Thursday, October 25, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Juice Bags

Solar built into your bag?

These rugged bags are outfitted with a super flexible solar panel that can charge your handheld devices anywhere you are and everywhere you go.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I love Leo!

“The 11th Hour” is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment -- how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. Featuring ongoing dialogues of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to over 50 leading scientists, thinkers and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.

Produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and co-written by DiCaprio, Conners Petersen and Conners, “The 11th Hour” is produced by Chuck Castleberry, Brian Gerber, Conners Petersen and DiCaprio.

“The 11th Hour” will open in theaters in October 2008.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Sign the Petition/Buy the Album

"Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur," the new global "Make Some Noise" project from Amnesty International, seeks to mobilize millions around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. It combines the power of John Lennon's music recorded by some of the world's best-known artists, together with cutting-edge forms of instant activism enabled by Internet and mobile technologies.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The 100-Mile Diet

Their 100-mile diet began as a way to reduce dependence on the fossil fuels sucked up by the conventional food system, which sees food travel an average of at least 1,500 miles from farm to plate. But in the end, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon realized that what began as a struggle slowly transformed into one of the deepest pleasures of their lives. For the first time they felt connected to the people and the places that sustain them.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tons of Free Music

The Daytrotter Sessions: Recorded live at Futureappletree Studio One in downtown Rock Island, Ill. Some of the biggest indie bands swing by the studio, e.g. Cold War Kids, Of Montreal, Dr. Dog, and more, swing by the studio to use borrowed instruments, play with their touring mates, and leave behind four absolutely collectible songs (downloadable for free! and they keep archives so you don't have to check in every week) that often impart on whomever listens to them the true intensity that these musicians put into their art, sometimes with more clarity than they do when they have months to tinker with overdubs and experiments.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I love this bear!

Knut, who was rejected by his mother upon birth, is the first polar bear to be born at the Berlin Zoo in 30 years. He was raised by a human in an apartment for the first few months of his life. Awesome!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wedding Attire

I found the perfect outfit for Jack, who will most likely be my ringbearer.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Interfaith Power & Light

Interfaith Power & Light is to an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. Their goal is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of creation. People of faith have an opportunity to put their faith into action and help reduce the devastating effects of global warming.

Save the Devil!

Australia is working to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction. According to Grist magazine, the carnivorous marsupial is dying out on its eponymous island, plagued by a contagious cancer. Scientists have sent nearly 50 of the beasts to zoos and want to move 30 more to nearby Maria Island, a former prison site that's now a wildlife sanctuary. Who knew they were so cute?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rolling Stone magazine has matched up the best four scenes from this legendary collision of creativity. Say goodbye to the strain of pressing two play buttons at once!

Disgust Yourself

Every now and then I get in a mood to watch a really gross, scary movie. The last time this happened was when I saw Saw, probably two years ago! Next time the mood hits, here are two films I wanna see.

What's Happening to the News?

Drawing on more than 80 interviews with key figures in the print, broadcast and electronic media, and with unequaled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today's most important news organizations, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the challenges facing the mainstream news media, and the media's reaction, in "News War," a special four-part series.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Great graffiti.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Save Darfur

Did you know that 2.5 million people have been driven from their homes in Darfur, Sudan? Each day, they face threats that are hard for us to even imagine including rape, disease, and starvation.

These people need our help to put an end to the genocide and they need it NOW.

Please join me in taking the first step to stopping the violence.

Sign the Save Darfur Coalition's petition urging President Bush and the UN Secretary-General to take immediate steps to stop the killing.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions of people in the region who desperately need outside help.

We Are What We Do

It's made of cream canvas, costs a fiver, and is just fine for those little shopping trips. We Are What We Do has published two books since its birth in 2004. The first, Change the World for a Fiver, has sold 750,000 copies. The second, Change the World 9 to 5, released in September, is also recording huge sales. They list "actions" to improve our environmental, community and personal behaviour, such as "Smile and smile back"; "Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth"; and "decline plastic bags wherever possible". And now comes the bag.

