Objekt wird zu Subjekt…

…und Karl Jaspers hätte seine helle Freude gehabt an dieser Möwe ;) – die sollte nämlich eigentlich durch eine vor ihr platzierte Kamera gefilmt werden, hat sich aber kurzerhand selbige geschnappt und ist damit weggeflogen. Unter mir schleierhaften Umständen hat der Besitzer seine Kamera auf einer Burgmauer wiedergefunden und konnte sich dann anschauen, welchen Film die Möwe gedreht hat:

become a bone marrow donor

Alice Pyne is a 15 year old girl who will lose the fight against cancer. she created a bucket list of things she wants to do in her life and the first wish on her list is:

“to make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor”

why is that so important?

people suffering from leukemia have dysfunctional stem cells in their bone marrow leading to large impacts not only on the immune system. it is (in certain cases) possible to treat these patients with a transplantation of stem cells from another person if the donor has a tissue type that matches the recipient. but due to the tissue’s complexity the chance to find a ‘genetic twin’ for a leukemia patient varies from 1:20000 to several million – so finding a bone marrow match can be as difficult as looking for a needle in a bundle of hay.

by signing up to be a bone marrow donor your tissue traits will be determined and registered in a bone marrow data base. worldwide network of all data bases enables to search for matching donors all over the world – by now there are a total of about 18 million registered donors. but the more the merrier – because still a lot of patients don’t find a matching donor.

if you want to register as a potential bone marrow donor you’ll find more information here:

there are data bases in about 47 countries worldwide. if there is none in your country (for example in luxemburg) you can sign up in the data bases of your neighboring countries. Go ahead – it could save the life of a patient in need.

how to create your own anti-nuclear flag-poi

inspired by this instruction to make some really awesome anti-nuclear flag-poi i created my own and here is how to do it (…and i hope i use the right words in english, if not, the pictures will do – well, hopefully ;) ).

1. you need the following things:

  • two flags, 90 x 60 cm (use the ones you like – those who i used here show the german symbol of the anti-nuclear movement and can be ordered here)
  • some weight, about 100g per flag (i used a handful of gravel)
  • picots and some tools to fix them (hammer, scissors, brute force…)
  • 2 grips, swivels and keyrings (most poi-shops offer these)
  • some music to enjoy (optional) and ten minutes of your time

2. go ahead:

for each flag put the weight into the opening for the flagstaff. stitch it up if necessary (i thought it’s not). then install the picot at the head of the flagstaff-opening and insert the keyring with the grip:

3. and there you go: