Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hmmm, somebody's not updating his LinkedIn profile meticulously

Responding to a LinkedIn email tonight, I ran across someone's page that contained this little bit:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Singing: the key to a long, sexy life (Brian Eno)

British composer, artist and activist Brian Eno was a founding member of the rock group Roxy Music, and has produced recordings by Talking Heads and U2. He was on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday today. Audio and text available here. Appetizer:

I believe in singing. I believe in singing together. ...

I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor. A recent long-term study conducted in Scandinavia sought to discover which activities related to a healthy and happy later life. Three stood out: camping, dancing and singing. ...
“A capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That's one of the great feelings -- to stop being me for a little while, and to become us.”

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The River of Time

To enlightened observers, time is a river of new beginnings. Little by little, we purge ourselves of the stagnant past by comforming to new circumstances which reveal themselves one minute at a time in our daily lives. Above all we must acquiesce to these circumstances which are borne along the river while the future is suspended behind coffer dams of hope.-– hoarded, as it were, so that we might put forth greater effort. If we are not yet perfect, we soon will be. Deliverance is certain to flow along this same current as one of these circumstances which is why Kierkagaard said. “Life makes sense looking backward, but it must be lived forward.”

The front page we thought we'd never see: 7/4/09

(A tip o' the hat to classmate Tim Koranda.)

Beer launching fridge

Who says American ingenuity is at a standstill?

Passing thoughts on the "new New Deal"

Many observers are talking about the chances of Obama leading an initiative similar to FDR's New Deal, so these two items caught my eye this morning:

Obama Vows Swift Action on Vast Economic Stimulus Plan
[Includes "addressing neglected public infrastructure projects like roads and schools..."]

The New Deal Didn’t Always Work, Either
"The traditional story is that President Franklin D. Roosevelt rescued capitalism by resorting to extensive government intervention; the truth is that Roosevelt changed course from year to year, trying a mix of policies, some good and some bad. It’s worth sorting through this grab bag now, to evaluate whether any of these policies might be helpful."

I'm no historian nor a deep student of today's challenges. I'd welcome comments from those of you who are.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A genuine hand-made Raggedy Ann

Shhhh..... here's the hand-made doll that Ginny just made for her daughter Lilly's fifth birthday later this month.

Isn't she talented??

(This blog is about impatience, and I'm too impatient to create something like this. But Ginny's not. Good thing. There are some things that grandmothers are just really ideal for!)

Saturday, November 8, 2008