Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth 1917 - 2009, rest in peace

Full coverage of the death today of this wonderful American artist: The Washington Post. Be sure to watch the slide show.

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Andrew Wyeth Winter Quote . . .

Andrew Wyeth ~ Pennsylvania Landscape ~ 1942
Tempera on panel 35" x 47"
(click photo to enlarge)

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Dear Sir President: Children advise and draw Obama . . .

Letters to Obama from a wonderful article in The New York Times.

Slideshow with 14 portraits.

Nutritional advice too.

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 4 . . .

This is my favorite page in the entire book.

...To be continued...

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2008 Weblog Award Winners | Best Blogs in 48 Categories . . .

The votes have all been counted.

Based on 933,022 votes cast in 48 categories
over seven days of voting in early January 2009.

Here are the winners of the of
The 2008 Weblog Awards


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Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Prado Museum's Masterpieces on Google Earth [Video] . . .

The Prado Museum's Masterpieces
in ultra high resolution via Google Earth.

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Tina Fey is the realest woman on the planet . . .

I have always loved the way Tina Fey chose to depict herself in this ad for American Express. What a mess! Somehow I don't think this was staged at all, do you? It is so real and so refreshing. Who says you have to be compulsively neat to be successful?

Be on the lookout for her at Costco.

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 3 . . .

...To be continued...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Do want this antique folk art rug . . .

Folky hooked rug ~ 30" x 36" ~ 20th Century

"HASTE YE BACK" ~ This would be perfect hanging on a wall in my home. Offered at Sotheby's New York Americana Auction January 23-24, 2009. Estimated to sell in the $5,000-$7,000 range. Let me know if you buy it!


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Now this is one GREAT video | The Juiced Carrots . . .

The Juiced Carrots from Carrotkid on Vimeo.

How did he make this awesome video about preparing carrot juice? It's very creative and entertaining!

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 2 . . .

...To be continued...

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 1 . . .

Life's Little Instruction Book
511 Reminders for a
Happy and Rewarding Life

I thought it would be fun to scan this entire book, page by page. It's one of my favorites. The author, H. Jackson Brown, Jr. typed these observations and words of counsel for his son to take off to college. The hand-made book quickly circulated and was published in 1991. I often pick up this small volume and it never fails to inspire me. Enjoy.

...To be continued...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Preparations in Washington for Obama's Inauguration . . .

One week and counting. The seating area for the presidential inauguration on the West side of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, in Washington, D.C. AFP/ Getty Images / Karen Bleier

An invitation for the Inauguration of Barack Obama is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12. AP / Susan Walsh

Buttons of Michelle Obama are for sale with US President-elect Barack Obama inauguration memorabilia at the Presidential Inaugural Committee store Jan. 12, in Washington, D.C. AFP/ Getty Images / Jim Watson

See many more images at my new favorite photo news site: The Frame

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Bernie Madoff cartoon . . .

I am still in shock that this man is not in jail.


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