arbiter of cool, issue 8

  • song:  "truth" by alexander

just audio today.  the video is too disturbing.

  • quote

“the opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. even a dead fish can go with the flow.” – jim hightower, commentator, progressive political activist, Texan.

  • article

"when way closes" by parker j. palmer, via      it isn't too long and you should read it, but still, the takeaway concept:

there is as much guidance in what does not and cannot happen in my life as there is in what can and doesmaybe more.

isn't that an inspiring and almost haunting mantra?  i love it.  

  • something inspiring/exciting/beautiful/powerful

have you heard about the CNN series "the wonder list with bill weir"?  it's a show "scouring five continents for stories of change and signs of hope," with a distinctly "check them out before they disappear" vibe.

although just thinking about CNN's sites usually spikes my blood pressure (how can everything be BREAKING NEWS and ALL CAPS and SUPER SCARY?)  the show's site is appealing and undramatic.