Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Missed Connections

To the girl with the black hair and tartan jacket who walked down Prospect Street behind me for several blocks, then sat across from me on the red line. I looked over at what you were reading, and I noticed you stealing glances at what I was reading, too.

It seemed especially awkward, because we've never met but were checking each other at at [redacted]'s Pub last weekend, you with a friend and me reading at a table alone. Maybe one of us should make a move?


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Missed Connections

To the blond girl in the yoga tights and fleece who stopped mid-shovel on the sidewalk in front of the Boston Sports Club, to flirt with myself and my coworker. You were the talk of our subway ride home. Come to think of it, I am looking for a new gym to join...


Monday, December 29, 2008

Missed Connections

To the cashier at Whole Foods on [redacted] Street with the shaggy black hair, cute glasses and beautiful hazel eyes who smiled and told me that she really liked my beard. I kind of blushed of stammered, but you should know I'm never shaving again now. Maybe next time I'm in line with my groceries I won't be so shy and surprised. You made my day.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

We'll start this holiday week with seven deadly deficits.

has a great piece on fighting the defense lobby: our schools vs. their worthless weapons.

The American Prospect says we need to learn from the New Deal's mistakes and The Nation says it's time to re-do globalization.

And, it's time to un-do the imperial Presidency.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Happy birthday Scrabble!

So, how did we get the worst health care system piles and piles of money can buy?

Alteret suggests maybe some big financial giants SHOULD fail, oh, and the $700 billion bailout...what went wrong? Did we get Punk'd?

In These Times talks with Ian MacKaye.

Finally this week, Progressives were right about the finance markets, so will we be continued to be ignored? It's time for a global New Deal. The Nation suggests a stimulus package from the ground up.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top ten stories worth reading from the past two weeks in worth-reading stories:

(I know its normally weekly, but I was internetsless in Europe for a week and a half - check out the photos!)

Vanity Fair has a great article on who's to blame for the financial collapse?

Alternet runs down the ten worst corporations of 2008 and suggests the rich are destroying the Earth.

The Nation reports socialism for the wealthy has been the fault of both parties, and hedge funds and private equity are destroying us.

Has the Ivy League led America off a cliff? The New York Times reports Iraq is already a trillion-dollar blunder.

Also: in important squid news.

The Independent reports acidic seas are destroying ocean life, and National Geographic says one-fifth of all coral reefs are dead.

And what about Coca Cola's latest environmental scam?

Salon discusses ideology v pragmatism - is one more important than the other?

In Science! news: are we getting whispers of dark matter?

Finally this week, should Obama revive the Federal Writers Project?, and the Oxford English Dictionary0 has released its second-annual compendium of slang.