Halo

February 9, 2017

Some people seem to be at the right place at the right time. Photo courtesy below: Steve Hall. The photo was taken on 9 February 2017 in one of the prime ski resorts in Europe – Bansko, Bulgaria. I have never seen halo myself but these “incredible rainbows at the Plateau this morning” shared by Steve, made me speechless.

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Photo courtesy: Steve Hall, Bansko 9 Feb. 2017


Anna Karenina

February 6, 2017

Great books sometimes turn into great movies. Anna Karenina (2013 TV series) is an outsanding production. Both casting and acting were superb. Snowy Russia and the story lines of Anna and Levin in Tolstoy’s grand work. And the eternal topics: search of real love, faith in God and the meaning of life. One can’t agree more that: “All happy families are alike. But every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”


Journey into the Past

February 3, 2017

Stefan Zweig – the master of psychological novellas in his “Journey into the Past” and other stories keeps your mind alert through every page. Involving plots, effective writing style.

“Water has its boiling point, metals their melting points. The elements of the spirit behave the same way. Happiness can reach a pitch so great that any further happiness can’t be felt. Pain, despair, humiliation, disgust, and fear are no different. Once the vessel is full, the world can’t add to it.”


Flying

January 30, 2017

Technology and planes – both move fast. And in less than a century they have moved faster than ever before. Flight Aware tracking live +/- 88,888 per day. What a flying world … 

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Flight Aware


The Wait

January 25, 2017

The Wait [orginal title: L’attesa – 2015] – as any movie in which Juliette Binoche is in the main role cannot leave you indifferent. A mysterious cinematic journey keeps you very alive all throughout, asking questions, enjoying slow beautiful shots, colors, landscapes and soundtrack. Sometimes a story is much more involving by what does not happen than what does, as is the case here where inaction has deep meaning.


Your body language shapes who you are

January 15, 2017

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk “Your body language shapes who you are” demonstrates how tiny tweaks can lead to BIG changes and how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence – can have an impact on our chances for success. Fake it till you make it. Or best – fake it till you become it. 

Amy Cuddy at TED2014 - The Next Chapter, March 17-21, 2014, All-Stars Session 3, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman

Photo Credit: The Vital Catalyst