listening to "Bruce Cockburn ~ Mystery" →
“Infinity always gives me vertigo, and fills me up with grace.”
Daily Kos: AR-Sen: Why we're fighting →
Jeepers, even the other Lincoln, Chafee, got good marks from the League of Conservation Voters. Lincoln led the fight against the public option. She’s led the fight against regulating greenhouse gasses. She’s led the fight against unions. She calls groups like the League of Conservation Voters “extremists”. There’s no reason for Lincoln to be in our party. She’s...
First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Kids’ Choice Awards over the weekend....– JAY LENO, The Tonight Show (via the New York Times) (via inothernews)
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which...– Carl Sagan (via bringtheruckuss) (via itsfullofstars)
College debate organizers unable to find any law... →
Contrast this with the reaction against the SCOTUS’s Citizens United decision. xynephionnoir: kaffeinated: doctorjack: Yesterday, the University of Washington held a debate about the constitutionality of the recently passed health care reform bill. The Seattle Times reports that none of the panelists at the debate argued that the bill was unconstitutional because the organizers of the...
Can't hardly wait...
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I’m not optimistic, no. I’m quite different. I’m hopeful. I am a prisoner of...– South African Archbishop DESMOND TUTU, responding to the question “Are you really as optimistic as your book, Made For Goodness, says you are?”, in Time Magazine (via inothernews)
politics taking a violent turn? →
The New York Times reported on increasingly heated political protests: Public displays of political anger have been a staple of the American scene for the last eight months or so, but in recent…
Mercury and Venus in same binocular field after... →
If you’ve never seen the planet Mercury before, now is time to do so. Find the planet Venus in the western twilight after sunset, and you’re pretty much assured of spotting Mercury. Venus is…
Mar. 31, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Wednesday’s Poem: “Mud, Apples, Milk” by Michael Walsh, from The Dirt Riddles. Wednesday’s Literary Notes: On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated in Paris. It was built for the Paris…
Los Angeles Math Teacher Who Inspired 'Stand And... →
¡Presente! by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 30, 2010 Jaime Escalante, the math teacher who transformed a tough East Los Angeles high school and inspired the movie Stand and Deliver, died Tuesday. He was 79. Escalante died at his son’s home near Sacramento, after battling bladder cancer for several years, family friend Keith Miller said. An immigrant from Bolivia, he transformed Garfield High...
About the security content of Security Update... →
A security update is available for Mac OS X (Leopard, Snow Leopard and their server versions). If you have one of these versions, run Software Update (Apple Menu) and grab it.
Womenstake: Extended Unemployment Insurance and... →
March 29, 2010 by Emily J. Martin, Vice President, National Women’s Law Center The Senate is now in recess until April 12, and word is that Senate leadership will not recall Senators back to pass extended unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies before those benefits lapse on April 5. Last week, an attempt to extend these benefits was blocked by Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. As a...
Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare....– John Fugelsang, stand-up comedian
Yoga on and off the mat
I spent the better part of this weekend in a workshop with senior certified Anusara instructor Marc St. Pierre. But before it, I was fighting off a cold-flu thing that has made its way through my family. I could have let that be my story, “Oh great, sick on my birthday.” Alternatively, I could have mounted a full military campaign against it, determined not to let it “beat...
Moon highlights two colorful springtime stars →
Tonight, the waning gibbous moon beams near two bright and beautiful stars, Arcturus and Spica. Sparkling above the eastern horizon at early to mid evening, these stars travel westward…
Mar. 30, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Tuesday’s Poem: “Profile of the Night Heron” by Anne Pierson Wiese, from Floating City. Tuesday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of novelist Jon Hassler, born in Minneapolis (1933). He grew up in…
Full moon near planet Saturn on March 29 →
Tonight, the full moon beams between the golden planet Saturn and sparkling blue-white Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. For the northern hemisphere, this is…
Mar. 29, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Monday’s Poem: “Monopoly” by Connie Wanek, from On Speaking Terms. Monday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of the best-selling poet Billy Collins, born in Queens, New York (1941). He thinks that…
Moon and Saturn from dusk until dawn during night... →
Go out at nightfall and look to the east, and you will see the beautiful planet Saturn. It’ll be the starlike object close to tonight’s almost-full waxing gibbous moon. Note Saturn’s golden…
Mar. 28, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Sunday’s Poem: “All Night Long” by Patricia Fargnoli, from Necessary Light. Sunday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of novelist Lauren Weisberger, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1977….
