I’ve decided that Sunday is the perfect day to put together all of my stray thoughts from the week. I feel like I have a number of stray thoughts each week and since I can’t seem to put together a complete post on any one of them, maybe I can put together a mash-up post of all of them.
This week there were a few things that caught my attention and interest…for vastly different reasons:
First, can someone explain to me how – in this day and age, with satellites, drones delivering pizzas, etc. – we can “lose” a jetliner? And the news just gets more and more strange – this article reads like a plot from my old favorite, The X-Files! Hiding in the Sky?
And, as a parent, it seems strange to me that a Mac and Cheese Festival is restricted to 21 and over. It seems almost unfair to all those 12 and under Mac and Cheese fans out there…
A friend of mine shared the story of a follow-up to the infamous “Kitty Genovese” case in NYC – the one that established the theory about “the bystander effect”. It seems there is a new book out that calls into question the reporting on that particular incident. I have not read the book, but this NPR report is fascinating. It seems like a bad game of telephone may have led to our current 911 system being created.
As a person who is aware of my constant lack of water consumption (but, hey, I drink a TON of iced tea – it is practically water, right?) AND my constant forgetfulness/confusion, I found this report on how much better your brain works after water consumption interesting. Luckily, I didn’t forget reading it, since I probably had not drank water before reading it.
We spend a lot of time looking at advertisements – print, online, TV. When was the last time you saw one of those advertisements include a differently abled person? I would guess it wasn’t very recent. Katie Driscoll is trying to change that. Dove seems to have captured the interest of the public in including “real women” in advertising, but this story moves beyond even that and captures my heart…
And finally, from shoes to coffee…TOMS, famous for their “buy a pair, give a pair” shoe campaign, has moved into coffee and water. For every bag of coffee you purchase , TOMS will give a week of clean water to a person in need.
And those, my friends, are my stray thoughts for this Sunday! Where are your thoughts straying this week?