Monday, May 30, 2005
Apropos DETB, Food Trap Mapping
One place they're studying is Southwark School, at Ninth and Mifflin
Streets in South Philadelphia. A map drawn by the cartographic lab shows three
stars indicating "recreational opportunities." There are 25 squares of various
colors -- all "food opportunities" within a half-mile radius of the
school. Within a block of the school are a pizza shop selling cheese
fries, a hoagie shop with jumbo 50-cent sodas, and a Chinese takeout with a big
selection of candy and chips. Researchers surveyed 600 students at Southwark and
other schools. About half of them bought food on the way to school, spending on
average $2 a day.(...) The pattern repeated on the way home. (emphasis mine, you can see that food dwarfs recreation 8.33:1)
DETB is not a new rapper!
The latest acquisition for my husband's library (he carries library-building genes, his late father assembled 7,000 legal books, creating one of the largest private collections in Puerto Rico). Also a good professor, he's going to read DETB out loud to me because I need to get reading glasses.
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Please, tell me all about this image
Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Apple and Carrot Mix
Saturday, May 28, 2005
The Class of '25, 1925 That Is!
Friday, May 27, 2005
Purse-Size Organic Ketchup
Customized, Message-Bearing, Organic Fruit Leather
Latest idea: Letters of the alphabet could be printed on organic fruit leather too.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Tiger Tale for Tots
... I want to see tigers now!” (says the young character, named
At that, Freddie’s mother slips a shirt over his head, draws on his
face with makeup and fusses behind him, then shows Freddie what she has done.
The orange and black shirt, the whiskers on his face and the fuzzy tail have
transformed Freddie into a tiger. He joins his parents in the P-rade, declaring
“I’m a tiger too!”
Seven Whole Days, Not a Post by Him
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Building a Social Network @ Yahoo! 360
Gaby de Wilde, a talented web designer who is passionate about his hometown of Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. In Blogger, you can find his Enkhuizen Blog and in Yahoo ! 360, more photos and fine bloggin' -- Flickr holds his photographs.
"Magic" Mike, an amateur web designer, who has an unassuming but powerful personality, this is his Yahoo! 360 page.
"Mr. E.", a Chicago-based fellow Puerto Rican blogger, who presents us with some tough riddles and lighthearted posts. Here's his Yahoo! 360 page.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Where is the Orange & Black? Was: "Blog Plug" Welcome
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Onto Something I Know It's Big
Friday, May 20, 2005
That said (sometimes feed-reading I come across some hokey-looking stories!), I'd like to invite you to read the latest report in Nature News (a free service) that documents the destruction us humans have wrought in our eco-systems. Sobering reading, but as an eternal optimist, I hope there is still time to undo the damage. For one I've seen what appears as a new breed of "indoor" wild, small lizards that seem to have moved inside in response to damage outside! Those "indoor" lizards, lighter skinned than their outdoor counterparts, co-exist peacefully w. us, they seem feed on any insects that may wander into our home without looking @ us as prey.
How to Buy a Hybrid Car
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Ars Politica's "Nuclear Fallout"
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Student Activists Far Removed from Ivory Tower
Xianman Does It Again!
I've volunteered to help Scott and his people develop Spanish language materials to reach Spanish-speaking voters (that's one thing I can do long-distance from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Northern California!). I've also pay-paled a micro-contribution, I know my husband will be pleased we opened our wallet for this cause!
What do you think you could do to help "Join the Conversation"?
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Then: SciFi, Now: Possible
If any tonsillectomized people out there reading this feel less than healthy, please get in touch w. me! Missing Lymph was founded for you.
Hers & His Blogs on the Same Page
La Diva Latina Responds to Eponymous Blog Birth
Thanks! So let me tell you - you are going to be so *proud* of me! I signed up the kids for a class at the Botanical Gardens and tomorrow is the second day. We are going to learn how to make our own compost! YEAH! I am so clueless. For "homework" the kids had to collect the parts of the fruit about to be thrown out to bring to class. Another assignment was to plant some lima beans. Also, they had to watch their grass (which they planted in class) grow . The grass seeds were planted in a cup decorated as a face so when the grass grows too high the kids can give it a "hair cut" So J. gave his a haircut today- he couldn't wait!All that and tomorrow is just the "second day," I am very proud!
