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  • Worthwhile Reading & Viewing

    Posted by David Foster on June 30th, 2013 (All posts by )

    What archaeologists are finding in the lost city of Heracleion

    10 qualities of exceptional interviewers

    Is too much collaboration hurting worker productivity?

    12 old words that survived by getting fossilized in idioms

    Some photos of the New York subway being built

    How typeface can influence the believability of written communications

    How a kids’ clothing consignment business…started as a small home business and now operating in 22 states…is being threatened by mindless government regulation

    Speaking of government regulation…Indiana man faces possible jail time for nursing a bald eagle back to health

    Another fine photo essay from Bill Brandt: in the footsteps of Hemingway

    Paintings that look like photos. More photo-realistic artwork here. (via Don Sensing)

    On the failure to learn from history

     

    4 Responses to “Worthwhile Reading & Viewing”

    1. Michael Kennedy Says:

      Bill, great photos. I wish I had gone when I was still able. In 1983, I took my kids to Hawaii. I wish it had been Africa. I also left some comments on your blog.

    2. grey eagle Says:

      1200 years ago Islam was spread through the middle east and North Africa Heracleion by destroying idols, churches and temples and by killing non-believers everywhere.

      The old Gods were offended and they hid Heracleion beneath the sea. Now the Old Gods may finish the job and hide the Pyramids and the tombs and temples at Luxor beneath a sea raised high by Global Warming.

    3. Michael Kennedy Says:

      I think it is as likely that the Salafists will blow up the pyramids and other temples of infidels. That should fix the tourist problem for Egypt.

    4. David Foster Says:

      Re mindless bureaucracy: there’s a magician who has one rabbit, for pulling out of hats, etc…the USDA is requiring him to have a have in place “a written disaster plan, detailing all the steps I would take to help get my rabbit through a disaster, such as a tornado, fire, flood, etc. They not only want to know how I will protect my rabbit during a disaster, but also what I will do after the disaster, to make sure my rabbit gets cared for properly. I am not kidding–before the end of July I need to have this written rabbit disaster plan in place, or I am breaking the law.” LINK

      The official government document is here