When I Need To Be Inspired


Submitted by Gina on July 3, 2008 - 10:10.

US Government Wants to Share Your Private Data With Foreign Governments

And it's the foreign governments who find this upsetting.

The potential agreement, as outlined in an internal report obtained by The New York Times, would represent a diplomatic breakthrough for American counterterrorism officials, who have clashed with the European Union over demands for personal data. Europe generally has more stringent laws restricting how governments and businesses can collect and transfer such information.

Submitted by Gina on June 29, 2008 - 11:36.

June 27 Happy

Thanks for the tweet advodude!


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Submitted by Gina on June 27, 2008 - 17:09.

That's MY Friend Giving the Smack Down

Yeah, it's been posted everywhere, but I've got to post it just so everyone knows that the Tracy in that video is my Tracy.

Submitted by Gina on June 26, 2008 - 13:28.

Khalil Gibran on Reason and Passion

A favorite poem...

Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite.
Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.
But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements?

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas.
For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.
Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;
And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.

I would have you consider your judgment and your appetite even as you would two loved guests in your house.
Surely you would not honour one guest above the other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the love and the faith of both.

Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows -- then let your heart say in silence, "God rests in reason."
And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky -- then let your heart say in awe, "God moves in passion."
And since you are a breath in God's sphere, and a leaf in God's forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion.

Submitted by Gina on June 23, 2008 - 00:52.

I Love Weddings

and I love California.

Submitted by Gina on June 17, 2008 - 19:02.

Personal Democracy Forum 2008

If you are in New York June 23, 24, consider attending Personal Democracy Forum. I will be joined by Craig Newmark, Joe Trippi, Scott Heiferman, and Brian Behlendorf on the closing plenary panel where we will discuss Redefining Leadership in a Networked Age, Tuesday at 5:15 in the Rose Theater. I will brag shamelessly about the accomplishments of Netroots Nation and also talk about the next challenge in democracy and technology: we know what technology has done for politics, now what will it do for government?

Submitted by Gina on June 17, 2008 - 15:39.

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