By Wag ‘n Bietjie Broadly speaking I have great admiration for true bloggers with a talent for writing posts that engage the interest of internet users. I do not consider myself to be in this category as I derive much more satisfaction from reading well written posts across a fairly broad spectrum covering technology, poetry, […]

Friday Heirloom 6: Creos, Sainte-Julie (Canada)

Originally posted on musalley:
(English, Français, Español, Italiano) Iceberg in Bruxelles. Photo credit: EventAttitude When art meets reality, functional spaces arise. Friday Heirloom 6 is a trip to Sainte-Julie, a small town in Québec, Canada, to present the work of Creos, a creative firm offering its know-how to transform public spaces into vibrant and attractive…

Why We Still Can’t Quit F. Scott Fitzgerald

Originally posted on Longreads:
It’s been almost a century since a 23-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald penned “The I.O.U.,” a short story that pokes fun at the publishing industry’s obsession with sensation over substance. But until now, you couldn’t read it; it was among Fitzgerald’s still-unpublished papers. Last week, the long-lost story appeared in The New Yorker, another…

Percy Ross Wants to Give You Money!

Originally posted on Longreads:
Jacqui Shine | Longreads | July 2017 | 23 minutes (5,700 words)  Percy Ross was a trash-bag tycoon, a serial entrepreneur who had made millions in plastics in the 1960s and relished spending it. But in 1977 he staged an astonishing reinvention. Ross would become a philanthropist — and not just any…

Did you know? [jul 19]

Throughout England, you’ll find numerous hills named “beacon hill”, the name is a holdover from an earlier time in English history when those hills were part of a fire beacon warning communication system. The Spanish Inquisition, formally known as the “Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition”, was established November 1, 1478, but wasn’t […]

Die kitaarmakers

Originally posted on Nie vir kinders:
Ons vlieg na Manila in Filipyne vanaf Kota Kinabalu uit Maleisië. Tot ons otnugtering hoor ons dat ons bewys van ‘n uitvliegkaartjie moet hê. En net daar moet ons kaartjies koop. Die slegste hiervan is dat ons nou ‘n vaste datum het, wat beteken dat ons skielik ‘n program…