Shane Koyczan "To This Day" http://www.tothisdayproject.com Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously. Find Shane on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/Vwdi65 or on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/koyczan I send out one new poem each month via email. You might like to join us. http://www.shanekoyczan.com "My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point." - Shane Find anti-bullying resources at http://www.bullying.org Dozens of collaborators from around the world helped to bring this piece to life. Learn more about them and the project at http://www.tothisdayproject.com Buy "To This Day" video and audio at http://shanekoyczan.com/store Audio also available at BandCamp http://bit.ly/VKGjgU or iTunes http://bit.ly/W47QK2 Credits: Ryan Kothe Mike Healey Will Fortanbary Brian San Diego De la Rocha Gizelle Manalo Adam Plouff Mike Wolfram Hyun Min Bae Oliver Sin Seth Eckert Viraj Ajmeri Vishnu Ganti Yun Wang Boris Wilmot Cameron Spencer DeAndria Mackey Matt Choi Reimo Õun Samantha Bjalek Eli Treviño Ariel Costa Caleb Coppock James Mabery Samir Hamiche Waref Abu Quba Deo Mareza and Clara Josh Parker Scott Cannon Thomas McKeen Kaine Asika Marcel Krumbiegel Teresa del Pozo Eric Paoli Infanzón Maxwell Hathaway Rebecca Berdel Zach Ogilvie Anand Mistry Chase Ogden Dominik Grejc Gideon Prins Lucy Chen Mercedes Testa Rickard Bengtsson Stina Seppel Daniel Göttling Julio C. Kurokodile Marilyn Cherenko Tim Darragh Jaime Ugarte Joe Donaldson Josh Beaton Margaret Schiefer Rodrigo Ribeiro Ryan Kaplan Yeimi Salazar Daniel Bartels Joe Donaldson Daniel Molina Sitji Chou Tong Zhang Luc Journot Vincent Bilodeau Amy Schmitt Bert Beltran Daniel Moreno Cordero Marie Owona Mateusz Kukla Sean Procter Steven Fraser Aparajita R Ben Chwirka Cale Oglesby Igor Komolov Markus Magnusson Remington McElhaney Tim Howe Agil Pandri Jessie Tully Sander Joon Kumphol Ponpisute James Waters Chris Koelsch Ronald Rabideau Alessandro & Manfredi Andrea López Howey Mitsakos Giant Ant Studios Leah Nelson Jorge R. Canedo Estrada Alicia Katz for having the bravery to helm such a monumental project. Brett Wilson Joni Avram for their generosity of spirit and tireless support. Olivia Mennell Maiya Robbie Stefan Bienz Corwin Fox Aaron Joyce Christina Zaenker Melissa Bandura for creating such a beautiful piece of music and having the patience to explore this art form with me. Christi Thompson Jess Sloss for keeping me organized and making me appear to look like I know what I'm doing. Loretta Mozart AKA my Grandmother Sandy Garossino Nea Reid bullying.org for never saying "You can't do that." For always saying "OK... how can I help?"
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The Washington Post brings you live coverage and analysis of day two of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. Read more: https://wapo.st/2Q75ubx. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
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The Talent Connect Livestream is your front row seat to a three-day gathering of the world’s top leaders, innovators and influencers in the talent space. Join the stream October 9th – 11th, PDT to see keynote presentations, product demos and exclusive interviews, from anywhere in the world. You’ll gain actionable insights that will help you stay ahead of the evolving talent landscape on topics including Talent Intelligence, the Future of Work and Learning & Development.