Monday, May 16, 2005
Back from "La Isla"
My mother-in-law, instrumental in sealing the deal that scored my husband his client in Mayagüez, lives atop a hill overlooking the Mayagüez Bay; her breathtaking-view house is where my husband is always welcome to crash and bring me along. So, after inhaling the purest of air there, the Diva Latina blog has been set up in Blogger, now it needs informative, inspiring, and inciting content! Good news: my friend, the original diva latina/lawyer, is visiting Puerto Rico with her husband, children and mother this summer, we'll have a chance to meet and brainstorm.
I need to switch skin and don my diva-thinking cap. Sugerencias welcome!
P.S. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go on the new ferry to the Dominican Republic but my husband has been on it taking pictures for a different case of his.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Wal-mart free is me
Tonight, coming home after an afternoon and evening visiting my elderly uncle who I love but whose passion for TV and movies I don't share, I was happily reading blogs when through what in my mind I refer to as "the Kos Madhouse" I found Wake-Up Wal-Mart. Daily Kos shone a well-deserved harsh light on Wal-Mart's latest act of despicability: an ad w. a book-burning pyre built by Nazi fanatics photo.
Ars Politica Draws InstaPundit In
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Via Biology News
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Avanti del Suo Tempo
Monday, May 09, 2005
Antioxidants to Go
Send off to Science @ Ars Politica 1
Sending you off to Ars Politica to read interesting science postings (most recent one first):
1. Stem Cells Can Grow Human Eggs: I'd like to see cells that help people unnecessarily tonsillectomized as children regrow their palatine tonsils.
2. Fat Bacteria: I'd never thought bacteria would be the possible culprits for excessive body fat.
3. Mirror Neurons: could be the key to telepathy.
4. Sort of Milk: necessary or not, this could go the way of genetically-modified food.
5. Mind-Reading Computers: Geoff knows I love this kind of story, standard "misuse of technology" consequences apply.
6. Remote Controlled Rats: forcible "harat-kiri"?
7. Mice in Suspended Animation from Stink Gas: how can a body subsist w/o food or water?
8. Mom’s Mitochondria Cause Prostate Cancer: Mitochondria a cell's power supply -- the cell renewal agents that regrew my tonsils are known to act on mitochondria.... but more about that later.
Saturday, May 07, 2005
"Malta Milk" on Flickr
Pour one, chilled 7 oz. bottle of Malta into tall glass, then add the same amt. of real, whole milk.
Friday, May 06, 2005
Benefactor would be a non-profit organization set up to enable people to do what
they love to achieve financial well-being.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Snails in the Lab
Geoff, thank you! I found this on the Moreover RSS (Really Simple Syndication - for those who didn't know) human sciences news feed you so kindly recommended.
To our readers: Geoff has been swamped w. work so sending copies of his science news postings here has proven cumbersome -- something I never intended our collaboration to be! So, the smartest thing to do, is to eliminate duplication and needless additional burden on Geoff (he knows how much we value him and his web presence!) -- in the future, I'm going to post links here to interesting postings over @ ArsPolitica.info .
Songs, Sites & Earth: Meet Heidi Allen
Impressed by Heidi's work, I asked her to answer my "meet the blogger" questions, which she did with candor, humor and originality. See for yourself:
1. Why did you start "HeidiAllen.com"?
It's a repository for my music, my writing, my projects, my activism, my compulsively organized links and miscellaneous thoughts and media mentions. In essence, it pulls together the bits of me that are scattered around the web.
2. What do you like best about blogging?
It's a great way to get ideas out to people in a rapid and simple manner.
3. What do you like least about it?
The inevitable discovery that a post didn't convey things as well as I thought they did when I wrote it!
4. What tips do you have for people who want to start their own blog?
Well, I'm no master at this, but convey something meaningful in every post... humor, information, perspective, ideas, excitement, questions,creativity and so on. I see way too many blog posts that say, "Today, nothing happened." Also, unless the blog is intended solely for friends and family, avoidposts that assume the reader knows all your friends. I occasionally see posts like, "Sally called and wanted to talk about Nick. Corey and John won't believe this!". Ok, I'm lost.
5. What do you see for yourself and "HeidiAllen.com" in the future?
For myself, I want to finish my CD, get my other websites up to snuff, finish the thousands of projects that I'm always in the middle of and, uh, save the world. Not much, really.
For HeidiAllen.com, I want to post more frequently, get new music samples up, add more to the Problems & Solutions Matrix, add more of my writings and get the rest of my Drink O' Links online.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Following Daniel's advice, I opened a Flickr.com free account. Now, after uploading some of my original files, I can simply paste the HTML Flickr provides into Blogger to share some of my work. Here & above is "Rigid & Flexi" a drawing I made last year.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
When a talented young man named Dan finds an old gas can in his house, stunning shots like this one result.