when there is a genuine option, vote for that

Favourite: “We can no longer have erroneous, duplicitous systems held in place… only systems that serve the planet and serve the population of the planet can be allowed to survive.”

Also:

JP: “We’re not going to solve world problems by facetiousness –”

RB: “We’re not going to solve them with the current system; at least facetiousness is funny.”

Via Gawker.

chapter two

Remember Richard Turere, the 13-year-old Kenyan inventor who invented an automated system of lights to scare lions away from his cattle? When I posted about him back in April, I said he was exactly the kind of person whose story we need to share, when we talk about sub-Saharan Africa.

Here’s a second chapter for that book: 15-year-old Kelvin Doe, from Sierra Leone.

meanwhile in europe

One of my best friends is bumming around Europe for the summer. Just because. Check out her blog¬†and join me in my envy. It’s ok to hate her, just a little bit.

yeah just hanging out at a French castle built into a cliff.

And of course, when I say “bumming around Europe” I clearly mean “eating her way across the continent”:

uh, yum.