Sunday Reading: Change is hard

When it seems like things are calming down (what am I talking about, things are never calm around here,) we look to the outside world as a new wave of destruction has hit the world.


VOTING: In what some have called an ongoing attack on voting rights by the GOP, the New Hampshire House Republicans are pushing for new laws that would prohibit many college students from voting in the state.

JAPAN: Keep updated on the strongest earthquake ever to hit Japan, including developments and possible meltdowns within two nuclear reactors in Fukushima.

LIBYA:  Despite its peaceful and non-violent origins, the fighting and aggression in Libya has not stopped, and, if anything, is teetering towards full out war.

WISCONSIN:  Facing their return to the Wisconsin statehouse, the fourteen Senate Democrats (The Fabulous 14) are being hailed as heroes for their attempts to stall the Republican-introduced bill that limits the collective bargaining rights of unions.  The bill was signed into law on Friday by the Governor.

TELEVISION: In a strange case of life imitating art, one of the actors, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, from HBO’s “The Wire” has been arrested along with 61 others in a large-scale heroin investigation in Baltimore, MD.

NPR: NPR CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned after controversial comments about the Tea Party made by NPR’s former top fundraising executive came to light in a secret video.  Schiller spoke at Middlebury Language Schools commencement this summer.

ART: In an ongoing project, photographer Irina Werning is taking old photos of people and recreating them exactly today.  It’s pretty hilarious, check it out.


Finally, your video of the week:



“In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles. This uniquely Catalan tradition requires astonishing strength, finesse, and balance. Not to mention courage.”