October 29, 2009

snail mail via email

Mares sent me this snail mail card via email. The wonders of today's technology!
It's food for thought.... (a different kind than yesterday's...)

October 28, 2009

food for thought

                                                                              click on photo for video
Wouldn't it have been nice if the H1N1 vaccine 
had been available for our children before the school year started?

This site just went live this morning:

Below is a statement from the Congressional Commission worth thinking about:




This is a Call To Action video for the BIPARTISAN Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. We've been discussing the H1N1 vaccine issue since the spring when we knew it was a virtual certainty that there would be insufficient supplies this fall.

We are the first Congressional Commission to use social media to reach out to the public. If you send an e-mail to your Senator or Representative, a 22 year-old staffer will make a check mark on a score card. However, if we get the response that we think is possible, it will give some real power to former Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO) to sit down with leaders in Congress and the White House. 

We are not selling anything except an idea. With the capability to make vaccines faster and less expensively, we can save millions of lives worldwide.

We need help with the solution.

Watch it. Share it. Learn More. Join the Conversation.

Visit www.fastervaccines.org

October 27, 2009

play on

"The chessboard is the world; the pieces are the gestures of our daily lives; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us, but we know that his play is always fair, just, and patient."  T.H. Huxley

Accept the challenge. Play on!

October 14, 2009

We Are Headed North

Get up, Get Going
Austin Influenced
Turn It Up
tunes for you

hey yo, I said, Turn IT UP!

October 14, 2009

hello there

how can you be the best version of yourself?
for you. for them. for the world.
but mostly for you. and them.
and the world.

October 12, 2009

connecting dots—grampie glasses story

you can't connect the dots looking back, you can only connect the dots looking back. you've got to trust
steve jobs

October 12, 2009

stay hungry, stay foolish

life is long


and if you need a little inspiration today, or tomorrow


sit back, turn up the volume on your computer and take good notes

October 12, 2009


You know the saying, we all do: life is short.

For as long as I can remember I've said it over and over, "life is short".  Carpe diem.  Live today like it's your last. Maybe it will be. But most likely it isn't.  The glass is half full, right?

I'm not suggesting that we forget how precious life is, because it is. You and I both know it.

Plus, it's the mentality that life is short, that fuels so many of us to live for today and enjoy the little things that life has to offer. But what if we re-evalutated the "life is short" concept, and replaced it with "life is long"?

Our lives are just that, ours. They are what we make them. What we visualize for ourselves, and what we create for our futures. There are factors beyond our control, so don't worry about it. It's easy to say, hard to do. I know.  Focus on you, on what you have control of. My dad has always told me, that "you're in charge of your own happiness".  This is just to note that when I now look at the road ahead, I no longer focus on where it might end, but rather where it's going how amazing the views ahead will be.

October 9, 2009

happy friday pretty lady

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says

"Oh Crap, She's up!"

October 8, 2009

good souls


Fall is HERE in Charlottesville. It’s my favorite time of year, the air is clear and crisp, its windy, the leaves are just starting to turn, and everyone is in a good mood. In my opinion, there is nothing better than interacting with genuinely friendly people. And I bet, if you open your eyes a bit to it, and pay attention, you’ll see them all over. I just left the Flat, a little creperie off the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. And a highlight of my day was meeting the friendly guy behind the counter - his name was Tyler, and he couldn’t be nicer. He is a happy guy with a happy soul. So if you have a chance today, and you’re walking around town enjoying the amazing weather, stop by the Flat, and meet Tyler. I bet he’ll make your day.