Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bangalore Mirror: "Dance was a way of life..."


So I saw this piece and HAD to share it, as dancing is a major part of my own life.

"Twenty years ago, large sections of Hesarghatta, on the outskirts of Bangalore, was a forest infested with snakes. It was in this hostile territory that the vivacious Odissi dancer Protima Bedi decided to establish her dance village, Nrityagram. It followed the principles of the ancient gurukul system of learning. Dance was a way of life at this village." - Gaurima’s dream blossoms

LOVE it!!

- JR

Friday, January 6, 2012

PC World: "Mobile computing is a way of life"

It's been a while, but here it goes.

Thought this one was particularly appropriate and relevant for me because my laptop is how I do most of my communication managaement.

"Mobile computing is a way of life5 Ways Laptops Are Better than Tablets or Smartphones

- JR

Monday, April 26, 2010

Toonzone: "against our way of life"

This one is with regards to the decision to censor a recent episode of South Park because of a depiction of the prophet Muhammad. The quote is from Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoi' entry, "The Censorship of South Park and Our Culture's Courage" at

"My plea is that you do not feel disappointed about this censorship. Do not feel sad. Do not satisfy yourself with the idea that season 14 of South Park will eventually be released on DVD completely uncensored, which it damn well better be. Above all, don't feel passive or decide that this is the only way that things can be.

You should be mad. You should remember every attack of any variety against our way of life and etch them into your mind. Let them inspire not rage, but renewed determination. This is about you."

Follow the link below for the full entry:

The Censorship of South Park and Our Culture's Courage

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Politico: "long been a way of life"

Today's selection comes from Politico. Carol E. Lee's piece is titled, "Obama eulogizes fallen miners."

"The president offered his personal condolences to the miners’ families and the community that was devastated when an explosion rocked Upper Big Branch mine and the community for which the industry has long been a way of life.

“Nothing I say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts; the absence they leave in your lives,” Obama said. “If any comfort can be found, it can, perhaps, be found by seeking the face of God, who quiets our troubled minds, mends our broken hearts, and eases our mourning souls.”"

Obama eulogizes fallen miners

Saturday, April 24, 2010

CNN: "a really strict way of life"

This quote comes from a piece by Jason Hanna, "Antwone Fisher: What guys need to know to be men", on

"It worked for me. I don't think everyone is cut out for military life, because it is a really strict way of life. But if a young person did want to join -- let's say the Navy -- I think they would get that boost of learning as I did. But I don't know if there are other organizations that teach young men how to shave or how to dress and how to prepare themselves for the future. I don't know any other organization that actually does that."

Follow the link below for the full article:

Antwone Fisher: What guys need to know be men

Friday, April 23, 2010

HuffPost: "the absence of a mindset and way of life"

This one comes from Jonathan Ellerby 's piece, "The Five Forces of Faith: Creating Everyday Miracles", at the Huffington Post. I'm not religious, but I am spiritual, and reading these...well they were concepts that I definitely think could apply to people of any belief system:

"The only faith that I fear is the blind faith that is the opposite of an engaged act. It is the absence of a mindset and way of life, but instead is a form of abdication and justification. To use faith to further an agenda, seems a paradox. Faith is about listening to the deepest self, and highest calling. It is an intimate relationship between an individual and a higher vision or power. I don't see it as an exercise of will against others."

Follow the link below for the full article:

The Five Forces of Faith: Creating Everyday Miracles

Thursday, April 22, 2010 "Earth Day Celebrates Green Way Of Life"

Today's selection comes from, a neat site I never knew about until know. The article is "Earth Day Celebrates Green Way Of Life", by Audrey Hoffer. Again, as the title includes AWoL, here's the first paragraph:

"Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson organized the first national environmental call-to-arms on April 22, 1970, when approximately 20 million Americans from all walks of life and political stripes gathered in parks, on streets and in auditoriums to call for government action to improve environmental quality. The grew out of this movement, leading to the Clean Air, and Acts that continues to safeguard our environment today."

Happy Earth Day!!

Follow the link below for the full article:

Earth Day Celebrates Green Way Of Life