The best things in life come in small packages. This chick don't want no diamond. Just give her something else that's small, compact, expensive, portable, and something that she'll wear everywhere. She be happy, then. Even during monsoon season.
Via I See Invisible People comes an enlightening view of before and after pictures: Glenn Feron - The Art of Retouching, a photo gallery of beautiful women. Cellulite, wrinkles, bulges, blemishes: gone. I've had my fun with Photoshop, but these photos show the ever-widening distance between reality and fantasy.
"Imaginative work...is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners."
- Virginia Woolf
in A Room of One's Own"
This weekend I traveled to St. Ives in Cornwall: the place where D.H. Lawrence once had a cottage, where Dylan Thomas is said to have married, and the inspiration to Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.
Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad, who defined it as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness
"Five years from now, professors won't need to be convinced that some academic blogs can be considered scholarly sources. And in ten years? Educators won't be relying solely on university libraries to find an article that has been peer reviewed. By then, the educational academia will have caught up with the professionals who work in law, politics, and journalism."