Friday, June 26, 2009

Round Up

Sad week for everyone: Red Line subway accident in WDC, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and not Michael Jackson all passing.

Now for some light-hearted fare. The essential New England 100 Books. How many have you read?

Did you know that a jiffy is an actual unit of time-1/60th of a second.

How Your Hair can Save the World.

I have been a fan of Paul Hawken for years. Read his commencement address to the 2009 graduating class at the University of Portland.

The Economist magazine's style guide is worth a look-see. Especially the Americanisms section.

The fabulous Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, one of her many great books, has a blog.

Great photos from Life showing Where Obama Eats.

My new fascination: Lovespoons.

I love all of these "without borders" groups-here is a new one for me-Words Without Borders. Here is their blog.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has a blog, and guess what? They want you to help them to name their blog.

My fascination with associations continues: The American Sleep Apnea Association.

10 of the most famous office buildings in the world. Also, 10 very cool office chairs.

Want to know what Apollo 11 left behind on the moon? The Lunar Legacy Project. I guess it's not bad enough that we pollute this world. Geez!!!!!

In 1997 Mississippi born actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the prom at Charlestown High School in his home state on one condition-the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. He made the offer again in 2008. Until then, the blacks had their own prom and the whites had their own proms even though the classrooms had been integrated for years. The documentary Prom Night in Mississippi tells what ensued.

Author and illustrator Tasha Tudor's idyllic life devolves as her family quarrels over her burial.

Love this Eileen Fisher trench. The color-raisinette.

Have a great weekend. (96 more days until October).

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time." Edith Wharton

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