Wrapped up with a bow, a few merry moments and one enlightening one, before the Passage closes for our holiday break. (We will re-open January 6, 2015.)
I wish you a warm, peaceful and restorative connection to those you love, in person or in memory.
Songza: Instant DJ for free
Free music provided as playlists (genres, moods, decades). Just released: a version for computers. You can get it here. Check out the smooth-as-eggnog "Christmas Sirens" or for Hannukah, "Tuchas-Shakers for Your Friends"! The occasional ad kicks off some, but I'm calling Sognza the best freebie since banks gave toasters.
Brain Pickings: Enlightening and erudite
Maria Popova's Brain Pickings makes me a better person through her generous sharing of writings in philosophy, science, and art.
In a timely post this week, Popova includes Margaret Mead's response to parents who asked if they should tell children the Santa Claus myth.
Eddie Izzard on the creation and dinosaurs (11 min.)
(Note: I'm able to view both videos in this post using Google Chrome.)
(Advisory: Biblical irreverence, language, and high heels... on Eddie.)
Overwhelmed? You're Not Alone (1:46)
An original "Candid Camera" clip. She must be in her sixties now, but I still want to hug her.