Archive for November, 2008

What You Need to Know

Sullen Teenager in a Red Hoodie

Completely androgynous. The hair doesn’t give gender away, nor do the clothes. They’ve all perfected that vacant look, with the occasional sneer. Hoodies are to them what denim jackets were to us.

Why are they so sullen? Is it because they know the truth about the economy (and their employment prospects)?

9:24 a.m.

Every day, mid-morning, the light in my kitchen is perfect. It remains perfect for about 8 minutes and then it’s over. Perfect natural light means that even with a crummy camera, things look okay.

The jar pictured in the image below was a gift from a friend. It holds a mere twenty-five cents and that’s why I don’t get out anymore. Lack of funding. 

Nightlife could use a bailout.

National Compost for Lunch Week

Dreamt Conversation

She Said


Doesn’t make sense to you? Yeah, it didn’t make sense to me either.

The Arts in America

Americans for the Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert L. Lynch gave the following statement on the results of Election Day:

The historic election of Sen. Barack Obama to be the 44th president of the United States will have tremendous impact on the nation’s arts community, public schools, and creative workforce. His commitment to arts and arts education on the campaign trail is just a preview of what his administration can accomplish.  President-Elect Obama demonstrates the leadership and vision to advance the arts in America through investing in more arts education in public schools, advocating for increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, promoting cultural diplomacy, and supporting artists rights. read the rest of the statement here

Charter for Compassion

3 minute TED video on Changing the World, recognizing each other’s humanity:

Thanks Mary Wallace:

By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world religions, the Charter for Compassion can inspire people to think differently about religion. This Charter is being created in a collaborative project by people from all over the world. It will be completed in 2009. Use this site to offer language you’d like to see included. Or inspire others by sharing your own story of compassion.

Ode to Pasta

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Flickr Photos

November 2008