Friday, September 15, 2017

crazy climate | wild weather

wonder | wander | world pick for this week is an adorable everyday hero. 

Upworthy had this article on local Mobile, Alabama TV weatherman Alan Sealls.

In these turbulent times we can so easily grow unhinged by bad weather or worse - bad news delivered badly. Either through outright false or misleading facts or presented in hyped up sensationalist drama. 

It is such a pleasure to listen to Sealls tell us in his assured demeanor and reassuring tone that, much as we have no control over the weather, hearing what's in store from this friendly expert can soothe and calm us tremendously.

We are so glad his YouTube video has gone viral and he gets the exposure and recognition he so richly deserves.

Thank you Alan Sealls for easing our fears with some tried and true sanity.

Friday, September 8, 2017

serving up cliches

There is nothing more disappointing than a good story that falls short of its full potential.

Especially a tale layered in facets and nuance that has been willfully destroyed by misguided Hollywood misconceptions.

wonder |wander |world had looked forward to watching this and is so vastly disappointed with the manipulated Hollywoodized version in the story presented of Beatriz at Dinner.

Unfortunately, little of the diverseness and promise in this preview showed up in the full film.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy Labor Day Weekend

As usual it's that time of year once again.

Mahala's birthday on September 1.

It is also my labor [of love] day.

In the US it is Labor Day weekend.

Around the world Muslim communities celebrate Hari Raya Haji.

Friday, August 25, 2017

off the beaten path

As the world expands and explodes - ever growing, ever changing - finding pockets of peace or solitude is no longer easy to come by.

Whether it is your thing or not, viewing this precious video about what home means to an acclaimed and accomplished film maker may change that for you.

Amid massive urbanization and modernization, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners, captured lovingly here in Yadorigi: A Village in Portraits.

London- and Tokyo-based director Eiji Iwakawa profiles three inhabitants of a small, secluded farming village in southern Japan.

Following the lives of an organic farmer, a junk collector and a circus trainer, each of them with his own distinct reasons for calling Yadorigi home.

* Also featured in Aeon.

Friday, August 18, 2017

fractured facts

For those of us who spend a lot of time on our feet and walking all over the place, any sort of foot injury can be a major inconvenience.

When one foot is fractured and then the other follows four years later both on different parts of the fifth metatarsal bone, it is time to learn more about this.

Here at wonder | wander | world we are educating ourselves in the hope of progressive and proactive healing as well as preventing any further injuries to ourselves.

Time to devote to research and recreation, to relax, and rejuvenate in stillness and quiet surrender.

Friday, August 11, 2017

American Epic

An extraordinary story of the trailblazing era when country-wide, the music of ordinary Americans was first recorded.

American Epic documents when America heard itself for the very first time. The three-part historical documentary and feature-length film showcases contemporary artists in rural recording sessions.

Friday, August 4, 2017

hand sewn fashion

Last week on the change warrior blog, Issa posted the matching outfits she had hand stitched for herself and Mahala.

Reviving the lost art of hand sewn fashion can be both treasured and therapeutic.

May our project inspire you to get into hand stitching your own outfits, simple or complex.

May it bring you as much joy and fulfillment as it brings us.