Monday, June 25, 2012

Bourgeois Art Gallery

The Google Art Project is a beautiful thing.  It lets you explore the collections of some of the world's finest museums, as well as a lot of obscure ones, all in high-definition.  I thought I'd start a new series sharing some of the stuff I've come across.  Here's the first one.  (My only complaint: they don't let you save the images, so I have to link directly to the artworks.)

Statuettes of High Priest Amenhotep and Priestess Renai

Two Pups

The Threatened Swan


Manuscript Page of Vajrapani and Manjushri

Vaishravana, Guardian King of the North

Saber and Scabbard

Indigo-Blue Sake Ewer


The Rape of Europa

Snow Fields

Washington Sea Eagle

Fall in the Foothills

Evening Tones



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fellow Travelers

It's amazing how much we depend on other organisms for the continued functioning of our bodies. 

Monday, June 11, 2012


Thumbs up and laurel wreaths to Adrian Murdoch for completing the Emperors of Rome series!  An awesome undertaking, but one he did with both erudition and concision.  Plowing through all those Barracks Emperors alone is worthy of ovation, not to mention hacking through the thickets of usurpers.  And, yes, one could cry foul that he's contained himself to the Western Empire, or that each usurper didn't get their own episode, but we'd be here all decade, and one has to draw lines somewhere. 

If you haven't followed along, go back and watch all the episodes.  Even committed Romanophiles will learn something, especially about all those obscure emperors.

Makin' It Through The Day

I'm not sure what I'd do without a daily dose of Cute Overload