31 March 2010
A frank interview, about the birth of his blog, and the origin of the title - frank - I don't think he was capable of anything but...
Hadn't been to his blog in a while, but he had a Vox page, where he made his eclectic music library available to his readers.
One of his G rated choices, To Sir with Love, with Chaka Khan and the London Symphony Orchestra, seems appropriate.
27 March 2010
26 March 2010
25 March 2010
(see links below)
24 March 2010
African Textiles and Decorative Arts
by Roy Sieber
The Museum of Modern Art
in search of inspiration...
23 March 2010
22 March 2010
21 March 2010
20 March 2010
19 March 2010
18 March 2010
17 March 2010
- Sigmund Freud (speaking about the Irish)
"I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice... It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind."
- Frank McCourt
"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?"
- Quentin Crisp
"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."
- Winston Churchill
"Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."
- Sean O'Casey
"I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it."
- Author John B. Keane
via Ireland Fun Facts and No Irish Need Apply.
16 March 2010
15 March 2010
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
14 March 2010
12 March 2010
11 March 2010
08 March 2010
"Our loving daughter, Yulanda Yee (just turned 28) has lost her second battle with lymphoma cancer on Feb 11/2010. She passed away at 6 p.m. in a palliative home on the second day after being transferred from Princess Margaret Hospital where she had many short and long stays.
She was only nine when first diagnosed with this disease. With unbelievable courage, she fought it for about one and a half to two years and was free for 18 years. With a vengeance, the disease came back in June 2009. It finally took her young life after months of furious combat.
I wish there are words to express my thanks and gratitude to my wife, Helen, who provided 24-hour personal-care, support, and encouragement during months of difficult times.
We also have much thanks for her sweetheart, Wayne, who fought alongside her to the end. It is him who gave Yulanda a worthy reason to live and the desire to beat this battle.
We cannot be over-grateful to our family (father, mother, brothers, sisters, cousins...) for their infinite physical and emotional support and encouragement.As parents of this shy girl, we were astonished by the number of friends she has."
07 March 2010
05 March 2010
"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."
Bix , the fanatic cook.