From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

~ Attributed to Crowfoot

Help the Captain get his spaceship!

Mithril Angel Wings

It’s here! My Kindle is here!

Pull to open tab on the Kindle box

Gadget geek bliss ^.^ Photos of the unboxing follow…

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Famadihana

“Death was not like a light going forever dark, he said. The dead can reach the living, their voices inserted in dreams or riding in the wind.”

~ From Ambohimirary Journal: Dead Join the Living in a Family Celebration

Was neat to see coverage in the Times on the Malagasy custom of Famadihana.

Kids (Twentysomething or otherwise)

“Martin Seligman, the positive-psychology pioneer who is, famously, not a natural optimist, has always taken the view that happiness is best defined in the ancient Greek sense: leading a productive, purposeful life. And the way we take stock of that life, in the end, isn’t by how much fun we had, but what we did with it.”  ~ Jennifer Senior

Kind of funny follow-up discussion on Slate on Robin Marantz Henig’s article about Twentysomethings. My favorites were the comments from Samantha Henig:

I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot, having been privy to the whole editorial process: […]