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Archive for June, 2011

Soundscape in San Jose

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Short discussion on what works in San Jose’s Cesar Chavez Plaza, a great public space that draws a diverse community together for play and recreation.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Life expectancy in the U.S. varies widely by region and in some places is decreasing – The Washington Post Health care is local. QUOTE Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nation’s overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy […]

Parenting. Such a riot.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

I want to tell you a story of parenting, as I’ve observed it among my Canadian peers. I’ll try to convey how and why this parenting style shocked me. It’s just a story (albeit a true one), but perhaps it illuminates a small part of the dynamics at work in this Wednesday’s Canucks Riot that […]

Education K-12 and status anxiety

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Just wondering: does a relentless parental drive to make children succeed in standardized tests so they can be admitted to the right prep school create an uptick in the number of socially-dominant psychopaths?

Ecothinking and Marx

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Here’s a plea to connect the dots: watch the video, consider rising food prices, and read about Marx today. Dare you!

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

[Note: Extremely sparse pickings in the weekly Diigo links this Sunday. This is due to my being near-paralyzed with a weird mix of ennui and procrastination. IOW, loss of motivation. I’ve got nine browser tabs open to interesting items, as well as numerous links I mailed myself, all of which I wanted to “process” in […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Depression May Be Foretold in How We Remember – Well, d’oh. If you’re depressed, you FAIL to remember joy. Self-reinforcing crap. Re-learn to remember joy. That would help. This, too: QUOTE Dr. Williams has found that specificity can be increased with training in mindfulness, a form of meditation increasingly popular in combating some types […]

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