"The pitch pine woods on the right of the Corner road. A piercing cold afternoon, wading in the snow. R. Rice was going to Sudbury to put his bees into the cellar for fear they would freeze. He had a small hive; not enough to keep each other warm. The pitch pines hold the snow well. It lies now in balls on their plumes and in streaks on their branches, their low branches rising at a small angle and meeting each other. A certain dim religious light comes through this roof of pine leaves and snow. It is a somber twilight, yet in some places the sun streams in, producing the strongest contrasts of light and shade."
Each day of the year Kris Holmes publishes an entry from one of Thoreau's journals, dating from 1837 to 1861.
On Thursday May 26, Red Nose Day will return for the second year. It’s all about giving to children to fight hunger, sickness, and homelessness. In the video above, the most famous magician in the world, David Copperfield, has his own magical way of asking you to get involved. There’s going to be a two-hour TV show on […]
When the Congressional Science committee wants to talk about the cold weather, and when NASA has to defend their budget by explaining why NASA is important, it can make people who believe in facts… a bit tense.
In the ultra-competitive, ultra-crowded VPN market, it isn’t easy for a new entrant to distinguish itself. In fact, scores of providers come and go, with many never making much of an impact before slipping into obscurity. However, Fastest VPN accomplished the feat, securing rave reviews from outlets like TechRadar, who praised FastestVPN for its “lengthy […]
It took Michelangelo four years to paint the frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Leonardo di Vinci may have taken up to 14 years to work on the famed Mona Lisa. And it took 33 years for Sabato Rodia to construct his legendary Watts Towers. The point being: good art takes time. And even if […]
If you’re already an IT pro or you’re looking to make the move and become one, one of the best ways to boost your career is by getting certified in Amazon Web Services. And why’s that? Because AWS—a variety of cloud computing products and services—is pretty much running the show behind the scenes. And by […]