Sunday, September 25, 2016

Start Your Week With a Smile


Caution: Don't try this at home.

Here are some fun videos to help start your week with a smile:  

-- VW:  On the Road Again:

Photo: Pinterest.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Musical Moments: Nelson, September Song

Old favorite...

An autumn stroll.

Musical Moments features music and artists I've enjoyed over the years.

Here's an old favorite -- Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's beautiful September Song, performed by Willie Nelson:

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Darien Home Market Active as Fall Begins

Weekly update...

Taking a break on a fall afternoon.

Darien's residential real estate market saw activity in nearly every category as fall began this week.

Results, according to the Darien MLS, were:  

-- Nine new listings of property for sale;
-- 16 price changes;
-- Five accepted offers;
-- No properties going under contract, and
-- Four closings.

For more:  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nova: The Great Math Mystery

Astonishing power...

The elegance of math.

Nova takes us on a wonderful exploration of the astonishing power of mathematics over the centuries.

Is math a human invention or the language of the universe?

For a video you won't want to miss:

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An Amazing Contraption Produces the Perfect Shot

Synchronized shooting...

The great burger drop.

The burger drop shot, where the ingredients of the world’s most perfect food appear to fall from the sky and perfectly stack themselves upon landing, pops up a lot in fast food commercials. Andrew Liszewski reports on

But seeing what it takes to realize this footage without computer graphics makes you wonder if it’s worth all the effort.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Why Men's and Women's Shirts Button Differently

A history lesson...


Anyone who has worn a button-front shirt has likely noticed that the buttons are different, depending on whether it’s a men or women’s shirt, Jamie Feldman reports on
Chances are you haven’t given it much thought, but as it turns out, there’s actually a pretty interesting story that explains why, Feldman wrote.
Today co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie got to the bottom of things during the show’s “What’s Trending” segment recently.  As it turns out, the different styles date all the way back to when buttons were invented, around the 13th century, Feldman added.
Photos: Pinterest.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cool New Things to Try in iOS 10

Making a difference...

iOS 10 wallpaper.

Apple’s new iOS 10 update is sneakily big and packs a lot of changes that you may not come across if you aren’t looking for them, Hayley Tsukayama reports on

Here are 10 small changes to Apple's new mobile operating system that can make a big difference in your life, Tsukayama wrote:

Photo:  Pinterest.