Eclectic Visions

In Search of Aesop - historical figure or myth?
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Fables substitute animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature rather than humans as characters to teach a moral lesson. Come journey with me in search of Aesop.

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Aesop’s stories were very much a part of my childhood. But, was there a single human being behind those stories, or are the stories about Aesop more legend than fact?


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Paper Cut Light Boxes Illuminate Fantastical Fairy Tale Scenes
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Hari & Deepti, also known as the artists Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair, have created a world of monsters, animals, and rounded cartoon-like characters, all that interact together amongst detailed landscapes. Using narrative storytelling as an inspirational theme, the pair transform s …

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Magical…


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Fairytales Come To Life In Magical Photos by Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva
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Margarita Kareva is a Russian-based photographer which specializes in fantasy art photography. Her dream-like photographs capture pure beauty in a way that few others can. She ads some surreal elements to her shots that make the photographs really stand out, combining Photoshop manipulation with real props.

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Stunningly beautiful images with fairy tale imagery. Worth seeing!


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US National Archives Plans to Upload All Holdings to Wikimedia Commons

Source: en.wikipedia.org Excellent news for scholars, writers, genealogists, and anyone else with an interest in historical US documents.

US National Archives Plans to Upload All Holdings to Wikimedia Commons

Source: en.wikipedia.org Excellent news for scholars, writers, genealogists, and anyone else with an interest in historical US documents.

US National Archives Plans to Upload All Holdings to Wikimedia Commons
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Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-06-25/News and notes

News and notes US National Archives enshrines Wikipedia in Open Government Plan, plans to upload all holdings to Commons The US National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) have committed to engaging with Wikimedia projects in their newest Open Government Plan. The biannual effort is a roadmap for how the agency will accomplish its goals in the digital age.


Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Excellent news for scholars, writers, genealogists, and anyone else with an interest in historical US documents.


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Rejected Princesses
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Women too awesome, awful, or offbeat for the movies. Updated Wednesdays.

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Thanks, io9, for bringing this site to my attention. Princesses (well, mostly) whose stories are so extreme that Disney is unlikely to ever try, even with rewrite-ala-Little-Mermaid, to turn into movies.

Although, there are one or two that might have possibilities. You never know…


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Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance systems remains cause for concern in U.S. public schools, despite state aid formulas designed to work to the contrary.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

It’s time we make publicly-funded education an equal playing field.

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Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools
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According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance systems remains cause for concern in U.S. public schools, despite state aid formulas designed to work to the contrary.

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

It’s time we make publicly-funded education an equal playing field.


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The Archaeology News Network: ‘Incredibly important’ medieval find in Wales
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"Medieval nunneries like this are incredibly rare with only one other known in Wales."

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/06/incredibly-important-medieval-find-in.html#.U5tOWShAu6h
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Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

This will afford us a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Welsh nuns of Medieval times. From the article: “Medieval nunneries like this are incredibly rare with only one other known in Wales.”


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Joseph E. Stiglitz: The People Who Break the Rules Have Raked in Huge Profits and Wealth and It’s Sickening Our Politics | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com
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In his powerful speech at the AFL-CIO convention in September last year, the Nobel Prize-winning economist said that our economy is sick and we are losing the American dream.

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

"Let us be clear: our economy is not working the way a well working economy should. We have vast unmet needs, but idle workers and machines. We have bridges that need repair, roads and schools that need to be built. We have students that need a 21st century education, but we are laying off teachers. We have empty homes and homeless people. We have rich banks that are not lending to our small businesses, but are instead using their wealth and ingenuity to manipulate markets and exploit working people with predatory lending."

"We are losing the ability to call ourselves the land of opportunity…. We are losing the American dream."


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