First wave of PubCampGa Photos

Warning: join(): Invalid arguments passed in /usr/home/timmerritt/public_html/ on line 328

Search for #PubCampGA on flickr to find’em. I’ve already met several people in public broadcasting from Georgia and Alabama, educators from around Georgia, and some students. I look forward to meeting more people from different backgrounds. Crossposted at DV for Teachers

Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Recommends

Warning: join(): Invalid arguments passed in /usr/home/timmerritt/public_html/ on line 328

I went googling for something or other and one of the links was to this. Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Recommends. I regained my sense of time after several minutes, and had only scrolled about a third of the page. This is a huge list of podcasts, books, movies, foods, music, experiences, and ideas. You’ll … Read more

Flatiron Rising: 1902 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

Warning: join(): Invalid arguments passed in /usr/home/timmerritt/public_html/ on line 328

Shorpy posts vintage photos, with good quality and detail. Make sure to click through and look closely at the full-sized image. This is wonderful. My maternal grandmother, whom I am so happy to say I came to know pretty well, was about 2 years old in 1902—though living in Paris at the time. Having known … Read more

DAVID SIMON – Vice Magazine

Warning: join(): Invalid arguments passed in /usr/home/timmerritt/public_html/ on line 328

Interview with DAVID SIMON in Vice Magazine. Thanks to JD for the link.

Making Light’s Commonplaces

Commonplaces from Making Light. Please read them all.

“We are prophets of a future not our own.” (Oscar Romero)

“Peace means something different from ‘not fighting’. Those aren’t peace advocates, they’re ‘stop fighting’ advocates. Peace is an active and complex thing and sometimes fighting is part of what it takes to get it.” (Jo Walton)

“You really think that safety can be plucked from the arms of an evil deed?” (Darla, “Inside Out”)

“The whole point of society is to be less unforgiving than nature.” (Arthur D. Hlavaty)

“Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.” (Michael Palin)

“Just because you’re on their side doesn’t mean they’re on your side.” (Teresa Nielsen Hayden)

“Young men and women, educated very carefully to be apolitical, to be technicians who thought they disliked politics, making them putty in the hands of their rulers, like always.” (Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars)

Read more

Google’s Hungry Caterpillar

Warning: join(): Invalid arguments passed in /usr/home/timmerritt/public_html/ on line 328

Google’s logo today: What’s not to like?

On the Train

Warning: join(): Invalid arguments passed in /usr/home/timmerritt/public_html/ on line 328

An interesting commute on the train this morning. Well down the platform from where I came up, a guy was yelling and cursing at someone I couldn’t see. He stopped after I think less than a minute. I felt a little anxious and hoped it wouldn’t be a fight, but nothing came of it. I … Read more

Tim and Ellen!

A different Tim than me, of course. Ellen’s colleague from work, Tim Stewart, met us in Jonesborough Tennessee for a thumping good breakfast at the Blair-Moore House bed and breakfast, where Ellen and I stayed last night. Then we went to hear Sheila Kay Adams at the international Storytelling Center. (I’m on my phone now; ... Read more