Hello world!

Welcome! This Blog will share with you information about organizations, authors, books, and media to make your life (and the lives of those around the planet) a little better (or at least a little more informed).

Books

My favorite books tend to be about people engaged in personal exploration or real-life struggle. I particularly recommend authors like Steinbeck (In Dubious Battle), Upton Sinclair (The Jungle), Jack London, and Biographer Irving Stone (For the Defense). Some of my more contemporary favorites are John Nichols (Milagro Beanfield Trilogy), Barbara Kingsolver (Animal Dreams), John Irving (A Prayer for Owen Meany), Rohinton Mistry (A Fine Balance), Harry Thomas Danvers (Tecun), Edward Abbey, Sherman
Alexi
, Jennifer Harbury, Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle (Food Politics), and Marc Linder. Having been a Peace Corps Volunteer, I particularly like some of the novels and biographies written by retuned volunteers (i.e. Susan Lowerre, Moritz Thomsen, Mike Tidwell)

Public Media

Public Radio
favorities include WPFW for news and WXPN, KRCC, and KCRW
for music. They all stream live on-line.
Favorite shows: Democracy Now, Living on Earth,

Internet Radio

http://www.pandora.com, an internet radio station where you are the DJ and can play any song you like. It will also introduce you to artists similar to the ones you select

Social Media

http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org

Other Organizations

http://www.worldwatch.org

http://www.foodfirst.org

http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org

On-line Film Festivals

They’re short, sometimes sweet and easy to digest. The short form film has gone digital. Today, thanks to the Internet, they’re as close as your computer.
Check out

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/insideindies/infocus/shortsweetonline

http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org

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4 thoughts on “Hello world!”

  1. Hi Erik,

    That’s a great idea having a blog. I thought I’d note I saw the play, “Noises Off.” It’s just a zany, slapstick and silly comedy, but entertaining, with laughs about the snafus that can happen when putting on a play. Perhaps some jokes were milked a little too much, but overall, it was a fun show.

  2. I would love to see a list of “Indy Films” to rent or buy and show at House Parties or Salon Nights. That is something I just started doing in November and need good titles to show in 2007.

  3. Alright, some of my favorite blogs for your reading pleasure:

    Gwadzilla
    http://gwadzilla.blogspot.com/ – An excellent cycling blog from a guy that lives up in Mt. Pleasant. Leans more towards the messeger almost hipster crowd but is an excellent source of entertainment. Lots of pictures of riders and their bikes which is really cool because now I can be riding around the city and see someone else riding and recognize them from here. Also tends to provide plenty of entertaining links. Gwad is a big cycling advocate also in the city.

    WashCycle
    http://washcycle.typepad.com/home/ Another cycling blog that provides a ton of information on cycling advocacy and trail and bike projects being worked on or pushed in the city and surrounding areas.

    C.I.C.L.E. dot org
    http://www.cicle.org/ – Another great cycling site that finds interesting articles from around the nation/world about cycling and cycling advocacy. This site also has information for commuters and propaganda and information more specifically for the LA area where the organization is based.

    Racing Union
    http://www.racingunion.org/ – Say Da! to zee Union! DA! Union Zeal for all! DA!
    That’s all for now but I will add more as I go…

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