|Realigning Priorities: What should you actually care about today?|
How can we call ourselves informed if we seek out only media sources that regurgitate our personal world view on things? How can we possibly do anything about the real problems in this country, when we are bombarded by what they, the Mysterious They, determine is 'newsworthy', despite the clear evidence that that word is not synonymous with, oh, actual journalism?
Ahem. Anyway, my intent with Tuesday posts is to bring you stories that aren't making the front page of your favorite news outlets. Some happy. Some interesting. Some heartbreaking. But all worth reading. Enjoy.
This article talks about the interesting ties between historical women, spirituality and self-harm, which is more than a little interesting, at least for me, as the concept falls into the whole 'if you suffer as much as Jesus did, you are more pious' thing. Add in the underlying power struggle of historical women in a male-dominated society. Harder to move up and have influence when you're considered less. A definite must-read.
A cool, new technology that makes music out of literally everything! Mogees can be attached to any surface, which turns it into a playable musical instrument! You need to check out the videos on the now-closed Kickstarter! Absolutely fabulous, with so much potential to bring music to the world.
An American won the Boston Marathon yesterday for the first time since 1983!
Great words of wisdom from your internet dad, Wil Wheaton, about drinking and driving. Bottom line: It's never okay to drink and drive. Never. Too many (potentially) lives are at stake.
Some companies never learn. Netflix is considering a price hike for new subscriber, because they did $53 million in profits this last quarter. They added 2.25 million customers, and while the rest of us would keep our rate for an extended (they said "generous") period of time, this screams the joys of capitalism at its best. Cos you know, they CEOs at Netflix will get to take that with them when they die. *sigh*
And one last thought for the day, to explain why it's so vitally important that we the mundane folk of this country get past our petty differences and fight back against a Congress who seems to have forgotten who put them there and why: