One of my favorite structures in Bilbao is the Campo Volantin footbridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. I went out of my way to walk over it many times while I was visiting that beautiful city. Approaching it was a visual treat and there were always musicians playing on it, an aural treat. But once you […]
beauty and wonder
This poem captures how I feel about being online sometimes, the immediacy and intimacy of a shared moment with unseen people. So, here it is, you fellow people who share: Eastern Standard Time By Billy Collins Poetry speaks to all people, it is said, but here I would like to address only those in my […]
Scanning tweets from the current Institute of Medicine event (#iomPwP) brought a poem to mind: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every […]
You may have seen the image before, associated with this quote: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s […]
Enjoy more amazing images from the National Geographic Photo Contest (nothing, but everything, to do with health and technology).