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is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?

Marcus Aurelius on getting out of bed to create order in the world

The Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius writes on how to begin each day for optimal sanity and the key to living fully. Brainpickings.org hand-picked out some of Aurelius’ quotes. (They do such a great job quoting and summarizing inspiring works of literature.) Here are some his quotes that stood out to me At …

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This cow has been tipped 2,162 times

[Disclaimer: First let me say that cow tipping is not a nice thing to do. It’s pretty much impossible to tip a cow. They are very squarely built.] In the virtual world of the world wide web, a page exists where you can tip over a tiny little cow gif. Go to: angelfire.com/oh/cow123/tip.html and click …

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Trumpet Fanfare playlist by semperpraesidio on Spotify

Trumpet fanfare for reprise of spoken words

Whenever you say something awesome over instant message, share this Spotify playlist with the recipient of your incredible words: Trumpet Fanfares. HEY WHY STOP THERE? CAN THE APPLE WATCH HAVE A DEDICATED PLAY A SPECIFIC SONG BUTTON? When you say something incredible, you just hit that button, and boom. TRUMPET FANFARE LIVE IN PERSON. And …

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Canadian Stamp News used one of my photos for an article about the Christmas Philatelic Club

Do you love stamps? And do you love Christmas? Then you might enjoy how the Canadian Stamp News nabbed one of my photos for an article about the Christmas Philatelic Club. Normally, I’m not a huge fan when websites just grab my images and use them without asking. But since I love both stamps and …

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Antarctica looks like a lotus flower

Seeing these two posts next to each other on my blog draws a connection between the shape of Antarctica and the shape of a lotus flower. If these two images look rather similar, what would a reverse image search for the lotus flower turn up? One map in particular matches up pretty nicely from historytoday.com …

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Fun with leopards and servals Open Access images

This serval wild cat’s coat is like a work of art in of itself. Maybe an abstract work of art. Connect the dots! It’s just amazing how many open access images are available. Like this leopard by the same artist: I’ve love to take a really big lawn and mow that leopard into it.