Thursday, April 15, 2004

Alvin Ailey show

Sometimes, I wonder at how awesome my friends are. Sarah, whom I grew up with, but hadn't seen in a while, invited me to watch her cousin perform. Bonus! Her cuz is a dancer in the Alvin Ailey dance troupe. We got great seats, and the performance was awesome! I had been to this show once before, but we were further back. This time, we were in the orchestra, and the performance was amazing. I had grown up reading about Katherine Dunham, so Alvin Ailey holds a special place in my heart... Double bonus, we got to meet her cousin and some friends. My first time meeting real dancers. They were just as beautiful off the stage as they were on the stage. Suffice it to say, I went to bed with a large moony smile on my face.

Monday, April 12, 2004

#17 Unbroken

To22 project: #17 Unbroken We have all broken something by accident. For most of us, the pieces go right into the trash. But to22 saw broken pottery as a great design opportunity. "Most people see broken objects such as dishes as useless. Instead we saw that something wonderful was revealed. It's about a second life- and what better way to have these qualities noticed than by placing them right out in the open, in the middle of your life? Your dining table is the place where you converse, the place where you share and this design was created to be the centerpiece

Monday, April 05, 2004

smart textiles


Cummins, Inc.-- Global economy strains loyalty in company town

I bet the same is happening all over the country, companies struggling with the global economy, and towns struggling because of it. Global economy strains loyalty in company town (Columbus, Indiana). I used to work at Cummins, and I have always thought it was a very good company. It was always impressive to see how community-based, and value oriented it was. It is hard to see it going through tough times, but I think they will survive. Likewise, I am hopeful that the new changes will make the townspeople more able to compete, and that a new equilibrium finds its place.

Sunday, April 04, 2004


BIZARRE ATTRACTIVE FORCE FOUND IN MAYONNAISE: "'I went to the store, bought a jar of mayonnaise and tested it,' said Montesi. 'I was curious to see if it showed the same negative normal stress, and it did.'"

This is where research money goes. Don't laugh.