iPoetry 6: What*

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*Songs in my iTunes library with What:what

Whatever You Want To Haunt You
What‘s Wrong
What‘s New Pussycat?
What‘s In It For?
What‘s Golden
What‘s Going On
What‘s Cooking?
What‘s A Girl To Do?
What‘ll I Do?
What You Won’t Do for Love
What You Want
What you waiting for?
What You Know
What You Doin’
What We Talk About
What we hear, what they don’t hear
What Tomorrow Brings
What the Rain Will Bring
What Part of Me
What Now My Love?
What Makes You Think You’re The One
What Love
What It’s For
What It Is About Men
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What Is This Thing Called Love ?
What If
What If
What I Want
What Do You Want?
What Difference Does it Make?
What Comes Around
What Are You Waiting For
What Am I Gonna Do With Myself
What A Way To Spend A Day
What a Little Moonlight Can do

Interesting Ladies 12: The Dahomey Amazons

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves – William Shakespeare

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“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos146096486081060077014609648607087555221460964860251666754 14609648613512617621460964861180785730 1460964862881701954 14609648632002424981460964860909865026 14609648632307960981460964861530400834Cool fact: The Apollo astronauts were sent to the moon with modified Hasselblad cameras strapped to their chests.


Cool Dude 1

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When I came across this picture, my mind was blown; how much awesomeness can one man posses? Larger than life he has inspired a new category on this blog.

Arctic explorer, author, journalist, anthropologist, Peter Freuchen (1886 – 1957) is the real deal and some of his adventures simply sound fantastical: When caught under several feet of snow he dug himself out by crafting a chisel from his own poo (a native technique). He married an Inuit women (the first of three wives), amputated his own frostbite toes with shears and a hammer, worked on a Arctic movie script for MGM and acted in it as well, befriended Jean Harlow and Mea West while in Hollywood, he was politically active, fiercely anti-Nazi, joined the Danish underground during WWII, survived a German death sentence and a train wreck in Russia and has written several novels. Read More

Quote for Today

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“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.

–  Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Song for today: Feist – The Limit To Your Love

Tactile & Tasty

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Jessica Dance is a London based art-director, model-maker & prop-stylist. Her specialty is creating handmade objects and sets for a wide variety of projects. For this series she used a domestic knitting machine to create a tasty tactile menu. The photographs are by David Sykes.

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Song for today: Amadou & Miriam – Sénégal Fast Food