The Labyrinthine

February 20, 2011

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Stephen Amidon wrote the book — which traces the story of the human heart through the world of science, history, culture and our bodies — with his brother, Thomas, a practicing cardiologist in Montana and a former medical director of The Hope Heart Institute.

Pump On: A ‘Sublime’ Biography Of The Human Heart



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Edward Gorey

The life of Edward Gorey told by an old friend


February 14, 2011

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LET US assume that we impose a moratorium on standardized testing for a five-year period. What might we pay attention to in schools in order to say that a school is doing well? If it is not higher test scores that we are looking for, what is it? Let me suggest the kind of data we might seek by raising some questions that might guide our search.

What kinds of problems and activities do students engage in? What kind of thinking do these activities invite? Are students encouraged to wonder and to raise questions about what they have studied? Perhaps we should be less concerned with whether they can answer our questions than with whether they can ask their own. The most significant intellectual achievement is not so much in problem solving, but in question posing. What if we took that idea seriously and concluded units of study by looking for the sorts of questions that youngsters are able to raise as a result of being immersed in a domain of study? What would that practice teach youngsters about inquiry?

-Elliott Eisner

Best thing I’ve read today so far…(now back to research).

January 31, 2011

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Don’t you just love this show?

January 26, 2011

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Mali by Drew Echberg

Reminds of one of the facets for which i fell in love with photography – documenting fascinating doors and portals, for the sheer love of colors and contrast of simple construction and my sensory reaction toward them.

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Sweety Bird Pumps (and more)  by Irregular Choice

As several people have pointed out, these are “so me.”  The only problem are those heels, however small they be.  Can’t stand on them for the life of me :(  I might just buy them for my wedding though…or not.  I had my heart set on some funky flats (red of course!).

January 22, 2011


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Planning a wedding with a man boy/child is not only frustrating, it’s impossible.  I think I’m going to end up with a very sweet and short one at the court.  At this rate, even that’s expecting much.

January 21, 2011

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[via Matt Bors]


Haha,  I absolutely adore the one on Twilight!

January 19, 2011

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chronicles of a narcissist

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X: So I’ve been thinking about wedding favors

Y: aha

X: I think we should make something.  Since we will be pretty much doing most everything as DIY projects, I thought perhaps we can make something and I can box it.

Y: like what?

X: I don’t know, maybe some chocolate covered pretzels or cookies…

Y: So you really meant I would be making something and YOU would be boxing it.

X: Hey, I box pretty!  And so it’ll still be a collaboration.

Y: mhmm.

Y: I have another idea.

Y: You can take some nude pictures of me and we’d put it in a favor bag, and there will be only one thing written on it.

X: aha. And whats that?

Y: You’re welcome. *laughs*

X: *sigh*

Y: What? You don’t like my idea?

X: No, I was just thinking that all your ideas seem to revolve around one thing.  You.  You said I should start my felt projects by felting your whole face for the first try out.  Then when I make the coasters, I should put your nude in that one too.  Then you keep suggesting that I paint you in that canvas that I’ve been saving.

Y: Yeah.  You should do it.

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