Saturday, March 28, 2009

Evidence of LIght


~Bonnie Sostrom

Of Note: Tonight at 8:30 is Earth Hour! Join us and millions of others in turning out the lights for an hour if for no other reason than to show solidarity. The Light in Humanity will make a difference as the future unfolds. I've great faith in that.

Today's Weather Report: It was cloudy and cool this morning but the sun is peeking out at the moment. If only for a moment. The frost is finally out of the ground, so the puddles have dissipated. Little green garlic and chive shoots are sprouting. They are always the first to say hello in the spring, although it's amazing how many perennials have green bases under the snow. Thanks, Marie, for this surreal shot of your neighborhood in December.

Watch For Change Snippet: I don't watch TV because there's really not enough time in the day. But a new HBO show is making headlines called "The #1 Ladies' Detective Agency" and will be broadcast during prime time. Of interest is the unique premise of the show: a perky black woman named Precious runs a detective agency in Botswana. Yes, that's in Africa. Not only does the audience get to see a story-line about crime solving by a witty, smart detective, but the backdrop is educational and often breathtaking as well. If this goes over well, we can bet that more TV programs will take on global themes. After the unexpected success of Slumdog Millionaire, movies producers have already gotten the message.

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