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Visit Ryan's site here: http://www.notjustskin.org This video is also available here: http://vimeo.com/26130057 What is infant circumcision? Why is the practice common in U.S. hospitals and not in other countries? What does it remove and how does that affect the child? Does scientific data suggest that circumcision has benefits? What are the potential complications? How does it affect sexuality? Is it a medical procedure or a social surgery? If it's unnecessary surgery, what about contemporary bioethics principles? Through both a review of scientific literature and a discussion of the human cost of the procedure, this presentation explores these questions from the perspectives of the child, the adult survivor, the parent, and the practitioner. Ryan McAllister, PhD, is a parent, a biophysicist, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Oncology at Georgetown University, and also a volunteer who supports parents and families. Over the last 10 years he has been studying the medicalization of childbirth in U.S. hospitals. The slides, supplementary material, references and a copy of the video can be downloaded here: http://physics.georgetown.edu/~rmca/Elephant_in_the_Hospital/ NOTE: This presentation includes some graphic slides necessary to present the procedure and anatomy being discussed. Today, most Americans think of circumcision as natural procedure for male babies. Neonatal circumcision is the most common operation carried out in the U.S. today. Nationally, rates are as high as 60%, down from a peak of 75% in the 1970s. But when compared to the rest of the English speaking world, America is unique. Great Britain, Canada and Australia have current rates of male circumcision at about 15%, whereas New Zealand is lower than 5%. In the US, the rate differs by regionally, with high rates of circumcision in the white South, but low circumcision rates among babies of Hispanic origin. Most of the rest of the Western world has retained the abhorrence of male circumcision that has existed in Europe since the time of the ancient Greeks (and as noted in the last post, some in 18th century England feared Jewish emancipation meant universal circumcision!). What happened in the US that made the procedure so popular? There are a number of reasons that brough circumcision to prominence in America in the early 20th century. 1. Stop Masturbation! Advocates were aided by the puritanical moral sentiment of the day, as circumcision was promoted as a way to discourage masturbation. (Modern surveys have actually shown the opposite to be true.) 2. Circumcision as a cure for maladies. In 1870, Dr. Lewis Sayre of New York (and vice president of the newly-formed American Medical Association), examined a boy who was unable to straighten his legs and whose condition had so far defied regular treatment. Upon noting that the boys genitals were inflamed, Sayre hypothesized that chronic irritation of the boys foreskin had paralyzed his knees via reflex neurosis. Sayre circumcised the boy, and within a few weeks he recovered from his paralysis. After additional positive results, Sayre began to promote circumcision as an orthopedic remedy, and his prominence within the medical profession and the newly formed AMA allowed him to reach a wide audience. Over the next decades, the list of ailments reputed to be treatable through circumcision grew to include hernia, bladder infections, kidney stones, insomnia, rheumatism, epilepsy, asthma, erectile dysfunction, syphilis, insanity, and a handful of other syndromes. 3. Hospitals. Compounded by cause no. 1, as hospitals proliferated in urban areas, more children were under the care of physicians in hospitals rather than with midwives in the home. Some historians have even theorized that circumcision became a class marker of those wealthy enough to afford a hospital birth. 4. Easier Surgical Procedures. The discovery in 1885 of hypodermic cocaine as a local anaesthetic made it easier for doctors without expertise in the use of chloroform to perform minor surgeries. Several mechanically-aided circumcision techniques, forerunners of modern clamp-based circumcision methods, were first published in the medical literature of the 1890s, allowing surgeons to perform circumcisions more safely and successfully. Circumcision was at a statistical height of about 75% of the country from 1950 to 1970. Today it is becoming less popular, partially because of high numbers of Hispanic immigrants, and growing opposition in the more progressive northeast and west (it remains overwhelmingly common in the South). Today, the major medical societies in the USA do not recommend routine non-therapeutic infant circumcision. This has long also been the case in the rest of the English speaking world, which has never seen circumcision rates as high as the United States.
