Thursday, December 15, 2011

Round Up

NTSB-I applaud you, but how is this going to be policed? The same inept way littering is policed I suppose.

The Wall of the Dead-a memorial to fallen naturalists.

Very cool speech accent archive.

A lost Jane Austen portrait has been discovered.

Drum Roll please.....Introducing the 2011 National Toy Hall of Fame inductees.

Sheepherders of Northern Nevada and arborglyphs-this is fascinating. Normally I loathe when people do things to trees. I hate when people staple notices and election paraphernalia to trees because I feel it damages the trees. I wonder why the sheepherders doing it doesn't get my back up too. Hmmm!!!

Also, why does it take the folks who plaster trees, green spaces and telephone poles with their annoying forms of communique so long to retrieve those notices that then end up as litter that nobody does anything about? Sorry, I got off on a tagent.

I saw this Don't Break the Ice game the other day. Brought back a lot of memories.

I love these Mercury Glass owls .

Snow in a Can.

Tutorial for simple paper stars. (I'll let you know just how simple they are )

Great story about a town in England that is becoming a garden.

There seems to be some controversy over exactly what is the smallest library, or here.

Love this Etsy store-Kilted Woman . Crazy about anything Scottish (don't fret Scandinavia-I'm still ga ga over you as well).

This is a wonderful project-Library as Incubator.

Did you know the Steuben Company closed its only remaining factory-so sad.

NPR's Best Books of 2011 list.

This is my last post for 2011. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday. May your days be merry and bright...

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, December 02, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Ruth Stone and Anne McCaffrey.

Barney Frank you will be missed!!

Increase your intellect by watching Khan Academy videos.

Very cute interactive advent calendar from the German Embassy.

There are so many helpful programs that most of us don't know about. In researching different program s for my family I came across the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV).

People always complain about wallpaper, but I actually like it. I don't have any in my house anymore (we removed the horride design that was in one of the bathrooms). I believe that when people think of wallpaper they think of granny wallpaper. You know, big cabbage roses, prancing geese, etc. I love the wallpaper at Grow House Grow.

Still seem to have a lot of plastic grocery bags? Why not roll them so they come out like wipes? Hmmm.....

My favorite periodic table of elements in pictures. And speaking of elements 2 new ones are about to be added.

Two books: A. finished this book a couple of weeks ago and can't stop talking about it, Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers (Portfolio (Penguin)Hardcover)by Eileen Shultz. He also just finished The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions (Africa Now-Zed Books) by Fantu Cheru.

Scabs Bandages.

HistoryPin-love this, love this, love this.

In praise of librarians and archivists (how nice).

Interesting article on sounds that have disappeared.

Award-winning biographer Stacy Schiff picks her favorite biographies.

Top 10 literary cities according to National Geographic.

That's all for this week folks.

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." ~Andrew Wyeth