things the clintons could have spent their money on instead

i dont know about you, but i am outraged reading some of the reported costs of the clinton nuptials that are surfacing this weekend.  from what i have read, the bill for wedding, whose details are being kept a secret, are chaching-ing in at anywhere from $2 to $5 MILLION.  people, we are a country at war, this month … Continue reading

Disappearing Languages

The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week that confirmed my long held beliefs on language.  The gist of the article was essentially that people who speak different languages can, and often do, have inherently different ways of seeing the world.  Instead of language simply being a vehicle for communicating our thoughts, researchers now … Continue reading

at what cost

it was hard to turn on the news or launch an online media source today without hearing the name abby sunderland.  abby is a 16-year-old female adventurer whose dream it is to become the youngest person to sail non-stop around the world alone.  take that in for a minute.  she is 16 and sailing around the world. … Continue reading

does it matter?

a recent NY Times article, read it in full here, raises a discussion point on the matter of women in the workplace.  specifically, women on the supreme court.  if elena kagan is in fact confirmed during the senate hearings, this will be the first time there are three women on the supreme court at once.  the … Continue reading

Mortar falls in Roman Colosseum

I know there is a lot of big news going on all over the world every day, but there are some stories I can’t help but pay attention to.  My latest is this one from Reuters India: Falling mortar renews worry over Rome’s Colosseum I know this isn’t tragic news for a lot of people.  … Continue reading