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From stanza to screen: How a Keats poem is inspiring 21st-century film-makers
In the twenty-first century it sometimes seems that only the things that are ‘up to date’ ‘relevant’, or ‘on trend’ matter. Our fast-paced lives leave little time for contemplation and today’s new technology is next year’s museum piece. We have to learn ‘mindfulness’ to appreciate the moment, drink in meaning and appreciate the sublime beauty of the planet So – contentious question – how can the Romantic imagination hope to ‘speak out loud and bold’ to a new generation, as Chapman’s Homer did to John Keats nearly 200 years ago? As someone with a long-standing love of Keats’s poems and letters, it is an issue I contemplate quite regularly as I seek to encourage an appreciation of his work. Of course, each generation is in some way influenced by long dead forbears. Keats…
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
Earthquake Shake Tests at UC San Diego <br> Toward 20-story Earthquake-safe Buildings Made from Wood
Earthquake Shake Tests at UC San Diego Toward 20-story Earthquake-safe Buildings Made from Wood
I’ve Always Noticed A Black Diamond On My Tape Measure, But Had No Idea Why Until Now
Carpenters must know this, but a whole lot of other people do not.
Don't call it asphalt! Roseville tests new concrete program
A pilot program in Roseville has the potential to change the way roads are built and repaired throughout Northern California.
Top 10 Reasons to Use Precast Walls
Top 10 reasons to use precast walls for your next project: Precast concrete insulated walls provide energy benefits that can exceed the benefits of mass or insulation used alone in the varying climate conditions we see in the upper Midwest regions. Precast concrete walls act as thermal storage to delay and reduce peak thermal loads.... Read more »
Duluth Trading Commercial: How to Hug a Plumber
Follow these step-by-step instructions on Plumber's Day (April 25th), or any other day! C'mon, hug a plumber! Shop Longtail T® Shirts: www.duluthtradi...
Dakota Crossing is coming along nicely
Dakota Crossing Location: Sisseton, SD General Contractor: Ankeny Builders Inc Architect: Ankeny Architects, LLC Engineer: Innovative Structural Solutions, P.A. Description: Wells provided 60 insulated wall panels – 10” Carbon cast wall panel x 12’ wide with a combination sand blast and waterwash finish, with a white concrete smooth form front entry. For more information about... Read more »