Weekly Recap

For those of you who are new to this blog, or if you haven’t had the opportunity to keep up this week, I can tell you that there’s been lots of activity here at Smiler, with Love ; there’s a new tagline, I’ve added more categories and relabeled all the posts to allow for easier navigation (you can also use the search button and type in keywords), and last but not least I’ve been posting like a fiend over the past week and you’ll find both longer pieces to sink your teeth into as well as short features for a quick glance. Here’s a summary of some of the features you’ll find as you scroll down:

Global Warbling: Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is a good documentary with very good intentions. But I was disturbed by the one-sided message and the fact that it’s now become required viewing in many classroms, so I went digging around to see what the detractors were saying…

Do you have a Chorus of Fish Singing in Antarctica?: If you’re familiar with Little Britain, then you already know the hilariously annoying Mr Mann. If you’re not, then click on this link to discover what you’ve been missing.

Summer of ’74: an autobiographical short story about… you got it, The summer of 1974. I was five years old and just discovering the world and we were living with a group of Iranian students who were looking forward to the Shah’s demise. Many years later, I had the good fortune to meet Farah Pahlavi, the Shah’s widow, who agreed to meet me in her home.

The Cube: it’s an imagination game, and more. You can read about it here then decide if you’re ready to play.

Riposa in Pace: a short story about a jogger who finds solace while running among the dearly departed.

On Synchronicity: find out where the word and concept of synchronicity came from, how it’s linked to the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination system, and how Carl Jung was involved in any of this.

… you’ll also find much, more more.

Happy browsing and don’t be shy to leave a comment!

Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest
2007 Winner: Crowded street/Yvonne Mous

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