15
Jan

new to you friday–“dog” show

This post discusses India, but definitely applies to Haiti, as well—even before the earthquake.

The original post received several thoughtful comments, and I’d love to hear your thoughts, too. More important, you know you can give to the Red Cross, Compassion, and many more; IDES and FAME are two other organizations that will use your donations with integrity in Haiti.

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I finally saw Slumdog Millionaire today; several critics (like this one and this one) …

28
Jul

enough is enough

IMG_0145Moving day, more than any other day, makes you keenly aware of how much junk you really own.

On Saturday my mom and dad and some good friends helped me (finally) move into my new house, a process that involved carrying roughly 3,267 boxes of stuff plus two couches, three chairs, a desk, four bookshelves, an iron bed frame and the heaviest dining room table ever made. As I do every time I move (this was the fifth one in eleven years), I found myself amazed at how much …

21
Feb

“Dog” show

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I finally saw Slumdog Millionaire today; several critics (like this one and this one) are predicting big wins for the movie at tomorrow’s Academy Awards. From the great “acting” of the little boys (they aren’t actors, just poor Indian kids recruited for the roles) to the triumphant love story, it’s a wonderful movie. One review said, “The prospect of an uneducated orphan from the slums of Mumbai winning a pot of gold on a game show that hinges on worldly …