10 Best Lines Steve Jobs Used in a Presentation


Apple’s iconic co-founder had an unmatched talent for zeroing on what’s most important.

There was only one Steve Jobs, and it’s easy to see why we’re so fascinated with him. A twin separated at birth; a visionary who made products that changed how we use technology; a college dropout who studied coding and calligraphy for fun; a wisdom seeker who spent months wandering India barefoot in a sarong. Oh, and after a long flirtation with sweater vests and bow ties, a man who wore a black turtleneck and blue jeans everywhere he went.

As if that weren’t enough, Jobs was also a master salesman and a fantastic orator, and much of what he had to say carried astonishing wisdom, especially coming from someone who devoted his life to creating consumer electronics products. Of course, that’s the point. Apple is much more than just a remarkably successful manufacturer of electronic devices, and Jobs was…

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Ficus elastica (Rubber Fig)

Botanical Journey from the South

(NOTE: this post was revised on 12/2/15)
Rusty Fig ‘Variegata'Ficus elastica (Rubber Fig) Aka Rubber bush, Rubber tree, Rubber plant, or Indian Rubber bush, is a species of plant in the fig genus, native to northeast India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China (Yunnan), Malaysia, and Indonesia. It has become naturalized in Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and the US State of Florida. It   is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae. The genus “Ficus” is a pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs and vines occupying a wide variety of ecological niches; most are evergreen, but some deciduous species are endemic to areas outside of the tropics and to higher elevations. The ‘Variegata’ or “Tri-color” form is used often in P.R. for ornamental purposes. 

THE FIG SIGN- The word “ficus” begins to be used as “fig” in early 13c., from Old French figue “fig” (12C), from Old Provençal figa, from Vulgar Latin “fica”, corresponding to Latin ficus…

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Free Bathrooms in Prime Shopping Locations

Mary in Manhattan

When you gotta go…YOU JUST GOTTA GO, DAMMIT.

That’s why I’ve listed my personal favorite public bathrooms in the city. Ok now it sounds like I’m obsessed with bathrooms. I’m not. I just appreciate having a free one available, especially while shopping around New York.

If you’re on upper 5th Ave

Head into the Plaza Food Hall – the bathroom is actually its own separate entrance (very grand). You’ll see it if you’re going West on Central Park South past the Plaza Food Hall. Go into the black door on the left and down the stairs. Your porcelain throne awaits.

If you’re in Herald Square

First of all, I’m sorry. It’s like the crappiest part of the city, no pun intended. When you gotta go, pop into the Manhattan Mall, which is an actual mall that no one remembers exists on 33rd and Broadway.

If you’re in Union Square


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By the Mighty Mumford


“HELLO BARBY” my young friend,

I’ve come to talk to you again…

‘Bout a vision softly creeping

In my dreams while I was sleeping…

And the vision that was planted in my brain…still remains…

An A.I. is among us!

In these dreams I talked alone,

With a doll to call my own…

But everything I said

Found its way out and was spread

to  its makers who propositioned me


How could my doll…do this?

I poured my heart out privately

“HELLO BARBY” can’t you see,

You’re supposed to  be my friend

On my privacy I must depend,

Then a thought hit…that you were just teasing me…

By pleasing me—

For information passed on

To your makers!

Said I, this isn’t fair,

I lovingly comb your hair…

How so quickly you would betray

The one who bought you for that special day

And my…

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