Posts tagged Interesting
Posts tagged Interesting
Fine Arts tops the list … and, of course, Literature’s not too far behind. Why do they even offer Liberal Arts degrees if they’re so useless, huh? Does the world have no use for the artistically minded at all?!? *pouts*
Amateur and professional photographers are being encouraged to capture an image of their home, travel, or work on May 15. The images will be published on the Internet, compiled into a book, and buried in a time capsule.
No bathroom mirror iphone pics, people. That’s not the way we want to remember the world.
… in an America enraptured by the cultural prosthesis that is the automobile, walking has become a lost mode, perceived as not a legitimate way to travel but a necessary adjunct to one’s car journey, a hobby, or something that people without cars—those pitiable “vulnerable road users,” as they are called with charitable condescension—do. To decry these facts—to examine, as I will in this series, how Americans might start walking more again— may seem like a hopelessly retrograde, romantic exercise: nostalgia for Thoreau’s woodland ambles. But the need is urgent. The decline of walking has become a full-blown public health nightmare.
Ah, First-World Problems. And yet, Trinis don’t seem to do much walking either.
Michael Ronkin, a French-born, Swiss-raised, Oregon-based transportation planner whose firm, as his website notes, “specializes in creating walkable and bikeable streets.”
We could definitely use one of those down here. Someone ought to slip his name and number to the Ministry of Transport.
Mirlande Wilson apparently lost something other than her “winning” ticket (her mind?), because Maryland’s Mega Millions prize has officially been claimed, and the riches go to three friends who work together in the state’s public school system—where they say they’ll continue to work.
I’m glad for this trio, but what I really want is a follow-up story on Mirlande. I smell a LifeTime movie of the week…
According to Newser:
… blogger Pigspotter retweeted the plea for help to his 100,000 followers, some of whom commandeered signals from the trapped driver’s own phone to track the car’s movements and alert police …
Those are some seriously tech-savvy tweeters. I wonder if the police could’ve done all that?
Just in case you were wondering, here’s what I’ve spent the day reading. Morbid, yes, but also awe-inspiring and - in some cases - truly inspirational.