Archive for April, 2009

Hari and Uli forever

Posted by Anne on April 30th, 2009

Bild:, Jürkas So schaut Euer junges Bäumchen dann eines Tages aus Take me home (Tom Waits) Take me home you silly girl/boy put your arms around me take me home you silly girl/boy all the world’s not round without you I’m so sorry that I broke your heart please don’t leave my side take […]

The language of bacteria

Posted by Anne on April 30th, 2009

Yesterday at Morphosys we had an interesting discussion based on the TEDTalk by Bonnie Bassler on how bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks by recognizing “self” and “other”. I asked the course how she “hooks” her listeners, and they said one of her main […]


Posted by Anne on April 29th, 2009

My dear friend, mentor, dance partner, swimming mate. She wanted strong, intellectual, emotional, free women, green students and a self-sufficient third world. How come she was always so sure of what was right and what was wrong? For all her ideals and fans and disciples she drank and was lonely. When I gave up on […]

Quiet, please

Posted by Anne on April 29th, 2009

Yesterday one of the hundreds of tweets I read showed me that a new generation of interactive exercise widgets has arrived (Create quizzes at Anyone can use them and embed them in their blog or wiki to start producing sophisticated webpages for learners for free. I knew it was coming, but I just didn’t […]

Florence Foster Jenkins

Posted by Anne on April 28th, 2009

She kept us in stitches at college. You haven’t heard of Florence Foster Jenkins? She couldn’t sustain a note, and her sense of pitch and rhythm was off, but she was totally sincere about loving music and had loads of fans attending her recitals. Wikipedia writes: “After a taxicab crash in 1943 she found she […]

My wing

Posted by Anne on April 26th, 2009

Happy anniversary sweetheart! Never mind the pictures, the blurb on YouTube says this is Monte Montgomery‘s version of Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing, played on an Alvarez-Yairi DY-62c acoustic/electric guitar.

The Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Posted by Anne on April 24th, 2009

by Bonnie Parker (herself!) You’ve read the story of Jesse James – Of how he lived and died. If you’re still in need of something to read, Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang. I’m sure you all have read How they rob and steal, and those […]