I hate a song that…

“I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too […]

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Reading books before bedtime is great but…

Hearing from your daughter that she wants to be an Astronaut is beyond great, it’s awesome. I highly recommend “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11″ by Brian Floca. It conveys, with simple poetic words and illustrations, the awe of space flight. And it is just too much fun answering, “yes, even the toothbrush floats in […]

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Ethan Zuckerman at TEDGlobal on the challenge and opportunity

Interested in how information reaches those it needs to reach? Intersted in acts of journalism crossing cultural gulfs and divides? Interested in web services and connectivity? You will want to watch Ethan Zuckerman’s talk at TEDGlobal 2010 and I hope be inspired: “Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices”: Check out his ideas on how to […]

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A metal band that bridges cultures

Al Jazeera: “The Maiden frontier”: As many metal fans from the region have pointed out to me, Maiden’s songs remind them that they should not trust the hype and slogans promising a better tomorrow, that progress demands putting aside easy prejudices in favour of a much harder but more honest discussion about the future and […]

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Tutoring

Lately I’ve been part of a project helping tutor an individual in assisted living, who is disabled, in learning how to navigate the Web and email, with the eventual goal of uploading his music to YouTube. I can’t wait to introduce you to him – he’s fantastic and his songwriting is interesting. It has been […]

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