Tag Archives: PBS

Time Banking comes to Ypsilanti with the hOur Exchange

You might already know this, but I just discovered that Ypsilanti now has a functioning time bank. (For those of you not familiar with the concept, that’s a system of reciprocal service exchange in which units of time serve as currency.) It’s called hOur Exchange Ypsilanti (hEY), and there’s a 1:30 orientation session Thursday, January […]

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Announcing that five Ypsi schools share one librarian, 826 Michigan asks for volunteers to staff libraries so that our children can once again check out books

When I received the above message earlier this afternoon, I didn’t think there was any way that it could possibly be true… I knew, of course, that Ypsi’s schools had suffered severe cuts. Just a few weeks ago, I’d watched Linette design a poster for Fly Children’s Art Center, drawing attention to the fact that […]

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Mitt Romney fires PBS’s Jim Lehrer on live television, during the first televised presidential debate

My thoughts on the debate can be found below… For those of you who aren’t already obligated to worship at the alter of Honey Boo Boo tonight, and want to be in the company of other humans, it looks as though the presidential debate is going to be shown at a few places in the […]

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Together, America, we can get Ruth Buzzi on Downton Abbey

I’d heard in passing a few days ago that there was a grassroots campaign afoot to get a well known American actor on PBS’s surprise hit import from Britain, Downton Abbey. Today, over lunch, Linette and I tried to figure out who it might be that Americans would want to see representing them on the […]

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Woody Allen: A Documentary

Half-awake, watching “Woody Allen: A Documentary” in bed with Linette and our new son, Arlo. I want to tell you all about the little guy’s birth, which took place in our dining room a few days ago, but I’m finding it difficult to form coherent thoughts. I’d like to blame it on sleep deprivation, but […]

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