Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance giving free mammograms to the uninsured

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is providing mammograms at no cost to 350 women

in the Puget Sound area who are uninsured.

The mammograms will be offered October 28 and 29 (Wednesday and

Thursday this week).

If you know anyone who might qualify, please have them call

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at (206) 288-7800 for more information.

There are just six days left in our Make A Mammogram Promise campaign.

That means you’ve got two ways to win your very own glassybaby,

if you haven’t already!

Enter the Daily Drawing and be a lucky winner.

So far this month 25 lucky contestants have won a glassbaby!

Be one of four top promise getters in the Spread the Word contest

and win a six-pack of glassybaby votives!

Just log in at http://mam4.me/Em and start collecting promises.

Thanks to your efforts we’ve collected over 4,000 Mammogram Promises.

That means over 4,000 people are helping to reverse the downward trend of

mammography for women over 40 in Washington State and across the nation.

Thank You!
Mammogram Promise Team


Encounters at the end of the world

Last night we watched “Encounters at the End of the World”. It was a stunning and philosophical movie, not just about cute penguins in Antarctica.

The narrator, Werner Herzog (real name Werner H. Stipetic), asks bizarre questions, Bruno-style, like “can penguins go insane?” He must also ask each interviewee to tell him the most obscure or random thing about themselves. The first person interviewed is a self-proclaimed philosopher and forklift driver at the end of the world. When asked, ‘how does one end up in Antarctica?’ He replies, ‘it’s natural selection for people who want to jump off the margin of the map’, “professional dreamers”.

The people the director meets and interviews are interesting and complex characters with absolutely random hobbies. For example, the lively Volcanologist, Dr. Clive Oppenheimer from Cambridge, with curly hair and red cheeks like a hobbit, plays “My Name Is Jonas” by Weezer in one scene directly after applying riot-proof prison cameras at the top of an active volcano. The scene then cuts to a frozen sturgeon in a tunnel underneath the South Pole.

I highly recommend this movie for all nature lovers, just makes sure you’re in the right mood for philosophy as well as stunning landscapes and underwater cathedrals….

Click below for a few more interesting perspectives of this movie:
A House Next Door blog
Rusty Shrapnel
(Learn more about the B 15 iceburg)