I have been away in China for the past week, and was much too busy living life to attend to my blog. No excuse, I know. But here are some of my most interesting grabs from the net. Hopefully will put up some of my China adventures soon.
- Australian sci-fi author Marianne de Pierres is being discussed in an academic context, and she writes about it here. That would be a thrill, I must admit. Read a review of her new book here.
- Some amazing pics of Buddha statues that have withstood earthquakes and tsunamis. Last night I watched an amazing Chinese film called Buddha Mountain, and it was dealing with a similar theme. Also, to celebrate the upcoming festivale of Vesak - the Buddha's Birthday - they are exhibiting the Buddha's hair relic in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, in ultra-Buddhist Bhutan you can go to jail for smoking!
- A great pic from Boy George's B-Rude fashion line. George has been campaigning this week for the capture of the vicious thugs who beat up his old friend, fashion legend Philip Sallon.
- Hope you had a great Easter! Little Augury reminds us that no-one could wear a bonnet as well as the gorgeously stylish Edith Sitwell.
- My partner is a font nerd, and he will be excited that OMG have discovered the Llama Font. I might write an essay in this.
- They've done a movie about Hildegard of Bingen - fabulous! Who next - Julian of Norwich? Madonna would be perfect for the part.
- I am the king of distractions, and Problogger is on a mission to destroy all distractions. Have you heard his interview with Guy Kawasaki?
- Rob Bell has been a Christian-writer-of-interest for sometime now, and these days they are accusing him of heresy because of his new book - read more about it at the New York Times.
- If you've never watched Steve Hayes' wonderful Tired Old Queen at the Movies channel on Youtube you haven't lived. I live for these installments, and I love his treatment of Funny Face. Please someone give Steve his own TV show!
- Art and business have always worked more closely together than most people would like to admit, and a new book discusses why.
- Australian clairvoyant, tarot expert and brother-author under my publishing imprint Inspired Living, Paul Fenton-Smith, has released a new book on Intuition, and it looks perfect!