Art is a lie. A lie that makes us realize the truth.
- Pablo Picasso
Archive for July, 2009
A few people are funnier and sweeter in real life than in their hilarious comedic personas. Danny DeVito is such a person. Here is a new quirky project from Danny, our friend and Board member in the Foundation, courtesy of Rhea Perlman, the only person on earth who is even funnier than Danny. Watch till the end…
PS: To anyone at OneVoice who saw how meticulous Danny’s team is when dealing with multimedia, even when a bunch of crazy Israelis and Palestinians are presenting their plans to the entertainment community, the above will carry extra humor.
Julian Brody wrote an interesting piece for IPF about US Govt’ envoy Fred Hoff’s innovative proposal on how to resolve the Golan Heights controversy between Israel and Syria. What is insightful and creative about it is that it takes each party’s core priorities into consideration and not only addresses them but potentially even resolves the issue in a way that creates the foundations for a warmer peace, and a more vibrant & ecologically-sound economy.
here is a cool story about a Ugandan coffee cooperative of Muslims, Christians and Jews working side by side to make quality coffee. Very similar to the PeaceWorks model we introduced 15 years ago. But so cool to see the initiative coming from the African community.
Listen to the first few minutes of this…all a cappella – you can close your eyes and feel the rain. Toto should be proud!
Thx to Ileana for pointing me to this.
She also has a contest out:
Skinny Contest: Have you done something KIND lately? Let us know what by e-mailing email@example.com by July 22nd, 5pm EST, and you could win a variety pack of these delicious bars.
From the site:
"We’ve been a fan of the Fruit + Nut for years. They’re all-natural bars chock full of nutrients and flavor. You can actually see whole pieces of nuts and fruit all mashed together and sweetened with a touch of honey. It’s an all-star bar, and now the new variety, KIND PLUS, has even more added nutrients such as calcium and antioxidants. Both are great snacks for in-between meals.
Another reason we love ‘em? KIND’s mission to spread KINDness all around. The founder started producing KIND after beginning PeaceWorks Inc., a business that strives to foster relationships between conflict regions all over the world…" Full story…
In an interesting note about the gap between knowledge and learning, Gidi Grinstein pointed me to this amazing video that highlights the quick pace at which information is growing. This year, more information will be created than was generated in the prior 5,000 years.
Creative offer from Barnes & Noble, as described in this Washington Post article. Download the B&N app to your iphone, flash it to a Barista at one of their in-store Starbucks, and get a free cup of coffee.
We want to do the same thing with KIND and KINDED. And give participants a free KIND bar when they go to Starbucks and tell us how they KINDED someone. Any good iphone App genius that wants to help us build it?