Eartha Kitt dies at 81

Eartha Kitt, who purred and pounced her way across Broadway stages, recording studios and movie and television screens in a show-business career that lasted more than six decades, died on Thursday. She was 81 and lived in Connecticut. The cause was colon cancer, said her longtime publicist, Andrew E. Freedman. Full article

Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter

                Last night’s rare sky formation called a “bridge triangle”. Taken in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Venice Floods Highest in 20 Years

Ah, Venice. One of my favorite cities in the world. Beautiful and mysterious and now flooding! According to the NYT, residents and tourists waded through knee-deep water yesterday as they navigated the city’s narrow streets and alleys, and its historic St. Mark’s Square was inundated. One of the highest tides in its history brought Venice [...]