Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

February 14th is the memorial day for Saint Valentine. Because he refused to renounce his Christian faith and because he secretly married Christian couples when aiding Christians was against the law, Emperor Claudius had him arrested. When he tried to convert Claudius, the emperor had him clubbed, stoned, and then finally beheaded. Valentine is said to have been martyred on February 14, around the year 270 AD.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Texting & Driving: One Word Can Change Your Life Forever...


"...that a text message sent at 12:05 is the reason she is dead..."
" I sent one stupid, meaningless text--LOL--and killed a man..."
"People don't realize, it can just take 3 seconds..."
"...where u at..."

Saturday, February 5, 2011

le cinéma: Departures

Yes, it's in Japanese, and yes, it's subtitled, but none of that matters after the first 30 seconds. This is a luminous, tender, and funny film that uses the universal languages of music and love to tell its story. 
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