One Crow is ill news Two Crows mirth Three Crows a wedding Four Crows a birth Five Crows for riches Six Crows a thief Seven Crows a journey Eight Crows for grief Nine Crows a secret Ten Crows for sorrow Eleven Crows for true love Twelve's a new day tomorrow
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
One of my favorite parts of their site is the What is Laughing? gallery. And my favorite story there is from a Navajo woman in Shiprock, NM.
"In the Navajo tradition we have what we call Chi Dlo Dil, or a Laughing Party, for a newborn. The Laughing Party is the first laugh you hear from a child. It's usually around six weeks.
It's the baby's first expression to the world, saying 'I'm ready to interact.'
Before that, the baby is still in the soft world and you aren't supposed to put anything hard and fixed on the body, or they may take on those qualities. But after the laughing party, you can give the baby jewelry or bracelets or other decorations.
At the party everybody sits around the baby and has a big meal and plays with the baby. The person who makes the baby laugh first plays an important role in the child's life."
Nancy Evans, Shiprock, NM (Navajo Nation)
Besides the website they now have a youtube series called Addi's Inflatable Minute: "Explorations into the beauty of all things Inflatable, and sometimes even Twistable." You can find out more about Addi at his New Balloon Art site.
Joining their Photo of the Week mailing list mean that you also learn about other cool balloon related items like this guy named Tom who takes pictures of abandoned balloons and posts them in a Picasa Album Balloons 2006. His picture of a string of blue balloons caught on a lamppost is my favorite
Friday, February 08, 2008
Well someone has kindly created a blog, TellMeWhereTheBridgeIs to direct him to that bridge.
Take a peek and then let Bill know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February 04, 2008
Most of the time it doesn't work out (for some strange reason).
Amd once you are into Salon - go here:
Sunday, February 03, 2008
The Turtle Moves!
Announcing the First North American Discworld Convention
It going to be in Tempe Arizone in September 2009. PLenty of time to plan to go. I am very excited and do so hope that Terry will be there.