Tea Time

What does tea time look like for you?

Retronaut Tea Time Tea-in-the-Yard-2


How To Start The New Year

From our friend George M.

According to Fred Astaire, this was the greatest dance number of them all.


Post-Consumerism Art

I want to see Tiffany Gholar’s art and her space at the Fine Arts Building.  Watch the video in attached link and be entranced.




Photos by Andrea Bauer.


http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/interior-design-fine-arts-building-tiffany-gholar-abn dollhouses/Content?oid=11764664

Diving Into Life

In another life, this is me.


Check out Retronaut for a couple more chilling photos. http://www.retronaut.com/2013/12/ice-diver/?utm_source=Retronaut+New+Subscribers&utm_campaign=00baaa4103-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fd61e11a8c-00baaa4103-57202169


Truth, very elegantly presented. Sent to Bad Girls by Tom G.

More From The Front Lines

Ruth Rosen has another insightful article. “The Republican war on women: The newly invisible and undeserving poor.”

A very clean picture of the Republican view of the poor in America. A majority of the poor are women and their children. Food assistance goes back into the economy.

Marie Antoinette!

Here she is the ever popular Marie Antoinette in an image from 1932 via Retronaut.

Marie Antoinette


Artistic Animals

Creative kitties and sophisticated steeds have produced some interesting art.

horse and his.her work




Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died last Thursday at the age of 95. I hadn’t listened to the news all day. Where was I that no one told me of his death? Where did I go all day? Why did I not hear the shock and the buzz of remembrance of his life? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/06/opinion/nelson-mandela.html?_r=0

At 7:30 I brought dinner to my friends downstairs, and Tom told me. He brought out his computer and played “Free Nelson Mandela” by the Specials, followed by “Johannesburg” by Gil Scott Heron, and then he asked, “Have you ever seen Amandla!” I hadn’t. I recommend it to you if you haven’t seen it or if you have seen it to show it to a friend. It was a great gift from my friends to see it with them. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, from 2002, includes iInterviews, archival footage, and filmed performances that highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.



Amandla! and the Specials AKA


For The Love Of Dog

Jimmy Stewart recited a poem he wrote about his dog Beau on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  It’s sentimental, but truly moving at the same time. Deanna suggested it, and I’m curious because she’s never suggested a dog segment before.

It came up in my Facebook feed. Yes, it was sentimental, but still moving. As a non-pet owner, it helps me understand people’s love for their pets. Stewart’s love for his dog was simple and deep. I work wtih dog lovers at the sail loft, and my boss brings his 15 year old dog to work when his partner is away. One day he curled up around Libby on the floor like he was protecting her from a tornado, just saying little doggie phrases to her, for a minute or two. My boss is a little silly, but it was touching all the same. A bit like Jimmy Stewart’s poem.