Defining cities simply as “rough areas of land,” comparable to forests or cliffsides, seems actually to underestimate the bewildering porosity, and thus the true storm potential, of urban space—with tens of thousands of rooms and corridors, offering slightly different levels of temperature and air pressure, just sitting there behind closed doors like a storm reservoir. As if every silent room around you right now, in your home, campus, or office park, leads an unacknowledged meteorological double-life: rooms and streets full of air poised just this side of thunderous disequilibrium, on the cusp of becoming a hurricane.

BLDGBLOG, “Windy City

This site has always given me the most wicked of brain boners

I’m a little late, and it ain’t perfect, but…Cliff, you are missed.
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I’m a little late, and it ain’t perfect, but…Cliff, you are missed.

(source)

Just call me Pumpkin Spice.

Just call me Pumpkin Spice.

We will never have total control over this extraordinary dimension. Time will warp and confuse and baffle and entertain however much we learn about its capacities. But the more we learn, the more we can shape it to our will and destiny. We can slow it down or speed it up. We can hold on to the past more securely and predict the future more accurately. Mental time-travel is one of the greatest gifts of the mind. It makes us human, and it makes us special.

Claudia Hammond, “Time Warped”

I’d like to read her thoughts on how presence of mind, attention and perception shape how we remember things. If we throw our minds open and willingly take more in, do we remember more? If there’s more to remember and to reflect on later, can that moment be frozen? Can we stop time?

(still not proportional)

(still not proportional)

I’m sensing a pattern here

I’m sensing a pattern here

steampunktendencies:

Vampire Hunter Kit

"Cased vampire killing kit, in a rosewood and ebony case with inlaid silver stringing and mother-of-pearl inlaid plaque. Contents include a black powder percussion 2-barrel pistol, a powder horn and bullet mold, bone handled dagger with crucifix, three small crucifixes, mallet and two wooden stakes, book of common prayer, two small framed portraits of Jesus, holy water and four glass vials with crystals. 4"H x 16"W x 9.75"D, Circa - 19th C". [Propnomicon]

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt

Witnessed at Walgreens today. This woman is my hero.

Witnessed at Walgreens today. This woman is my hero.