Posts tagged amazing
What was a moment in which you knew you failed at work?
Once, a mother from a remote village asked us to drive her sick daughter to the main city hospital, so we did. Although she received treatment there. I kept thinking that we should by all means invest more in the local capacity, in terms of health care infrastructure and medical staff training to allow that little girl and residents to be treated in the village.
What have been the biggest frustrations in your career and how have you dealt with them?
Sometimes the desired impact of your work does not match your expectation. Even if my contribution is a “drop in the ocean”, it is always worth it to give it your best and try to help others.
My matey Bethie made some cakes for her partner’s birthday.
Pretty epic right there!
Neil Patrick Harris is getting excellent reviews for his opening number at the Tony Awards Sunday night. It’s definitely “bigger.” What do you think?
Here’s a link to his interview on Fresh Air a little while back.
If you don’t watch this, or if you don’t watch it and absolutely love it, you’re dead inside.
“They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To” ~ Mary Sibande
Mary Sibande is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. Her recent series ‘Long live the dead queen’ was featured within the city on the side of buildings and other structures as large, photographic murals. The series, like Sibande’s practice as an artist, ‘attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society.’
The mates at the produce cart on Oxford Road in Manchester gave me 6 bunches of bananas for 80p. My dear friend Cheryl in Denver has this amazing recipe for banana bread, which is low on the butter and excellent on the chocolate milk content.
Really. It’s the best banana bread you’ve ever had. Gimme some fan mail if you want the tip (recipe).
The politics dept at Uni of Manchester will be very happy tomorrow. They deserve it!
i miss my grands.
these are ‘neat’; see more here
from Jim: “The miniature scenes I depict are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature. The bottles add to the implied narratives of transgression. When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories”
See link for source.
Picture of the Day. The Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Tens of thousands of Muslims circumambulate the Kaaba as part of the traditional pilgrimage of Hajj, one of Islam’s five main pillars.
Photo Credit: Hassan Ammar/AP Via.