National Anti-War Coalition Calls for A Complete...
For Immediate Release:August 31, 2010 National Anti-War Coalition Calls for A Complete Withdrawal from Iraq Contact: Michael McPhearson, UFPJ Co-Convenor - 973-666-4605, email@example.com Phyllis Bennis, UFPJ Steering Committee - 202-234-9382 ext 5206, PBennis@ips-dc.org Any reduction in the number of US troops occupying Iraq is a good thing. But the occupation is...
And so it begins…
It is the eve of the first day of classes for me. I went to an Anusara yoga class tonight, the theme of which was, fittingly enough, adhikara, or “studentship.” The best teachers are also students, just as one has truly learned something who can teach it. This reminds me of a story that gives me great consolation and courage at the beginning of the semester. More than twenty years ago,...
listening to "Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With... →
@CBSNews just blinded .@glennbeck with science http://is.gd/eNVli (via @markos) #p2
PLAY. LOVE. SERVE. — Bhakti Fest 2010
SEND TO A FRIEND If you have problems viewing this message, visit here for the web version. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure future email deliveries. Put Your Practice Into Service! Join Suzanne Sterling and Bhakti Fest teachers and musicians for an embodied and soulful flow yoga class. Sweat, dance, pray and sing! 100% of the donations will...
Check out The Sound of Sunshine Music Video +...
If you’re having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online. Share This: Hey Richard! “The Sound of Sunshine” Music Video Debuts Today On AOL The official music video for Michael’s hit single, “The Sound of Sunshine,” premieres today on AOL Music. Michael’s upcoming album of the same title, The Sound of Sunshine, releases on...
Aug. 31, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Tuesday’s Poem: “This Night Only” by Kenneth Rexroth, from Sacramental Acts. Tuesday’s Literary Notes: It was on this day in 1422 that Henry VI became King of England at the age of nine months…
Moon and Pleiades from midnight to dawn →
The moon is not quite yet at its last quarter phase as it and the Pleiades star cluster rise over your east-northeast horizon around midnight tonight. The Pleiades cluster and the slightly …
Psychologists for Social Responsibility Calls on... →
Psychologists for Social Responsibility Calls on the Government of Israel to Lift the Siege of Gaza The Israeli government’s siege of Gaza imposes an unacceptable cost to the health and mental health of the citizens of Gaza. Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) therefore calls upon the Government of Israel to end the siege. We further urge our medical and psychological colleagues in...
listening to "Carbon/Silicon - What →
I think Carbon/Silicon is AARPunk. http://n.pr/CSiFresh “I see those bones and I still want to shake them!”
Dude, where's my Apple iCar? | Topics | Playlist |... →
Makes sense to me. by Mike Elgan, Computerworld Editor’s Note: This story is excerpted from Computerworld. For more Mac coverage, visitComputerworld’s Macintosh Knowledge Center. Apple is announcing something this Wednesday, and everybody expects that announcement to involve new iPods, a new strategy for iTunes, and possible a new direction for Apple TV. A FaceTime-capable iPod...
listening to "Carbon/Silicon Buckethead" →
Listening to Carbon/Silicon making Moosewood’s Midsummer Risotto http://bit.ly/midRMC (the verses are *rather* geeky).
Aug. 30, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Monday’s Poem: “Secret” by Dorothea Tanning, from A Table of Content. Monday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of Nelson Richard DeMille, born in Queens, New York (1943). He’s the author of the…
Andromeda Galaxy visible again each evening →
The Great Square of Pegasus sparkles over your eastern horizon at early to mid evening. For some idea of the Great Square’s size, extend your hand an arm length from your eye. You’ll see that any…
My name is Earl. Click on it! Move it around. It’s interactive and it won’t bite.
REPORT: Martin Luther King would have been on... →
Warner Wolf was a CBS sportscaster famous for repeatedly saying “Let’s go to the videotape!” in a very forceful way. Media Matters for America similarly dispatches Glenn Beck’s attempt to claim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mantle (as Salon.com does with Sarah Palin’s speech). But today, I also pity the poverty of the ideas of a man who will lambast a President...
Aug. 29, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Sunday’s Poem: “Island Cities” by John Updike, from Americana: And Other Poems. Sunday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of the man who said, “Love is the master-key that opens the gates of…
Closest celestial trio of 2010 in late August,... →
In a few more days, Venus and Mars will team up with the star Spica to stage this year’s closest celestial trio – three heavenly bodies fitting within a circle smaller than 5 degrees in…
Robert Reich: The Two Stories of This Terrible... →
Is this a simple enough story for us? Can it get past the morass of the mainstream media? The public doesn’t understand specific policies but it does understand stories that link them together. The stories give the policies context and meaning, and thereby show where policymakers are taking a nation (and, by implication, where the opposition would take it). Republicans lack specific…
We” is Emmett Till, tied to a cotton gin fan in the murky waters of the...– Leonard Pitts Jr. (via azspot)
Ophiuchus is part of the Zodiac, too →
The faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer appears in the southwest sky on late August and September evenings, above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation…
Aug. 28, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Saturday’s Poem: “The Nose on Your Face” by Susan Browne, from Zephyr. Saturday’s Literary Notes: It was on this day in 1971 that Alice Waters opened her Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse. It’s now…
BBC Correspondent Hugh Sykes completely schools John Hockenberry on The Takeaway this morning, about what it’s like to do actual journalism. Hockenberry was throwing down some warmed-over leftover cynicism about the veracity of the reports of security forces. Sykes, exasperated in that quintessentially British fashion, described all the evidence he had considered to make a judgment about the...
