jim c. hines striking a pose
My sense is that most of these covers are supposed to convey strong, sexy heroines, but these are not poses that suggest strength. You can’t fight from these stances. I could barely even walk.
Guys, you should try it sometime. Get someone who won’t laugh at you too much to try to help you match these poses. The physical challenge is far more enlightening than anything I could say. (Wardrobe changes are optional.)
kassena village, tiébélé, burkina faso
image © rita willaert
autokoenony: a sense of being one individual among many, a distinct individual in interaction with a group
the word “autokoenony” (from the Greek “auto” meaning self and koinonia” meaning community) to invoke the idea of “a self who is both separate and connected”. It’s much like the idea of ubuntu – “I am because we are, and we are because I am.”
ubuntu: — n (South African) humanity or fellow feeling; kindness
a slide show of ancient art in nebamun, egypt by libya soup
from der spiegel international picture this
fire and ice
Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Charley De Jesus surveys an ice-covered warehouse that caught fire on the city’s South Side Tuesday night. Officials said it was the largest fire the department had battled in years, with a third of all firefighters in the city working to control the blaze. The city faced freezing temperatures again on Thursday.
from whale and dolphin conservation a life size banner of a blue whale.