Archive for July, 2010

Singing For Supper

Three young men walk across Britain without any money, camp out and rely on the kindness of strangers to survive.

Calling themselves “singing adventurers”, they have taken three major trips in the past three years, sleeping wherever they can and foraging for food. They sing three-part folk songs, ancient and modern, wherever they are welcomed.

They “busk in heaving towns, chant in crumbling chapels, and get feet tapping in many a-pub across the land.”

Read more about the group.


Earth – The Pale Blue Dot

This is Carl Sagan reading from his book, “The Pale Blue Dot”. Director Michael Marantz shoots the timelapse for this piece, composes the music and edits.


Love where you live

BBC Local Radio TV ad

Is your city huggable?


A Day in the Life of Your Brain: Judith Horstman

What’s your brain doing, right now? Award-winning journalist Judith Horstman writes about health and medicine for doctors as well as the general public. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and on the Internet.

Horstman discusses what your brain is doing as you go through a typical day: sleeping, waking, fighting, loving and making important decisions.


Free Hugs

Sometimes, a hug is all that we need. Free Hugs is the real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger put a smile on their face.

In this age of social-disconnection most all of us lack that simple human touch from another, the effects of the Free Hugs Campaign are now felt around the globe.

As this simple gesture of kindness and hope spread across the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs Campaign BANNED. What we then witnessed was the true spirit of humanity as people came together in what can only be described as something awe inspiring.

In the spirit of the Free Hugs Campaign please pass this video to a friend and HUG a stranger! After all, you CAN make a difference.

The response to this video has been nothing short of overwhelming and touching. Hugs to every single one of you who messaged. There has been thousands of emails from all over the world from people seeking to participate in the Free Hugs Campaign and asking for permission. You don’t need permission. This is the people’s movement, this is *your* movement. With nothing but your bare hands you CAN make a difference.


Free Hugs Campaign on TEN News Australia


A thank you from Juan Mann and the launch of a new charitable intitiative.


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Free Hugs in Sondrio, Italy


Free Hugs Fridays – Boston College


“Free Hugs” New York Festivals Award Winning Commercial


Tank Man (raw footage)

Spliced together footage from the documentary, The Tank Man (2006), removing the narration and intervening talking heads, in order to show only the remarkable courage of this man without the other “noise.”


Vote Clint Webb for Senate

Clint Webb. A brutally honest politician.


Measuring our goodness

“Listen, here’s what I think. I think we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves. What we resist, and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”

— from the movie, Chocolat