There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Monday Meme #31 — Finding Peace

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) was a psychiatrist and a pioneer in the study of dying, death and grief.  She originated the idea of “five stages of grief” which has become a commonly accepted way for us to understand loss of many kinds.

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging. It is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Monday Meme #30 — Word

Even crystals can change — the background image here is that of hippuric acid crystals, which twist and untwist themselves as they grow, a discovery made in 2010 and published by the National Science Foundation. I published 29 Monday Memes last year, just a tick over one every other week.  I aim to better that … Continue Reading

Monday Meme #28 — Takeshi Kaga

Takeshi Kaga (Wikipedia) (official website in Japanese) is a Japanese actor, best known in the US as the most decidedly strange “Chairman Kaga,” host of the original Iron Chef TV series.

Monday Meme #27 — Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis (1922-1945) was a British writer who worked in a remarkable variety of styles and genres, including speculative fiction and even a James Bond novel (Colonel Sun, published under the pseudonym Robert Markham).