Archive for January, 2011

ginger is exploring global ethics….
January 30, 2011

Although it is not the most reliable source, Wikipedia reports “global ethics” in the words of Dr. Hans Küng as…

“an interfaith declaration, which draws on many of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, the declaration identifies four essential affirmations as shared principles essential to a global ethic.

  1. Commitment to a culture of non-violence and respect for life
  2. Commitment to a culture of solidarity and a just economic order
  3. Commitment to a culture of tolerance and a life of truthfulness
  4. Commitment to a culture of equal rights and partnership between men and women

This Declaration established a common ground for people of faith to agree and to cooperate for the good of all.”

 

Gordon Brown discussed the idea of how we can use social media to address certain global ethics.  Brown brought up the notion that we can use the widely available communication platforms to help the world during crisis in real-time.  This was evident in the Haiti incident, when the earthquake hit Haiti earlier this year the various forms of instant communication were more evident than ever.   Concerned citizens were urged to text in to donate money to relief efforts in Haiti.

 

I know that we could use these forms of instant communication to better the world.  This interconnected-ness gives way to an extreme form of globalization and we can use this to leverage our resources to help the greater good.

how this ginger spent winter break
January 12, 2011

This break has been insanely busy! I finished out the semester with some decent grades…A-, A-, B+, B+, and a C. I was upset with the C especially because it was in a GER theology class.
After finals I came home and worked almost every single day at PJ Finnegan’s. Its good though because I got to make back a lot of the money I spent on christmas shopping!
I was only home for about 10 days which was a bummer because I did not get a chance to see my friends. Plus we had a blizzard the day after christmas and everyone was stranded at home for 2 days!
I flew out to Chicago on Dec 30th in order to spend my first new years eve with my boyfriend Jack.

Although we have been dating for over a year and a half…I have not met very many of his friends because he is from Chicago and we go to school in Philadelphia. So this New Years I met a lot of his friends which was really fun! We spent the beginning of the night in a part of the city called Wrigleyville because it is centered around Wrigley stadium home of the Chicago Cubs! As the night progressed we walked down the block to a few bars which was fun because it was also my first New Years since I turned 21!
At the bar I met up with one of Jacks friends, Robyn. We started talking and she told me that she works for one of the biggest online marketing firms, iprospect. Long story short she invited me to come visit her office and meet some of her co-workers, specifically the head or HR.
On Monday I visited Robyn at her office on Michigan Ave. It was the coolest office I’ve ever been too! She told me that iprospect is striving to become “one of the best companies to work for” so everything in the office was geared toward the employees. The head of human resources told me to keep in touch and to definitely reach out to her in march and pass along my resume. I am so excited to see how this turns out!

After my Chicago adventure, Jack and I went up to his vacation home in northern Wisconsin.  It was so cold there!  I took these pictures of the scenery, it was so serene!  We went skiing, I snowboard which was so much fun because I haven’t gone snowboarding in 2 years!  But my favorite part of the trip was right before we left, we took a walk on the lake because it was frozen!  It was a lot of fun we had a snowball fight.

 

 

 

I saw this coaster at a bar we went to when we watched the Bears game.  I found it hilarious it’s like that Kesha song “Your Love Is My Drug”.