• how are we all so brave? I came across this image by Manhattan-based writer and illustrator Maira Kalman via Maria Popova, one of my favourite bloggers. I, too, ask myself this, with tears in my eyes: how are we all so brave? Because, God, we trip. The whole of humanity is constantly tripping and hurting and failing and trying to make things better. more
  • 4 connect-me-sweetly people-watching blogs I’ve noticed lately the frothing forth of a bunch of blogs that simply observe humanity going about its quirky, often banal thing. They generally make – or imply – gross generalisations. Which can make me balk. But generalisations exist for us to better understand the world. They don’t have to come with judgment. In fact, more
  • haven’t seen it yet? Bondi beach dance 200 actors pull off a cute stunt for some video camera brand. The use of Ben Lee’s Catch My Disease is nice. Ben’s a Bondi boy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9rytUeq62k&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] And while on the subject (stunts) and in the ‘hood (Bondi beach)… pretty much spot on two years ago I hauled together 1100 women in pink bikinis on more
  • life is hard. life is precious. Warning: this is just the trailer…but prepare to cry big connecting-with-humanity tears. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5FYahzVU44[/youtube] Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire (this is actually the full title) hits screens in a month or two. But a water-cooler-ready overview in the mean time: * Oprah’s backed it * the plot follows the truly tragic life of more
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