Monthly Archives: February 2010

“Clowns Without Borders?”

From: Wayne Wood: So, I’m reading along in this article from Foreign Policy that was recommended by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, and I find a sentence that begins: “When Clowns Without Borders, an NGO that provides free clown-based … Continue reading

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Finding experts through social media

From Jessica Ennis: One of the neat things I’ve learned about social media is that when you are engaging with your community, you find that your community may have pearls of wisdom to offer YOU. As professional communicators, we’re used … Continue reading

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Where you found me

From Wayne Wood: I am about to send to press only the second issue of House Organ ever to be online only, with no print edition. We did that with one issue last year, and we’ll do it with two … Continue reading

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Shooting and scoring

From Wayne Wood: As Winter Olympic viewers know, the biathlon is a combination of cross country skiing and shooting. I’m not sure where the idea came from to take a legitimate sporting activity, skiing, and add gunplay. (I’m sure I … Continue reading

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Sweets…again?

from Rhonda Kelley: As Kathy stated, today happens to be Fat Tuesday. In other words, a day of celebrations and eating what you want before you decide to give it up for 40 days of Lent. If you don’t participate … Continue reading

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Uphill battle for downhill skiing

from Leslie Hast: The Olympics are off and running despite a horrific death on the luge and a malfunctioning flame. But Canada finally got its first gold medal at home, so all is well. As I mentioned in my first … Continue reading

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That voice

From Wayne Wood: Once somebody points it out, you’ll never be able to not hear that the voice-over in Hyundai and Duracell commercials is Jeff Bridges. Bet those companies are REALLY hoping he gets the Oscar for Crazy Heart.

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Fun Facts about Fat Tuesday

by Kathy Whitney: Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, the climax of the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. Here are some fun facts about Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday: Mardi Gras is directly translated from French as ‘Fat Tuesday.’  The name predated the Reformation and … Continue reading

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Trunk funk

From Wayne Wood: Last night I helped Sharon carry some stuff in that was in the back of her car, and a few minutes after we’d come into the house she asked, “Did you close the back of the car?” … Continue reading

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Team USA

from Leslie Hast: There are few things I look forward more to in life than the Olympics. I probably like the Olympics more than my birthday. So I’m very excited about the Vancouver games kicking off this weekend. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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