Frivolous Friday…again!

I’ve never thought about it before.  But then again, paper towels don’t come with instructions. Happy Friday!

Published in: on May 11, 2012 at 7:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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I need a quote!

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’ve talked before about the great presentations called TED talks.  They’re always informative, always fascinating, and even if you think you’re not interested, they’ll draw you in. And now, TED has started a great quotes site, to bring out the most memorable moments from each TED talk.

Published in: on February 16, 2012 at 10:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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5 million books

Just what can all the books in the world tell us about our history? A TED talk aims to explore the use of books to explain culture throughout the centuries. (This is really interesting and funny, so watch it when you have 15 minutes!)

Published in: on November 21, 2011 at 10:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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The dictionary

Erin McKean is one of the youngest editors of one of the “big five” in American Dictionaries.  She is striving to reshape the way we look at dictionaries as well as the English language.

If you’ve never heard of it, TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) started out as a conference to bring people from all of these worlds together in order to share their knowledge with each other.  It is an annual conference now which brings together people from all over the world, each one challenged to give the talk of their lives….all in under 18 minutes.  This particular video of Erin McKean is one such talk.  Take your time and enjoy it!

Published in: on January 22, 2009 at 7:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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