17th August, 2014

Going to bed in pjs straight out of the dryer

Nothing compares…

17th August, 2014

“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”

— Brian Lord.org 

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17th August, 2014

Beautiful birthday flowers!
It’s been a few months since I moved into my own place and began to furnish it, but the purchase that finally made me feel like a grown up was my very own vase. :-)

Beautiful birthday flowers!
It’s been a few months since I moved into my own place and began to furnish it, but the purchase that finally made me feel like a grown up was my very own vase. :-)

5th August, 2014

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
Milan, Italy
vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
India Gate, Mumbai, India
vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
Shanghai, China
vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
Tongariki Easter Island Sunset
vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.
Colosseum, Rome Italy

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

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31st July, 2014

THAT kind of day

It’s been the kind of day where I get to the parking lot of my apartment after coming home from work and have no recollection of driving there or how I did. Then, I couldn’t muster the emotional or physical strength to get out of the car, so I just sat there, in the driver’s seat, with my eyes closed and head in my hands. THAT kind of day.

27th July, 2014

luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
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The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
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Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
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Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece
A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.
Website | TripAdvisor

Detour to Greece? Yes, please

luxuryaccommodations:

The Palladium Hotel - Mykonos, Greece

A luxurious hillside retreat perched above Mykonos’ popular beaches of Psarou and Platys Gialos, The Palladium Hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in 46 tastefully appointed rooms and suites. Complementing the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage outlets are a lovely white and blue pool bar, and a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. Inside, elegant rooms decorated in earthy browns overlook the sparkling Aegean while the artful suites offer the ultimate in privacy and relaxation with their glistening pools, soothing Jacuzzis and vibrant splashes of blue dotted around the stylish, Greek-inspired interiors.

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Detour to Greece? Yes, please

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27th July, 2014

Night call

While on call at the hospital last night, I got a rare, but blessed, reprieve at around 3 am and decided to try to get some shut eye. I wake up less than an hour later and decide to tell the senior resident about the page I got in the middle of that hour. I looked at my pager, and no pages. In the 40-some minutes of rest I could muster, I still DREAMED of getting a floor page and answering it. There is no rest for the weary.

24th July, 2014

Something that made my day brighter

Today, I went on a home hospice visit with a nurse and visited the sweetest little old couple. Their story, like them, is just the right amount of precious.

She is 95, he is 94 and they have been married for 73 years. He says that he has always had a thing for older women. They live in the house that he was born in and was built by his grandfather for $1200. She has Alzheimers. He says that the doctors just can’t tell if he has dementia because he was always slow and confused to begin with, while she has always been sharp. During our entire visit, he hovered around her, making sure she always knew where he was. He hobbled past her with his cane and would casually caress her cheek, while they shared an intimate look. On our way out, he showed us a picture of their wedding day and said, she looks just as beautiful in that picture as she does sitting in that kitchen right there, just her hair color has changed.

73 years, maybe just maybe that’s a love I can believe in.