I was wondering why this moved me so much. And then it occurred to me: Their smiles. Their trust. Their courage. There is a bit of pity on my part, I have to admit that. However, it is a testament to the human spirit that people get on with their lives in spite of what […]
Dr Amit Goswami, a quantum physicist, discusses spiritual searching, consciousness, ego, free will… The whole shebang.
A commenter to this movie on YouTube wished hawks were like dogs so you could pet them when they do stuff like this. That’s what I was thinking! Birds of prey are both so beautiful and so graceful. Just how graceful is shown in this BBC video. I’m also fascinated by how feathers move in […]
35 years ago I saw “Rocky” for the second and last time—until now. I am surprised at how much I’ve forgotten about the movie, and what I did remember no longer matters. So many icons came out of this movie: The trumpet fanfare of the theme song, the personal triumph run up the front steps […]
A scene from work: My boss comes over to talk to me, and I am typing something, and continue to do so as I look up at him to answer him. He stares in horrified fascination at my fingers accurately producing words on the screen without me looking, and finally can’t stand it any more […]
Black and white and grainy video is very forgiving. Now I know how Rolf Harris did it, but as a child, I was completely baffled by how he got that third leg to act like, well, a third leg. In spite of knowing the secret now, I must say that this bit still makes me […]
I own the extended DVD set of “What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?”, also known as “Down the Rabbit Hole”. I can’t remember now how my browsing the internet today started, but I ended up learning a lot about the science in “What the Bleep”: It’s terribly inaccurate. There are other inaccuracies or downright errors, […]
If you’re my age *cough*, enjoy this spoof of Beyoncé’s hit. Don’t be mad when you see your skin don’t fit. LOL!
Well, sort of. I wasn’t actually there. But on the top of Mauna Kea is where Tom works and where he takes so many of his gorgeous pictures of the sunset. I have now learned that he has been goofing off (according to the gentleman on this video) when doing that. He should have been […]
I’m not the romantic kind. My version of romance doesn’t involve notes, flowers, boxes of candy or trinkets because that’s just not exciting enough for me (of course, it does depend on what you put in the note 😉 ). Laughing or crying together over a shared memory or adventure is much more my style, […]
This brilliant film is making the rounds. I found mine over at A Pacific View. Here’s the comment I left there after seeing this video: Absolutely stunning video! Finally one that clearly gave me an idea of scale. Especially going back home. If any aliens are visiting us, it must be purely by accident, because […]
Hah! I’ll bet my blog post title made you take a second look! But I woudn’t give up sex. No, it’s the title of the song embedded below. In connection with the release this week of a rock-and-roll encyclopedia covering the last 50 years of music in Bergen (Bergen actually headed the rock-and-roll revolution in […]
I first saw a computer in the 1970’s and my first job out of high school was for a manufacturer of so-called mini-machines: The size of a washing machine, with storage and memory measured in kilobytes, not megabytes, and running BASIC. Barely 10 years later, I was an expert with WordPerfect on an IBM PC, […]
After Protege turned me on to Anggun via the hauntingly beautiful “Snow on the Sahara”, I decided it was time for payback. Oddly, both Protege and I felt lost during the 90’s musically, but there were gems then, too. “All I Need” (from Air’s album “Moon Safari”) is from the same year as Anggun’s song […]
I was tagged on Facebook. Since I prefer blogs to notes in Facebook (where a complete stranger who isn’t my friend (hmm) can’t read me), the movie tag is posted here. Rules are: Don’t think, just write down 15 movies that left a lasting impression on you. If you want, tag 15 people. In no […]
The Norwegian national tourist board has as its slogan “Norway. Powered by nature.” It’s an apt slogan. Most of what makes Norway rich is due to natural resources, including fish and petroleum. Most of what makes Norway worth seeing is not what the humans have done, but where they have done it. It seems to […]