Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
GG & her editor
baci, baci, baci
GG Carnevale Central
Monday, February 23, 2009
"This morning, the International Criminal Court announced the date when the Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber will issue its decision concerning Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s application for an arrest warrant against Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. The decision will be announced by a press release and publication on the ICC website on March 4."
photo © Claire Mc Evoy/IRIN]- courtesy IRIN
GG's windblown editor
Sunday, February 22, 2009
an elegant ciao-meow, darlings!
GG & her manager
(photograph by Alan Grant/LIFE Photographers via artnet.com)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
GG's exhausted editor
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Must prepare for conference call on Congo tomorrow, so...
Meanwhile, buona sera, buona notte & thank you to Giampaolo Macorig for his fabulous shot.
ciao-roar-meow (that's the full extent of GG's contribution today)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
PS: Catapalooza Valentine's Day was stellar. Report forthcoming.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
We're off to Catapalooza to visit with cute, adoptable cats & kittens for a few hours!
GG' s valentine
Friday, February 13, 2009
Happy Valentine's tomorrow Have fun whatever your plans & relationship status. Bisou, baci.
GG & her editor
GG's personal shopper
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Reading anything by Walt Whitman would be a nice poetry tribute today--he loved Lincoln & after all, lived in DC & worked as a nurse here during the Civil War.
GG's wind-blown editor
(GG photo collage from new USPS Lincoln postage stamps)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Photographer Giampaolo Macorig used a sepia filter to achieve the look. Here is his flickr set, ominously titled The Apocalypse is Coming? Well, we're not sure (& he isn't either) but it feels like it lately. We really ought not recite Yeats when in such a mood. Here's The Second Coming, if you've not read it lately. Somehow this leads to Dante & his tomb in Ravenna...& that means Venice. And then we are back to the crossroads of Byzantium (Yeats, again), & the Moroccan patterns/colors from earlier this week. And the film, no we won't go into it because then there's Rilke... Basta!
GG's poetry & travel editor
On GGAD, we sat amidst what can only be called a circus. Hundreds of people poured in to the adoption event (which was not at WARL but many animals had been medically treated -- or initially rescued -- by WARL) ready for the challenge of adopting traumatized animals. GG (aka Julie) watched all of this with an openness & equanimity that was impressive, not only to us but to professionals & would-be adoptee families, too. "What a calm, funny little cat" was pretty much what we heard over & over for the next few hours. She had been worth the wait. During this terrible time of economic meltdown, there are many people who need help with their animals; they shouldn't have to give up their dogs & cats (& bunnies, & other lil creatures), too. GG's editor is not ashamed to say that her friends are helping her. Not everyone is so blessed. Please help those who are not so fortunate in your area.
So, we're thinking that this Catapalooza thingy looks like a lot of fun. Even if you have big plans on Saturday, the event is from 11am until 5pm, so drop by! You never know who will be there. (And of course, you can check out the cute dogs, too!)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
GG's floral consultant
(AH with her mother, 1953/audreystyle by Pamela Clarke Keogh/original photograph-Corbis/Bettman-UPI/our scan); (pink tulips by shelovesstars via we heart it)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Marrakech photos by only alice; Rome photo (Into the Orange) by Giampaolo Macorig
Sunday, February 8, 2009
OK, here's the press release below (or go to Enough Project)
Dave Eggers, author of the novels A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and What is the What
Craig Walzer, editor, Out of Exile
With Special Guests:
Abuk Bak Macham, refugee from
Franco Majok, one of
John Prendergast, co-chair of the Enough Project, the Center for American Progress's initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity
Out of Exile brings the crisis in Darfur and other parts of
Out of Exile includes the personal stories of 17 Sudanese people, as told to Craig Walzer, a former legal services adviser to Darfuri and other Sudanese refugees in
Copies of Out of Exile: Narratives From the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan will be available for purchase. The editor will be available to sign books following the discussion.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Program: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Admission is free.
Light snacks will be served at 6:00 p.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to
bisou, xo GG Central Mgmt.
(book image via Enough Project website)
Friday, February 6, 2009
ciao-meow until this afternoon,
Have a great & healthy weekend, all. bisou!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
PS: Happy World Nutella Day! (visit Bleeding Espresso to see what's up over there today)
All of us who buy, or use, these products have a responsibility to know how they are produced. Considering that GG Central is blogging with oncoming illness, we quote from an Enough press release below about John Prendergast's appearance last evening at American University with Joel & Benji Madden. We decided to stay home & keep our germs out of circulation. We know we go on & on, week after week, about the Enough Project but they really are organized, smart, & effective.
The free event, in Room One of American’s Ward Building at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, will focus on how ‘conflict minerals’ - mined in Congo and used universally in small electronic devices like cell phones – are fueling a deadly war in central Africa, and how students and activists can become advocates for this issue.
Joel Madden, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and his brother and fellow band member, Benji Madden, traveled to Central African Republic with UNICEF last fall to witness the devastating impact that conflict and poverty has had on the region. The Madden brothers have been involved as ‘Enough Envoys’ for the RAISE Hope for Congo campaign since last fall, raising awareness about the crisis at their concerts, creating public-service announcements, and educating lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Enough, a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity at the Center for American Progress, launched the RAISE Hope for Congo: Protect and Empower Congo’s Women campaign last fall to build a movement of activists who can advocate for an end to the widespread sexual violence against women and girls plaguing the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in central Africa, and raise awareness about the role that mining for natural mineral resources plays in fueling the crisis. The conflict has been marked by cycles of escalation, and the international response has been wholly inadequate."
Mille grazie, baci!
(1-photograph Where are You Now? by drburtoni)
(2-photograph from In Search of Congo's Coltan by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
GG's under-the-weather editor
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
GG Sports Center
a merry-ciao-Nutella-Day-meow (two days early so you can prepare!)
[photo from Paolo Vasta's great flickrstream]