Our Strange & Curious World

Ours is a beautiful world with many spectacular sights and animals. Let us discover some of the most attractive and unusual aspects of our land masses and our underwater world. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

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Saturday Special #3 – RICH RICH RICH: Richest Americans

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  This next series of Saturday Specials will focus on the world’s richest and their lavish homes, cars, boats, etc. The stuff that makes us gasp at the luxury and the spoils of the world’s privileged 1%.

I am going to divide the series into different parts starting with the richest of the good old U.S. of A.  In the following weeks I will cover the wealthiest of the world – including what info I can gather on royals and specifically the Saudi Royals and the Sultan of Brunei – in posts that will reflect different aspects of these ultra rich denizens of the world.

Today the USA, next week… THE WORLD!!!!! Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

Cemeteries – The Final Stop

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Hello everyone! I’m feeling particularly perky this evening – surprising only because I spent the day immersed in death and the macabre. Somber stuff; or at least I thought it would be. Turns out that there’s this quiet beauty even where there lie the remnants of someone’s beloved. Possibly a parent; most probably a grown child. A coworker, a caregiver, a lover, and a loyal friend. 

If you can work your way passed the human tragedy that a cemetery represents, there is a wealth of delicacy, charm and allure among the marble and the granite. The soft blanket of moss growing freely; transforming the landscape into a magical green world of hushed attention. The sculptures beckon you with their enticing secrets and their pleading; their angst and their relief palpable to the sensitive spirit.  

Again, I recommend that you scroll down before deciding what to watch — you never know what surprise may await you at the end. 😉 ENJOY!



 

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TEDx – Collection #2

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private nonprofit organization Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED was founded in February 1987 as a one-off event and the annual conference series began in 1990. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.

The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Centre. TED events are also held throughout North America and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling.

TEDx conference events are independently organized.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

Videos That Inspire Reflection #1

This is the first in a series of posts of videos which I find profound, educational and/or about issues that are, in my humble opinion, important to spread the word about. If you have any suggestions for future such posts, include a link to the video in your comment. Your feedback is very welcome.

 

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Jon Jorgenson

 

Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

 

Lizzie Velasquez – The World’s Ugliest Woman