Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oct 28

Today’s Quote:

“I thought Oz was a great Head,” said Dorothy.

“And I thought Oz was a lovely Lady,” said the Scarecrow.

“And I thought Oz was a terrible Beast,” said the Tin Woodman.

“And I thought Oz was a Ball of Fire,” exclaimed the Lion.

“No, you are all wrong,” said the little man meekly. “I have been making believe.”

“Making believe!” cried Dorothy. “Are you not a Great Wizard?”

“Hush, my dear,” he said. “Don’t speak so loud, or you will be overheard — and I should be ruined. I’m supposed to be a Great Wizard.”

— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Today’s Most Important News Stories:

NHNE’s Main Twitter News Feed
NHNE’s Integral Twitter News Feed
NHNE’s Primary News Story Archive (and mailing list)
NHNE’s Secondary News Story Archive (and mother ship)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran

New Additions To Website:

Honey Bees: Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Today’s Video: No Impact Man

Author Colin Beavan, in research for his new book, began the No Impact Project in November 2006. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no longer avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin leaves behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption no problem. That is, until his espresso-guzzling, retail-worshipping wife Michelle and their two year-old daughter are dragged into the fray. Laura Gabbert and Justin Scheins film provides a front row seat into the familial strains and strengthened bonds that result from Colins and Michelles struggle with this radical lifestyle change.