Over the first few days of accepting contributions, we are so heartened by the generosity of folks who have brought us water, food, and several other items that made our first overnight in the park much more comfortable. …
The first section below the jump is a simple meeting schedule for Nov. 21-24.
Below that, in order to provide an idea of the goings-on at the Occupation, I have gone to the #OccupyHouston Twitter account and copy/pasted their timeline of Tweets and re-Tweets (after the jump), to give you some sense of real-time communication over the last several days.
The timeline goes backward from the time of this post (Nov. 21, 4:30 PM) through some time on Nov. 18. Continue reading →
Those of you who follow movies and movie reviews have certainly heard of Roger Ebert. You’ve also probably heard of the health trials he’s experienced in the past few years, culminating in the loss of his voice.
I’ve been following Roger Ebert on Twitter for the past several weeks. He generates a lot of tweets. Initially, I wondered if they would overwhelm my patience. It seemed like Roger generated a lot of ‘stream of consciousness’ tweets. I soon wondered if maybe I should follow more people who are equally interesting, but who tweet less often. Sort of a quality/quantity consideration.
As these thoughts went through my mind over the past several weeks, thinking about his circumstances and continuing to read his tweets, I decided that the quality was worth the quantity. I thought a lot about the frustrations he must feel; such a talkative man losing the power of speech. Continue reading →