Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

heads up, new orleans

from the good folks at new orleans network
A Spattering of Voter Guides:
Some places to go for information about candidates and/or some folks' notions of who should get your vote.
- League of (really!) Pissed Off Voters:
- Jeremiah Group Candidate Scorecard: click on May 20 at
- League of Women Voters:
- ACLU of Louisiana:
- (with endorsements from The Times-Picayune)
- Gambit Weekly:

Monday, May 15, 2006

this is what you shall do

sunday evening, May 21, attend the katrina warriors event at tulane; then, head over to the maple leaf on oak street for the music & medicine benefit for the common ground health clinic. got that?

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

He dropped out of Harvard and became a singer.

happy birthday, pete seeger!

Monday, May 01, 2006

may day 2006, new orleans

and from the writer's almanac:
Today is May Day, a celebration of the return of spring that goes back thousands of years in European traditions. Various May Day celebrations included the gathering of wildflowers and green branches, the weaving of floral garlands, and the setting up of a decorated May tree, or Maypole, around which people danced.

May Day never developed a Christian equivalent. In order to celebrate the holiday, workers had to stay home from work against their employers' wishes. It became known as a people's holiday, and in 1889, a congress of world Socialist parties held in Paris voted to choose May 1, 1890, as a day of demonstrations in favor of the eight-hour day.