It is my belief that more often than not, the difference between mediocrity and excellence is vision and courage.
I remember as a child the wonder of discovery that was a part of each and every day. The uninhibited mind, seeking, questioning, supposing, and above all, never afraid to ask a question.
What happened? What changed?
It’s been too long since my last post on this subject. I have 3 or 4 lined up but have not had the time to dig into them. I thought I would get back into it with a post on how to make concrete planters.
When we started Life As A Human 6 years ago, a huge part of our vision was to create a place that gave authors, artists and photographers an opportunity to have their work seen by a large and diverse audience across the world. It is such a delight to be able to say that we have achieved that.
As promised, here are some photos of some of the concrete water fountain features I have in mind.
Using one of their specially designed devices, a portable oxygen concentrator called the SimplyGo Mini, Philips has empowered 18 people in New York with a way to conquer their fears and breathing disabilities. They have given them a way to achieve what they thought to be impossible: learning to sing!
When I pour concrete shapes, I will often use a Styrofoam block to form the cavity. Cutting Styrofoam cleanly is not easy. Based on a few designs I saw on YouTube, I made a hot wire cutter that does indeed cut like a hot knife through butter!
MX3D, a highly innovative company in Amsterdam can now print metals and resin in mid-air, without the need for support structures. They are going to print a metal bridge in Amsterdam!
After a 9 year voyage, most of it spent in hibernation, on January 15, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft began its final approach phase to Pluto. The images it has sent back are simply amazing!
During end-of-life reflection, many people express regret for opportunities missed. Here, a father explains his efforts to avoid this scenario and shares the surprising source of his inspiration. David Knapp-Fisher is a father, husband and writer. He has three passions: family, world travel and sharing his story.