Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Massive Change

Photo: NOT the MCA

I was in Chicago this past weekend to be with some old friends and to part take in the Halloween festivities (I was a rain cloud, by the way). I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago and if any of you are planning on going to chi-town definitely pay a visit because they have a great exhibit called Massive Change . I was taken aback by so many of the things I saw there. The exhibit is set-up with special attention to the smallest details. It shows how far humanity has come being more environmentally / socially responsible (massive change) over the years and where we need to go in order to survive the future. There are three sections to the floor plan; Massive Change in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Massive Change in the City and Masssive Change in the world.
One wall of the exhibit had a huge thermal map of to world that shows the solar quotient of all the countries. Interestingly enough, the majority of the poorest countries in the world get the most sun. They had a proposal for incorporating solar power in those countries and how helpful it could be. They also had a room that showed the evolution of the Segway. There were hundreds of other things at this museum but I should leave some of them for you to discover for yourself.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Photo: Autumn last year

Approach of Winter

The half-stripped trees
struck by a wind together,
bending all,
the leaves flutter drily
and refuse to let go
or driven like hail
stream bitterly out to one side
and fall
where the salvias, hard carmine--
like no leaf that ever was--
edge the bare garden.

William Carlos Williams

Monday, October 09, 2006

tag me

Photo: OSLO in detroit 2005

A few of my friends and I recently visited the local laser tag joint for a game of virtual war, with laser instead of bullets and big blinking vests instead of bullet proof jackets. We were in a room of 28 other kids all under 13 years of age and I could see the fear of death in all their eyes. As I walked in this dark room these kids started running to the 'bases". They had this two floor maze all mapped out. It wasn't much longer till I was back outside in the real world and the laser tag staff printed out a sheet data on all the people I tagged with my laser and so on and so forth. Unfortunately all of these KIDS had done way better than me in every category.

I am on a mission to get better at laser tag because these little rascals will NOT beat me next time.
wanna join me next time I go??


Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Find little khalid

I was listning to npr this morning and they had a quick blurb about this story.

Woman Shares Birthday With Daughter, Granddaughters

October 2, 2006 11:43 p.m. EST

Matthew Borghese - All Headline News Staff Writer
New York, NY (AHN) - A woman in New York now shares her birthday with both her daughter and granddaughters.
Rose Caracciolo was born in Queens on September 27, 1957. Twenty-one years later, her daughter Andria Hundley was born on September 27. Now, Hundley gave birth to twin daughters on the very same day, in 2006.
According to WCBS-TV in New York, Caracciolo wasn't there for the birth of her granddaughters. She was on her way to Mexico to celebrate her birthday.

VIA allheadlinesnews.com

What are the chances!
My Mom's birthday was yesterday, just five days ahead of mine, but we can't beat these September 27th babies!