27 February 2009

SPOTD #148

I hope you enjoy today's edition.

Today's phrase:
From author Paulo Coelho:

La posibilidad de realizar un sueño es lo que hace que la vida sea interesante.

Phonetic with emphasis on bold syllable:
Lah po-say-bee-lee-dahd day ray-ah-lee-sar oon swayn-yo ess low kay ah-say lah vee-dah say-ah een-tare-ay-sahn-tay.

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

I thought this was a very interesting article. It may only be available to WSJ subscribers, but if it isn't it is worth a look.
The family profiled was prominent during the Cuban Revolution. The patriarch was the personal physician of Fidel Castro. Castro was often a guest of the family after the change in government. Despite the auspicious beginning, they fell out of favor. It's an interesting look at life in a totalitarian state.

Lead into Gold
I must have been living under a rock because everyone I know seems to have read The Alchemist. I had never read it before, actually I still haven't because I listened to the audio book, but I thought it was fantastic. I thought it was full of important truths about dreams and the presence of God in all creation. The fable was a good one, and engaging as well. The book was read by Jeremy Irons, and the performance was certainly of benefit too.

Great Movie Idea
My wife is a huge fan of Jane Austen. There is starting production that has the potential to invite a whole new group of fans to Edwardian fiction:

Will Clark is set to direct "Pride and Predator," which veers from the traditional period costume drama when an alien crash lands and begins to butcher the mannered protags, who suddenly have more than marriage and inheritance to worry about.

Pleasure Cruiser
I know we're in a tough economic environment, but this boat may be just what you need, if radar invisibility is the solution to your problems. The best news? It's free!

Cave House for Sale

The bidding starts at $300k. I think this is a really cool idea. You have to check out the pictures. A family of 5 actually lived there for 5 years.

Link of the Day
A look at the ancient sport of camel racing in the United Arab Emirates. PETA beware. Instead of jockeys they use robots!

1 comment:

The Nielsen Family said...

Love the cave home, just one more reason why MO is the place to be.