the weekend came early this week

+we get tomorrow off thanks to easter, so i’m heading home as soon as my last class gets out today. . . and i’m bringing alyssa with me. . .

+ three days of the no pants april project on flickr. . . more to come soon!

+ check out the “teach-in/speak-out” video kathryn and i did for reese yesterday

+ also, thanks backpack. you have made it on the kvetching board again this week. first there was this: “girl walking into davis library: you have a dinosaur bookbag. with spikes on it. i want it.” . . . and now this: “to the girl who admired someone’s spiky dinosaur backpack last week: the children’s store, 243 s. elliott road. we have ‘em.” . . . or you could buy them from the beehive in charlotte!

i believe in:

+ this place in southern nepal and what they do! abby shared this link and it excited me so much to see a new interested in bio-gas in the states too. i wholeheartedly believe in the power of organic gardening and bio-gas and i cannot wait to go back to nepal and see the progress there. next year will be the year i start my own little garden project. . .

+ experimental education

+ jon kasbe. i know he will go far in life! i love the film he did this past summer. also, check out his work for reesenews. {i have long wanted to do a photo project similar to this}

+ this book {i made mom go to the talk at davidson last night and wish i could have been there to hear him talk}

+ making a list of goals and ambitions and sharing them

. . .

“to laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. this is to have succeeded.”

– ralph waldo emerson

. . .

get to it!


+ interesting

+ please take 13 minutes of your precious time and watch weathering change – a short film about climate change and how it is disproportionately affecting women in the developing world. also, see my friend mandy‘s interview with PAI here.

+ paolo novelli in kenya

+ more white horses

+ this video should be on this website {thanks andrew for sharing}

+ covering the mayoral elections the rest of the day for reese {and i don’t really know what i am doing}

{photo: near kathmandu’s main durbar square}

i don’t care if we suddenly find ourselves in siberia . . .

+my friday song {makes siberia sound really romantic}

+what’s in your fridge? {my reese photo project on what people eat}

+ holy land adventures by nick onken

+ bringing simplicity back to my life . . . or trying to . . .

+ want to play with my film cameras

+ remembering lessons and that deep down people are good

+ have the happiest of  weekends!

{photo from nagarkot, nepal before sunrise}