Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Did my first-ever box costume this year for Speck, who wanted to go as an iPod. It came out swimmingly, although unfortunately a school costume parade the day before involved beating the thing up until substantial surgery was required before Halloween night itself, to some detriment. I'm trying to be a big person about that...
And yes, we hand-picked all the apps and glued them on -- top and bottom rows are just standard system icons, but we made sure to include a couple of the games that we play together, including Happy Street (mostly my obsession at this point) and Carcassone, which we often play at Starbucks over a pumpkin bread . . .
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.(via A Mindful Life)
- –The Talmud
Friday, June 07, 2013
A nice post (short, go read it) in response to the recent revelations about our increasingly intrusive "security" establishment. The take-home quote for me is this one:
Things can still get better. Disappointment is the price of wanting a better world. You need to stop being surprised that no-one else is fighting for it, and start being surprised you’re not doing more.I'm always surprised (frustrated?) to not be doing more, and I think I'm willing to pay the outrage-exhaustion tax to keep myself in the game. Those who care need to fight.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Glad to see California take on Wal-Mart for paying their employees so badly that most of them need public assistance to get up to subsistance living -- that is, for outsourcing their healthcare and some of their wages to the public. I hope that people fighting the arrival of these creeps in their communities bring up the point that while they may provide low-cost shopping, they do it at the cost of impoverishing their employees and the cities where they work.