awop

awop
Location
Asheville, North Carolina,
Bio
This is an aggregate blog of our best material at A World of Progress, an online Magazine for the Progressive Human. AWOP covers politics, the environment, GLBTQ issues, living, historical context of the days news plus international coverage. http://www.aworldofprogress.com

MY RECENT POSTS

Every morning, an estimated 112 million to 115 million people in America consume at least one cup of coffee. Trailing only oil, coffee is the second-most-traded commodity in the world. With terms such as… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2010 7:00AM

Some CIBO With Your Tea?

If you’re into seeing political candidates go head to head in public forums, then this is the week for you.
Thursday at Noon, barring another wintry postponement, Patsy Keever and Bruce Goforth will be/… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2010 12:01AM

On bearing grudges

President Barack Obama doesn’t begrudge Wall Street’s banksters their bonuses.

Wall Street Bonuses

The president, speaking in an interview, said in response to a question that while $17 million is “an extraordinary amount of money” for

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The Tea Party is shaping up to be 2010’s first major media darling. First came the storm of coverage that surrounded the Tea Party convention in Nashville two weeks ago. Then, they stole the show/… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 8:15PM

Pee en Zee

The Planning and Zoning Board plays a very important role in our city’s development review process. In addition to reviewing projects to ensure they meet our city’s Unified Development Ordinance, they also review projects… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 8:15PM

Pee en Zee

The Planning and Zoning Board plays a very important role in our city’s development review process. In addition to reviewing projects to ensure they meet our city’s Unified Development Ordinance, they also review projects… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 8:15PM

Pee en Zee

The Planning and Zoning Board plays a very important role in our city’s development review process. In addition to reviewing projects to ensure they meet our city’s Unified Development Ordinance, they also review projects… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 8:15PM

Pee en Zee

The Planning and Zoning Board plays a very important role in our city’s development review process. In addition to reviewing projects to ensure they meet our city’s Unified Development Ordinance, they also review projects… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 5:36PM

Are you a carer?

Are you a carer? Do you ever feel sick to the back teeth telling people (social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists etc…) what exactly would help you and the person you care for? Have/… Read full post »

Powhatan022710 021 Lake Powhatan is a small lake with a sandy beach within Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The lake is a particularly great spot for the month of March because the lake and accompanying overnight camping area is/… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2010 7:30AM

Why Johnny Can’t Reason

A recent dip into conservative drive-time talk radio raised Michael Shermer’s question: Why do smart people believe weird things?
It’s not as if the conservative talk audience is all Mensa members. (Sean Hannity, at/… Read full post »

If you’re nosy like me, sometimes you meet someone at work or in a social situation where there is something unusual about them, something that you don’t know much about but would like to. … Read full post »

The Sideshow

Glenn Beck, in a sense, is right. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, is not and could never be a “big tent.” Neither is the brand of conservatism it tries so/… Read full post »

When I first began trying to peek into lesbian life, there weren’t very many places to go for information.  Today there are many ways to get information, to help young lesbians through the early… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2010 4:45PM

A Perfect Fit

My favorite sport is shopping. I dare not go anywhere near a shopping center unless I have at least two hours to spend. I can shop for hours, thoroughly enjoying myself the whole time,… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2010 11:34AM

The Next Big…

Rocky Horror Picture Show has its moments, and the erotic, “swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh†song titled “Don’t Dream It†is one of the best. It’s a visceral invitation to/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2010 8:05AM

Sunday Morning Music: 45 rpm

I learned this morning that this is the 61st anniversary of the 45 revolutions per minute record. Click here to listen to a promo for the first package of 45s sent to DJs across… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 27, 2010 12:01AM

Month in review — 1/30-2/26

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 11:38AM

Mud Slide Slim

Mud Slide Slim originally appeared on A World of Progress TeamZine on February 26, 2010.

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 8:25AM

Friday Reading and Open Thread

I’ve seen so many things to share with you, gentle readers. They’re after the jump. More importantly, I want to know what you’ve seen that you’d like to share with the world. It’s your… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 7:41AM

All Ears #7

Yesterday got away from me, and I forgot to put up a new All Ears thread. Here it is…
In an effort to create ease of access to government, I’m opening this thread for/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 7:30AM

World’s Tallest Dog!

The world's tallest dog is a Great Dane named "Giant George" from Tucson, Arizona. Guinness World Records recently made it official — in fact, they sent someone to measure the big guy.  Giant George stands 3… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 12:01AM

Learning from the past’s present

You may not realize this, but there are actually small bands of hunter-gatherers out in the world, hunting and gathering away as they have for, oh, at least 10,000 years.

There are some in… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2010 12:01AM

How we see ourselves, or not

So I’m listening to some television bloviator going on about something. Oh yeah. It was a 94-year-old dude on death row who died of natural causes. Said bloviator was reading e-mails he’d received… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2010 7:20AM

The State of Downtown

At the State of Downtown Luncheon hosted by the Downtown Commission, I learned a lot about what’s what. One of the people who did the educating was a virtual Joe Minicozzi in a video… Read full post »