Archive for October, 2012

Seed—The Alpha And The Omega

by George Ball October closes with Halloween, the most misunderstood holiday, due to its roots not in horror but in rain. Just as seed is the first and the last—the seed and the fruit—so too are rains the alpha and omega of the growing season. Only after the dry heat of summer and early fall—unique [...]

Twitter Feed – Part One

by George Ball The beaks of birds tell their story. Technically, the term is “bill”, short for “mandible”, of which there are two, the upper and lower. Most people call them “beaks,” and birds don’t seem to mind. A short, blunt, clearly triangular-shaped beak with an obviously sharp point allows finch-like birds to pierce, tear, [...]

Meet The Press

by George Ball From time to time a blog “seeds” a following blog with a new idea or thought. Last week I touched on ‘La Dolce Vita’, a movie that prominently featured the “paparazzi”, which were new at that time. Media conglomerates mushroomed after World War II across Europe, fueled by new technologies of inexpensive [...]