Garagiola's life full of achievements and giving

A good man and a great selection for the 2014 Buck O’Neil Award.  (And oh that wonderful voice takes me directly back to 1975 again.)

Joe Garagiola’s life has been one of humor and giving, of dignity, integrity and grace. Baseball has been a constant — his enduring love. Yet that’s just part of the story. 

Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that’s what art is.

Katie Couric interviews Robert De Niro about his new film about his father.

Love how he talks about the duty of the kids.

A fascinating little interview to check out - De Niro seems reluctant to elaborate too much, and yet one can almost feel his passion to tell the story. Interesting. Can’t wait to for the film.    Watch it here.

"Live your life. Live your life. Live your life."

Spiritual or atheistic, these words by Maurice Sendak say it all.

"I am on the earth. I’m here. If I can contribute, I should. Shouldn’t we all?" ~ Evelyn

Great words to live by. And sweet little video.

Life is like a camera….focus only on what is important and you will capture it perfectly.
~ Linda Poindexter

The Healing Power of Story - Natural Awakenings

Telling our own truth, and stories in general, is healthy in so many ways.

D-Day through a lens: 'First the rifle, then photographs'

"One of the greatest thing we should have, we don’t have. A Department of Peace, we don’t have it. You’d be surprised the need that we have to have that," Tony Vaccaro. 

In honour of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, here’s a story and pictures from photographer/soldier Tony Vaccaro. 

Audio recorder + pinhole camera + flannel shirt - now this is a look I wouldn’t have seen coming 5 years ago!  (Out walking the dog this morning and was surprisingly amused when I noticed what I had in my hand)

Audio recorder + pinhole camera + flannel shirt - now this is a look I wouldn’t have seen coming 5 years ago!  (Out walking the dog this morning and was surprisingly amused when I noticed what I had in my hand)

The Zero 2000 has arrived! More excited than I’ve ever been about a new camera purchase.   

The Zero 2000 has arrived! More excited than I’ve ever been about a new camera purchase.   

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There are about 14.7 million articles in the Times’ archives dating back to 1851. The Times needs to do a better job of resurfacing archival content.

- from the leaked NYTimes 2014 Innovation Report

NYT Innovation Report 2014

The internal report from The Times’s new ideas task force headed by Arthur Gregg Sulzberger.  

Interesting read. Safe to bet that there are more than a few on the editorial side opening up twitter accounts today.