Category Archives: aesthetica

Pretties

This was so dead right that I cried.

Both the single best TED talk I've ever seen, and one of the best *things* I've ever seen, period. I want to live in a world where everyone has watched this.  

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Apropos of Everything

Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness; You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs, And sweeter to my heart than all worldglory. Defeat, my Defeat, my self-knowledge and my defiance, Through you I know that I am … Continue reading

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And now a break for beautiful

These layer-lapse videos are pretty impressive!  I'm so glad that Boston got one early, because… …HOLY CRAP I live in a beautiful place!  ::so proud:: Now, go find something beautiful in your own town to admire — and leave me … Continue reading

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The Big Fight

I feel like September's adaptation is shaping up to become a biiiiiig fight.  And maybe not one I can win!  Look at these "gotchas" that might interfere with my own adaptation: unexpectedly (I just found out), I'm moving to a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Fruit Politic

Hey all!  A friend of mine wrote this for me, and I thought it was all the best kinds of educational and beautiful, and so I asked him if I could share it with you all.  Thank you, Aatish! THE … Continue reading

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Realizing how big a tree is

One of my favorite perception shifts in this life comes from suddenly realizing how big a tree is. You're walking along, idly thinking or just perceptively assuming that you're passing these giant sticks with branches and big umbrella-tops with leaves, … Continue reading

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Dare you: Got a mnemonic that beats ASS COP NEED?

Mnemonics are supposed to be freaky and strange, ok?  They stick better that way! I can now type "Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio" without having to look it up, and as it's the name of one of my favorite … Continue reading

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