I moved!

October 15, 2012

Hey Everybody,

At long last, I’ve migrated this blog, “And Other Such Things” to my portfolio site.

Please update your links etc and come say hello at GaiaCornwall.com/blog

Life is for Living

September 29, 2012

In Maine...
My dad said something to me this summer that I’ve found myself repeating over and over again: “Life is for living.”  It’s become sort of a mantra as G and I navigate this particularly busy season in our life.

And then, when I start thinking about how we are inevitably at the beginning of this “season” that will likely last decades as it keeps ramping up, I can feel something similar to a panic attack coming on.  But if I catch myself and say “life is for living!” it somehow snaps everything into perspective, and instead of impending insanity, it just feels like we’re on the right track.

I ran across this earlier today. I’m enjoying the similar sentiment.

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
~Mother Teresa

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September 28, 2012

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Video Monday: Som Sabadell Flashmob

August 27, 2012

Video Mondays

Are you sick of these? Man, they do not get old for me.

On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell we wanted to pay homage to our city by means of the campaign “Som Sabadell” (We are Sabadell) . This is the flashmob that we arranged as a final culmination with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs.

Illustrations from NY Times’ Sunday Review

August 20, 2012

Spotted two especially lovely illustrations in yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Review. One for an article about the environmental impact of air conditioning, by Victo Ngai:

Victo Ngai

And this one about how to be more productive by taking time off, by Vidhya Nagarajan:

Vidhya Nagarajan

Both of their portfolios are stunning.

Happy 5th of July!

July 5, 2012

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Our family celebrated in Vermont a few days early.  As well as some extended family, all six of us were all there– for the first time since last year– and we all brought our significant others– a total first! It was a wonderful weekend, though over much too quickly. Lots of grilling, hikes in the woods, catching up on reading, walks to town for ice cream, and of course my dad and his friend’s fireworks– which seem to be bigger and crazier each year.

My brother Sam took the photo of the bonfire on our last night there. (Go check out his photos of those fireworks here. Be sure to click on the image to see them larger. They’re awesome! )

Happy belated 4th of July!  I hope everyone had a good time.

Nora Ephron: 1941-2012

June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron on the set of Sleepless in Seattle.  Image: TriStar.

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”

–Nora Ephron

Video Monday: Caketrope

May 29, 2012

Video Mondays

Best. Zoetrope. Ever.

Credits:

by Alexandre DUBOSC © (France, 1′ 40″, 2012)
Sound design & Music : yanfiorello.com

Be sure to check out the “Making OeuF” photos here.

Brain exploding.

Happy Birthday Star Wars.

May 25, 2012

I love looking at these behind-the-scenes photos.

Fun, right?

Ha.

 Carrie Fisher and her stunt double.

And this one has been my screen saver for a while now.

More behind-the-scenes photos here.

Sylvia Boorstein on “On Being”

May 24, 2012

…your measuring stick for how clearly you’re thinking, is if you’re able to be kind.

I listened to this yesterday and found the conversation so inspiring.  (Audio is available for download as well. But I think it’s edited down.)

“On Being” is one of my favorite podcasts. Do you listen?

I’m looking forward to reading Boorstein’s books.


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