Jan 242012
 

Dan found this dog literally starving to death in the middle of a street in our neighborhood and couldn’t leave her there. She’s been at the vet since January 18th but will probably come home to our house this week sometime. She had most of her tail amputated today – (it was cut off, infected, and a bone was sticking out). She was full of parasites and has some kidney issues as a result.

We named her Juna and hopefully her last years will be spent in comfort.

Oct 062011
 

appleSteve Jobs, one of the most revolutionary inventors of the last century is no more. As one person who’s used products created by Steve and his talented team for the last 20 years, I can say he’s truly changed my life for the better. And even though I didn’t personally know him, he shall be missed. The world is a little less sparkly without him. RIP Steve.

Steve Jobs 2

Jun 032011
 

Jack Kevorkian

Dead at 83.

Kevorkian suffered a pulmonary thrombosis when a blood clot from his leg broke free and lodged in his heart.

“It was peaceful. He didn’t feel a thing.”

Mar 022011
 

Eddie Kirland

Eddie Kirland

Early Sunday morning, blues legend Eddie Kirkland died as a result of injuries he sustained when his car collided with a Greyhound bus in Florida. He was eighty-seven. The above photo was taken during his last show on February 26.

Jan 072011
 

Bill Zeller

Bill Zeller was a programming student at Princeton who killed himself on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. The note he left behind is being published, in it’s entirety around the innernets, and really, I think people should read it. It speaks of  his struggle with the horrors of his youth, the darkness that comes with depression and religious intolerance. Maybe if people all understood that everybody is struggling with something, they’d cease to treat others with the meanness that is so common in our society.

A memorial service is being planned for Princeton graduate student William “Bill” Zeller, who died Jan. 5, 2011, at a local hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a suicide attempt at his home near campus. He was 27.

A University service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Garden Room of Prospect House with a reception immediately afterward. The service is open to members of the Princeton University campus community and Zeller’s family and friends.

A native of Middletown, Conn., Zeller was pursuing a doctoral degree in computer science, having earned his master’s degree from Princeton in 2008. He received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in 2006. He was active in the Graduate Student Government and participated in an influential technology blog, among other activities.

Jan 042011
 

OK, this is totally a bummer. This is our favorite beach.

By: Chad Petri

FORT MORGAN, Alabama – When BP crews return to the job Monday they’ll have plenty to do. There were still tarballs washing up on some beaches. This is video from the bay side of Fort Morgan beach this morning. Cleanup crews have been on a holiday break but are slated to get back on the job Monday.

BP officials didn’t provide us with an interview today but a spokesman did issue a written statement. It reads as follows:

“Beach cleanup operations will resume across Alabama’s beaches Monday, January 3rd, following the holiday break. We’ve stated all along that we expect the beaches to be clean by spring break 2011 tourism season. That’s been our goal and commitment all along and we are making steady progress towards meeting that goal.”

“While most of the oil has been removed, BP will continue to clean all oiled areas until the job is done. BP is working with state and federal agencies, as well as local communities, to determine when the job will be officially completed.”

source

Jan 282010
 
Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose book “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling leftist alternative to mainstream texts, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 87 and lived in Auburndale, Mass.

The cause was a heart attack, his daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said.