Oct 28, 2007
Dave is a Dog Whisperer fan and so am I. Livy and I have adopted two rescue dogs with checkered pasts. At first, we had a really hard time dealing with them but once we started watching Cesar Milan (and Livy met with him once), we learned how to gain control. It's not a miracle solution--you have to work at at it. Nevertheless, our former death-row dogs are part of our pack now, and we're the leaders. (Most of the time.)
Oct 26, 2007
Krista Vernoff, writer and executive producer of "Grey's Anatomy" has blogged the story of her friend
I write stories every week in which doctors are heroes. In which medicine saves lives against every possible odd. In order to write those stories, we do a lot of research and read a lot of medical horror stories. It’s enough to make a relatively well-adjusted person something of a hypochondriac. There’s a lot of scary stuff out there. But this story has been scarier to me than just about anything I’ve ever heard or read.Powerful stuff.
Oct 25, 2007
Oct 19, 2007
Vacation Rentals: A How-to Guide - 71Miles: "Vacation rentals can be tricky to navigate, but the payoff is huge. Whether you’re a budget traveler who can’t afford the double-whammy cost of hotels and restaurants, or a luxury traveler who wants seclusion and over-the-top grandeur, you’ll get more space and privacy for your money by booking a rental property."
Oct 18, 2007
Oct 17, 2007
The Navadanya organization has some smart folks doing some good stuff. Check this out, it's serious business.
Thousands of farmers in India have taken their lives because of debt and recurring losses in crops. The sadest part is that their misery is not their doing. They are victims. They have been cheated by companies that sold them expensive genetically modified seeds which were less productive than traditional seeds. They were sold ineffective pesticides and varieties of cotton with false promises of worm resistance. No lesser blame goes to callousness of government and common man's apathy. The end consumer that the farmers' toil feed has taken no cognisance of the farmers' plight. Lets end that here. Lets do something about it. Lets give the farmers of India a ray of hope, one acre at a time. Adopt an acre.
Oct 15, 2007
Oct 12, 2007
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Oct 4, 2007
International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences I was invited to speak at Webby Connect about Twitter and other subjects. The conference is being held at the St. Regis in the OC. It's a giant resort with a great view of the Pacific. In a few minutes I'm heading to the BBQ wrap up. Caterina Fake, Michael Eisner, and Vint Cerf were also here--pretty fancy and well organized for the first ever IADAS conference. Caterina challenged me to work a phrase into my time on stage. I'm not sure if she stuck around to hear it or not but the phrase was "Kragen Auto Parts" and I totally rocked it.