A similar idea comes from the UN's World Food Program, where the purchase of one burlap sack = 1 child fed for 1 school year. The bag is available in April from Amazon.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

PlantLove™ Botanical Lipstick

What it is:
A lipstick tube made entirely out of corn - a renewable and abundant resource. This environmentally-friendly innovation also emits less greenhouse gases, which many scientists believe to be the major cause of global warming. The outer carton is made of flower paper embedded with real flower seeds. Simply moisten, plant, and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers to grow!

World Press Photo

Their mission is to encourage high professional standards in photojournalism and to promote a free and unrestricted exchange of information.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Puppy Bowl III - 2007

I can't believe I forgot to watch this.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

From the American Counselor Association

In honor of "National School Counseling Week," February 5-9, 2007, the ACA Office of Public Policy and Legislation wants to remind you about the following resources on our web site for school counselors:

* What is a School Counselor: A Resource Guide for Parents and Students. This online brochure provides a quick overview of the role and value of school counselors.
* Effectiveness of School Counseling (2006)
* NAPSO Principles for the Reauthorization of ESEA (1/07)
* Loan Forgiveness/Repayment/Cancellation for Mental Health Counselors and School Counselors (09/06)
* Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (ESSCP) Grant Awardees 2004-2006 (6/06)
An Overview of School Based Mental Services
* Facts about School Mental Health Services (3-06)
* The Importance of School-Based Mental Health Services (3-06)
* Student-to-Counselor Ratios by State (U.S. Schools Overall) (10/06)
* Student-to-Counselor Ratios by State (U.S. Elementary Schools) (10/06)
* Student-to-Counselor Ratios by State (U.S. Secondary Schools) (10/06)
* School Counselor: Making a Difference in the Lives of Students with Special Needs. This online brochure, from the National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, provides an overview of the role of school counselors in special education.
* Review and Analysis of Current Outcome Research in School Counseling. From the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research, This paper reviews some of the issues in school counseling outcome research and how these issues relate to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Legislation.
* Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies (NCES) (2004)
* Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools (NCES) (2006)
* School Mental Health Services in the United States, 2002-2003 (SAMHSA) (2005)
* Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid 2006-2007 (U.S. Department of Education)
* Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events (U.S. Department of Education) (9/05)
* About Bullying (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Here’s a groovy display for people looking to add that extra dimension to their viewing material…

Gemotion is a soft, ‘living’ display that bulges and collapses in sync with the graphics on the screen, creating visuals that literally pop out at the viewer.

"If used with games, TV or cinema, the screen could give images an element of power never seen before. It could lead to completely new forms of media,” says Gemotion creator, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, a well-known computer graphics artist and University of Tokyo professor.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Eagle's Nest

You've just stumbled upon the best gift shop ever.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Crazy Photography/Art

Mr. Toledano will see you now.

Vacation Close to Home

AAA magazine inspired me to take a closer look at my own state for travel ideas. About an hour north from Roanoke on I-81, there's the Theater at Lime Kiln, "where entertainment comes naturally." If you decide to stay the night, there are cabins for rent and bed & breakfast resorts nearby in Lexington.

For a closer look at the area, the Lexington Carriage Company offers narrated tours through the business district, the adjacent college campuses, and a portion of the historic residential area. Natural Bridge and the Virginia Safari Park are on the way to your next stop: the Route 11 Potato Chip Factory. It's about an hour north of Lexington on I-81 in Middleton, VA.

When you've had enough of the spudmasters, turn the corner past Front Royal via I-66 and Route 340 to access Skyline Drive. At Shenandoah National Park, you can hike, bike, fish, camp, or just relax and enjoy nature's beauty. Sounds like a plan to me, and you're never more than 3 hours from home.

Lifelong Learner

No time for these free classes right now, but maybe in the future.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Pale Force

This cartoon has been around for awhile on the Conan show but I don't stay up that late. Especially funny for a white girl like me! Next new episode airs January 17.