Tuesday, February 28, 2017

peace...


may peace prevail on earth

Monday, February 27, 2017

precarious...


here we are, trying to maintain our balance as we perch, sometimes precariously, on the ladder of life. after i wrote this, came across the following quote.

existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. susan sontag

Sunday, February 26, 2017

peace...


may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Saturday, February 25, 2017

shanti...


shanti is the bengali word for peace
may peace prevail on earth

Friday, February 24, 2017

proof...


various proofs of existence

Thursday, February 23, 2017

papayatik...


papayatik is the cree word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

peace...


may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

paix...


paix is the french word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth and in me

Monday, February 20, 2017

vrede...


vrede is the dutch word for peace.
may peace and common sense prevail on earth.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

alt-reality...


feel like i'm living in an alt-reality! somebody, please make it go away and help us to create a more just and equitable reality for humanity.
may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Saturday, February 18, 2017

frieden...


in liechtenstein, frieden is the word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Friday, February 17, 2017

peace...


may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Thursday, February 16, 2017

peace...


may peace prevail on earth and in me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

peace...


may peace and common sense prevail on earth 
and in me

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

love...


this is for the lovers
happy valentine's day

Monday, February 13, 2017

georgina...


for georgina b.
may her missions be accomplished

Sunday, February 12, 2017

kamignokaw├┤gan...


kamignokaw├┤gan is the abenaki word for peace.
may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Saturday, February 11, 2017

salaamata...


in eritrea salaamata is the afar word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Friday, February 10, 2017

peace...


may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Thursday, February 9, 2017

intervention...


americans keep waiting for divine intervention to save them from the follies of this newly elected president and his band of merry robbers and racists. no divine intervention appears to be forthcoming.

i keep pondering how the american plutocracy which is currently gathering the reins of power came to hold such contempt for their fellow citizens. i have no answers. these elites appear to have not one speck of compassion or empathy for those who have less than them; that 3/4 of the world. plus, it is also difficult to imagine that such wealthy people could be so stupid and uneducated but they are. the u.s. is, as they say, in deep dodo.
may peace and common sense prevail on earth

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

jackie...


yesterday saw the film "Jackie". though a child when the events occurred i remember most of them and also the sadness of the time after JFK's assassination. watching the film through the prism of the recent u.s. presidential election and the subsequent events following 45th's installation was chilling and thought provoking.

most of my life i have been mostly ambivalent about Jackie Kennedy Onassis but after viewing the film my opinion moved to the respect mode because i understood her need for self-preservation. though the film covered only the period directly after the assassination, i understood why in real life ms. onassis tried to raise her children out of the spotlight, giving them as 'regular' an upbringing as she could.

i always assumed jackie married aristotle onassis for financial security and apparently i had reason to think that. from viewing the film i was left with the impression jackie was slightly obsessed with the fact that mary todd lincoln, abraham lincoln's widow, died impoverished and forgotten. jackie didn't want that to be her life or the life of her children. apparently she had an "obsession"with mary todd lincoln long before JFK's assassination.

no judgment is intended but it would seem that onassis and jackie had a marriage of convenience. he got to marry the beautiful widow of an american president and jackie received financial security for she and her children. obviously i am assuming it wasn't a love union and naturally i have no way of knowing. i am a maria callas fan and am viewing the relationship through a biased lens, however, that's another story!  i hope there was much happiness for jackie along the way.
may jackie o's missions be accomplished

Monday, February 6, 2017

protests continue...


additional photos from the saturday protest against the u.s. muslim ban.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

protests...


on saturday 04 february protesters once again took to the paris streets, this time to show their disdain for the u.s. muslim ban.
 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

peace...


may peace and common sense prevail on earth and in me.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

chaotic...


this is what our world feels like at this moment. chaotic!!!