Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beautiful and a Little Trippy

New exhibition...

A Chihuly chandelier.

The New York Botanical Garden is featuring works of the renowned artist Dale Chihuly, known for his uniquely shaped and vibrant glass sculptures. The exhibition will be on display April 22-October 29.

For a video of awesome and mesmerizing glass sculptures: https://twitter.com/mashable/status/855122146934128640/video/1  (If audio doesn't play, stop and restart video.)

Chihuly with a couple of his unique creations.

Photos: Pinterest, mashable.com.

Tomorrow on The Allen Report: 
The latest Darien Real estate update.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NASA's Cassini to Dive Between Saturn and its Rings Today

Uncharted territory...

A Cassini photo of Saturn and its rings.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to make its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings today.

The $3.26 billion spacecraft will fly through the danger zone at 76,000 mph -- 17 times faster than the fastest jet in history.

For an excellent video on the amazing mission:  https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/857071758851022848/video/1 (If audio doesn't play, stop and restarn video.)


Cassini's historic dive is featured on Google's main search page today:


An artist's concept of Cassini nearing Saturn.

Photos: Pinterest, Google.

Tomorrow on The Allen Report: 
Beautiful and a Little Trippy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Did You Know Your iPhone Maps Where You've Been?

Little known feature...

It knows where you've been.

There's a feature on your iPhone that tracks your frequent locations on a map and logs the times you arrived and departed, businessinsider.com reports in a recent video.

Here's how to access it and turn it off, in case this freaks you out: https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/778468066648731648/video/1 (If audio doesn't play, stop and restart video.)

Photos: Giphy, Pinterest.

Tomorrow on The Allen Report:
NASA's Cassini to Dive Between Saturn and its Rings Tomorrow.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Obamacare: High Risk Options Under Consideration

Repeal and replace?

What plan covers what conditions and for how much?

What are the main points of contention in the debate in Washington about the future of Obamacare?

What options are Republicans and Democrats considering?

Dylan Scott on vox.com offers a look at just how complicated this medical coverage question is and how the issue is seen in Washington: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/20/15306068/trump-obamacare-hostage-threat-cost-sharing-explained

Photo: Pinterest.

Tomorrow on The Allen Report: 
Did You Know Your iPhone Maps Where You've Been?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Smile: A New Week's Here

Fun...

Just another day at the office.

Start your new week with some fun:





-- GEICO: Massage Crushed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zpjcC3P2MQ

Photos: Giphy, Pinterest.

Tomorrow on The Allen Report:
Obamacare: High Risk Options Under Consideration.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Musical Moments: Mozart, Symphony No. 40

World famous...

The sound of beautiful music.

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

Today's selection is Mozart's world famous Symphony No. 40: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTc1mDieQI8

Photo: Pinterest.

Tomorrow on The Allen Report:  
Smile: A New Week's Here.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Darien's Active Spring Real Estate Market Continues

Weekly update...

Spring splendor.

Darien's active spring residential real estate market continued in the week ending today.

Results, according to the Darien MLS, were:

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

For more:  



Tomorrow on The Allen Report:  
Musical Moments: Mozart, Symphony No. 40.