China

Posted: November 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | 6 Comments »

Word up. So, my life has changed radically since my last post. I moved back to Tallahassee and decided to go to China. I am now in China teaching English at a private Language school. Of course I am writing though sometimes I feel too overwhelmed to get anything out much less organize it, edit it, and develop it into one piece.

Any tips are welcomed…where to start?


FIRST EVER PRINT EDITION

Posted: April 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | 3 Comments »

We are compiling. I must have your work ASAP if you would like to be in the FIRST EVER PRINT EDITION of Everyday Adrenaline.
After all the writing is assembled it will be put into zine format and released to USF, FSU, UF, and the University of Miami.
I do not wish for it to contain mostly my writing and I would love to share your voice so send me your writing ASAP.

Thanks,
Christina

Just to give some ideas of desired text:
Human Rights
Creative- Poetry, Short Stories, lyrical essays, poet analysis or literary criticism, stream of consciousness prose
philosophy
document discussion
Art
Music
Film
Political analysis

you get the idea but feel free to expand

send to
samsam591@gmail.com

come on! get excited!


plug

Posted: April 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | No Comments »

Tandoor Indian cuisine of Brandon Florida is kick ass.


Harnessing the Power of the Web for Change

Posted: January 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | No Comments »

http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/120406/social_movements_2.0%3A_harnessing_the_power_of_the_web_for_change/


Progressive Holiday Gifts

Posted: December 9th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | 3 Comments »

Please add more if you know/think of them!!

Here is a wonderful service that I believe is affiliated with CREDO mobile, the mobile phone company that won’t give your information to the government and that donates to progressive causes and has set up progressive action networks with petitions and whatnot (I love them!).

You give someone a gift card for whatever amount and they get to go online and choose what charity(ies) to give it to.

http://www.globalgiving.com/gifts/

You could also give your progressive friends and relatives a poster from the Beehive Collective, which are informative conversation starters. By doing so, you donate to this amazing project!

http://www.beehivecollective.org/

Then you also have the option of adopting a wild endangered animal in someone’s name. I almost did this for she-who-must-not-be-named last year, but she preferred an Alex Grey poster. Here is the defenders of Wildlife website

https://secure.defenders.org/site/Ecommerce?store_id=6621&VIEW_HOMEPAGE=true&FOLDER=0&TYPE=
&NAME=&autologin=true&s_src=WKY09WDADOPTON&s_subsrc=WKY09WDADOPTON_09ADOPT7b&JServSessionIdr
005=243zxb93m1.app26a

and there’s also the World Wildlife Federation

http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2008/WWFPresitem10471.html

Actually, an Alex Grey poster is also progressive since you help build the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York (please someone take me there!!!). Or you could get someone a membership to the chapel. His art is uplifting and beautiful (especially if you’re tripping, holy SHIT!) and they do all kinds of great sacred art events, yoga events, full moon events, etc. as CoSM. Basically they are fucking awesome people, and I guarantee that anyone who enjoys the occasional psychedelic trip will enjoy the poster, as a tool and as a reminder afterwards. You can also buy his books, they can be up to $50 but with tons of his collected work which you will want to gaze at for hours time and time again.

http://www.alexgrey.com/

HE HAS AN OBAMA POSTER!! want. only 20 dollars. come on someone :)

Another really important movement is the Handmade Movement. It supports individual crafters and artists.

http://www.buyhandmade.org/why-buy-handmade

Etsy.com is a great site for this and has a lot of really fun stuff on it. YOu can find something for all of your friends at good prices on there.

www.Etsy.com

You can also give the gift of Ironweed, the progressive film subscription. Then we can all watch them together!!

https://www.ironweedfilms.com/
https://www.ironweedfilms.com/subscription/gift

Please add more ideas! :)

Image is Alex Grey’s Gaia

grey_gaia.jpg


i am sorry i have been so absent

Posted: November 25th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | No Comments »

it is not because i do not care


we need this book for community organizing

Posted: September 4th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | No Comments »

I’ll keep it short… There are only a few people left that understand what community organizing is and still participate in it. If you’d like to learn more I suggest reading "Roots for Radicals." The work that community organizer do is both valid and vital to the democratic process and embodies the principals of civilized society and social responsibility. So… for all of you out there that are carrying on the tradition (intentionally or unintentionally)… I appreciate your work… not with respect to its utility as a talking point… but with respect to its utility in making a difference in people’s lives.

Geoffrey Bakker wrote
at 8:00am
so sad that it will die the political death of so many other positive rhetorical techniques and relational strategies…

David A Montez wrote
at 10:10am
I would also suggest Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. Fortunately, community organizing is alive and well…unfortunately it’s not in the United States. During the "third wave" of democratic transitions there was a big push for civil society development especially from US academia and political development firms. Too bad we can’t get some of that development programming right here at home.

unngh! this book looks awesome…want…someone buy it and let me borrow it!

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=iSq38VYKCb4C&dq=%22roots+for+radicals%22&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=hbxTZulNep&sig=l0ly1_T39_F9DUJzZ6bcxxfTBRM&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA15,M1


did anyone know…

Posted: July 3rd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | 1 Comment »

that there is something called "utopian studies?"

uh, can we do that?

* Werner Christie Mathiesen, "The Underestimation of Politics in Green Utopias: The Description of Politics in Huxley’s Island, Le Guin’s The Dispossessed, and Callenbach’s Ecotopia", Utopian Studies: Journal of the Society for Utopian Studies, v.12, n.1, pp. 56-78 (2001).

uuuuhhh can we get this journal? i wonder if fsu has it…!!!

ecotopia! sf_ecotopia_005.jpg


eureka!

Posted: June 19th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | No Comments »

this is so spot on to me:

One of the most common reasons that children behave problematically is that well-meaning parents are having difficulty relating to their child’s personality. Perhaps the parents are, by nature, compliant and conformist, and their child has a nonconformist and rebellious temperament. Good parents feel guilty when they have difficulty relating to their child, but all of us — including doctors — are human, and we all need to admit our limitations. The reality is that children who feel that nobody "gets them" are more likely to be troubled and disruptive. In another era, if a parent had difficulty relating to his or her child, there would more likely be at least one grandparent, uncle, aunt, friend, or other adult in the community who could easily relate. In our increasingly disconnected society (see Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone for a detailed picture of the destruction of American community), there are increasing numbers of children without even one adult who they believe relates to them.

Moreover, as society demands increasing machinelike efficiency, more of us — children and adults — will not be able to fit in; but a corporate media cannot confront a corporate culture that produces widespread painful alienation, which in turn creates a variety of attentional, emotional and behavioral problems. The corporate media may at times report on egregious corruption of an individual or an institution, but it does not ask this question: In an increasingly homogenized and standardized society, should we drug those who do not neatly fit in — or should we consider transforming such a society?

http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/88333/?page=1


A great Resource for Conspiracy News and the NWO

Posted: May 15th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Discussion | 1 Comment »

http://www.prisonplanet.tv/

This is Alex Jones’s website. This has alot of good information on the New World Order, 9/ll truth, etc. This has been a great resource for finding out the truth about government cover-ups.