Garden: Spring Arrives!

March 29, 2008 § 6 Comments

“Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think too far away”

~Robert Frost

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Culture 101 – Logo of the Future

March 17, 2008 § 2 Comments

After spending 400,000 pounds (GB) or about $800,000 (US) on the design of the 2012 Olympics logo, Britain’s Olympics committee recently revealed the official logo.

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The people of Great Britain have already received a pretty nice return for this expensive investment…..in a good laugh. Public sentiments in England with regards to the logo were negative; many Britons had actually forgo their tea time a whole week in protest. Personally, I found the logo to be quite cool but London has never been considered as hip.

Here is an online petition to get the logo scrapped: petition
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Culture 101 – Adventure in Kangaroo Country

March 11, 2008 § 3 Comments

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If you enjoy a sense of danger, Australia would be a perfect place for you to visit. The country has more species of venomous snakes than all Europe combined — its spiders are also among the world’s most poisonous. Additionally, sharks and crocodiles are rampant in Australia. Fortunately, Australia has a very good tourist safety record due in large parts to highly dedicated animal-control men and women. I guess there are a lot of Steve Irwin’s type of people in Australia.

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