Natural Disasters

One of the many things I like about living in Boston is that there’s a relative shortage of natural disasters – though you wouldn’t know it if you watched our local meteorologists. My childhood state of California was like that too – there was always the possibility of earthquake or fire, but I never worried about it the way other parts of the country worried about their disasters.  I guess it’s a question of what you’re used to.

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Goats stuck under railroad bridge

This is just kind of funny.

Goats rescued off Railroad bridge (Via Yahoo/the AP)

Urban art

My friend Cortney is a landscape designer, and one of the things I really love about her is all the cool stories she shares from her Google Reader. Most of these stories I just find cool or interesting, and it provides a different perspective to my RSS feeds which is heavily dominated by feeds on information management/business intelligence, technology, politics, parenting and food.

Anyway, a recent blog she shared was an ad campaign where they put a picture of a bare tree (i.e. branches and trunk, but no leaves) on the road, and pans of green paint on either side of the sidewalk. Here’s the result. How cool is that?

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K’s First Picnic

After living in Brookline for 6+years, we finally made our way to Larz Anderson Park (Great park, P.S.). We’re always talking about having a picnic, but we never get around to it, so this time we were determined to make it work. Looks like K enjoyed it, don’t you think? (see below for pics)

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Taking time to appreciate the little things

We all know the drill – we spend so much time going through our daily lives that we often miss the truly remarkable. As a result, there’s something strangely satisfying about a mass of people taking time off to appreciate something that could just as easily be missed because life is going too fast.

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