Sunday, March 29, 2009


another speaker, pattie maes, at the feb ted conference 09 - will blow you away.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

do school's kill creativity

click ken robinson to view.

thinking differently about creative minds

click elizabeth gilbert to hear her talk at the feb 09 ted conference....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

educate for a creative society

outside the lines

water changes everything

watch here: charity: water

and now cried max

"let the wild rumpus start."
great book turned film.
here's the trailer.


good food

don't drink

the water...

Monday, March 23, 2009

good read

oodles of great insight into my brain from this one. the huge aha for me... i would have to say....starting on pg 191,

1) on brilliantly innovative young people:

"the principal asset a young tech entrepreneur has is that they don't know a lot of things. in almost every other circumstance, this would be a disadvantage, but not here, and not now...when the world really has changed overnight, when wild new things are possible if you don't have any sense of how things used to be, then it is the people who got here five minutes ago who understand that new possibility, and they understand it precisely because, to them, it isn't new."

2) and on their elders, who's brilliance is of a different color:

"(they know) from experience that you find music in stores, try on pants before you buy them, and get news and job reading newspapers. (that makes them) not-bad analysts, because (they) have to explain new technology to (themselves) first - (they're) too old to understand it natively. but is makes (them) lousy entrepreneurs."

we've got to give up the reigns to youth. we've got to encourage them in their pursuits. unyieldingly.

more on dreams

click on "crazy" below for one of the best ads ever - inspiring

to the crazy in all of us.

Monday, March 16, 2009

r u g b y

check out

my brother's rugby team...
(Chaparral Rugby Club) playing at rapids stadium....
televised even.

hey greg - bungee rugby...ya.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

teachers without borders
At over 59 million, teachers are the largestgroup of trained professionals in the world. They know who is sick, who is missing, who is orphaned by AIDS.
Brains are evenly distributed throughout the world; education is not.It is our job to connect education to brains.

Monday, March 9, 2009

now these are commercials

thanks to sweet kaylen... pass it on

Friday, March 6, 2009

africa bags

Our own emma is traveling with Africa Bags in May to Malawi. She would love your assistance in collecting the following supplies...

For the infant crisis care center:
bottles and bottle nipples
cloth diapers and plastic covers for cloth diapers
wet wipes
disposable gloves
clothes up to age 2
toys appropriate for children 2 & under (not stuffed animals- they get too dirty)
bed sheets and cot sheets
shoes, socks, and hats
digital scale to weigh babies

For the schools:
painting equipment
first aid kits
pencils, pens, crayons, paper
soccer balls
big early year reading books
any learning tools, like blocks, that teach kids to count or the ABC's
jump ropes - short and long

children's clothing for all ages (please note - girls are not allowed to wear shorts or pants in the villages - only skirts.)

Any donated items are 100% tax deductible as Africa Bags is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Another very simple way to help....Africa Bags has submitted a story about their project on the Intuit web site. By submitting their story they are competing for a grant. 40% of the grant decision is determined by the number of people who get on and vote. Click the link, which will lead you to the "Africa Bags Story" on Intuit. At the bottom of their story click on the link to rate it as "inspiring" or "helpful." This will guide you to set up a membership on the Intuit web site to vote.

to learn more click .

clever signage

if you're into signs/pr/ etc - check out this post from my creative sister.

the girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

learn more.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

the blue sweater

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions—and inaction—touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet.