Sunday, September 30, 2012

Life, Art, Etc.


Tucson Weather Today


Jerry A. Coyne, Ph.D is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He writes a website named Why Evolution Is True, wherein I just viewed an entry he has titled Amazing paper sculptures of animals.

And, in my opinion, the sculptures truly are amazing. I could scarcely believe that a person (Calvin Nicholls) could sculpt such lifelike figures of animals using only paper as a medium.


Take a quick peek HERE for more.
 Or see even more of the Calvin Nicholls sculptures at

Including this one . . .



An afterword is a literary device that is often found at the end of a piece of literature.  It generally covers the story of how the book came into being, or of how the idea for the book was developed.

Alternatively, it may be written by someone other than the author of the book to provide enriching comment, such as discussing the work's historical or cultural context (especially if the work is being reissued many years after its original publication).

"afterword" is often confused with "afterward" which is an adverb meaning: at a later or subsequent time; subsequently.



Truman Capote

Born Sept 30, 1924
Died: Aug 25, 1984

Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Some time in the 1940s Capote wrote a novel set in New York City about the summer romance of a socialite with a parking lot attendant. Capote later claimed to have destroyed the manuscript of this novel; but twenty years after his death, in 2004, it came to light that the manuscript had been retrieved from the trash back in 1950 by a house sitter at an apartment formerly occupied by Capote. The novel was published in 2006 by Random House under the title Summer Crossing.

 Angie Dickinson

Born Sep 30, 1931
Age: 80 years old.

Angie Dickinson is an American actress. She has appeared in more than fifty films, including Rio Bravo, Ocean's 11, Dressed to Kill and Pay It Forward, and starred on television as Sergeant Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson on the 1970s crime series Police Woman.

Johnny Mathis

Born Sep 30, 1935
Age: 76 years old.

John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer of popular music.Starting his career with singles of Standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status, and 73 making the Billboard charts and Guinness World Record music chart historian Paul Gambaccini, confirms "Johnny Mathis has sold well over 350 Million Records Worldwide".

In late 1956, Mathis recorded two of his most popular songs - "Wonderful! Wonderful!" and "It's Not For Me To Say."

Jenna Elfman

Born Sep 30, 1971
Age: 40 years old.

Jennifer Mary "Jenna" Elfman is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her roles as Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montgomery on the 1997–2002 American television sitcom Dharma & Greg and as Anna Riley in the 2000 feature film Keeping the Faith.

Elfman donated her lip print for a limited edition U.S. postage stamp created by Zazzle to celebrate Valentine's Day in both 2007 and 2008. Proceeds for the "Kiss Stamps" went to support the programs of The Humane Society of the United States. In February 2011, she filmed a PSA for The Humane Society of the United States to inspire people to donate to help animals.


All art is but imitation of nature.
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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