Chasing The Northern Lights

Our Group: Marcos, Eliot, Lois, Rene, Howard, and Greg

The Sun Voyager (1990) (Icelandic: Sólfar) is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason. It’s the symbol of Iceland. The sculpture is located next to the Sæbraut road in Reykjavík, Iceland. Sun Voyager is described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the Sun. The artist intended it to convey the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom.

One Of The Most Beautiful Buildings In The World

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Because if its progressive design, the building is talked about across the globe. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours.

Smartphone Tricks

This is a panoramic photo of our traveling companions at a Reykjavik caldera. Our tour guide took the photo by starting on the left and then as he moved to the right, Rene, Howard and Greg, ran around him (to the right) to be ready for when he moved the camera to where they ended up. Marcos stayed in the middle to enhance the mystery.

Having lunch at a tomato farm (greenhouse) in Reykjavik

A Reykjavik geyser in slow motion

Reykjavik Waterfalls

Downton Abbey Gets Thumbs Up

Eliot and I saw Downton Abbey, the movie, tonight. We really enjoyed it. It was very well done. We saw it in Miami and my friend, Erica Goldberg, watched it in Northern Florida. Her description below really nails it.

My friend Shelly Palmer, not a huge Apple fan, wrote a great piece on the new products the company introduced this week. There were many surprises. All I can say is that I want an iPhone with a camera that takes photos from several angles. Whoa, that’s for me.

The Many Lives Of Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill

Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill is an actor, singer, dancer, and producer. She has been married to the talented actor, playwright and director Larry Luckinbill for 40 years.

They have 5 marvelous children and most recently two amazing grandchildren. Lucie started her career in showbiz as the daughter of the legendary Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

But as we all know, famous parents only takes you so far. Lucie has had a steady career in TV, film, and theatre. What’s even more remarkable is that even though Lucie is now more in demand as ever, she is an extreme activist in both politics and the environment.

TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman-Hess, of the Lying on the Beach podcast, recently talked to Lucie about how she successfully does it all.

You Are Finally Going To Learn How To Solve A Rubik’s Cube

I remember when there were two types of Americans, those that could solve Rubik’s Cube, and those who couldn’t. That was 30 years ago.

Even though we don’t talk about it much anymore, those two groups still exist. Robbie Gonzalez of Wired magazine, decided enough is enough.

He is going to show you eight steps in the above video that is going to help you solve the puzzle faster and faster.

For those of you who don’t remember, Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle that was invented in 1974, according to Wikipedia. It was invented by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture. The puzzle made its way to the United States in 1980 thanks to Ideal Toy Corp. Three hundred and fifty (350 million) Rubik’s Cube were sold as of January 2009. Some say it’s still one of the best selling toys.

Here is the Wired story.