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Category: Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

https://youtu.be/C1orjmtBNao

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

This second cup of Saturday morning coffee would probably best be drunk on Sunday, while your procrastinating children make films instead of just doing it already…

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

A post Valentine’s Day Treat is attached, with a subtle nod to Christian Marclay.

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

EM Forster wrote, “only connect.”

http://vimeo.com/m/12155835

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

The first seed catalogue, an early sign of Spring, arrived in the mail this week: a powerful symbol of creation mythology.  That brought us to the beautiful stop action animation by Jordan Bruner as we sip our second this morning.  Please be advised that there is one scene, regardless of the medium, that is inappropriate for children.

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

Scientists at NASA are predicting 2013 to be a doozy of a year when it comes to solar storms, and although many are coupling such predictions with Mayan Doomsday theories, a recent article on the Telegraph blog site reports no such catastrophic concerns.  But we in New Jersey are left contemplating: will these strong bursts of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum make the aurora borealis, or the northern lights, visible as far south as us?  A similar event in 1859 made them visible as far south as Rome…

Second Cup of Saturday Morning Coffee

Peace and Joy to my dear readers!  We’ll be back to Brave the Wilds in 2013.

Tears in our Coffee Cup

Mr Rogers used to site his mother’s words to comfort children when tragic events would strike: “Look for the helpers, Fred.  You will always find people who are helping…”  One small but enormous example given by a friend: sensitive policemen gayly told students evacuating Sandy Hook Elementary School yesterday to close their eyes until they were told to reopen them, like a game.

The Goodness in the world always outweighs the bad.  The mortal amongst us, however, are still nursing broken hearts this morning.

With love and hope and wishes for recovery to our friends in Newtown, especially to Pete, Annie, Jenny and Charlie, and Peter (always Brian to me!), Michelle, Francesca and Sam.