Laughing Matters →
Laughter fills our world. We laugh when we’re happy, when we’re nervous, or when we hear a really funny (or really bad) joke. Beyond these emotional reactions, laughter can also play a…
My job is to cultivate thoughts, to grow them from little niblets into fully...– Cary Tennis, Since You Asked “We’re married, but do we have to live together?” - Salon.com (a response to “Reluctant Cohabitor”)
The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal...– Jane Mayer, “The billionaire Koch brothers’ war against Obama” : The New Yorker August 30, 2010
SOF Observed: The Happy Paradox of Photography and... →
Mindfulness can be the pulsation between effort and ease The first person outreach page of the blog of Speaking of Faith, soon to be “Being,” sounds like a wonderful place to collect the treasured wisdom of ordinary people. I love Biswas’s description of what is essentially pulsation, and finding the perfect moment of stillness within. I think the beauty of the photo is...
Aug. 27, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Friday’s Poem: “Complaint” by James Wright, from Collected Poems. Friday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of the novelist who wrote under the name C.S. Forester, born Cecil Smith in Cairo, Egypt…
On August 27, 2010, moon near Jupiter – not Mars →
The moon is near a bright object on August 27, 2010, but – no matter what anyone tells you – that bright object is not the planet Mars. Instead, it’s Jupiter. Will Mars appear as large as a full…
listening to "Carbon Silicon - The News" →
“Good morning here’s the news, and all of it is good / Good evening here’s the news and all of it is good, and the weather’s good.”
listening to "The Clash - Ghetto Defendant" →
“Forced to watch at the feast, then sweep up the night / Flipped pieces of coin, exchanged for birthright.” http://bit.ly/omgate
Aug. 26, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Thursday’s Poem: “I Ride Greyhound,” by Ellie Shoenfeld, from Screaming Red Gladiolus. Thursday’s Literary Notes: It was on this day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment was formally incorporated into the…
It was on this day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment was formally incorporated...– The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
Jupiter and moon in east by late evening on August... →
Tonight’s sky is dominated by by Jupiter and the waning gibbous moon. You can see them in the east by mid-evening tonight, after brilliant Venus has disappeared beyond the western horizon. Rising…
Few in the class know how to write in cursive. Email is just too slow, and they...– Robert French, “Mindset – The Class of 2014” « Purdue IDC Blog, August 24, 2010, quoting from Beloit College’s annual College Mindset List
Sociologists in the Twitter-verse →
Here is an unvarnished look at one of sociology’s professional activities from the vantage of 140 characters. Social media can be an informal agent of professional socialization. by Jillian Powers on August 23, 2010 Mariott Hotel, view from bar Two weekends ago was the Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta Georgia. ASA is the time when we get together, share...
To belittle this issue as though it’s the equivalent of the media’s...– ‘The “mosque” debate is not a “distraction”’ - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com MONDAY, AUG 23, 2010 07:24 ET
Are You Ready To Hit The Streets Again?
One Nation Working Together - 10.2.10, DC This One is Going To Be Big! It should be of no surprise that in an August 13th Gallup Poll the economy in general and unemployment/ jobs specifically topped the list of public concerns. The economy and jobs grabbed 58% of responses as top issues. War and fear of war lagged way behind in 8th place with only 4%. With millions across the nation...
Attacks on Muslims
Unity United NationalAntiwar CommitteeUnac2010@aol.com or UNAC at P.O. Box 21675, Cleveland, OH 44121518-227-6947 www.nationalpeaceconference.org NewsFor more information: Joe Lambardo 518 439-1968Antiwar movement responds to attacks on Muslim communityAt the end of July, 800 people met in Albany, NY, for the United National Antiwar Conference. This conference of peace activists...
Aid agency Oxfam warned Tuesday of a “double disaster” for millions...– “Niger Hit by ‘Double Disaster’ of Drought, Floods” | CommonDreams.org Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Agence France-Presse
Aug. 25, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Wednesday’s Poem: Excerpt from “Paradise Lost” by John Milton. Wednesday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of novelist Martin Amis, born in Oxford, England (1949). He’s the author The Rachel Papers…
Orion the Hunter and Sirius the Dog Star →
The very noticeable constellation Orion the Hunter can be seen ascending in the southeast before dawn at this time of year. Orion will be visible in the evening by winter, but right now the Hunter…