Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – OneRepublic (Cello/Orchestral Cover) by The Piano Guys

Hi everyone, I wanted to throw in another post because I don’t know when I’ll get to do any more until next month. It’s my pleasure to share with you one of my recent finds on the realm of You Tube: The Piano Guys. I listen to them during my short breaks and I find that they give me this tingly feel-good sensation all over, that everything’s going to be all right. Prepare to be awed by Steve’s total awesomeness! The guy’s a boss with those cellos!

I mentioned The Piano Guys in a past post over at The Excellence Asylum not too long ago, but you might be thinking, “Where are the guys?” Usually you’ll either be seeing Steven Sharp Nelson on his cello or Jon Schmidt on the keys and they often play together but the two of them don’t complete the team. Here’s the bio on their channel: Continue reading

Winter, Lust and Wonder by James Mahoney

This is a review of a book a blogger friend of mine, who goes by DarkJade on WordPress, had written.

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Rated: 5 stars

I’d recommend this to: Persons around 16 to 18 and up,

depending really on how well you generally comprehend poetry.

… What candor, What Nerve

What unbeknownst Verve

Will Guide me through these Woods

I Drink Cool Water, I eye the Storm

Begin the Written Word

~ a favourite line taken from Halls of the Written Word

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Don’t be fooled by its modest cover, what lies within its pages are words of a riptide of what seems to constitute almost every spectrum of emotion. Initially, I couldn’t understand what he was saying, what his words had meant. How and why Mr.Mahoney had strung them together the way he had. What were they trying to tell me? I had to put it down for some time to clear my mind to properly grasp what I was reading.

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Some Amazing Photography via Photobotos.com

For those of you unfamiliar with Photobotos.com, it used to be a wordpress.com blog and was much easier to reblog (I prefer to use the recently added nifty REBLOG button rather than the ‘Press This’ in the toolbar) but now they’ve gone full out .com on us, no worries though, really.Top quality photos like you wouldn’t believe and new posts every day, it’s a kind of paradise! I highly recommend that you click on the respective links, there’s always a history to each and every photo ever taken, there you get it straight from the talented men and women who lovingly pressed the button. Here’s today’s entry (possibly my #1 favourite):

Determination – Peter Jobbins – Featured Photographer

Some other recent ones:

Aurora Borealis – Marc Adamus –

Meteora – Maria Kaimaki

Sleeping Beauty – Rafal Makiela

Screech Owls – Troy Lim

I could have posted this as a gallery but it would be a shame if someone missed these beauties! Did you like these? You’ll absolutely, positively love the others! So click on to Photobotos.com today! It sure sucks to be a mouse, poor fella :(

All the Best,

Devina :)

“The Polar Express” – Aizu, Japan – Hideyuki Katagiri – Featured Photographer

Devina:

A stunning glimpse of a Winter Wonderland!

Originally posted on PhotoBotos.com:

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The Polar Express Aizu Japan

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“The Polar Express” – Aizu, Japan – Hideyuki Katagiri – Featured Photographer

This has got to be one of the most spectacular winter photos I have ever seen.  Is that train bound for the North Pole?  I knew Japan was beautiful, but my mind would have a hard time dreaming up a more beautiful winter wonderland.  So please, take another sip of hot coco, warm up by the fire, and enjoy Hideyuki’s amazing photo. Once you have soaked it all in please visit his site at http://500px.com/hideyuki-5.

Take it away Hideyuki:

This photo was taken two years ago.  This is the first bridge over the Tadami River in Mishima, Fukushima, Japan and famous for  the  Japanese railroad.  By the way, Fukushima divides into  three areas – Aizu, Hama dori, and Naka dori.  Here in the Aizu area the nature is very special. In winter, Aizu receives the heaviest snowfall  in almost…

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