The Guardian (UK) has an entertaining graphic presentation of the year in review. You can find it here.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”Albert Einstein This holiday season, consider these two TED Talks and add your name today to the Charter for Compassion.
A winter storm has blanketed the east coast with snow. This morning, in places like Washington, D.C., which is not accustomed to snow many inches deep, people are trying to figure out how to get around. I hope they will find a moment to take in the beauty. I paused this morning to take in the sunrise on the frozen lake in our small town.“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” Henry David Thoreau
Here is an amazing mind map prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff for our new surge in Afghanistan. Now I see how we are going to be able to begin withdrawing troops in 18 months . . . I think. Richard Engle of NBC News tries to explain, here.
Traverse City-based artist, Eric Daigh, who took place in ArtPrize 2009, was featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning. Here is the story: