social media network has ever done. Signal boost this and let’s gooooo….

Well then, here’s a very interesting thing that I will be keeping an eye on and that you should keep an eye on too.

This has the potential to be really cool.

18 8 / 2014

ebookfriendly:

When I read a good book, I wish my life were three thousand years long. –Ralph Waldo Emerson http://ebks.to/1orLrDN

ebookfriendly:

When I read a good book, I wish my life were three thousand years long. –Ralph Waldo Emerson http://ebks.to/1orLrDN

(via bibliophilefiles)

13 8 / 2014

minervarising:

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Use your notebook as a canvas today. Craft a picture that is “felt rather than seen.”

                                   image

What a lovely idea!

02 8 / 2014

"He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted. This is a special kind of longing. The boy reading the fairy-tale desires and is happy in the very fact of desiring."

C.S. Lewis (via petrarchan)

I really love this.  I think it’s true about all stories, and the empathy they can generate for people and the world we live in.  Plus, of course, one has to be looking, at least a little, for the magic, or one overlooks it entirely—in woods, in books, in museums, anywhere.

(via bibliophilefiles)

01 8 / 2014

I had a roommate once tell me he imagined that the inside of my brain was “towers of filing cabinets tended by elves on rollercoasters.”  What does the inside of your head look like?

I had a roommate once tell me he imagined that the inside of my brain was “towers of filing cabinets tended by elves on rollercoasters.”  What does the inside of your head look like?

(Source: la-beaute-convulsive, via heracliteanfire)

01 8 / 2014

I love the way a single word can encapsulate such a big idea.  (Small wonder English steals so many terms from other languages that seem to be better at it!)

(Source: buzzfeed, via arcadiafalls)

01 8 / 2014

anhguahs:

I can’t stop reading Jane Austen books

Why would you even try?

anhguahs:

I can’t stop reading Jane Austen books

Why would you even try?

(via fuckyeahjaneausten)