July 24th, 2020
- Sorry for missing last week – it was a busy but exciting one for Art Your Service! As most of you know we had a great free trial week of virtual classes and socials for seniors. Did you miss Natural Movement for Seniors? A Celebration of Wildflowers? Beginner’s Painting? Pilates for Posture? I’m going to leave all the ZOOM recordings up for one more week so you can check out all the magic. Send me an email and I’ll send you all the links.
- Interested in knowing more about the two daily classes, five days a week, 45 hours a month of activities for seniors? Check out our subscription service starting August 4th.
- Let us call your attention to 29 free short stories, written by some of today’s most acclaimed writers. They come courtesy of The New York Times’ Decameron Project. They write:
Inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” a 14th-century collection of tales told by a group of 10 characters taking shelter in an Italian villa during the Black Plague, this [collection] features stories from Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Téa Obreht, Karen Russell, Tommy Orange, Yiyun Li and others. The so-called Decameron Project is the first time in the magazine’s modern history that an entire issue is devoted to new fiction.
- You can read the stories online here. And if you prefer audio, hear two stories read aloud by Tommy Orange and Edwidge Danticat here.
- Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot talks to Ian Hanomansing about his music, his legacy and some of the darker parts of his personal life during his five decades in the music business.
- You may or may not see any critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas, but this is a heck of a peaceful site in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the webcam of the Gorilla Forest Corridor.
- Let us bring your attention to the 435 stars of Audubon’s The Birds of America, a stunning collection of prints from life-size watercolors he produced between 1827 and 1838. The Audubon Society’s newly redesigned website abounds with treasures such as: –
- Free high res downloads of all 435 plates.
- Mp3s of each specimen’s call.
- And vintage commentary that effectively splits the difference between science and the unintentionally humorous locutions of another age.
and of course, thank you.
Thank you for looking after our friends and family members when we can’t. We appreciate everything you’re doing.
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