October 10, 2017

I demolish the bridges behind me… Then there is no choice but to move forward.

-Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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September 27, 2017

Google is my best friend and my worst enemy. It’s fabulous for research, but then it becomes addictive. I’ll have a character eating an orange, and next thing I’m Googling types of oranges, I’m visiting chat rooms about oranges, I’m learning the history of the orange.

-Liane Moriarty

Happy 19th birthday Google! Here’s to another 19 years of the addicting search for the questions that haunt the human mind.

Happy birthday Joe Strummer

Happy 65th birthday John Graham Mellor (aka Joe Strummer). Even though you are no longer with us (15 years!!!! 😦 ), that doesn’t mean we can’t stop celebrating you and your musical talent.

All around the world, folks are celebrating the great frontman’s life. Here are a couple articles from different corners of our globe for your recommendation:

Rolling Stone Italia (Italy) – “Joe Strummer, l’ultima intervista”

Concierto (Chile) – “21 de agosto: Recordamos el nacimiento de Joe Strummer”

Champion (England) – “Town to hold first Strummer Jam Festival”

Irish Examiner (Ireland) – “Remembering Joe Strummer’s early visits to Ireland”

WROR (Boston, MA, USA) – “A Tribute To The Only Frontman Who Matters”

Youtube – “The Clash – Police and Thieves (Live in Munich 1977)”

Zelly & Ol’ Hem’s (Austin, TX, USA) – “Poetry Games: The Clash”

Help honor and celebrate Strummer’s life by checking out The Joe Strummer Foundation and donating to help support musicians.

 

July 4, 2017 – Happy Birthday America!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.

-Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776

April 21, 2017

Happy 2,770th birthday Rome! April 21, 753 BC is considered the traditional date Remus and Romulus founded the beautiful city. So to celebrate, enjoy this quote about the dreamy city of Roma.

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.

-Giootto di Bondone, Renaissance painter

Baroncelli Chapel - Giotto
Baroncelli Chapel