Tag: Events


2017: The Geopolitical Recession

This is Eurasia Group’s annual forecast of the political risks that are most likely to play out over the course of the year. This year’s 2017 report indicates that we’ve reached a G-Zero world-a world with no global leaders.

Source: Eurasia Group | Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession

New Year’s Day Traditions

Rice, Beans & Greens. Minneapolis, Minnesota. January 1, 2017: Photo by Christopher Pollard

As a Minnesotan with southern roots, New Year’s Day to me means rice, beans and greens. I was raised on the stuff thanks to my Grandma Pollard, an 89 year old Georgia native.

I wasn’t able to make it back home to enjoy my family’s annual feast. Fortunately, I know a guy who whips up a scrumptious bowl of tradition.

Thanks Kirk & Liz.

 

 

The Beautiful Game’s Undershirt Goal Celebration

Along with the wonder goals, penalties, sending offs and pitch invasions, some of football’s most memorable moments have come in the form of the undershirt celebration: hastily scrawled or ironed-on messages expressing political views or religious beliefs, which players would lift their shirt to reveal after scoring a goal.

Source: I Belong to Jesus: a Loving Homage to the Undershirt Goal Celebration – Creative Review

If Walt Whitman Were a Greeting Card Writer

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If Walt Whitman were a Greeting Card Writer

O Valentine! My Valentine!
Your face is everywhere;
I see it in the dead leaves;
I see it in the toadstools in the wood;
I see it in the lake scum and the swamp moss;
But I do not see it in the peat bogs;
O Valentine!
You are the bullfrog croaking and the jackal
howling and the buzzard screaming,
And occasionally the gopher thinking;
My heart is nature’s toothpaste tube, and
you are the force eternal that squeezes
out the final, itsy-bitsy sweetness;
O me!
O you!
O me! O you!
O us!
O Valentine!

Source: Martin Gardner’s Favorite Poetic Parodies