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Impoverished Nations Get Zune

Woot has now offered the Zune through its one day, one item online shopping innovation for a third time at unprecedented prices. Each time, the unit has dropped in price considerably. Today, I see that the device is available for a mere $104.99 including shipping. There is absolutely no reason…Continue Reading

The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

The crazy Marathon Monks defy physiological science. Among their grueling regimen of double marathons a day, flip-flop runs around mountains, and sitting in front a blazing fire for days on end, they also manage to stay alive for a seven-and-a-half day water and food fast while sitting perfectly still and…Continue Reading

Doggone

In an unfortunate turn of events, our Great Pyrenees – Yang – closed a chapter in her life and is no longer welcome in our household. She had growled at Amy a couple of times when she attempted to take trash Yang had dug out of the trash can. I…Continue Reading

Eat, or Be Eaten

I heard on NPR this morning that 25 million Americans receive emergency food assistance each year. From what I understand, the level of funding available to this is not nearly what it needs to be in order to feed everyone that is starving within the U.S. It’s ironic to me…Continue Reading

Ring in the Fall Season

Quite a bit of drumming this month so far. This past weekend I did two engagements; one for Art on the Square on the Gainesville, GA downtown square, and another at Gainesville’s Harvest of Hope celebration for 2005. Art on the Square is an art show held annually at this…Continue Reading

Same-Sex Marriage (Speaking of Faith)

I listened to “Speaking of Faith” this evening on NPR. The program was about same-sex marriages and the opinions of two Evangelical Christians. I was able to hear the first, Richard Mouw, before I retired from my car in the driveway. It was probably one of the best discussions I’ve…Continue Reading

Social Innovation Forum

In follow-up to my previous post, I found some relevant information on the voter’s lottery idea. I don’t recall the name of the person credited on NPR for the idea, but I’m thinking Alan Kay was not the guy. At any rate, his article was interesting to skim. And for…Continue Reading