Don't contact me if you don't have anything to say. I am not a conversational Charlie! I am also a Misanthrope if you haven't figured that out yet.
The upper class Boston bull terrier. Smile..
the world according to leonard cohen
Tellurium Clock with Globe, c. 1800, L-34a & b
This tellurium clock is a fun example of how a planetary machine can comfortably fit into an elegant piece of furniture. For display in its owner’s house, it came with a glass “bell jar,” which we have removed for the installation. - from the Adler Planetarium exhibition ”Planetary Machines”
Bottled History by Commoner
“Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today” (watch video).
From one merchant seaman to another… SAIL ON!!
CEO Who Hates His Title
Climbing mountains and living on the beach, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia Outdoor Clothing, had no intention of being one of the most successful people in his industry. However, he has used his title and his company to do more than just tell southern frat apparel. Chouinard has driven environmental campaigns, started one of the first maternity leave programs, and changed the way we look at business. It’s people like Chouinard that make us realize that doing big business with a soul, while incredibly difficult, is possible.
I highly recommend reading what the Wall Street Journal had to say about Chouinard: