Education

Good Vibrations

We have in our culture and language examples such as “we resonated”, “the vibe was bad”, “good vibrations”, “on the same wavelength”, “in sync”… All suggest our recognition that vibrations and frequencies are visceral, they influence how you feel and who you spend time with – or not, including yourself! My intentions are: • To remind you that you already know that vibrations have an impact on you • To introduce you to the many local Sound Healing practices and practitioners • To get you to experiment with Sound Healing – you truly only “get it” through the sensory experience…


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I believe the children are the future

Ever wondered who’s looking out for the little guy? No, not the figurative “little guy” – our children. Well, here’s your chance! Next week, on February 17, is the 7th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day. Whose job is it to make sure the next generation is given the right tools for a successful future  – access to education, health care, a stable family environment? Let me let you in a secret – not just the folks with kids. We all have a stake in this so I hope you will find some time to either join us at the Capitol Rotunda or…


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A Winner: WAVE Exposes JCPS Bus Rides For Sweeps

It’s week 1 of the February Sweeps in local TV, and last night might be considered the kickoff, as WAVE, WHAS and WLKY all unveiled investigative pieces. And WAVE certainly came out ahead with its revealing series by Eric Flack on the longest bus rides in the JCPS system. Flack followed some buses around and found that, contrary to the P.R. being paraded around by JCPS, there are actually kids riding a bus 100 minutes to get to school, passing up to 3 legitimate schools on the way. He found bus drivers making erratic U-turns. There was the typical annoyed…


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Parents Want it Both Ways

So we waited all this time for the so-called experts (definition: somebody from out of town) to tell us what we already knew about parents’ attitudes toward the JCPS’ student-assignment plan — parents want diversity, as long as it doesn’t affect what school their kid attends. They want the freedom to choose neighborhood schools and they sure as hell don’t want their kids spending an hour or more each way on a bus. TV stations have been doing meaningless polls that show the same overwhelming sentiment. Now that the expert from California, Gary Orfield, has spent 2 months doing a…


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Big Shots on Schools

It may be an important step in improving the quality of the public schools to have open, public discussions, so I applaud Business First for hosting its “What’s Brewing” event the other day with some smart guys, including David Jones of Chrysalis Ventures andVic Staffieri of LG&E. Some other big shots showed up — like JPCS superintendent Sheldon Berman, JCPS board members Debbie Wesslund, Diane Porter and Carol Haddad.  Even Hal Heiner was three, though someone should tell the newspaper that Heiner’s not on the Metro Council any longer. Our own Barbara Day was there as well — and gave…


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JCPS: 2 Inches + Panic = Snow Day

I was watching Fox41 this morning as the morning team did its best to make viewers think the two inches of snow we got overnight justified the panicked reaction JCPS officials announced at 5 — SNOW DAY! The station sent Lindsay Allen to Elizabethtown in hopes of finding some weather-induced crashes and back-ups, but she stood in front of a side street with barely a hint of the white stuff as cars whizzed by her on the main drag. Shots outside the studios showed wet streets. It was fun watching Lindsay measure the total – 2 inches – and she…


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Hi There!

If Rick Redding’s Little Bo Peep, I’m quickly becoming one of his sheep.  After writing under his tutelage at another online organization he’s enticed me to come back for more. I am pretty sure it’s the large paycheck that lured me.  For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Abby Miller, the former WLKY Morning Show Anchor.  I was proud to be a member of a fabulous morning show team that netted the only First Place distinction in that time slot in the station’s history.  It’s a feat that’s not been repeated since I left in September 2008.  I’ve…


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Finishing Week 1 with a Flashing

Friday. Friday. Friday. Wrapping up week one in the life of LouisvilleKy.com, and we’re continuing to make improvements here. Watch for some exciting new writers coming on board. Yesterday, for example, I spoke with Steve Paradis, who has some great insight into the sustainability movement for food and owns Fresh Start Growers Supply downtown. You can also expect a first post soon from former WLKY morning anchor Abby Miller, whose posts about family life and media were hugely popular back when we worked together at another place I can’t mention. So keep coming back, we’re always coming up with something…


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Sex, Money or Both?

Goooood Morning! Yesterday some members of the LouisvilleKy.com got together at Browning’s Restaurant downtown to talk about the launch of this site. We’ve got some big ideas, so stay tuned. About Last Night:  It was nice to see U of L get to play on real TV last night on ESPN2.  Don’t know about you, but I’m not getting ESPNU just to watch these games, and the watching experience online doesn’t cut it. Now that the Big East has started, let’s hope that nonsense is over. This Cards’ team is fun to watch, but as was evidenced last night against…


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Non-Profits for Profits

You don’t have to grow a small business alone in Louisville, KY–in my opinion it would be foolish to think that you can do everything alone, especially when you don’t have to.  Last Fall I discovered two hidden gems in Opportunity City both of which are extraordinarily special in regards to what they do for our community and what they can do for you.  These two facilities that I speak of are Custom Quality Services and Harbor House. Custom Quality Services is a 180,000 sq. ft. behemoth facility located in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY.  You’ll need a golf…