Monday, October 17, 2011

A way with words

My mother has the ability to paint with words. Whether she uses a paper canvas or crafts her pictures on a conversational mural, she is able to produce striking images. A few days ago, she wrote the following nugget on my Facebook wall and I wanted to share it here:

I go with you to our favorite spots.
Levines bakery and later sledding in Central Park.
We fall to the earth with the snowflakes laughing.
You are here, still, in every waking hour. - Shari Thomas

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Family in One Picture

If I had to describe my family in one picture, this one would definitely be in the running. I love them.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This is Anthropology

This week, Florida Governor Rick Scott said that he wants to increase support for science and technology fields by shifting money away from social sciences.

On Monday, in an interview with the Herald-Tribune, Scott said "If I’m going to take money from a citizen to put into education then I’m going to take that money to create jobs. So I want that money to go to degrees where people can get jobs in this state. Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don’t think so."


Later, in a radio interview, he said "[anthropology] is a great degree if people want to get it. But we don't need them here."

Alrighty, Governor Scott, time for a smack down. We've decided that the best people to deliver it should be anthropology students from within your own state. University of South Florida students have responded to Governor Scott's comments in the following way:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cute Animal Pictures of the Day

I should probably post something on the intellectual side, especially after that last video post. Instead, I'm going to post cute pictures of otters because they make me happy. I love otters; sea or river, it doesn't matter. I got to go on exhibit with the sea otters when I worked at the Georgia Aquarium a couple of times and it was wonderful. I miss them incredibly.

To the left, you is one of the most adorable animal pictures I've ever seen: an Asian small-clawed otter holding its little baby. This picture is so cute sometimes I can't even stand it. Awww...

More pictures below.

A sea otter mom with her baby

Baby Asian small-clawed otters

Monday, October 10, 2011