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...held in one of oil rich countries in Persian Gulf with average temperatures in high nineties and mountains built indoors. Let's give Russians a chance and don't be nasty in comments.
I honestly think people of Russia would vote for the organization of the event they were asked for their opinion. After all what people constantly want since ancient times is bread and circuses. Bread symbolizing desire for goods is hard to provide since people always want more and besides bread is not all, circuses of today's world seem far more important than the bread.
Russian story with the... (more)
In previous blog posts, I had categorized our present age variously as the age of fear, the age of personality, the age of the artist and now I am going to add a fourth: the age of opinion.
We have always had opinions but many of us have not been able to express them in past eras. This was for many reasons: some of our predecessors could not articulate opinions due to a lack of education and a lack of access to channels or communication tools; some of us were censured for our opinions with punishments as harsh as jail or death; some of us preferred to keep our opinions to ourselves as... (more)
It’s Glendale, California, early 1930's. Black people know they have to be outside the city limits before dark.
Mama, a civil rights activist before the title had hardly been invented, tells me about the injustice of the so-called “sundown laws.”
Mama tells me about the hardships the sundown laws cause for hardworking people, like the Black maids who work in the big houses in the Rossmoyne district up near the country club. “If they’re not out of town before sundown, they’re harassed by the police, and sometimes they’re picked up and dropped at the city limits. Some of them even... (more)
I look around me, and I see people working 60 hour work weeks. They make good money, have big houses and big tv's. They make big purchases and carry huge credit card debt. They go through the motions, never really stopping to think about whether or not the life they lead is fulfilling them, or whether they are happy. The dreams they had as children have long been forgotten, and they have a drone like acceptance of what their lives have become, and of what society imposes upon them. When the impossible demands of the outside world become too much to bear, instead of wondering whether too... (more)
(posted today on "Sleeping Kitten-Dancing Dog!")
Up until yesterday whenever I would think of Oslo, Norway , I visualized a clean, peaceful and safe place, filled with law-abiding citizens and a calm serenity most countries do not enjoy. Cultured comes to mind, too. On July 23, 2011 all that changed. No more will Norway’s people feel secure, and they have a diabolical cold-blooded murderer to thank for it.
The fact that this man wants to speak out at his hearing in court tomorrow is ludicrous! He want to justify his brutality delivered to the innocent and unsuspecting. He wants... (more)
I wake up with pain.I begin to move ever so slowly.I will keep on trucking.
Doctor visits too regular.Emergency Room visits too often.Yet, I keep on trucking.
Diagnosis unclear, or untrusted.Next doctor or specialist please.Trucking down my road.
Medical records grow fastEven thicker than the family bible.Looking like a truck maybe needed.
Frustration germinates and springs to life.Even confusion reigns at times.Truck load of prayers sped on their way.
Faith carries the day.My days are numbered and known.To my Driver.
I am assured there is a reasonI... (more)
Treasure each momentWhether good.Whether bad.Matters not.
Each a learning experienceStretching mind, body and soul.Each moment to be endured, Enjoyed and absorbed.
Each moment singularly precious a diamond or a pearl gathered ontothe strand of life.
Each moment changing othersand changing us.(more)
Where am I going?I think I know!
I say "think" Because the winds Of change blow;Sometimes meekly,Other times very brazenly.
I, like the oak tree, Bend in the wind allowing The wind to pass.
Changing only those things Necessary to sustain life, And stay on course.
Where am I going?I know the way!I say "know" Because I am committed.
Commitment plus perseverence Equals achievement!I, like the tortoise, Slow, plodding, deliberate.
Where am I going?The way is here inside,The path unclear And full of danger.
It is strewn With pitfalls and brambles.It... (more)
I set my foot upon my path,Sometimes knowing it is a beginning,Sometimes knowing the end draws nigh.
I set my foot upon a path,Sometimes running, other times walkingSometimes I stop to gather wool or ponder.
I set my foot upon my path,Sometimes alone,Sometimes together.
I set my foot upon the path,Sometimes the way is known,Sometimes the way unclear or I am lost.
I set my foot upon a path,Sometimes with trepidation,Sometimes with eagerness.
I set my foot upon your path,Sometimes, but rarely in anger,Sometimes, but always with love,
I set my foot upon... (more)
Have you ever left a place you did not want to leave?
I have sat perfectly still, listening to the sounds of crickets, frogs and leaves moving in a gentle breeze.
I have sat with my heart wide open to the feel of the breeze absorbing all.
I have drawn deep breaths and held them to internalize the time and place.
I have tried to reach beyond the bounds of the mortal body to be part of this place.
Memories are all that remains. When all else is gone I have the memories.
Memories, memories precious memories.(more)
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