Moon closest for all of March during the night... →
The moon comes closest to the Earth for all of this month on March 28, 2010, at 5 hours Universal Time. For the central US, that puts the moon’s closest approach at 0 hours Central Time on…
Mar. 27, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Saturday’s Poem: “All Night Long” by Patricia Fargnoli, from Necessary Light. Saturday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of the filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (1963)….
Yoga Earns School Credits (Vancouver) →
We just love hearing news about schools introducing kids to yoga. And it seems that Canadian schools really understand the many benefits that yoga practice can offer students and are leading the way in making time on the mat an accepted part of a curriculum. Now, thanks to Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Board of Education, Vancouver’s school district 41 in is approving yoga for school credit....
listening to "Beautiful day - U2" →
An auspicious day. A multiple of twelve trips around the sun and Year of the Tiger. #party
Moon swings close to star Regulus on March 26 →
Can you find the star that’s shining close to the big and bright waxing gibbous moon tonight? That’s Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Regulus is the only…
Mar. 26, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Friday’s Poem: “Happiness Makes Up in Height for What it Lacks in Length” by Robert Frost, from Collected Poems. Friday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of Tennessee Williams born Thomas Lanier…
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for...– Albert Einstein (via justbesplendid)
So the State of Arizona is broke, but it has enough money to sue to try to allow...– LiberalDesert (via azspot)
Spring Forward (Jumping Tips) →
Elusive is putting it mildly. Tuesday March 23, 2010 Yes, I know the Daylight Saving Time switch over was last week, but the truth is I don’t have any advice about how to adjust to the time change. In fact, my family seem to be still on the old schedule and everyone is going to bed too late and oversleeping in the morning. However, all this talk of springing forward got me thinking about...
What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been...– Sugata Hazra Democracy Now! | Headlines for March 25, 2010 At the end of the conflict resolution unit in my class on the Sociology of War and Peace, we consider “conflict resolution by nonstandard means,” for example, county seat conflicts resolved by wrestling matches (logrolling?)...
not necessarily empty nesters →
This week, the New York Times explores the increasing number of 20- and 30-somethings living with their parents: In 1980, 11 percent of 25-to-34-year-olds were living in multi-generational…
to farm or not to farm? →
Agriculture Online reports results from the Farm and Rural Life Poll, an annual survey of Iowa farmers conducted by Extension Sociology at Iowa State University. The latest…
CSS3/HTML5 Browser Checklist →
webkitbits: Nicely done and rather comprehensive checklist of browser support for CSS3 and HTML5 selectors, properties, etc. Use the top tab menu to jump to your area of interest.
They've captured the coyote in downtown Manhattan. →
(via inothernews) Presumably the cougars are still on the prowl.
Fox News: Threats against Democrats are wrong,... →
Now where did I last hear the “few bad apples” narrative? Oh yes, Abu Gharaib. And who’s coddling terrorists now? Amid reports that several Democrats in Congress have been the targets of death threats, racial and anti-gay epithets, and have had their offices vandalized for their votes on health care reform, several Fox News personalities have been quick to first condemn the...
Obama picks UMass Lowell professor to chair... →
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.– Oscar Wilde Tip ‘o’ the hat to @TWOLHA.
Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of...– Oscar Romero Tip ‘o’ the hat to SOA Watch: Facebook
Moon and Mars guide to Beehive star cluster on... →
If you observed the moon last night, you know that the planet Mars appeared to the upper left of the moon. This evening, you’ll find Mars as a bright orangish “star” to the upper right of the…
Mar. 25, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Thursday’s Poem: “Breaking Silence—For My Son” by Patricia Fargnoli, from Necessary Light. Thursday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of Flannery O’Connor, born 85 years ago today in Savannah,…
Before I forget, Oscar Romero, ¡Presente!