Posts from the Culture category

That's the Story


One of those amusing instances where my Twitter pals kind of summed up my story of the past week:

As Janet notes, I am available for new work at the moment.

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Free Rice, and Vocabulary

Improve your vocabulary, and help end world hunger.

Click here to improve your vocabulary and donate rice to starving nations!

From the Free Rice about page: FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, FreeRice has two goals: 1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free. 2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free. This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site. Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself. Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.

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Wings of Hope

Come and celebrate in San Francisco by raising money for The Hope Flight Foundation.

As some of you know, my daughter Evie was born with a heart defect. We spent the first few weeks of her life in the hospital at UCSF where the specialists there performed open heart surgery on her when she was less than two weeks old. The excellent neonatal cardio team at UCSF saved her life, but if she hadn't been in an area where we had specialists readily available it might have been a different story. This is a fund-raising event for a charity that helps families less fortunate than mine. If you live in the San Francisco area, come down and support this organization, it ought to be a great time! -Colby Palmer
The Hope Flight Foundation is a an organization that flies terminally ill children and their families to hospitals and treatment centers around the country so they are able to get the best care, even if it is far from home. The organization also does "make a wish" flights so sick children are able to go to Disneyland, etc... This is a wonderful cause!

Sunday, November 11 from 6pm-12am

111 Minna Gallery (San Francisco)

  • Admission: Donations at the door
  • 100% of the proceeds will go to Hope Flight Foundation
  • 21+ ID
Food by:
Oola Restaurant, Tamarindo Antojeria, Blowfish Sushi, Brick, Solstice Lounge Music by:
Jefrodisisac aka Jeffrey Paradise, Didje Kelli, Dirtyhertz, DJ M3, DJ Taj, Laron, DJ Linden, KrisX, Russell Vargas, Dave Madix, LaNiche, Chickenskratch and more Sponsored by SF Station. Also win a gift certificate for Market Street Grill, Lettus Restaurant, Sausalito Taco Shop and other surprises. Silent auction with some of the most amazing Bay Area artists and fashion designers.

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Climate Change

A special Saturday broadcast of the BBC's "World Have Your Say".

Today's post for Blog Action Day is both global and local (well, local for me anyway). This comes both from me and from my fiancee, Michelle Kantor. The BBC (one of our favorite news agencies, fuhgeddabout the bulk of American news) does this great show, "World Have Your Say". They call it "The daily interactive show where you set the agenda" and I think that sums it up nicely. The listeners set a topic that day (like the BarCamp of the BBC!); their team discusses it and - this is the best part - listeners can send in questions and comments via telephone, SMS or email. And they really DO let you speak your piece, it's pretty sweet. They make it easy - if you email in they read it aloud, or you can even email them your telephone number and they will call YOU when they are ready for you. Wow! Usually this show is broadcast Monday through Friday. But this Saturday, November 3 at 11 am PST, they are doing a special Saturday edition of "World Have Your Say" right here in my hometown of San Francisco. How exciting! Also unique to this special Saturday show: the topic is pre-arranged. The discussion is CLIMATE CHANGE, which should be fresh in everyone's mind this month thanks to Al Gore. This important issue needs more attention. LOTS more attention. Until the human race, and America in particular, stops to listen, we need to be talking this up nonstop! So please listen to this broadcast. Encourage your friends and family to check it out. Call in to ask a question or add your two cents to the discussion. Educate yourself about what effects our industry and lifestyle have on our planet. We need to start thinking and behaving with a long-term, global consciousness before our "at home" ways become EVERYBODY'S problem. Here is the best reason why we should try to make a difference. Our future generations will have a hard time undoing the damage we are causing if we don't act now!

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