MANHATTANHENGE – A WORD FROM THE WISE

Ever have a word you created that is so clever and becomes so widely accepted that you expect to receive a phone call from the Oxford English Dictionary folks asking to include your creative word in their publication? Well, this happened to Neil deGrasse Tyson. There is a  phenomenon that occurs twice a year down(…)

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“SCENEFRAMING” – SPECIALIZED PHOTOGRAPHY

Ever heard of “sceneframing”?   Four friends travel the world locating sites where scenes from movies and television have been filmed. Once a site is located, they use a photograph of the scene shot in that location on their ipad and juxtapose that photograph in the proper position with the original landscape in the background.   For(…)

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YOU’LL DIG THESE – VALENTINES FOR MINECRAFT LOVING KIDS

These little paper boxes are cut from a die on an older die cutting machine.  Now there are many other alternatives available to get the box shape.  These boxes have a message printed inside, but handwritten messages are great too.  Of course a little surprise can also be added inside for the valentine recipient –(…)

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SOUNDS GOOD- I GUESS

My six year old grandson went to see my nephew’s hard rock band.  When asked the next day how he liked the concert, he said” It was awesome.   It was louder than I can scream.”

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BATTLING CANCER CAN BE A LAUGHING MATTER, IF ONLY FOR ONE SECOND

What is something you wish you could give to a person battling cancer –  how about the gift of a moment of carefree laughter?  Leo Burnett France together with The Mimi Foundation provided an unusual surprise makeover to 20 cancer patients.  Photographer Vincent Dixon captured the moments.  Instead of the usual “glamorous” makeovers, the group(…)

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A WONDERFUL MEMORY – FROZEN IN BUBBLES

Sixteen degrees outside — what do you do?  Angela Kelly and her seven year old son found it to be a unique bonding moment.  They mixed up some homemade bubble mixture from soap in their home and blew bubbles.  They watched them freeze, thaw, crack and break apart.  Photos from the various stages of the(…)

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A LASTING LESSON ON LIVING

Teachers give us so much… how often do we get the opportunity to give back?  David Menasche taught 11th grade English in Miami for 16 years; that is until brain cancer made that impossible to do.  Instead of focusing on his terminal illness, David took to social media and asked his former students on Facebook(…)

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QUILTS OF VALOR: BRINGING COMFORT TO THOSE WHO EARNED IT

Many are now familiar with the picture of the Army Ranger Josh Hargis (http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/21/21066936-quilts-of-valor-offers-warmth-to-wounded-soldiers ) as his virtually motionless body managed a salute as he was awarded the Purple Heart.  What many don’t know is the quilt that was on his hospital bed was created by the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Catherine Roberts founded this(…)

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