Lux Aurumque

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

A choral piece directed by composer Eric Whitacre and put together from 185 separate singers in 12 countries who had never sung together until their voices were edited together for this virtual performance.

Lux Aurumque was originally commissioned by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. The words come from a poem by Edward Esch that was translated into Latin. Very beautiful and worth a listen. Enjoy.

For more information on how it was put together go here.


Found Sunday

"...The most beautiful PSA they've ever seen"

When I tripped upon this via The Live Feed, that line was there - some viewers are calling it the most beautiful PSA they've ever seen - I wasn't precisely skeptical but you know, one should always take things with a grain of salt right? Well, I was 40 seconds in when the tears just sprang and my breath hitched. It is indeed one of the loveliest commercials I've ever seen. What do you think? Is it the most beautiful?


The First Seen and Heard of 2010

Parkour Motion Reel

Ever since I saw this over at oneplusinfinity, I've been wondering how long it must have taken the artist to draw the sequence and choreograph the opening up those of those gadjillions of flaps. I absolutely love this.

Everything National Geographic

I'm not kidding when I say everything. National Geographic has put every single piece of information it has ever published since 1888 onto a portable 160GB HDD hard drive. This is Nat Geo overload people. Special note to my uncle Francis who has saved every issue for the past 40 years - Uncle Frank, you can burn the warehouse storage unit now. A treasure trove for the National Geographic lover at just $199.95.

Dreams of Flying

Jan Von Holleben, a photographer in Southwest Germany, is responsible for the following fantastical flights of photographic fancy (oh well, the alliteration didn't quite work out but almost). I think these are absolutely enchanting. The series of photographs have been ongoing since 2002 and in order to take them, he enlists the help of local children from his neighborhood. I want the whole series. Heck, I want to be in one!

The Pirates

The Diver

The Astronauts

There's more where these came from here.

High Five Fun

When you think about it, there's very little that needs to be done to put a smile on someone's face. Watch below.


On Thanksgiving Day

I am thankful for the smaller rocks that shape my bigger path

for the supports that hold up that bridge I must cross

for the hand that raised itself to help me even as another beat her to it

I am thankful for the hidden blessings

because, while they hardly ever get mentioned,

they are as air to the clouds

essential though unseen

I am thankful for the recognition that I should be thankful

Gratefulness is the ever giving fruit which

accorded unstintingly

flowers back upon you

time and time again

I am thankful for my family,

For the fact that I have one,

made up, integrated and of the blood,

We are family.

You and


there is a willingness to share and love

Above all,

I am thankful for that.


I wrote those words when I was 26 (currently 40) and obviously had a better (wiser) head on my shoulders.