The Highland County Maple Syrup festival is coming up soon. Come to Virginia and enjoy on March 13-14 and 20-21st.
Archive for the Links Category
Well kept ranch just hours from D.C. The couple that runs it are super!
“Imagine yourself on horseback, at Bull Pasture Mountain Ranch, trail riding through the beautiful mountains and rolling hillsides of Highland County, Virginia. Take a hike to check out our picturesque views. When you return, enjoy a home cooked meal with friends around our fabulous campfire and then relax in our hot tub to round out your busy day. We specialize in making all of this a reality.”
iCommons - “iCommons enables collaboration among proponents of open education, access to knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world.”
Open Education - “Free education for all.”
Open Educational Resources - “In a brave new world of learning, OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know.”
Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Network - Grassroots Innovation Technology Incubator
Wonderful strides have been made in the Global Innovation Commons - please visit at http://www.globalinnovationcommons.org
Choose from a range of open source intellectual property in the categories of World Health, Clean Energy, Water and Agriculture. Please participate, particularly in the new Rebuild Haiti Innovation Commons area. Also the GIC blog has been activated at http://www.globalinnovationcommons.org/blog/ and soon a forum will be active @ http://www.globalinnovationcommons.org/forum/. Please stay tuned!
An amazing collection of free educational videos! http://www.khanacademy.org/
Jing Project provides the simplest, most easy to use and quite honestly, the best screen capture still and movie software that I’ve seen. Check it out!
Nov 14 2009
I only ask…is it time yet?
“Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product … if we should judge America by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman’s rifle and Speck’s knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.
“Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.”
Robert F. Kennedy Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968