Check out this small collection of cool e-cards that include great quotes attributed to Albert Einstein.
I happened upon an old but “new” article today about feline vocalizations. If you’re a cat owner, I think you’ll enjoy reading this article about a Cornell University study that found that though cats lack a language – one word, MEOW, does not make a language – they still know how to get humans to do what they want. I can attest to that!
Here is an excerpt:
“No matter what we like to believe, cats are probably not using language,” says Nicholas Nicastro, a self-described cat person who has documented hundreds of different feline vocalizations in the common house cat (Felis catus ) and its ancestor, the African wild cat (Felis silvestris lybica ). His study, which he will describe June 5, 2002, at the 143rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in Pittsburgh, “shows that some very effective cat-to-human communication is going on,” he says. “Though they lack language, cats have become very skilled at managing humans to get what they want —- basically food, shelter and a little human affection.”
Edible Art? Well, maybe not. You have to admire an artist who uses a medium that wouldn’t normally be thought of as art-ready. And, you also have to appreciate his skill! Learn more about Maurizio Savini at Environmental Graffiti and see more of his pink chewing gum art at Dump Trumpet. I originally found out about this artist at Slashfood.
I think I’ve found a lead singer to take the place of Freddy Mercury.
If you like to haunt bookstores, you might want to consider making bookstores vacation destinations. Do a Google search on the keywords “bookstore tour,” and you’ll find possible destinations that are virtual and physical. Touring independent bookstores is the new, cool thing to do if you’re a book lover.
My friends at MadSilence have roared in favor of my blog. I’m quite pleased and very appreciative of this recognition, especially when it comes from folks who really know how to write interesting, creative, and clever posts. You can learn more about “A Roar for Powerful Words” at The Shameless Lions Writing Circle.