Archive for Gems

The Patriot

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) [...]

You’ve Woken Up…Now What?

by Zen Gardner [...]

How can I be happy?

Narrated by Stephen Fry [...]

Tony Benn Quotes

A selection from an article in The Guardian. [...]

God, a “Psychotic Mass Murderer”

Bill Maher on the flood, Noah's Arc and the Bible. [...]

Every Day in Life is Beautiful

Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer shares her wisdom and music [...]

To my dearest daughter,

Ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' letter to his 10-year-old daughter. [...]

Touching Strangers

New York photographer Richard Renaldi grabs strangers off the street and takes photos of them together. [...]

Deadlines

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Did you Know that Trees Talk?

Tatanga Mani, or Walking Buffalo, speaks: [...]

Political Correctness

Bond University, Australia, has an annual contest calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. [...]

Why Are We Here?

In this video, Graham Hancock speaks on existence, consciousness and our present humanity. [...]

Sting: What it Means to Be a Man

Singer and activist Sting talks about the meaning of manhood and the importance of incorporating also the female principles. [...]

Change?

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Oh, My Hand

Maria Popova writes about the complaints by medieval monks that were found scribbled in the margins of illuminated manuscripts. [...]

Brotherhood of Rebels

New version of Da Vinci's Last Supper [...]

Fear

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George Eliot

Leading English novelist of the Victorian era (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) [...]

Dalai Lama Delivers Humorous Speech

The Dalai Lama delivers a humorous speech on humans, visitors from other galaxies, East-West, higher and lower... [...]

Niels Bohr

Physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr was one of the major figures in the early development of quantum physics. [...]

Astronauts on Seeing the Earth from Space

Mindblowing comments of astronauts about the way they experienced seeing the earth from outer space. [...]

Web of Life

Chief Seattle's insight.... [...]

The Absence of Time

In this stunning video by Heiner Goebbels, a sensation of timelessness envelopes the viewer… [...]

Questioning Status Quo

An excerpt from the excellent movie, 'My Dinner with Andre', directed by the brilliant Louis Malle in 1981. As the situation was true then, it is as true now... [...]

Singers and Musicians

- a quote by David Ackert, LA Times [...]

What is that? (Τι είναι αυτό;)

Father and son are sitting on a bench. Suddenly a sparrow lands across them. [...]

The Fence

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Celestial Music

Reputed violinist Daniel Hope sees a link between science and music and is inspired by the movements of the planets. [...]

What if Money was no Object?

"What do you desire?" - an amazing lecture from the late Alan Watts. [...]

Ode to Joy

Among the horrors we read about in the media on a daily basis, a little reflection on the response of Spanish passer-by's upon hearing this unconventional rendering of Beethoven's eternal master piece. [...]