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June 20, 2022

Bach: Prelude, Fugue And Allegro In E-Flat Major

Performed by Evangelina Mascardi.

Beautifully shot performance by a Baroque lute specialist, with camera angles designed to show the intricate finger work involved.

June 20, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

'I began looking around for a life style that did not require my presence.' — Kinky Friedman

When I happened on the quote up top in a 1986 Washington Post story about the Kinkster, it was as if the scales fell from my eyes.

"Yes," I thought, "that's precisely what I'm about."

It took me a long, long time to get there.

June 20, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tip of My Tongue

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From DenseDiscovery:

It's so satisfying when you finally remember a word that's been on the tip of your tongue, right?

This little tool can help with that: add part of the word, its length or even part of its meaning, and it'll spit out a list of possible matches.

See also: 

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June 20, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hong Kong Banyan Tree

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A banyan tree's root system follows the joints between bricks.

June 20, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Timer

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From the website:

Designed by Milan- and Tokyo-based architect Denis Guidone, who took inspiration from Einstein's theory of general relativity.

This hourglass has two chambers that are intentionally asymmetric — a nod to Einstein's ideas about time and space.

It is hand made from borosilicate glass using a lampworking process, melting the glass with a torch: once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements, creating ridges that are both visually pleasing and tactile.

Small style holds 5 minutes of sand; Large holds 15 minutes worth of sand.

Available in a variety of sand/glass combinations.

 Small: 6.3"H x 1.5"Ø

Large: 9.8"H x 2.6"Ø

$20-$35.

June 20, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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