Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nothing Beats Knowing

Memorization. That’s not a very fun word for most. I enjoy acting as a pastime, but I consider memorizing my lines the trade-off to all the fun. In high school I was in the band. Every so often, the director had us memorize a piece. Yuk! I was also a member of the public speaking club. It’s a lot more fun to write a speech than to memorize it, even when it’s your own words. Church school included memorization of many, many Bible verses. And in sixth grade, I had an English teacher who felt it was very important to practice memorizing speeches and poems.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Green or Die!

I really want to do my part. That’s why this video needs to go viral. But first, a little info. The four-minute short, titled “No Pressure,” comes from comedy writer Richard Curtis and was produced for the 10:10 Environmental Campaign. It was posted to the organization’s website on September 30 and, as best as I can tell, was pulled before 2pm the same day. As to why it was pulled, I can only offer the film itself as explanation. (I love how nothing on the interwebs ever really dies.)

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