Archive for the 'Culture' Category

03
Mar
10

finally back in action ladies and gents..

After a long–and much needed–hiatus taking me from Portland to Portugal then onto Abu Dhabi, Bangkok and finally Sydney, Australia.  Sydney will be my base of operations and an important driver of CA over the next year or so..CA will also take on radical new directions–as it should–in assessing and observing our society..CA will also be working closely with other global initiatives bringing readers a more panoramic experience of our ever changing globe. So please stay in-touch as things at CA begin taking their new direction..

Advertisements
07
May
09

not very suprising

26
Jan
09

the writing on the wall

In 2006 only 15% of students wrote their SAT essays in cursive script, while all others responded in block lettering. Will there be a day when ordinary people can no longer decipher longhand writing?

Typing and texting have caused cursive skills to atrophy, and schools regard standards of style and legibility the same way they regard standards of dress.

22
Jan
09

things worth pondering

British passengers on the Titanic died in disproportionate numbers because they queued politely for lifeboats while Americans elbowed their way on, an Australian researcher believes.

Behavioral economist, David Savage, takes an in-depth look at the 20th century maritime disaster.

03
Jan
09

A humble petition

Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle waterThe women’s petition against coffee (1674)

The Humble Petition and Address of
several Thousands of Buxome Good-Women,
Languishing in Extremity of Want
here.

Here is a list of local entrepreneurs throughout my neighborhood..From Mai Thai to Movie Madness (voted Portland’s no 1 movie store), there is always something new to experience.

27
Nov
08

So what if…

22
Nov
08

Wealth Report

It’s nice to see that even in these tough economic times even the upper-crust playboys are having to scale back their activities.

According to a new survey by Prince & Assoc., more than 80% of multimillionaires who had extra-marital lovers planned to cut back on their gifts and allowances. Still, only 12% of the multimillionaire cheaters said they plan to give up on their lovers altogether for financial reasons.

It makes me wonder if I’m doing enough in curtailing my unnecessary expenditures?

Women were far more generous to their paramours in the face of financial crises. Less than 20% planned to lower allowances, gifts and perks, while more than half planned to raise them.

The survey doesn’t mean to suggest that all, most or even a large minority of rich men and women have affairs. It simply is a snapshot of a certain sample at a certain time. Yet it suggests that in a time of financial crisis, it is better to be a kept man than a compensated woman.

Read the entire report via WSJ.




September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
Crowdsourcing Crisis Information