“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.” ~ Sir Francis Bacon, from Essays

“There are those fortunate hours when the world consents to be made into a poem.” ~ Mark Doty

You know that video I posted a while ago about the Russian dash cams capturing the really bad driving and fake accidents? Well, this one is the exact opposite, and I found myself sitting here with a stupid grin on my face. That’s a good thing. Unfortunately, my very next thought was wondering if this kind of thing still happens here.

Anyway, enjoy.

And here’s some incredibly beautifully rendered music by Anderson and Roe: “Vivaldi: A Rain of Tears”


Accidental cow tipping and awkward pedestrians . . .

No matter how bad my day has been, the 22 minutes that comprise Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” always manage to make me laugh out loud. To wit, last night’s epic segment entitled “How I Meteored Your Motherland,” on dash cams in Russian cars . . .