Drew did this great fish, and I opted for the classic Jack O’ Lantern… …and Judy did this great Cinderella Carriage, complete with mice to pull it…
Author Archive | Tom Bennett
If you were to take about 1000 sq feet of The Black Hole, it would represent the kind of place I grew up in – a house with a basement and garage crowded with the very same castoff equipment.
By popular demand, here is the award winning chili recipe from the recent PDX Crock-Tober-Fest ’08… This chili won “Most Creative”, likely due to its choice of ingredients… Note: I made this up as I went, so proportions are likely inaccurate, do yours to taste… Also, the choice of meat was based on the “Mysterious […]
A couple of years ago I impulsively blurted out the fact that Blogging is an inherently selfish act. This occured about 2 feet in front of James Keller, who at the time was working at YRG. This elicited a shrug and perhaps a bit of a sneer, because this of course could have been construed […]
This is a thought provoking history on currency, credit and our economic system… from a coder’s perspective… http://www.boingboing.net/2008/09/23/what-went-wrong.html
She has vivid memories of seeing the West through a portal in the wall… all brightly lit, with every advantage out of reach. She has given up so much, and worked so hard to come here, and she is very afraid to see that our country is beginning to look like the dark side. With our economic woes, and every political decision reduced to sound bites and party politics it is beginning to blur the distinction between “us” and “them” back in the Cold War. Our constitutional freedoms have been restricted in the name of security, and it seems that oligarchy is having its way with us on Wall Street… Its not about apple pie and Chevrolet anymore… There almost isn’t any Chevrolet to speak of…
I am reading a book by Barbara Kingsolver; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, in which she makes a great case for us to re-evaluate how we think about food. Among many other important topics, she talks about how Americans have a commodity based relationship to food. We treat it differently than those in Europe. We eat consistently […]
The other day, I was riding along in my car with the radio on. I don’t recall the purpose of the particular advertisement, but it mentioned “Golden Years” in reference to some financial product. It got me thinking about language, and how it forms what we think, and how concepts are “packaged” for us to […]
Losing a pleasant evening to finally building my own WP blog – tweets and all… http://www.tomnjudy.com/Strategist # Just ’cause a Pit Bull has lipstick doesn’t make it a good VP # Powered by Twitter Tools.
Social Entrepreneurship: This is the practice of using Entrepreneurial skills and risk-taking, but in the advance of social/environmental causes. The value is not measured as money, but as capital that includes social good, betterment, or some kind of advance for society. I am involved with Springboard Innovation, and I will be posting regularly to support […]