I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, To live and breath on this terrestrial ball. What am I?
When I asked the man on the plane in Namibia what he thought of America. He went on to tell me how Americans are ignorant. I’m starting to believe him. I am not saying everyone, but there is a good chunk of Americans who are completely unaware of the rest of the world. The fact that I mentioned that Nelson Mandela died and the 4 people who were standing by me didn’t know who that was and didn’t know what the Apartheid was, tells me that we are so oblivious to everything outside our country. It’s quite sad.
Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation.
"Everyone who has travelled by primitive methods in an undeveloped country knows that the difference between that kind of travel and modern travel in trains, cars, etc., is the difference between life and death.
The nomad who walks or rides, with his baggage stowed on a camel or an ox-cart, may suffer every kind of discomfort, but at least he is living while he is travelling; whereas for the passenger in an express train or a luxury liner his journey is an interregnum, a kind of temporary death.”
Nearly 20% of the world’s people live in China. That fact makes the country an incredibly diverse place.
Huang Qingjun travels the expansive nation photographing families alongside all of their possessions.
“We met at the wrong time. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day years from now, we’ll meet in a coffee shop in a far away city somewhere and we could give it another shot.”
Rosemary Infused Holiday Spritzer from The Flair Exchange:
- Cranberry Grape Juice
- Rosemary Simple Syrup
* to make rosemary simple syrup: In a quart pan add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar & 2 sprigs of rosemary. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved & strain into glass jar.
- In a shaker add 1 oz vodka, 4 oz grape juice, 1 teaspoon simple syrup & shake.
- Pour into champagne coupe & top with prosecco.
- Garnish with rosemary sprig.