Monday, December 05, 2005

Dale Chihuly at the Bellagio

Glass sculpture at the Bellagio ...

Dale Chihuly at the Bellagio

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Titian Gallery

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Mondrian Gallery

Piet Mondrian (March 7, 1872 � February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter ... whose primary colored paintings distilled and yet questined abstraction.

Mondrian Gallery

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Exploring a Hormone for Caring

One of the things that amazing about harmones is that levels get determined at such an early age and the body adapsts to these lower/different levels.

Exploring a Hormone for Caring


The lack of emotional care given to infants in some Romanian and Russian orphanages has provided researchers an opportunity to study the hormonal basis of the mother-child bond.

Researchers led by Seth D. Pollak of the University of Wisconsin have found that these children, even three and a half years after adoption into Wisconsin families, produce two critical hormones in a different pattern from children with traditional upbringings.

The hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin, are small proteins produced by the pituitary gland in the center of the brain. Although they influence bodily functions like giving milk and the water balance, they also have a range of effects on social behavior, at least in laboratory rodents and monkeys."

Monday, October 17, 2005

Top 100 Modern Books

Achebe, Chinua : Things Fall Apart
Agee, James : A Death in the Family
Amis, Kingsley : Lucky Jim
Amis, Martin : Money
Atwood, Margaret : The Blind Assassin
Baldwin, James : Go Tell it on the Mountain
Barth, John : The Sot-Weed Factor
Bellow, Saul : The Adventures of Augie March
Bellow, Saul : Herzog
Blume, Judy : Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Bowen, Elizabeth : The Death of the Heart
Bowles, Paul : The Sheltering Sky
Burgess, Anthony : A Clockwork Orange
Burroughs, William : Naked Lunch
Byatt, A.S. : Posession
Cather, Willa : Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chandler, Raymond : The Big Sleep
Cheever, John : Falconer
DeLillo, Don : White Noise
Dickey, James : Deliverance
Didion, Joan : Play It As It Lays
Doctorow, E.L. : Ragtime
Dreiser, Theodore : An American Tragedy
Ellison, Ralph : Invisible Man
Faulkner, William : Light in August
Faulkner, William : The Sound and the Fury
Fitzgerald, F. Scott : The Great Gatsby
Ford, Richard : The Sportswriter
Forster, E.M. : A Passage to India
Fowles, John : The French Lieutenant's Woman
Franzen, Jonathan : The Corrections
Gaddis, William : The Recognitions
Gibson, William : Neuromancer
Golding, William : Lord of the Flies
Graves, Robert : I, Claudius
Green, Henry : Loving
Greene, Graham : The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Graham : The Power and the Glory
Hammett, Dashiell : Red Harvest
Heller, Joseph : Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest : The Sun Also Rises
Isherwood, Christopher : The Berlin Stories
Ishiguro, Kazuo : Never Let Me Go
K. Dick, Philip : Ubik
Kerouac, Jack : On the Road
Kesey, Ken : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kosinski, Jerzy : The Painted Bird
LeCarre, John : The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Lee, Harper : To Kill a Mockingbird
Lessig, Doris : The Golden Notebook
Lewis, C.S. : The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Lowrey, Malcolm : Under the Volcano
Malamud, Bernard : The Assistant
McCarthy, Cormac : Blood Meridian
McCullers, Carson : The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
McEwan, Ian : Atonement
Miller, Henry : Tropic of Cancer
Mitchell, Margaret : Gone With the Wind
Moore, Alan : Watchmen
Morrison, Toni : Beloved
Murdoch, Iris : Under the Net
Nabokov, Vladimir : Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir : Pale Fire
Naipaul, V.S. : A House for Mr. Biswas
Neale Hurston, Zora : Their Eyes Were Watching God
O'Brien, Flann : At Swim-Two-Birds
O'Hara, John : Appointment in Samarra
Orwell, George : Animal Farm
Orwell, George : 1984
Penn Warren, Robert : All the King's Men
Percy, Walker : The Moviegoer
Powell, Anthony : A Dance to the Music of Time
Pynchon, Thomas : The Crying of Lot 49
Pynchon, Thomas : Gravity's Rainbow
Rhys, Jean : Wide Sargasso Sea
Robinson, Marilynne : Housekeeping
Roth, Henry : Call It Sleep
Roth, Philip : American Pastoral
Roth, Philip : Portnoy's Complaint
Rushdie, Salman : Midnight's Children
Salinger, J.D. : The Catcher in the Rye
Smith, Zadie : White Teeth
Spark, Muriel : The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Stead, Christina : The Man Who Loved Children
Steinbeck, John : The Grapes of Wrath
Stephenson, Neal : Snow Crash
Stone, Robert : Dog Soldiers
Styron, William : The Confessions of Nat Turner
Tolkein, J.R.R. : The Lord of the Rings
Updike, John : Rabbit, Run
Vonnegut, Kurt : Slaughterhouse-Five
Wallace, David Foster : Infinite Jest
Waugh, Evelyn : Brideshead Revisited
Waugh, Evelyn : A Handful of Dust
West, Nathanael : The Day of the Locust
Wilder, Thornton : The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Woolf, Virginia : Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia : To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard : Native Son
Yates, Richard : Revolutionary Road

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Gallery of the Day : Josef Albers Gallery

Gallery of the Day : Josef Albers Gallery:

"Josef Albers (1888 - 1976), was a German artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the 20th century."

Thursday, September 08, 2005

FlckrFinds : Howard Pyle Illustrations - a photoset on Flickr

FlckrFinds : Howard Pyle Illustrations - a photoset on Flickr: "Howard Pyle Illustrations"

Top Ten Digital Photography Tips Top Ten Digital Photography Tips: "Top Ten Digital Photography Tips"

1. Warm Up Those Tones
2: Sunglasses Polarizer
3. Outdoor Portraits That Shine
4. Macro Mode Madness
5. Horizon Line Mayhem
6: Massive Media Card
7: High Rez All the Way
8: Tolerable Tripod
9: Self Timer Fun
10. Slow Motion Water

Windows In Your Pocket - Introduction

All hard drives will fail ... either today or tomorrow ... be prepared with a USB Drive bootup system.

Tom's Hardware Guide PCs & HowTo: Windows In Your Pocket - Introduction: "with at least 256 MB of storage capacity and a Windows Setup CD. Using the program Bart PE Builder (Freeware), you can install Windows XP on the flash drive, along with other software as needed (and as available space permits)."