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From the program "I Sing the Body Electric: Walt Whitman & The Beat Generation. August 1, 2014. Presented by The Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC. Music by David Del Tredici Poem by Alan Ginsberg Peter Alexander, baritone William George, tenor Michael Park, piano Part Two: The Beat Generation - DAVID DEL TREDICI (b. 1937) has received numerous awards (including the Pulitzer Prize) and has been commissioned and performed by nearly every major American and European orchestral ensemble. “Del Tredici,” said Aaron Copland, “is that rare find among composers — a creator with a truly original gift. I know of no other composer of his generation who composes music of greater freshness and daring, or with more personality.” Del Tredici has set to music a cavalcade of contemporary American poets, often celebrating a gay sensibility. OUT Magazine has twice named the composer one of its people of the year. Distinguished Professor of Music at The City College of New York, Del Tredici makes his home in Greenwich Village. Personals Ad and After the Big Parade are from the song-cycle “Gay Life”, containing eight songs, each of which touches on the ‘gay experience’ from a different angle. Throughout the world, the ‘personal’ advertisement provides a time-honored method for potential lovers to meet each other. In the United States, such advertisements enjoyed a vogue a century ago; when they in recent years re-emerged in popularity, the gay community embraced the ‘personals’ with enthusiasm. In “Personals Ad,” a businesslike, almost comical, setting is given to what is ultimately a touching poem, full of tenderness and the advertiser’s manifest sincerity. “After the Big Parade” is a commentary on the American public’s reaction to the first Gulf War. Personals Ad (Allen Ginsberg) Poet professor in autumn years seeks helpmate companion protector friend young lover w/empty compassionate soul exuberant spirit, straightforward handsome athletic physique & boundless mind, courageous warrior who may also like women & girls, no problem, to share bed meditation apartment Lower East Side, help inspire mankind conquer world anger & guilt, empowered by Whitman Blake Rimbaud Ma Rainey & Vivaldi, familiar respecting Art’s primordial majesty, priapic carefree playful harmless slave or master, mortally tender passing swift time, photographer, musician, painter, poet, yuppie or scholar Find me here in New York alone with the Alone going to lady psychiatrist who says Make time in your life for someone you can call darling, honey, who holds you dear can get excited & lay his head on your heart in peace. After the Big Parade (Allen Ginsberg) Millions of people cheering and waving flags for joy in Manhattan Yesterday have returned to their jobs and arthritis now Tuesday – What made them want so much passion at last, such mutual delight. Will they ever regain these hours of confetti’d ecstasy again? Have they forgotten that Corridors of Death gave such victory? Will 200 thousand more desert deaths across the world be cause for the next rejoicing?
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Kate Kerrigan: The Dress Recorded in London, August 2015 Kate Kerrigan is a New York Times bestselling author living and working in Ireland. Her novels include the international bestseller Recipes for a Perfect Marriage which has been translated into 15 languages and the Irish American Ellis Island trilogy. Her latest novel, The Dress, is published by Head of Zeus in September 2015. Kate is the pen name of Morag Prunty. Morag had a unique career path. Leaving school at 15 with no exams she worked in a hairdressing salon for four years before blagging her way into the world of women's magazines. She went on to become the youngest ever person to edit a national magazine and an award-winning editor of iconic titles such as more! and Just Seventeen - during which time she helped launch the career of a fledgling Take That. In 1991 Morag walked out on a media career to fulfil a personal ambition to move to Ireland, where she became the editor of Irish Tatler. During her tenure there she began to write fiction, then, in 2000, had her first book published under her own name. Dancing With Mules bawdy chick-lit and earned her an unprecedented advance from Pan Macmillan in the UK and Harper Collins U.S. In 2006, tired of writing comedy, Kate changed her style of writing completely to a more serious/emotional ben and became Kate Kerrigan. Her first book, Recipes for a perfect Marriage, was translated into 20 languages including Japanese. In her new novel, The Dress, Kate references her magazine days with a dual timeline story of a magnificent couture gown made in 1950s New York which is replicated by a young vintage blogger in present day London. The Dress can be purchased on Google Play here - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kate_Kerrigan_The_Dress?id=Xm3JCQAAQBAJ&pcampaignid=MKT-AC-global-none-all-OO-oth-bk-GoogleTalks-Jul1415-1
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Isn't it romantic... Sabrina is charming, humorous and aglow with some of Hollywood's greatest stars. Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn star in a Cinderella story directed by renowned filmmaker Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot). Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie's all work, Holden's all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family's chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn's delightful charms.
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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