2010-05-25

Finally finishing Dr. Zhivago..

It is a moving book. The sense of place, the backdrop of a society in upheaval and transformation, the multiple love stories--all combine to make it a rich work of beauty and life.

2010-05-19

Google ~ SparkNotes + Librivox + Leviathan

My daughter's humanities class is studying Leviathan.  I thought this might help her, me, others:



Wikipedia

Librivox

Sparknotes

2010-05-09

Erithraea

Sibyl is being inspired by her two genii (above her head).  One hidden - one blowing the fire of inspiration into her

The sibyl's form seems off - another example of Michelangelo's lack of insight to the female form(see "Night" sculpture). 

I am curious about Michelangelo's need to include the sibyls alongside the prophets. Why?




Image from wikipedia commons

Quotes: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come.

2010-05-04

A City of Bells ~ Gems

ON READING

..."In my experience when people once begin to read they go on. They begin because they think they ought to and they go on because they must. Yes. They find it widens life. We're all greedy for life, you now, and our short span of existence can't give us all that we hunger for, the time is too short and our capacity not large enough. But in books we experience all life vicariously."

2010-05-02

ReadCal.hta

It creates an iCal ~ ICS format calendar events for 
a book to be read.  Enter "Item to be Read",
"Pages", "Readings" then press "OK".             
                                                  
A calendar in iCal format is generated in the    
textarea and written to same file location as    
the application.

Sample(A_City_of_Bells_SAMPLE.ICS):
http://www.box.net/shared/g9xvaxyklz

Download:
http://www.box.net/shared/u5su9lf8ss

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