“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha
These are 10 powerful quotes whose principles will lead you to a better year…..LINK
Author Maurice Sendak, who was considered as one of the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century. Sendak was best known for his child novel “Where The Wild Things Are” , which was published in 1963 and a must read for any child. REST IN PARADISE!!!
“A physical book is made up of organic matter that reacts with heat, light, moisture, and the chemicals used in its production.” via InterestingSomethings
Dohn Community High School, a dropout recovery charter school in Cincinnati, is attempting a novel method of persuading student to come to class: Paying them.
The school says it has teamed up with donors and the Easter Seals to offer seniors who arrive on-time every day $25 a week. Underclassmen are eligible to receive $10 a week.
“You have students who we haven’t seen in a week or two coming to school,” says principal Ramon Davenport. “So that tells me that this incentive that we’re trying is actually working.”
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”-Johanne Wolfgang Von Goethe
The famous DE LA BARRACUDA Wall that Shepard Fairey, Skullphone, Curtis Kulig, JR, David Flores, Barry McGee, and the greats we know and love, have invited me to play too. I just painted the 50 foot by 30 foot wall at 7769 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA. If you are in the hood drop by and see it for yourself. I have been looking at this wall for 10 years, here is what I painted on it. Big thanks to Brandon from Broccoli City and Miguel at De La Barracuda for allowing me to share my art.
PROSECUTE CRIMINALS NOT ARTISTS,
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In a new book we’re sure many will label as “controversial” former Wall Street analyst J.C. Davies who describes herself as “white trash” talks about her experiences dating men of different races and tries to get to the facts behind the stereotypes. According to the Daily Mail here’s what questions you can expect answers to:
Do Asian men like women submissive?
Are all Indian men well versed in the Karma Sutra?
Do Latin lovers live up to their reputation?
Are black men well endowed?
Are Jewish men really cheap?
Her verdict: Latino men are macho and possessive, Asians are rubbish between the sheets and black men don’t like talking about Al Sharpton. Davies, 42, told the New York Post: ‘No one has the balls to write about sex and culture in a real way. You have to make it super PC and be the professor of blah-de-blah and have charts and graphs.’
‘The expectation is [black men] are great in the sack and have huge equipment – don’t people really wanna know?
Here’s the first 10 minutes of Jay’s talk with Professor Cornel West and host Paul Holdengräber at the New York Public Library last night. Click through the link in the lower right hand corner to view the entire interview. Thanks NahRight
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In conjunction with the release of his first book, Decoded, Jay-Z was the guest of honor at last night’s edition of the Live at the NYPL series. Co-hosts Cornel West and NYPL director Paul Holdengräber were really excited, so they’d often gush and ramble, sometimes about the contents of Decoded but often about some other, tangentially related issue (at one point, West really went after Oprah). Seeing Holdengräber, who admittedly had not heard Jay-Z’s music until three weeks ago, be that genuinely enthusiastic was particularly entertaining, especially because his Belgian accent seemed to amuse Jay. And in between all that, Jay-Z told some great stories. After the jump, five of them. (Also, you can watch the whole talk here.) [Read more...]
“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics — not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC — are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”
Jay-Z’s, “Decoded,” will go on sale November 16th and contains a breakdown of 36 of Jay-’s songs
I fortuitously stumbled across the The Organic Lawn Care Manual at the bookstore while searching for a long, captivating book to force upon my pre-teen son to read during a school break. Mission accomplished; with my new lawn Bible in one hand and a weighty kid’s tome in the other, I walked home geared up for gardening (and parenting). The author, Paul Tukey, a lawn care professional, publisher of the gardening magazine People, Places and Plants and executive producer of an HGTV show of the same name, enthusiastically presents straightforward, practical how-to methods for safe and effective lawn care.
Tukey had been the owner of a lawn care company in New England for many years before he decided to stop using lawn pesticides on his customer’s lawns. After a spring of regularly spreading weed ‘n’ feed, Tukey began suffering from nosebleeds and shortness of breath at the end of each workday. After stopping the applications of lawn chemicals, coincidentally or not, his health problems went away. “We are seeing only the tip of the iceberg,” says Dr. Michael Surgan, the leading environmentalist for the New York state attorney general’s office. “In the coming years, many years, many more lawn care products that are currently on the market will be proved to be dangerous.”
Tukey’s beautiful book will walk you through every step from evaluating your turf, grass anatomy, soil structure, changing your lawn’s diet, dealing with weeds and thugs, to watering, mowing and maintenance. The book is filled with clear and concise charts, stunning photography and a plethora of useful gardening tips and essentials to keep your lawn looking far better than the Joneses without polluting the entire zip code.
67 million pounds of pesticides are applied to roughly 30 million acres of lawns in the U.S. each year and homeowners are using 40-60 percent of their summer water allotment on their lawn. Lawn grass is the #1 most water intensive crop in the US. The average lawn is doused with 10,000 gallons of water each year. (Not rainfall.) Is a plot of tedious turf really worth all the fanfare?
In case you’re considering taking out all or part of your thirsty, self-absorbed lawn and replacing it with native or drought tolerant plants that can stand some foot traffic and ask for little in return, there’s a chapter dedicated to alternative groundcovers as well.
Being a compost queen, I have always fertilized my lawn by sprinkling compost on it in the spring and fall. In the “Changing your Lawn’s Diet” chapter I was thrilled to see I was doing the right thing. Applying compost builds soil structure and adds soil life. Grass needs organic matter to thrive. The author’s grandmother used ‘compost tea’ in her yard religiously. Tukey suggests spraying compost tea several times a year on lawns and shows how to make your own backyard batch for your grass to drink at seasonal tea parties.
With research based on solid, proven science that’s supported by the work of soil biologists, plant breeders, educators, engineers and leading turf professionals, the author builds a strong case for environmentally friendly lawn care. Not only are natural lawns safer for children, pets and the environment, they use fewer fossil fuels, water and fertilizer. Dr. David Pimentel, of Cornell University, estimates that is takes about 33,000 cubic feet of natural gas to create 1 ton of nitrogen, enough for about 150 of those 40-pound bags of 32-10-18 fertilizer. (That’s enough natural gas to heat the average American home for a half a year!)
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Late in 2006, pollsters at the Pew Research Center called up 2,000 Americans and asked a simple question: Which products could people simply not live without? Take the dishwasher, for instance — was it a luxury or an ineluctable necessity of modern life? And did they believe they needed, rather than merely wanted, a clothes washer and dryer? How about a home computer, a microwave oven, high-speed Internet service and air-conditioning? Yes, yes, yes and yes, the nation nodded in assent. In just about every product category, Americans’ self-professed needs had ballooned since the hand-to-mouth 1990s. Not long ago, we thought of the cellphone as a high-class extravagance; nowadays, we feel naked without it.
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