The Most Tragic First World Problems Of 2013 – according to Twitter




The Most Tragic First World Problems Of 2013


Original, Published on Dec 23, 2013


A heart has problems which the mind cannot understand.









Hitler’s Secret Archive

German atrocities. Germany, Poland & Czechoslo...

German atrocities. Germany, Poland & Czechoslovakia, 1945 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A CBS 60 Minutes News Report

from June 25, 2007 4:39 AM

In Full: Scott Pelley brings three Holocaust survivors to examine a recently-opened archive of Nazi atrocities. The records were kept secret for decades.

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Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation

Paul Lawrence Dunbar School in Fort Myers, Flo...

Paul Lawrence Dunbar School in Fort Myers, Florida, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve just learned that a musician friend of mine has had a stroke. Just before I propose a suitable Requiem, and a charity I recommend:

Canadian Heart and Stroke FoundationFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediadietitians have reviewed and approved all of these heart-healthy recipes, which are higher in fibre and lower in saturated fat, cholesterol and salt.

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The Beautiful Vimeo Video: AWAKEN in Zhgebt from

A visual ode to the beaches and wildlife of Fort Myers and Sanibel.

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Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Dylan Thomas reciting his villanelle ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

~ Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion”, the “play for voices”, Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.

Eli Jenkins’ Prayer … the rough edit!
Words by Dylan Thomas from ‘Under Milk Wood’ and a fantastic arrangement by The Crook Family. Welsh music is in rude health. These guys are one of the best of best Welsh bands. BBC Radio Wales.

~ Arrangement by The Crook Family – Uploaded on Oct 6, 2008

Living In A Shadowland and Rewilding

mini-Canon - July 2, 2008 100“Large animals change there ecosystems; they change the physical attributes of the planet. When those great animals disappear, what we are left with is not just part of an ecosystem with a few of those large animals missing. We are left with somethings completely different. It is the the burnt out shell of that ecosystem. There is almost nothing of the dynamic interactions of its amazing trophic relationships left. We live in a shadowland: a dimmed and flattened relic of what there once was. And, what there could be again.

Rewilding is the mass restoration of ecosystems. It gives us the opportunity to restore, not just much of the magnificent wildlife that we have lost on earth, but much of the wonder and delight and joy and excitement and enchantment that we have lost from our own lives…it is a positive vision that gives us the possibility that our silent spring could be replaced by a raucous, boisterous and disorderly summer.” ~ paraphrasing from the lecture given by Britain’s George Manbiot

A New Future for Nature – Britain’s George Monbiot

Published on Sep 11, 2013

George Monbiot explores a new positive environmentalism, which shows how damaged ecosystems can be restored, and how this restoration can revitalize and enrich our lives.

To find out more about this talk, visit the event page on the RSA website:

The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organization committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.

Celebrities Who Died Young and LeAnn Rimes singing Amazing Grace (Lyrics on Screen)


Uploaded on Apr 25, 2009

Celebrities who died young (actors, actresses, singers, artists, entertainers, rappers, models, etcetera). Hank Williams, James Dean, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Brandon Lee, Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, Jonathan Brandis, River Phoenix, Tupac Shakur, Aaliyah, and so many more not included: Rudolph Valentino, Ritchie Valens, Sam Cooke, Dorothy Stratten, Dominique Dunne, Karen Carpenter, Jon-Erik Hexum, Samantha Smith, Gia Carangi, Heather O’Rourke, Judith Barsi, Andy Gibb, Rebecca Schaeffer, Brandon Lee, River Phoenix, Kurt Cobain, Shannon “Savannah” Wilsey, Selena Perez , Krissy Taylor, JonBenét Ramsey, Tupac Shakur, “Lady” Diana, Princess of Wales, Dana Plato, David Strickland , Aaliyah Houghton, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Jonathan Brandis, Brad Renfro, Heath Ledger, Lucy Gordon and many, many more.
Music: Forever Young by Alphaville

Amazing Grace – LeAnn Rimes (Lyrics on Screen)

Published on Oct 5, 2012

Album: “You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs”

Get Attention and Advance Your Career

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This Is How You Get Attention by Bruce Kasanoff on Aug 28, 2013

A slide show (> click arrow to advance to next slide; to go back <)

It is better to be an expert than say you are one. Images by Kris Klop: Created by Bruce Kasanoff:

This came in over one of my RSS feeds this weekend. It requires that you advance to each of the next slides by clicking on the arrow in the bottom centre.

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