Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday Round Up

Volunteering is something that is beneficial to both parties. I have been volunteering ever since I was a kid, and I always felt that I gained more than I ever gave. I was thrilled to see the United Nations Online Volunteer Program. I was wondering when someone would come up with something like this. I think there are quite a few people who would like to volunteer, but for one reason or another, would prefer providing help without leaving home, etc. I wonder if there are more online volunteering opportunities. If anyone does of any please let me know.

The $10.00 Club is a group of individuals who have pooled their moneys by donating $10.00 each month. It is astonishing to me the number of people that they have helped. Click on the Poverty Alleviation link and get ready to be astounded. For me this is what it's all about. Helping, helping, helping.

Spent some time yesterday perusing the National Geographic News site. The article on the grizzly bear-polar bear hybrid was very interesting. (always had a penchant for bears)

One of my favorite poets passed away last week. Stanley Kunitz was the winner of just about every poetry prize there is including being the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2000. I think my favorite poems were in the collaboration he did with Genine Lentine, The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden. He loved gardening and that is very reflective in this beautiful work that also has photographs of his Provincetown, MA seaside garden. He was 100 years old when he died.

I have been looking everywhere for the M&Ms Pirates Pearls. Well, not everywhere, but in a couple of drug stores and they don't have them. If you are in the Washington, DC area and you know what store has these, please, please, please let me know.

Have a nice weekend.

“The poem in the head is always perfect. Resistance starts when you try to convert it to language.” Stanley Kunitz

“I like to use a word in a poem with its whole history dragging like a chain behind it. And then we go over the sound.” Stanley Kunitz


The Laundress said...

Hullo Libby,

thanks for more interesting links. I really like the $10 club concept and projects! Brilliant idea, I had never heard of it, plan to join and spread the word.

Sorry, tried to see if you could get those special M&Ms mail order, didn't find a source but did find this funny candy blog (which was rather unimpressed, so don't fret if you don't get any!):

Ontario Wanderer said...

Re your moon information: You have the html text way too soon in the template. Try putting it just below where it says:

-- Begin #sidebar :: left column :: blog archives, links --

That's about half way down the template text. If it does not work, try moving it a bit further down. You just have to play with it or find someone else with more knowledge than I. The blog templates are in a slightly different html language that I have worked with. I have tried to makes some changes in my site but very few of them have worked and I haven't taken time to sort out the new way of doing things. (You might want to start a new temporary blog just to try out some of this so you don't destroy what you have. At least print out your old template so you can go back if you wish.)