Today’s google.ca logo: Mr. Dressup, who passed away in 2001, would have turned 85 today. Casey and Finnegan were his puppet boy friend and puppet dog! Here’s a long 10-minute clip of the show if you feel very nostalgic. It starts out with the Tickle Trunk! ok now this just has to become a [...]
Latest in the Harvard stats emails: Households increase their gifts to charity by nearly 1% for every 10% increase in home equity. That’s about 10 times the effect of increases in other types of wealth such as stocks and bonds, say Chau Do and Irina Paley of the U.S. Treasury. The finding may be ominous [...]
From Wikipedia: The name and concept of Earth Day was pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. He proposed March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at [...]
You’ve probably all already seen this.. but it’s great. A spoof charity video making fun of the sort of development-porn version of aid.
I was in Barre, MA this past weekend and I took a photo of the night sky with my phone because there were beautiful stars in it And here is the photo I took in Manhattan the day after the hurricane:
India is a really big country so unfortunately different regions and castes have different stories of Divali. Here is (one of) the versions for our family/region/Tamil Nadu/South India that I wrote up for our family. I made it even simpler than what’s below, for the 3 year olds, and then made little puppets for people [...]
So there’s not a lot going on on this blog…but for the next two days I’m at some sort of diversity, racism workshop which should be very interesting. More exciting news… Kalyani Magazine has had our first online interview! Check it out!
The sparrow that thinks it’s a hawk is going to get nuzzled by a hawk until the hawk eats it. But who the fuck cares since that sparrow was a HAWK while it lived!
This is a request for stories from you guys… how do you celebrate Divali, what do you call it, and what is the story of it’s meaning for you? We all know that Hinduism is sort of messed up to explain because everyone believes 1000 different things for the same festivals. I’ve been tasked to [...]
I’ve joined a group of people on Facebook (and here) who are committed to writing something…anything…no matter how short… once a day. You guys should all join too! I won’t always post it depending on what I write, but if you want you can add yours to the comments. His muscles ripple from finger tip [...]