The Curious Autodidact

April 30, 2017

You Must Dream

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 2:49 pm

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act,

but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Anatole France

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April 24, 2017

Marketing in 2017

Filed under: book related,cool internet stuff,media related — Honilima @ 2:56 pm

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I heard this short piece on Fresh Air and it was at once spooky and fascinating. Terry Gross interviewed Joseph Turow the author of The Aisles Have Eyes.  Ever wonder when you download a free app where what information is collected and where it goes? Turow explains how the information is used and sold and what you agree to when you mindlessly click okay to the permissions. He also tells of some really clever ways that pricing can be changed, people are lured into buying things, and people outsmart the various companies formulas. It’s a fascinating listen and may make Terry Gross re-think her relationship with her frequent shopper’s card, at her favorite neighborhood drug store.

Seth Godin is also an interesting listen on Debbie Millman’s Design Matters, he is a wizard of marketing and a great story teller. He has many books and is featured in many internet videos for his expertise.

Both these are a look into a world many of us may not think about but these two men certainly are the wizards.

 

April 17, 2017

The Bicycle

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 10:56 pm

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The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

-Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999)

April 10, 2017

Six Million Worms!

Filed under: environmental ideas,prison reform,Uncategorized — Honilima @ 8:58 pm

The dream of a sustainable prison? A sustainable farmer on the inside? Yes this is a TEDx Talk by Nick Hacherney took place at Washington’s Monroe Correctional Center about how sustainability can work behind bars and change lives. This sixteen minute talk about their worm program and how they spread the gospel of the worm to other facilities. 36 million tons of food waste is disposed of in our country and this inmate is making a huge difference. This talk is inspiring and shows that no matter where you are you can make the world a better place!

You can donate to the Sustainability in Prison Project (SPP)  here.

from their website:

“Although each endeavor and corrections institution is unique, our experiences point to five

Essential Components for every SPP program:

1. Partnerships and collaborations with multiple benefits

2. Bringing nature “inside”

3. Engagement and education

4. Safe and sustainable operations

5. Evaluation, dissemination, and tracking”

April 1, 2017

Hurston on the Difference a Year Can Make

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 9:50 pm

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There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer (7 Jan 1891-1960)

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