Archive for December, 2009

The myths of India and of the West

Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West — and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.


The Permaculture Concept

Bill Mollison co-founder of Permaculture gives insight into the techniques, practices and benefits of the most important interdisciplinary earth science of our age. To find out more about Bill and his work please visit

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Overwhelmed by choice

The modern problem of being overwhelmed by choice.

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz – TED lecture

Listen to Barry Schwartz interview on Radio Lab

Read his book:
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
available at


Look Around You – Brain

Time for your daily laugh.

Good ole dry British humor.


Kuroshiro Sea as Living Art

Kuroshio Sea – 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world

This video was shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.  The main tank called the “Kuroshio Sea” holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters.  Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

The music is “Please don’t go” by Barcelona.  Buy this song on the iTunes store:
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This was shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.

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The Way We Get By

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Filled with unexpected turns, their uplifting and emotional journey demonstrates the meaning of community at a time when America needs it most.

This documentary shows that every drop of kindness you give makes a difference.


The Simple, Ridiculously Useful Guide to Earning a Living from Your Passion

So you’ve followed the Short But Powerful Guide to Finding Your Passion, and have chosen something you’re passionate about.

Now you need to make it a career — but are perhaps a bit lost.

I have to admit I was there, only a few years ago, and three years later I’ve successfully done it, even if I’m a bit battered from the attempt.

It’s not easy — I’ll tell you that up front. If you hope to make a quick buck, or a fast million, you’ll need to find another guide. Probably one with lots of flashing ads in the sidebar.

So you have your passion picked out? Here’s how to turn it into a living…..

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Sounds of Hope in Paraguay

The passion of one social entrepreneur (Luis Szaran) in Paraguay has created a solution that will dramatically improve the quality of life for countless people.

Free music lessons and instruments for children in the poorest slums.

The goal is to help redeem the lives of poor and neglected children through music

Luis Szaran says, “It is not only about good musicians, but also about good citizens.”

Luis Szaran has established music schools in more than a hundred communities across Paraguay and is now expanding into five other countries.

A simple idea that can change the world most profoundly.

To learn more about the Sounds of Hope project:

Sounds of Hope web page

Sounds of the Earth (Sonidos de la Tierra)