✽ Today is the Moon Festival in China and Vietnam. This fall harvest festival dates back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. These days it's a chance to hangout with friends and family -- and to eat the traditional mooncakes. I wonder if MoonPies are an acceptable substitute. ~ link
✽ One of our neighbors shot a kid who was breaking into his house yesterday. ~ ABC15
✽ We made key lime pie yesterday and I learned something new. A 14 oz can of Nestle's leche condensada azucarada is $1 cheaper than a 14 oz can of Kroeger house brand sweetened condensed milk. Another argument for bilingual education. (BTW, key lime pie tastes great in any language!)
✽ Is $250,000/year enough to live on? ~ link
✽ Ikea is expanding in Asia. I suppose that means everything will be closer to the manufacturers there. ~ The Local
✽ Pew Research: "Unauthorized immigrants are ~4% of US adult pop.; their children make up 8% of the newborn population." ~ link
✽ Saying that the recession is over is a bit like saying that global warming is real while you're in the middle of a 30-below blizzard. It may be statistically true but hard to grasp.
✽ "The sad irony is that everything we do to prop up the last economy (more obedience, more compliance, cheaper yet average) gets in the way of profiting from this one." ~ Seth Godin
✽ Krista West on how ancient business and government attire morphed into ecclesiastical uniforms. ~ link
✽ Steven Johnson's TED talk -- where good ideas come from -- open innovative systems. I've got the book on my desk and now I'll have to read it. ~ link
✽ Dementia cost 'to top 1% of GDP' ~ BBC
- Increase research efforts (& funding) to overcome the problem.
- "Euthanize" anyone who shows "signs" of dementia.
- Increase the GDP, thus lowering percentage which dementia costs.
- Reduce the number of low and middle income countries.
- Live with it as is.