December 22nd, 2009

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Call for Good News

I often blog a lot about intense and controversial topics, because part of my responsibility includes spreading information. Too much of that can lead to burnout, though, both for readers and for bloggers.

So, I'm making an effort to increase the amount of positive, noncontroversial news. What "good news" have you heard recently? In what ways is the world becoming a better place? What cool discoveries or inventions have people made? Please share links or stories in the comments below. Remember, "Energy flows where attention goes." Let's send it somewhere good!
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Some Highlights of Na'vi

I was fascinated by this article about Na'vi, the alien language composed for the movie "Avatar."  It is a subtle, flexible, and intricate tongue.  I am strongly reminded of some Native American languages, which can stack and weave affixes in ways that seem odd to English speakers.  I can't quite get my mind around Na'vi yet ... I need to hear it in my ears ... but there's something familiar about it.
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Time and Success

This quote appeared on my Google homepage today. I have found it often true:

"There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it."