Archive for February, 2011

  • New to Nook for Women’s History Month

    New to Nook for Women’s History Month

    February 25th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    My book, American Catfight:  Political Wisdom for Women is being released in eBook for the Nook reader and the iPad for Women’s History Month which begins on Tuesday.   This edition is joining the paperback that came out last March and the Kindle edition. Also, for the first time a Netflix edition of my film, Running [...]


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  • The Eyes Follow You

    The Eyes Follow You

    February 25th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Cisco is currently showing its new hologram technology at expos around the globe.   There’s something about the front of the figure showing on both sides of the hologram that reminds me of those pictures of Jesus in which the eyes seemingly follow you no matter where you are. Mark Mitchell at Front Porch Republic has [...]


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  • Human Beats Watson….On Energy…and Opposable Thumbs

    Human Beats Watson….On Energy…and Opposable Thumbs

    February 21st, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    While I love science and techiness, I have to admit I somehow found IBM’s Watson beating up on the humans on Jeopardy depressing.   Then I came across this post on Andrew Sullivan’s site. Quoting Jonah Lehrer in Wired: One of the most remarkable facts about the human brain is that it requires less energy (12 [...]


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  • Aeroecology from the UK

    Aeroecology from the UK

    February 20th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Radar can now track a single bee at 50km. The coolest thing is the idea as one interviewee reports that “We’re beginning to think about the air much like the ocean in that it’s a big, fluid, dynamic habitat.”


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  • Brown University Names Class After My Film

    Brown University Names Class After My Film

    February 19th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    It’s a summer course called, “Running in High Heels: Sex and Power in American Politics” and deals with all the themes covered within my film as well as a whole lot more. When I made “Running in High Heels,” I never expected the very robust reception it would receive in the academic world and while [...]


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  • Just for Fun

    Just for Fun

    February 18th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Love this Bill Hader-driven short and its new proof of how separated by a common language England and America are. I would love the translation of the bit in the middle where Bill says “Graham Norton” and “Gandhi.”


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  • Fire Detecting Beetles, the Colonization of Plants, and the Hotel Made of Sodium Chloride

    Fire Detecting Beetles, the Colonization of Plants, and the Hotel Made of Sodium Chloride

    February 17th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    There is something I love about science and art and the genius of the people working at the cutting edge of both. Here we are working in “closed loops” trying to recreate the Earth. Pretty ridiculous and kind of magical. If we ever figure out how everything works, will we finally be able to live [...]


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  • It’s Just a Ride

    It’s Just a Ride

    February 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    I can’t remember exactly what year it was I met Bill Hicks. ’89? ’90? I just remember he was very focused and hunched a bit at a table and staring at me, very quiet. He seemed like he was about 8 million years older than I was but he was only a half dozen or [...]


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  • Kinetic Sculptures

    Kinetic Sculptures

    February 15th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    I don’t know where my mind is today but I started considering if living with this man would be magical or super annoying. “Dear? Where are the sheets for the guest bedroom? …Oh. Not again!”


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  • King Boreas Marries Queen of the Snows

    King Boreas Marries Queen of the Snows

    February 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    I was having lunch with a friend last week, talking in a round about way of love and ambivalence and the hesitancy to pursue new love that can set in over time. Well, this sweet Minnesotan couple in their late 70s has no ambivalence about it at all (which is good because if you hesitate [...]


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