Enormous xylophone in the woods of Kyushu, Japan plays Bach’s Cantata 147 “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring”, when a wooden ball rolls down each "key."
An impressive piece of engineering.
Designed and engineered by Kenjiro Matsuo of Invisible Designs Lab.. pic.twitter.com/EbNH2tsGu4
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) April 4, 2021
Good morning everyone, and again, thank you all for your support.
I've having a hard time with words, ie not using expletives, with how I'm feeling. It's F-King wonderful! I haven't had a flair up of my normal neuropathy in a week and one day, I can hardly believe it. The lack of extreme stress and a heck of a lot better diet I'm sure has a lot to do with it.
Silicone valley, but why?
Silicon Valley’s most influential companies, alongside healthcare companies, US intelligence contractors and the Commons Project Foundation, recently launched the Vaccination Credential Initiative. The initiative’s ambitions reach far beyond vaccines and will have major implications for civil liberties.
Although “nearly one-third of American adults (31.7%) say they were raised Catholic, only about one in five (20.8%) identified as Catholic” in a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. “The share of adults who identify as Christians fell from 78% to just under 71%” between 2007 and 2014. But “within Christianity the greatest net losses, by far, have been experienced by Catholics,” according to the “America’s Changing Religious Landscape” study.
It has been one of those weeks where every day seems to start early and end late, yet nothing seems to have been been accomplished to a completed end point. Stops and starts. Not even time to participate in the numerous interesting diaries and comment threads this past week.
Terry Tempest Williams has been called "a citizen writer" — one who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. She has worked as the Naturalist-in-Residence at the Utah Museum of Natural History and remains a passionate advocate for the preservation of the American Western wilderness. In her essays and books, she shows us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.
Williams, like her writing, cannot be categorized. She has served time in jail for acts of civil disobedience, testified before Congress on women's health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses, and worked as "a barefoot artist" in Rwanda.
In 2006, Ms. Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. Utne Reader called her "a person who could change your life."
The Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah, she has published in the New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change. In 2009, she was featured in Ken Burns' PBS series on the national parks. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Moose, Wyoming.