Quote for the Day

“It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is to be educated.” —Edith Hamilton

$8.26 on 8/26

Today is National Youth Literacy Day. If you have $8.26 to spare, donate to the 826 nonprofit! 826’s around the country provide free tutoring and writing workshops to children. I have volunteered at the Boston branch, and it was a fab experience. What’s not to love about witnessing children’s imaginations run wild? You can donate […]

I’m a Neo-Pagan

I’m proud to be a neo-pagan/unitarian universalist! Take the Belief-o-matic quiz at beliefnet.com to discover what religion is most closely aligned with your beliefs.

Gandhi

I watched the 1982 film Gandhi the other night. It was pretty amazing. I really knew nothing about Mohandas Gandhi…just that he was very wise, and won freedom for an entire country using a philosophy of non-violence. I didn’t know that he had studied law in London, and that he worked in South Africa for […]

Portland

Mary and I went to Portland for the weekend (Amtrak has a buy one, get one free deal to Portland through the end of the year. Get thee to Portland!). It was a mix of old and new experiences, which was great. Old = beer at Gritty’s, dinner at Bull Feeney’s. Shopping at favorite stores. […]