Author Archives: Zer

…Waddle

Happy World Penguin Day! On a day dedicated to these permanently tuxedoed (but always grounded) birds, I can’t help but wonder, what is it that makes penguins so darn popular?

These waddling wonders have long had a special place in the heart of many an animal loving human. From starring in many an animated film to causing trouble for Mr. Popper, these beloved birds have a long history of capturing our hearts.

So what is it about them that we humans just can’t seem to get enough of?

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…Play Many Parts

This sunny, spring Sunday we celebrate the 453rd birthday of the Bard. While the exact date of William Shakespeare’s entrance into the world is not known, the mark that he made on it is immeasurable.

To say that William Shakespeare’s plays and other works have stood the test of time seems like a gross understatement. They have thrived. They started as a product of the time in which they were created and turned into works that have shaped the world for centuries. Read the rest of this entry

…Take Root

Happy Earth Day Eve! Seeing as it’s also Flick Friday, it seems like the perfect excuse to show some respect to a few of the silver screen’s finest trees and tree-like characters.

More than just scenery, these beloved characters prove that, at least in the film world, trees can do a whole lot more than provide shade and convert CO2 into oxygen. They can also help drive the plot, and if necessary, save the day. Read the rest of this entry

…Stay Curious

Children of the 90’s (and others with an undying thirst for knowledge), I have some great news…NETFLIX science bill nye april fools bill nye the science guy GIFYes, everyone’s favorite “Science Guy” is back, on Netflix, this Friday. His new show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” promises all the science, quirkiness, and curiosity of the original series. It also could not have come at a better time. Read the rest of this entry

…Rhyme and Time

Happy Marathon Monday and National Haiku Poetry Day!

The Boston Marathon and a traditional style of Japanese poetry may not seem like a natural fit, but I thought I’d bring these two holidays together to provide some out of the ordinary Monday Motivation. Read the rest of this entry