Daily Archives: 07/13/2013

Running with the Bulls

(Community Matters) Video from this morning’s Running With The Bulls in Pamplona. Reading that the path into the stadium was unexpectedly blocked – the bulls and people locked together. Was bad; 23 taken to hospital, one evidently in quite serious condition.

omg, makes me shake; I remember being so scared when they got close.

san fermin 2013 video

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Pamplona, Spain 2000

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Eden East at Springdale Farm

(Community Matters) Dining under the 40 foot Elm, twinkling and dangling lights from the branches, candles on long tables . . . one of my favorite dining experiences this year.  Our friend Sonya Cote opened Eden East at Springdale Farm. We had dinner there last night with Shawn Sides and Graham Reynolds – admittedly, we could probably have cafeteria food with these two and still have a spectacular night – and the farm to table dining experience was magic. 

Sonya’s previously opened Hillside Farmacy and as the chef for East Side Showroom. We’ve loved them all and especially the newest.


eden st graham shawn

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Same Love

Same-Love-Macklemore-Ryan-Lewis.jpeg(Community Matters) Hip hop artist Macklemore. His single “Thrift Shop” has been viewed on YouTube over 350 million times. Same Love –  56,807,005 hits.

The video, spanning decades, depicts the life of the main character and the same-sex partner with whom he falls in love, including the social conflicts which befall them in relation to their sexual orientation, their eventual marriage, and their final parting in old age. Macklemore cameos in a non-speaking role in the video.

When I was in the 3rd grade
I thought that I was gay
Cause I could draw, my uncle was
And I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face
She’s like, “Ben, you’ve loved girls since before Pre-K!”
Tripping, yeah, I guess she had a point, didn’t she?
A bunch of stereotypes all in my head
I remember doing the math, like
“Yeah, I’m good at little league”

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