I love Wordle, the site at which you can input text and get a visual image of the most frequently used words. Frequency is measured by size. So, I took the text from the State of the Union address (thanks NPR for providing it) and below is the graphic Worlde produced. I did this once to a SOTU address from… Continue reading
No wonder cancer is rampant in our world today. Unbelievably, by the time I was born, 134 atomic bombs had been detonated on our planet:
Soviet Union: 38
Great Britton: 9
And, horrifying as it may be, 2,053 atomic bombs have been exploded on the planet through 1998 with over half being detonated by the US.
NPR‘s Robert… Continue reading
Today, on my way home, Michele Norris did the first broadcast in a series on creative spaces, the physical space in which creative people choose to create. Her first broadcast featured artist James Prosek’s studio, an old schoolhouse built in 1850. Being the creative sort myself, I know how much attention I pay to the space in which I work… Continue reading
So today, this man in Atlanta got to hear a man in Washington D.C. play a Tuscan Medici Stradivarius viola manufactured in 1690. Not only did he (me) get to hear it, but everyone who tuned in to NPR just before 9:00 A.M. got to hear it too!
NPR is the greatest! This important media outlet does not just focus… Continue reading