Dear (Data) Diary

Dear (Data) Diary

See the world as a data collector Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi are visual designers who both loved drawing, specifically drawing with data. In the introduction, they say that Dear Data was concieved as a “personal documentary” and that data can be used to become more humane and to connect with ourselves and others on…

Dear (Data) Diary via @behindeveryday
The Library Book: A True Story About the Largest Library Fire in America

The Library Book: A True Story About the Largest Library Fire in America

Did you know that the Los Angeles Central Library suffered a devastating fire in 1986?  Me neither! I learned all about the largest library fire in the United States and so much more about the history and workings of a large city library from Susan Orlean’s book, The Library Book. (You may remember when I…

The Library Book by Susan Orlean tells of the fire that destroyed the LA Central Library in 1986 but it also honors the love that humanity feels for libraries and the heartbreak we feel when the materials inside are lost. via @behindeveryday
Squirrel!

Squirrel!

I don’t know about you but I definitely have a love-hate relationship with squirrels.  On one hand, totally cute and entertaining to watch.  On the other hand, prone to stealing tomatoes from my garden and causing power outages by chewing wires. There are two sides to every story though so let’s hear from the squirrel……

Squirrel! via @behindeveryday
Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

How long do dinosaurs live?  Do carnivores live longer than herbivores?   If being a herbivore (vegetarian) makes you live longer, then why didn’t the carnivores switch or become omnivores?  Do omnivores live longer than either of the others?   This all started with a simple off-hand question from one of my students last spring –…

Dinosaurs via @behindeveryday
Smile!

Smile!

I have always loved the smiley face.  Its cheery, happy, yellow smile brings happiness wherever it goes.  If my life could have a logo, I think it might be the smiley face. (My theme song is Don’t Worry, Be Happy and my motto is “Oh well!”)  There – I’ve claimed it! I was driving through…

Smile! via @behindeveryday