Archive for January 14th, 2012


1.14.2012 …Movie night at home. Any recommendations? … Moneyball … great suggestion …


movie night, Moneyball:  Movie night at home. Moneyball!  What a great movie … sports, underdogs, against all odds, relationships, money, greed …


social venture,  Charlotte,  SEED20 Class of 2012, kudos:

SEED20, the nonprofit social entrepreneur competition launched by Social Venture Partners Charlotte, has just announced the inaugural SEED20 Class of 2012:

CARS Inspiring Youth

The Center for Community Transitions

Charlotte Community ToolBank

Charlotte Teachers Institute

Circle de Luz

Easter Seals UCP

Exodus Foundation

Friendship Gardens

Inspire the Fire

Julie Jones

Let Me Run

McClintock Partners in Education

Mothers Raising Sons

The Relatives

Second Helping of Charlotte

Silent Images

Sow Much Good

Street Soccer 945

Sustain Charlotte

Urban League of Central Carolinas


These 20 innovators – selected from an applicant pool of 82 – have compelling ideas for creating positive social change that can have real impact in the Charlotte region. Now, SVP Charlotte and over 40 volunteer coaches – made up of business and nonprofit leaders from across the region – will work with the SEED20 Class of 2012 over the next several weeks to hone their messages and presentation skills. At the end of this coaching period, SVP Charlotte will choose 10 finalists who will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience at SEED20Unleashed! on the evening of March 6, 2012.

via Social Venture Partners Charlotte Announces SEED20 Class of 2012 | SEED20 from Social Venture Partners Charlotte.

design, Chinese-Takeout container, American:  Uniquely American?

The Chinese-takeout container, with its Japanese-influenced origami folds, is a uniquely American invention. On Nov. 13, 1894, in Chicago, the inventor Frederick Weeks Wilcox patented a version of what he called a “paper pail,” which was a single piece of paper, creased into segments and folded into a (more or less) leakproof container secured with a dainty wire handle on top. The supportive folds on the outside, fastened with that same wire, created a flat interior surface over which food could slide smoothly onto a plate.

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