Bedside Table: July 17, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I picked this one up because I saw it on a Bookbub list of favourite audio books. It’s a retelling of Cinderella with the title character a cyborg mechanic. I’ve only just started, so not much to...

Video: How Art Arrived at Jackson Polladk

My brother Franklin is a fine arts artist, but even so art isn’t something I know a huge amount about. So I enjoy this sort of survey video that helps put art in context and shows how things went from X to Y. In this case, Nerdwriter goes from Manet to Pollock....

Bedside Table: July 7, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I read this years ago, and it is often cited by people as one of their favourite Pratchett books, so I thought I’d give it a go again. Last book finished: Becoming by Michelle Obama. I think...

Videos: Two slow-motion videos of animals

These videos are ours, one from me and one from my wife, Billie, of animals here at our animal sanctuary, A Place of Peace. The first one I shot yesterday. I caught some cockatoos and galahs flying off, filming in slow motion. Besides looking cool, watch the video...

Eight Things That Caught My Eye

I wanted to share with you eight things that caught my eye recently. I hope they catch yours as well.  It seems that ‘ji32k7au4a83’ is a remarkably common password. Norwegians use “Texas” as slang for “crazy.” This tickled my fancy,...