Not Martha

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Examples of repurposed inventions? at Ask Metafilter

Who’s the Dr. Phil for the Dan Savage audience? at Ask Metafilter

Business card folded to make handy things for your iPhone at Core77, scroll a bit to find them

Your NPR Name at Lianablog

17 cool magnet tricks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

The Stranger with Gordon Hempton, the man behind One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Search for Natural Silence in a Noisy World. I appreciate this, on our last retreat and relax style vacation Scott and I found ourselves at an isolated lodge on top of a foothill with a view of the Cascades, which was all lovely except that every five minutes an airplane would roar overhead. When we were out hiking it was exactly as Mr. Hempton says, “When a jet is flying overhead, your aural world has shrunk.”

· comments [6] · 05-15-2009 · categories:iphone · misc ·

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  • 1 Jenni // May 15, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I saw Gordon Hempton speak at Town Hall a few weeks ago. Based on the word ‘silence’ in the title and my suburban childhood, I expected a discussion of desert-like quiet. He played several clips of sounds he’d recorded – songbirds at dawn in Georgia, the Mississippi river at noon, monkeys in South Asia – and I realized that nature can be LOUD. I was schooled and it was great. I plan to visit the One Square Inch this summer.

  • 2 greta // May 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    that NPR name idea is genius, and it totally works! hilarious.

  • 3 martha in mobile // May 16, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Just call me “maretha san gimignano.”

  • 4 Donnell // May 17, 2009 at 10:57 am

    You are mentioned in the June issue of Real Simple. Cool.

  • 5 Beth Rang // May 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love the NPR naming tool.
    -Emary Lynmouth

  • 6 JennyM // May 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I’m sending the NPR naming system to everyone I know.

    Sincerely, Jennya Suzdal

    (Or maybe I’m Ajenny Trier — I can’t decide.)

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