Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beautiful man with a voice

12 Jul

2014071006.52.31amDmitri Hvorostovsky is not only the very best baritone on the planet, his acting in the song is flawless no matter what language. There is such depth and understanding to this art. Posted the video to come back and watch again and again. It is naturally gorgeous in performance. Thank you from the top chakra for this magic. Dmitri Hvorostovsky is not only the very best baritone on the planet, his acting in the song is flawless no matter what language. There is such depth and understanding to this art.

Figaro’s most unforgettable aria from Rossini’s Opera has the Italian to English translation with two choices. I like the first but the second is fun to read as well.lyricsfigero


Color in all things – visible and invisible

12 Jul

2014071002.44.22pmA prism is a magical study. It a transparent solid object which usually has a base in the shape of a triangle and three rectangular sides.

As a beam of light passes through the prism it is bent and changes direction. Different colors of light have different wavelengths, and the angle at which the light is bent depends on the wavelength. If a beam of white light–which contains all the wavelengths of visible light–passes through a prism, it spreads out to form a band of colors called a spectrum.

White light is light that appears to be white or have no color, such as the light from the sun, because it contains all wavelengths or colors of visible light, which combine to make white light.


absorbsWhite light, “not there” from what absorbs: a way of describing the primary colors–red, green and blue–by referring to the colors other than themselves (“not there“) that they absorb (take in without reflecting), that is cyan, magenta and yellow. White light can be understood as a combination of red, green and blue light. When white light hits an object, the object reflects its own color and absorbs all other colors that is, it takes in without reflecting the colors that are not it). We perceive the reflected light as the color of the object. For example, the color red reflects red light and absorbs green and blue, which together make cyan. In other words, the color red absorbs cyan from white light.

This is what I’ve learned from studying your spectrum poem. I am grateful for this knowledge. I made the graphics in Photoshop. The thing that amazes me the most is that there is all color in all things but the ones we don’t see in the objects around us are absorbed. I just see it as a miracle even though I know this is science. It is still poetry to me. I am going to do a bit more study on “Outside the Lines“.


A Video That Is Funny to Watch Again and Again

12 Jul


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I tried her code from her home site called Pretzi but it doesn’t post on WordPress. This is her site so you can interact with the buttons on this graphic made by Megan Kelly. She did a good job so I wanted to add it to my blogs to remember to find it for future reference. Thanks Megan.


Festive: Pentatonix ‘Little Drummer Boy’

10 Dec


This will get anyone into the holiday spirit… Thanks guys!!!
This brought me to check out their collection of works on their site and youtube.

Originally posted on Chicago’s B96 - 96.3 FM:

This group is amazing  They are coming live to Chicago Theater February 8th.  Biggest thing to come off the ‘Sing Off’.  Watch below to see why.

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Kiliii Fish Takes Rock Climbing Photography To The Next Level

28 Sep

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Seattle-based commercial photographer, was always fascinated by how people interact with nature and how they use it to live their lives. Aside from being a full time photographer Fish is also an avid rock climber. Recently he decided to combine these 3 things he loves to a unique photography project showing the grace, power, beauty and vulnerability that goes into rock climbing. Kiliii spent days in each location and worked for months to complete the series. The results are absolutely amazing. Check out these incredible images as well as his thoughts about the projects below.

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I will catch you on your blogs : )


Chlorophyll~~ breathing light

18 Aug


 Chlorophyll: breathing light. There’s your post title. Now write! Never go past a word not understood… Defining will help:

chlo·ro·phyll  /ˈklôrəˌfil/

A green pigment, present in all green plants and in cyanobacteria, [a division of microorganisms that are related to the bacteria but are capable of photosynthesis.] responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy  for photosynthesis. [the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. ]  Its molecule [a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction.] contains a magnesium atom held in a porphyrin ring. [Any of various organic pigments containing four pyrrole rings bonded to one another. The rings form the corners of a large flat square, in the middle of which is a cavity that often contains a metal atom. Porphyrins occur universally in protoplasm and function with bound metals such as iron in hemoglobin and magnesium in chlorophyll.]

When we see with the body’s eyes it makes sense that this is what is helping humanity to see the things we agree upon as reality. I hadn’t thought of this until looking up the definition of chlorophyll.

In this video we will explain the color changes leaves go through each fall, demonstrating how plant dyes change in concentration with a leaf chromatography experiment. Mikhail Tsvet originally performed this experiment in 1901, and we’ll be performing a modern-day version that viewers can perform at home. Our video will be told through the perspective of Chlorophyll who will narrate the video. We will begin by discussing and diagramming how plants make and store food through photosynthesis, explaining the concept of chlorophyll and its green color. We will then show how seasonal changes cause trees to decrease food production, reducing chlorophyll and revealing/enhancing the other colored dyes already in the plant’s leaves. Next we will demonstrate these concepts by performing a chromatography experiment on screen with several different colored leaves. This experiment will be done with everyday materials such as a coffee filter, pencil, and rubbing alcohol. We will explain how fluid wicking and gravity allow us to see the different concentrations of plant dye and suggest the viewers try the experiment again other dyes such as ink from markers. We will then demonstrate how much fun can be derived from fall leaves by having a massive leaf fight. is their fb site : )

Watch this video

Time for Me to Leaf: Tree Chlorophyll Chromatography

Why do leaves change color each fall? Do this experiment to learn about different pigments in leaves.


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