Tuesday, October 28, 2008

little shack on the alley


Yes We Can (Hold Babies)

Yes We Can (Hold Babies) is the international source for pictures of Obama holding babies. There are occasionally some kisses involved, sometimes the babies are a little too old to be classified as babies, and sometimes we just post pictures of Obama

apparel with attitude

crisis advice

"In a crisis - don't just do something, stand there."

- Simon Johnson Economics Professor MIT
Here's What I'm Doing from NPR's Marketplace

death in the civil war

Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust

Interview from NPR's Fresh Air

"Men and women approach death in ways shaped by history, by culture, by conditions that vary over time and across space.

In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history."

Monday, October 27, 2008

introducing www.sempersucculent.blogspot.com

A Lithops (Living Stone) fruit capsule opens after being sprayed with water (time-lapse). In the wild, rain will open the Lithops capsule and then splash out the seeds. From www.youtube.com/user/CooleyBufo

Lithops Sex

A Lithops (Living Stone) fruit capsule opens after being sprayed with water (time-lapse). In the wild, rain will open the Lithops capsule and then splash out the seeds. There is a whole group of succulents, mostly from South Africa, that have the same mechanism as Lithops. They are collectively called mesembs because they belong to the family Mesembryanthemaceae. From www.youtube.com/user/CooleyBufo

maui cow

Hawaii's Ranching History

happy halloween

making it look effortless

Oh You Pretty Things by David Bowie

Recorded for the BBC in 1972, originally released on Hunky Dory in 1971

no nailpolish...just sayin'

String of Pearls in a Cigar Box

Senecio Rowleyanus or string of pearls

get learned in latin

Si Vales Valeo - if you are well, I am well

A common beginning for ancient Roman letters. Also extended to si vales bene est ego valeo ("if you are well, that is good; I am well"), abbreviated to SVBEEV.

happy monday, friends

if you're gonna trust anyone...

stuck on a desert island with 3 magazines

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

history - so much more fun out of class

I’m always disappointed when I see the word “Puritan” tossed around as shorthand for a bunch of generic, boring, stupid, judgmental killjoys because to me, they are very specific, fascinating, sometimes brilliant, judgmental killjoys…

-Sarah Vowel, The Wordy Shipmates (2008)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

if i do say so myself

"Others areeply moved by your presence."

11, 14, 19, 31, 32, 9

yes, obamanos!

Obama in New Mexico on NPR

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

leave it to the bears to get things done

small world after all...

"There has been a huge increase in financial globalization just in the last few years...this has made the global financial system a lot more tightly linked, so that big economies are now experiencing the kind of contagion previously associated with emerging markets caught up in the 1997-1998 crisis. We’re all Brazilians now."

-Paul Krugman, NY Times blog

Image by Disney stylist, Mary Blair