A “bike train” is a long row of 10 /15 bicycles in line, led by a group of children, everyone with helmets on their head and backpack, who (one after the other) are directed towards the school. To drive and close the ranks there are, in turn, a mum or a dad.
This is a successful experiment made in Seattle (and more specifically in Thornton Creek Elementary School), where some parents have decided to challenge the traffic jam and the pollution, beginning to set a good example in terms of ecological mobility.
“When I die” di Philip Gould WATCH THE VIDEO
This video documents the final weeks of Lord Philip Gould (Tony Blair's former pollster and one of the main architects of New Labour), before he died of cancer, in November 2011, when he was 61 years old.
In the last days of his life, he and his family commissioned a short film documenting his quest to find purpose and meaning in what he called “The Death Zone”.
"It is only when you are told you are going to die that life screams at you in its intensity," Lord Gould says in the video. He describes his final journey as "the most exciting and most extraordinary period" of his life and talks about having “more moments of happiness in the last five months than in the last few years".
At this moment, I am working on three ongoing projects that are about what mostly interests me now in life: The Finger and the Moon Project, about Spirituality and Religions (with pro and contro..), The Slowly Project about the idea of going at our own pace (in all senses) and The Food Project. I choose to present this last Project at Grace Exhibition Space, though it is at the very beginning and in a workshop phase, because it began two months ago in New York and it really makes sense to me to perform this piece here.
Dear Mr. Bruno & Ms. Ella,
Greetings from I-India, Jaipur,
It was very nice to meet with Ms. Ella and Ms. Muna during their visit to India last year.
In the discussion, we highlighted the health related problem of street children in India, which is being addressed by our organization for last 18 years. We are so, pleased that your organization Vivere Con Lentezza, Italy has been motivating and collecting medicines from some organizations and individuals.
This collection program is in agreement made by two organization we reconfirm that all medicines received through this campaign would be distributed to all children on the street as per their need.
We wish your campaign a success.
Prabhakar Goswami - Director I-INDIA
(N.G.O. giving street children a future)
Londoners (but non only...), check it out: "an alternative food buying network, connecting an urban community with the local farming community". Food for more responsible and sustainable thought also on the re-appropriation of consumers power. Next to be open in Hackney (North-East London). Have a look: The People's Supermarket.
Don’t think of happiness as a distant, virtual and abstract target, see it rather as a “step by step” process involving all sectors of our life.
To approach Giudici’s poetry
With Giudici’s departure, on 24th May 2011, the last but one major voice of the 20th century Italian poetry died (the last remaining being Zanzotto). He was born in Liguria, but spent his youth in Rome (1933-1954) where he completed his studies too. Then he moved to Ivrea, Turin and Milan, where he was employed by Olivetti and worked as a journalist and publicist. Here he shared his room with the great intellectual and poet Franco Fortini, who claimed Giudici was the only Italian poet daring to take on Gozzano’s literary heritage while innovating it.
To outline Giudici’s long and dense poetic career in so short an article is an impossible task, no matter how rough my recognition might be: he wrote twelve mayor books of poetry, from “La vita in versi” (1965) up to “Eresia della sera” (1999), not to consider his translations from Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath and Puškin’s “Oniegin”.
Saturday, April 30, 2011(Two hikes)
(Hike 1) WOTL-WALK OFF THE LAMB –Our annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter May 7. Lunch in the Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Streert Seaport. Bring water, food and a Metro Card in case you need it. Moderate-to-brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel. MEET 10AM at Inwood Park entrance on Seaman Ave. and Isham St. in upper Manhattan. Call Hotline 212 330-7686 for more information