Archive for April 22nd, 2011


4.22.2011 Happy Earth Day … And Good Friday …

Earth Day:  In 1990, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Earth Day … and because of my guilt I trudged through cloth diapers on 2 of my three children …

It was also wholly inconclusive. By the time the last auto engine had been symbolically buried and the last orator had spoken out against garbage, the essential question remained whether the whole uprising represented a giant step forward for contaminated Earthmen or just a springtime skipalong.

Earth Day: A Giant Step—Or a Springtime Skip? (PDF)
*Thank you to our amazing research department for help digging this up!

via Newsweek (This 1970 photo, taken from a 1970 NEWSWEEK story,…).

Easter:  fun recipes …

FOOD BUZZ In honor of Easter’s best candy (Cad Eggs), here’s a collection of divine Cadbury Creme Egg recipes.

via 13 Delicious Recipes Using Cadbury Creme Eggs: Pics, Videos, Links, News.

cities, urban development, Jane Jacobs:  I studied Jane Jacobs in college and was very influenced by her work.  maybe time to reread another Jane.

2011 is the 50th anniversary of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, the book that introduced Jane Jacobs’ ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail. To celebrate the occasion Jane’s Walk Toronto is holding a ‘reading relay’ in front of Toronto’s City Hall. Starting at 10 am on Saturday May 7, anybody can drop by the Jane’s Walk tent on Nathan Phillips Square and read aloud from her classic text. The book will be read from start to finish, continuously, over the Jane’s Walk weekend. Come on by and add your voice.

via Jane’s Walk.

gossip, Emma Watson:

Harry Potter star and model Emma Watson reportedly decided to leave her Ivy League school because she was bullied. From Robert Pattinson to Bill Clinton, see proof the victims can win in the end.

via Emma Watson Leaves Brown Because of Bullying & More Bullied Stars – The Daily Beast.

random, risk takers, mea culpa:

Three weeks ago Shaun Walters jumped from the 25th floor steel girders of a construction site at 117 W. Wacker—and parachuted into the waiting arms of a Chicago Police officer.

It was a bit of bad luck for the dreadlocked 44-year-old New Zealander—who was charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct.

The jump was videotaped by a friend of Walters’—who passed the footage along to the Sun-Times along with a request that the newspaper mention how sorry he is for causing any trouble for the Chicago Police Department.

via Downtown parachutist apologizes to Chicago police for stunt – Chicago Sun-Times.

urban renewal, places, Georgian Terrace, Atlanta, history:

One hundred years ago, the 150,000-square foot 10-story Georgian Terrace Hotel, first graced the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown.

Now, a century later, the hotel at 659 Peachtree Street is a 19-story tower encompassing 500,000 square feet.

Joseph Gatins, whose family built the hotel and owned it for decades, told media at a luncheon Wednesday, the hotel’s 100 anniversary is quite the feat.

“Atlanta likes to tear things down,” Gatins said.

Carl Dees, general manager for the hotel since 2009, has been spearheading the historic property’s $23 million renovation. In 1911, the cost of constructing the initial 10-story structure was $500,000.

via Georgian Terrace Hotel celebrates 100 years with $23 million renovation | Atlanta Restaurant and Retail Openings & Closings | What Now Atlanta.

Davidson, technology:  Davidson College, Mobile Applications.

Milledgeville GA, Civil War, history:

Milledgeville, Georgia offers a plethora of great events. Whether its tours of the Old Governors Mansion or Live Music or our famed Historic Trolley Tours, you will find it here.  Consider this your source for all Milledgeville events.   2011 marks the Sesquicentennial or 150th year anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.  Milledgeville, which was Georgias Antebellum Capital, prior to the current capital of Atlanta, played an important role in the Civil War.  Check out all of the great events surrounding the anniversary!

via Milledgeville Official Calendar of Events – Whats Happening in Milledgeville.

movies,  King’s Speech: It was quite good.

‎cars, green:  Green Phantom?


Meet the electric Rolls Royce Phantom, a $3 million prototype with 1,452 pounds of batteries.

via yfrog Photo : Shared by JeffElder

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