Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Poetry in motion

Simply stunning and breath-taking (I’d drown!) video of synchronized swimming performed by Spain’s world championship women’s team.  I couldn’t tell if the women had sprouted gills, but they must have.  Pure symmetry and sheer beauty.  Not a belly flop in sight.



Fireworks lighting up the sky.

Fireworks lighting up the sky.

Virgin Mary on the griddle

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) – The hottest thing on the griddle at the Las Palmas restaurant these days isn’t the food—it’s the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that a cook says she saw on the griddle.

Restaurant manager Brenda Martinez says more than 100 people have flocked to the small town of Calexico on the California-Mexico border to gaze at the likeness of the Virgin Mary since it was discovered as the griddle was being cleaned.

Among the awe-struck was a group of masked Mexican wrestlers who arrived Thursday for an exhibition at a nearby swap meet.

One, known as Mr. Tempest, says: “This is amazing. It’s a true miracle.”

Since the discovery, the griddle has been taken out of service and placed in a shrine in a storage room.

Check it out, if you don’t believe me.

Vladmir Horowitz & Beethoven, a musical marriage made in heaven

Do you ever start looking at YouTube and suddenly realize hours have passed?  That’s what’s happened to me today.  Blame it all on Horowitz!  

How can anyone fail to be moved when listening to the Second Movement of Beethoven’s Pathetique?

Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent …WOW!!!

The female counterpart of Paul Potts?

An elephant that paints!

This video is of a female elephant in Burma that was saved from an abusive situation.  She learned to paint and helps pay for her care and that of other elephants through the sale of her paintings.  Incredible.


President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

January 20, 2009