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 The Elephant Whisperer, Lawrence Anthony

A few weeks ago, I somehow stumbled across an article about a herd of elephants who traveled to the home of a man in Africa who had recently passed away to pay their respects. As a Reiki practitioner, I am fascinated by the fringes of our knowledge; the behavior of the elephants of the article seeming to defy explanation, or at least giving us a glimmer into something by its very unusualness. Promptly, I borrowed and gobbled down The Elephant Whisperer, a book written by the man honored by the elephants: Lawrence Anthony.

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Superadobe, Jellyfish airplant, quantum physics, alone together

Just fascinating. The things that stopped me in my tracks and inspired me this week:

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tea, amigurumi, Concorde, Valentine card

The internet has been subject to a barrage of random questions from me this week including how they roll tea leaves, why we don’t fly at supersonic speeds anymore, and what to do with yarn bits.

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Things that fascinated me this week included making my own Wheat Thins, getting back into Downton Abbey, being inspired by French street art, a quick and easy knitting tip, and some gorgeous nature photography.

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treating headaches with EFT, walking, oil-cleaning method, heat-sealing, Lawrence Krauss A Universe from Nothing/

I no longer can imagine a world without the internet. And Google. It’s like having a free university at my fingertips. My favorite things learned this week included a way to heal headaches without popping pills, better health in just 30 minutes, the counterintuitive idea of washing my face with oil, a kitchen tip, and the mysteries of science:

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The interwebs once again are full of  wonderful distractions. Some stories piquing my interest include a new take on a children’s classic, origami, learning more about my iPhone’s camera, and getting inspired by a neuroanatomist’s first-hand experience of stroke :

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The vast interwebs and never-ending yammer from the Twitterverse turn up some interesting things. The stories I’ve found interesting so far this week include a cautionary warning about our human intelligence, the making of an enlightened master, learning to fail, drawing on envelopes, and a book to add to my reading list:

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Spring text illustrationIn honor of today being the spring equinox, I thought I’d do a little research to find out a little bit more about it, since we’re ‘celebrating’ the first day of spring with a rainstorm here in Chicago. Here’s what I learned:

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