Here is a small selection of posts that I have enjoyed in the last few days which I hope you will head over to read in full.
Carol Seidl of cas d’intérêt – Reflections of a Francophile shares the life, stories and visions of the future of Jules Verne
Portrait of Jules Verne, by Étienne Carjat
Almost 150 years after the publication of Around the World in 80 Days, people still refer to Jules Verne’s fictional adventure each time someone comes close to breaking a record for circumnavigating the globe. Such was the case for this year’s Vendée Globe, a round-the-world sailing challenge, where the winners crossed the finish line after exactly 80 days at sea. Last Monday, February 8th, marked 193 years since Verne’s birth. What better time to share some fascinating facts about the life and work of one of the world’s greatest science fiction writers.
Head over to enjoy the rest of this fascinating post: Jules Verne Captivating Storyteller
Now something for lovers of the ocean and movie buffs from Melanie Stewart of Leaving the Door Open
Everything About Big Waves: Real and At The Movies
I was twelve when the original The Poseidon Adventure movie was released in 1972. Although I was mesmerized by the man falling into the gigantic stained-glass skylight as the boat turned upside-down, it was the giant wave itself that permanently imprinted on me. Whether real or on-screen, the raw, indisputable power of water rising up has sucked me in for over 40 years.
I have watched every movie claiming to have the tallest or scariest CGI wave on film (more on that later.) I have read books about waves such as “The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean” by Susan Casey and “The Perfect Storm” by Sebastian Junger.
For humans, there is some kind of primal attraction to waves. They are visually beautiful when that pipeline forms and the curl starts to climb. They are hypnotic when they make that sound as they break on the shore. Watching them is a perfect doorway into soul-searching.
Head over to discover more about big waves, real and at the movies: Melanie Stewart and Big Waves
And an important reminder from Debby Gies on the subject of medication and supplements.
Let’s Have a Look at this. How well do many of those pharmaceutical ‘miracle’ drugs they tout in advertisements work? Putting aside the long drawn out, often dangerous side-effects always recorded at the end of a commercial ad, in haste, in hopes your ears may miss a few, is it worth it to take this drug?
Head over to read this important post in full: FDA curbs unfounded memory supplement claims – Harvard Health Blog by D.G. Kaye
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.