This edition of Favorite TweetStuff was not posted yesterday because I was too distraught over the school killings in Newtown, Connecticut. I’m still reeling from the implications for those families, and that school and town, so much so that now this blog post has become a welcome diversion. Enjoy!
You can help Newtown, Connecticut recover by donating directly to one of Newtown’s own local aid nonprofits.
“’Any donations made to Newtown Youth and Family Services will be donated directly to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting,’ a message on the organizations website says. Newtown Youth & Family Services is located at 15 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. For more details on how to donate, call (203) 426-8103.”
@zaibatsu “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” ~ Antoine Saint-Exupery
@pourmecoffee Look at this big-ass tree. Look at it.
[SEO: “Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who climbed it. The figure at top seems taller than the other climbers because he’s standing forward on one of the great limbs.”]
@BerryCashmere “Never trust anything that can think for itself if you cant see where it keeps its brain.” ~ J. K. Rowling
@mjdub Top 10 Everything of 2012
[SEO: Time Magazine’s annual compilation of “best of” lists in categories including Arts and Entertainment; Pop Culture; Social Media; Health and Society; Science and Space; Biz, Tech, and Sports; and Politics and News.]
@HealthyPlace “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life.” ~ Deborah Day
@AmazingPics__ Let it Snow: Photo Essay (via @big_picture)
[SEO: “For those who desire a layer of snow with their holiday season it’s been mainly green and brown so far this year in the Boston area. Since the start of December, here are some places that have already had the chance to experience the beauty and sometimes annoyance of a winter wonderland.” 32 captioned pictures, from around the world!]
@Tamavista “Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.” ~ Victor Hugo
@Politics_PR Incredible photos of the Earth from a paraglider
[SEO: “As a seasoned National Geographic photographer, George Steinmetz … does the job from a motorized paraglider … . This December, Steinmetz released his third book, ‘Desert Air,’ a compilation of images taken while floating above the earth’s hottest spots on his vehicle of choice. Seen from Steinmetz’s paragliding perch, our complex landscape looks both strange and familiar.”]
@Tao23 “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
@121212Concert Crowd sings Blackbird along with @PaulMcCartney at the 121212 concert (to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts).
@LillyAnn “Silliness is a wonderful spiritual quality.”