Monthly Archives: January 2017

Afternoon Art Break

“The Sphinx”
Gustave Moreau (1864)


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Music Monday

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Evening Art Break

“Saint Joseph the Carpenter”
Georges de la Tour (c. 1642)


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Your Morning Cup of Links

Less can be more: On the merits of simple museum displays

What a beautiful person


500 years of Bosch

Pity the writer at Christmas?

The birth of The Stranger and its subsequent popularity


No, she hasn’t. I’m delighted this child likes to read so much but let’s stop pretending “Clifford the Red Dog” is a real book like “War and Peace” is a real book.


The pistes are alive with the sound of Mozart


“Venus smiled, with a mysterious wave across its atmosphere”

Bach’s God

Why killer whales and humans are two of only three species that go through the menopause


All right fine I’ll go see it

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Video of the Day

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Afternoon Art Break

“Mother and Child”
Pablo Picasso (1905)


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Music Monday/Poem for the Week


Darest Thou Now, O Soul
by Walt Whitman

Darest thou now, O Soul,
Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region,
Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?

No map, there, nor guide,
Nor voice sounding, nor touch of human hand,
Nor face with blooming flesh, nor lips, nor eyes, are in that land.

I know it not, O Soul;
Nor dost thou–all is a blank before us;
All waits, undream’d of, in that region–that inaccessible land.

Till, when the ties loosen,
All but the ties eternal, Time and Space,
Nor darkness, gravitation, sense, nor any bounds, bound us.

Then we burst forth–we float,
In Time and Space, O Soul–prepared for them;
Equal, equipt at last–(O joy! O fruit of all!) them to fulfil, O Soul.


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