Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Two Minutes of Rambling Wisdom by Judd Apatow
When I was in high school there were 500 people in my graduating class. Out of those 500 people I had two best friends and five other real friends. So I had a true connection with seven people and did not have a true connection with 493 people. Now I create stories and hope that 500 out of 500 people will appreciate the work. That is impossible. I don’t love most things I see or listen to, why should they? The truth is I should be happy with seven people being touched or amused by my work. I think it is okay to accept the fact that most people won’t get you. We don’t need to like each other so much. We need to be kind and respect each other. Every day I live by only one rule, be a good guy. I am proud of the fact that for the most part I have tried to make the world a better place in small and large ways. I am even more proud of the fact that for the most part I have not ruined the world. I haven’t committed any acts of extreme violence. I don’t litter. I don’t hunt endangered species for sport. I support politicians who appear to want to make the lives of the less fortunate better and who are concerned about our environment. Most of them still make it worse a fair amount of the time, but they are giving it their best shot. I think that is all we can do—give it our best shot. Don’t be a jerk. Try to love everyone. Give more than you take. And do it despite the fact that you only really like about seven out of 500 people. Being cool to the other 493 people is a great thing to do because you want those same 493 people to not give you a hard time when you run into them while ordering your burrito at Chipotle or on an airplane or during an international conflict or just a potential road rage incident. Life will be better for all of us if we want all 500 to be happy.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
How Charles Eames Proposed to Ray Eames: His Disarming 1941 Handwritten Love Letter
by Maria Popova
A modernist fairy tale of true partnership.
Charles Eames (June 17, 1907 — August 21, 1978) — pioneer of the modernist aesthetic,endlessly quotable sage of design, rare interviewee, legendary visualizer of the scale of the universe — was also one half of one of the most celebrated couples in creative history, the architect/painter powerhouse he formed together with his wife, the painter and reconstructionist Ray Eames. And whileextraordinary love letters generally have an ineffable and enduring appeal, there’s something particularly mesmerizing about epistles exchanged by two people who are partners in every possible sense of the word and whose romantic relationship is also a creative collaboration.
Joining these ranks of love letters, like those between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, and Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin, are the Eameses, who fell in love at the legendary Cranbrook Academy and remained together until Charles’s death nearly four decades later.
In this disarming love letter — a true testament to the modernist ethos of piercing honesty, exquisite simplicity, and elegant imperfection — Charles proposes to Ray:
Dear Miss Kaiser,
I am 34 (almost) years old, singel (again) and broke. I love you very much and would like to marry you very very soon.* I cannot promise to support us very well. — but if given the chance I will shure in hell try –
*soon means very soon.
What is the size of this finger??
as soon as I get to that hospital I will write “reams” well little ones.
Ray, of course, said “yes.” Fourteen years into their marriage, the romantic spark was still very much ablaze as Ray sent Charles this charming collage of a love letter:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
"Thanks to all my dear friends and family for your kind support!" A year ago today I had hip replacement surgery. I am grateful daily for the success of the surgery and I am also so very thankful of all the family and friends that so graciously helped me in every way throughout my recovery. This is a look back on the weeks and months that followed and all the kindness that was shown to me. I am still so thankful to everyone that came to walk with me, sit and work on the jigsaw puzzles with me, brought food, flowers, sent cards and gifts and wished me a speedy full recovery. I love each and every one of you so much.
Thank you to everyone for all the love and support. I love and appreciate you all very much!
Thank you to dearest Aria who flew home to be with me during my surgery and stayed for two long nights by my side in the hospital
Thanks to my dearest best friend Mary who spent a week at my home helping me after my hospital stay.
So many thoughtful and wonderful words and kind acts of love and support throughout this healing journey. I thank the universe for my friends and family who are true blessings and gifts in my life.
Mike who cooked and cleaned and helped me daily in so many thoughtful ways especially with those very tight stockings you need to wear after surgery. Could not have done it without his help!
Seafood "Welcome Home" from the hospital meal Mike cooked.
The following too numerous to properly thank everyone individually but hoping a picture is worth a thousand words here are some of the wonderful times with friends who came and helped me, generously brought food, goodies and treats and helped me in so many ways by their company and spirited uplifting gifts of friendship and love.