This actually appeared on my computer screen once:
It’s a bit much, isn’t it? I know. I don’t want to miss anything.
Today’s post is a look at some of the many tabs currently open in my browser. Here are the latest I couldn’t resist but haven’t yet made time to explore fully:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use by Christopher Jobson on May 20, 2014:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for non-commercial purposes.
Make Way for Monarchs: a June 6 research symposium at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I’m registered! Several varieties of milkweed grow in our backyard, I've raised monarchs there for the past four summers, and I plan to do it again this year. Last fall, my husband and I collected milkweed seeds and scattered them in hospitable locations all over the city. I've already started seeds in pots to give away, and I'm revising a monarch manuscript. I can’t wait to soak up everything I can at this meeting--I'm hoping for an on-the-brink-of-disaster recovery.
Never, Ever Give Up: Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad's TED Talk about motivation, sent by my sister Eileen, who knows I need it!
Nonfiction in Picture Books: A Panel Discussion by Matia Burnett, May 08, 2014
Today’s Poetry Friday Roundup
These topics might seem random, but they are all parts of a big picture that includes everything from research for current projects to random things I’m curious about. I can never know all there is to know, but I’m always searching. I start by collecting everything I can, trying my darnedest to gather every last snippet of information.
Then I narrow it down to what’s usable, eliminate redundancies, and focus, hoping to locate that one magic nugget.
Framed above my computer is a birthday card from my sister Judy with a Gertrude Stein quote:
There ain’t no answer.I may never have The Answer, but I won't stop looking.
There ain’t going to be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That’s the answer.
JoAnn Early Macken