Archive for September, 2009

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© Barbara Probst

Certain new likes:

* my ice cream maker and soon-to-be avocado ice cream

* neurologist V.S. Ramachandran (on Charlie Rose here) and his books Phantoms in the Brain and A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness

* St. Germain and soda on ice – yum

*photobooks: Barbara Probst Exposures (pictured above) and John Stezaker The 3rd Person Archive

* Peggy Olson

* writer Alain de Botton’s TED talk and his book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (which, incidentally, includes beautiful and insightful photographic essays by Richard Baker who needs to update his website):

Most of us stand poised at the edge of brilliance, haunted by the knowledge of our proximity, yet still demonstrably on the wrong side of the line, our dealings with reality undermined by a range of minor yet critical psychological flaws (a little too much optimism, an unprocessed rebelliousness, a fatal impatience or sentimentality).  We are like an exquisite high-speed aircraft which for lack of a tiny part is left stranded beside the runway, rendered slower than a tractor or a bicycle.

Yeah, what he says.

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