Rhiannon M. Bacon

83 Flips | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | 8 Followers | @rhiannonMbacon | Eating, Tweeting, photographing, and performing with Rusted Shaman Circus in Huntsville, AL.

A show to crow about: Caws & Effect uses non-traditional shadow puppetry to tell story

Caws & Effect<br>Cosmo Seniors Centre (Kinsmen Hall)<br>July 29, 7:40 p.m.<br>July 31, 4:30 p.m.<br>Aug. 1, 6:20 p.m.<br>Aug. 2, 9:05 p.m.<br>Aug. 4, 9:05 p.m.<br>Aug. 6, 7:40 …

She Offered an Armed Robber a Glass Of Wine, Completely Flipped The Script

An NPR podcast this week explored what happens when people flip the script, and respond to situations in ways that are completely …

Really Cool Balloon Animals by Japanese Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto!! TGIF! - Pee-wee's blog

<b>You don’t know balloon animals until you’ve seen the work of Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto!</b><p><i>via Colossal</i><p><b>Take a LOOK!!</b><p><b>Here’s a couple of</b> …

Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics]

Eerily silent in the forsaken amusement park, the Cool Zone is <i>creepy</i>; it’s like an ominous omen of what is to come in the forlorn and forgotten …

the Infinity Puzzle

A Pitiful Clown Singing 'Hallelujah' Is A Strange Kind Of Beautiful

Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a haunting song, but it took on an even more poignant tone when sung by a 7-foot-tall clown named Puddles Pity Party.<p>Puddles performed the classic at the Regency Lodge Ballroom in San Francisco, wowing audience members with his golden voice.<p>Director Gary Yost filmed …

Circuses, Magic and Hypnotism: Welcome to the World of Victorian Entertainment

See what the Victorians did for fun.<p>Magic shows, wax works exhibits, hypnotism displays, circuses and séances. For the Victorians, there was no …

Trapeze Artist Kristin Finley Quit Her Job To Join The Circus

I remember my first trapeze class like it was yesterday. I climbed up the ladder and stood on that tiny pedestal 25 feet in the air, thinking, <i>I’m going to die.</i> I was 24, and my dad had just passed away from bile duct cancer.<p>My father had raised me since I was four. After my parents separated, it …

Symmetries of Culture

<b>Symmetries of Culture</b><p><b>Donald W. Crowe</b><br>Department of Mathematics<br>University of Wisconsin-Madison<br>Madison, WI 53706<br>E-mail: crowe@math.wisc.edu<p><b>Abstract</b><p>Plane …

Mathematics

Symmetry in Design: Concepts, Tips and Examples | WebpageFX

Symmetry creates balance, and balance in design creates harmony, order, and aesthetically pleasing results. It is found everywhere in nature, and is …

Web Design

Grave Matters: A History of Death and Mourning [rebroadcast] by BackStory - Listen to music

Force of nature gave life its asymmetry

'Left-handed' electrons destroy certain organic molecules faster than their mirror versions.<p>Physicists have found hints that the asymmetry of life — …

In the Light There is Darkness, In the Darkness There is Light by San Francisco Zen Center - Listen to music

Bios Urn uses your ashes to grow a tree

Would you like to become a tree after you die? It's possible.<p>TreeHugger covered the Bios Urn when it was still just a product concept from the mind …

FAKING NORMAL by Courtney C. Stevens by HarperAudio_US - Listen to music

Joan Halifax — A Midwife to the Dying by On Being Studios - Listen to music

Millay "Childhood is the Kingdom"

Translation

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

The sacred task of caring for the dead should be a normal part of life

In Cantonese village culture, there is a group of corpse handlers called the <i>ng jong lo</i>. When a death occurs, the <i>ng jong lo</i> come to the family home to wash the corpse and place it in a coffin. The corpse handlers are “living ghosts,”, dirty, unclean – a group who other citizens fear. Doors and …

Medicine

Memorial Ash Beads, Handcrafted Jewelry Made From Cremated Remains of Deceased Loved Ones

Artist Merry Coor has created a line of heartfelt handmade jewelry crafted from the cremated ashes of loved ones. Coor creates the beads one at a …

What To Do When You're Dead: Science Edition

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -William Wallace, Braveheart<p>Nobody really wants to think about their own mortality, but the cold truth …

Ashkeeper

My Faith: What people talk about before they die

<i>Editor's Note: Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain in Massachusetts and the author of "Fumbling: A Pilgrimage Tale of Love, Grief, and Spiritual Renewal on the Camino de Santiago."</i><p>As a divinity school student, I had just started working as a student chaplain at a cancer hospital when my professor …

PHOTOS: Circus performers stage vigil for imprisoned Palestinian clown in Tel Aviv

<i>Palestinian and Israeli performers set up shop in a central Tel Aviv pedestrian promenade to demand the release of Mohammed Abu Sakha, a Palestinian</i> …

Why Smart Clowns Immortalize Their Make-up Designs on Ceramic Eggs

A unique, egg-based system protects clowns’ intellectual property rights.<p>At the clown museum in the southwest English village of Wookey Hole, the …

Eggs

This 200-Year-Old Jeweled Caterpillar Crawls Using Clockwork

If you’re into vintage technology, you might have heard of Maillardet’s automaton. Built around 1800, the two-foot-high, self-operating doll can …

Meet the 90-year-old architect behind some of Huntsville's most iconic buildings

He's the architect behind many of Huntsville's most iconic buildings.<p>The Madison County Courthouse, Von Braun Center, Huntsville City Golf Course …

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