May 6, 2009

Donating Blood at Children's Hospital Boston

This summer in Boston I'll be donating blood (platelets) most likely at Children's Hospital near the Fenway. I've been donating for years and think it's one of the most meaningful donations a person can make.

It costs nothing and a whole blood donation can take as little as thirty minutes.

May 5, 2009

Absolutely Bawston

Below is a pretty corny video from Northeastern University about Boston. I found it a few weeks ago when I was trying to demonstrate the accent I'll have when I get back to Mount Allison in September. The way Mayor Thomas M. Menino speaks is the best example of the stereotypical strong Boston accent I've come across. Here's the video:

May 4, 2009

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

I've been keeping informed of the global economic downturn and I've watched the coverage of implosion of AIG and other big American banks.I'd understood the basics of the credit freeze, but Jonathan Jarvis's video simplifies the mess into a clear and concise video of some of the main causes of the crisis. Here it is:

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.