Where To Start Something Amazing…

Africa

Imagine you have the opportunity to start something all your own. Imagine you expertise, funding, a business idea. Imagine you have contacts, alumni, a product, a client base. Imagine you have all the basic ingredients to start a business of your own… where do you start it?
 
Africa

Cuba: Going Home

At least once in your life before the Castro regime gives into western pressure you need to do yourself a favor and get to Cuba. Perhaps one of the most beautiful places on earth if you are a fan of beaches, spicy food, spicy dancing, culture, and an architecture stuck in time.

Cuba holds a special place in my heart having so many ties to family. Spanish is spoken in a unique way, family is centered, and the music is to die for. Being the birthplace of salsa, real rum, cigars, and a culture of closeness, the country is one of the most unique that you can visit.

So how can you get there if you are an American? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Knowles

Can You Be Too Fat to Be U.S. President?

Apparently the governor of New Jersey is too fat to be president according to a former White House physician. She states that Chris Christie’s health is basically a “time bomb waiting to happen…” due to his “morbid obesity” and that he should reduce his weight before running for president. On that same token wouldn’t John McCain have been too old to be president? At almost 80 would he have posed a risk due to his age and associated health risks?
 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

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New York I Love You


 
You’ve probably guessed that this post is going to be a movie review based on the title, but it’s not. This article is just a reflection what the movie has made me feel. Very few movies these days have the ability to make you truly “feel” anything beyond just being entertained for 90-120 minutes. New York I Love You is a different type of move from the typical drama that takes you through a series of events and actions with a main and secondary character, and concludes with a life lesson, tragedy, or some personal crisis averted.
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Recipe: Massaman Beef Curry

Massaman Beef Curry
Massaman Beef Curry

There have been a few experiments in the kitchen as of late. Some have been successful like the Boreworst Red Beand and Rice, and some not so successful (whole wheat quesadillas anyone?). One of the best things about living in South Africa is that all of the delicious foods and spices that I enjoy are generally in ready supply. Today we will explore my own take on a traditional Massaman curry.
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Happy Friday…I’m An Adult!!!

Sometimes at the end of a long, busy, and stressful week I just need to unwind. After another five days of successfully surviving the grind I am feeling a bit exhausted, but relieved that I have two days in the African sun to look forward to. Anyway, the Friday anthem for the week ending on my little sister’s 28th birthday is an oldie, but a goodie courtesy of the Lonely Island. If you are about to walk out the door and your boss hands you an “urgent assignment”… THROW IT ON THE GROUND!!!

Tis The Season… For SAMBA!!!

You may or may not be aware that “Carnaval” (or Carnival to us English speakers) is about to kick off in Brazil this week. Now Brazil is host to probably the largest Carnaval celebration in the region with 24-hour parties that don’t stop for days. In an amazing coalescence of partying and technology, Google has decided to bring the festival to the masses via a live channel on YouTube!!!

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This Man Could Have Been President

McCain “Monkey” Tweet

Just in case I was wondering if I should have voted for Obama in the last two elections, John McCain has spoken up and removed all doubt that I made the correct decision. Using Twitter as a medium for his bottomless ignorance and complete lack of diplomacy, he calls Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a “monkey”… ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? This man was going to lead the largest and most influential free nation on the planet, a nation that has been engaged in very tenuous diplomatic relations with Iran for the better part of a decade, and he has to make an incredibly disrespectful comment about the president of Iran and then try to play it off as a joke.

I implore you to read the full article and analysis from Ars Technica. Even if McCain was not a major political figure in the his comments would be completely unacceptable. In 2013 I would like to believe that we are past calling other cultures by racist nicknames, and other derogatory terms… Please put your thoughts in the comments.

(via Ars Technica)

Google: Supporting budding scientists

You may not be aware that Google spreads it’s influence far and wide. They are among the top three global investors in renewable energy, make sizable investments in space exploration, and work to digitize historically significant art and literature. Google does all of this while maintaining status as the largest online presence, and developer of the most used mobile operating system in the world.

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Nerdgasmic Indie Dutch Sci-Fi

A brief look through this blog will alert any reader to the author’s taste for science fiction. As much as I enjoy the genre I am consistently surprised and impressed at people’s ability to create new alternate futures, near term technology, and alternate perspectives. The blending of science and technology caters directly to my inquisitive nature, imagination, and desire to discover new and amazing things.

This independent Dutch short just hit directly on my imagination and impressed me with the small cast, amazing special effects, and interesting if short plot. Keep ’em coming.

(via The Verge)