I am always aware of the many issues my kindred sisters struggle with on a daily basis. I have taken the liberty to share statistics and videos that will help elucidate the issues…
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The Museum of Experimental Science and Innovation in Tokyo is currently featuring an interactive flower installation, called Floating Flower Garden.
There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom.
Over 170 countries, 1200 landmarks and 40 UNESCO world heritage sites participated in switching their light off. That said, Earth Hour, is Not Earth Day even though they are clearly related.
This painting, parodied and reduced to paint-by-number, has been reproduced and hung in millions of homes over the decades. Type the words Blue Boy into Google and nothing more is necessary to bring forth this image. Like the Mona Lisa, you might think little more can be said about something so deeply etched into the […]
It’s about the cops, for one. They aren’t totally innocent in all of this. They tend to be by nature aggressive. Of course they have to be.
What if I told you that ancient documents from 200 B.C.E. have been discovered placing a value on a shipload of this goop at the equivalent of eighty-five million dollars?
The exhibition offers a fantastic journey through some of their artwork, curated from Leonard Lauder’s impressive collection, and outlines the genesis of Cubism.
Okay. We’re not even 24 hours into what we’re finally calling a war. That we’ve taken the action we have is good. That Arab countries joined in is even better
“Peace is more than the end of armed conflict. Peace is a mode of behavior.” It is a “deep rooted commitment to the principles of liberty, justice, equality and solidarity among all.” Yamoussoukro Declaration Reflections: UN Forum On The Culture Of Peace – UN Sec Gen, Ban Ki-Moon speaks Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the […]
Life is in constant dialogue. From every day conversations with each other, to the display of art to compare or contrast
Organizations like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) remind us that pacifism, while erring in the right direction, does not necessarily bring peace.
World Humanitarian Day came about because of another inhumane attack that occurred on 19 August, 2003.
Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), also known as International Working Women’s Day and the theme for this year is – Inspiring Change. The premise for the 2014 IWD theme is that we still need to not only champion the social, political and economic achievements of women, but also to continue to fight for women’s rights and inspire change globally
“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela: Madiba Dead at 95, RIP 1918-2013. Photo via g987fm.com Utata Madiba, Ndilusizi… Hamba […]
This is what Arafat did to his people. He left them homeless after leading them for more than 50 years with the hope to liberate the land and return to Palestine. He left his people in poverty, while his family continues to live with millions. Its too late to go back, and do it all […]
When a poor family has no food to eat, every bit of energy is spent on finding ways to stave off hunger. Hunger steals everything; our health, our memory, even our dignity. World Food Day, celebrated on October 16th, is a reminder that the global battle for equitable food distribution continues. Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) picks a theme as its focus for World Food Day.
Flowers growing in slums? It’s almost absurd! For those living in slums, flowers are considered luxuries. In fact, flowers are the last thing on people’s minds. Survival is the only thing that matters. Slums are characterized by poor, sometimes inhabitable housing with barely any access to clean drinking water and other basic necessities. Slum dwellers […]
Every week I look for interesting (?) unusual news releases for my Friday post. I struggle with which 3 or 4 make the cut depending on factors such as “is it too stupid to be credible?”, is it too disgusting to put in my post?” or ” is it so dumb that it doesn’t keep […]
The Opening Ceremony of the Olympics is a celebration showcasing the best of the Host Nation. It features a parade of all competing nations and the highly anticipated entrance of the Olympic Flame,which ignites the Cauldron and signals the start of the Games. The eyes of the world will be on London this summer for […]
Unless you have been living in a cave for the last month you will have heard the name Trayvon Martin. Trayvon is the youth who was shot and killed in Florida by a neighbor hood watch individual, George Zimmerman.When Zimmerman was not arrested or even charged with a crime, the story took on a life […]
“Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way … I’m pleased that my art appeals to so many people of all ages… Dale Chihuly Dale Chihuly: A Master At Dazzling Glass Sculptures… The Sun at Gardens of Glass, London Dale Chihuly: A Master At Dazzling Glass Sculptures… At […]
“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Inspiration: Three Charities That Make A HUGE Difference… As we give, so we shall recieve….. Every so often, we come across charitable individuals or organizations that remind us of why […]
“When all is said, its atmosphere (England’s) still contains fewer germs of aggression and brutality per cubic foot in a crowded bus, pub or queue than in any other country in which I have lived.” Arthur Koestler Reflections: Riding The Bus To Cheapside… The 13 Bus from Golders Green… Reflections: Riding The Bus To Cheapside… […]
My husband grew up on a farm. His family stayed in the same geographical area for his entire childhood surrounded by their very large extended family. I, for the most part, have always lived in towns or cities. My family moved around a bit as a kid but I did spend a large portion of my childhood in the vicinity […]
So, I’m heading out for Seattle on Wednesday. I’ve never been to Seattle, although I’ve heard a lot about it…rainy weather, sleeplessness, good coffee, vampire wars, tossed salad and scrambled eggs…and a very special friend of mine just happens to be waiting for me there. It’s been nearly forty years since I last saw him […]
Have you ever heard of this concept of compulsory voting? I never had. It took a chance meeting and conversation in the gardens at the Palace of Versailles with a couple from Australia to educate me on this one. (Don’t you love it?) As civil servants in their country, both the man (fire department) and […]
“If we live truly, we shall see truly.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Taj Mahal in Agra, India Inspiration: Twenty Travel Spots to Stir Your Soul… Taj Mahal in Agra, India Easter Island Ahu Tongariki Inspiration: Twenty Travel Spots to Stir Your Soul… Easter Island Ahu Tongariki Petra, Jordan Inspiration: Twenty Travel Spots to Stir Your Soul… […]
“How sweet I roamed from field to field, and tasted all the summer’s pride.” William Blake Summer in NY: Top Things to Do… We had a brutal winter and a wet spring but in less than a month, we will be ready for the colors, heat and outdoor trips of summertime in NY. Summer is […]
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” André Gide Weekly Photo Challenge: The Ocean – Pacific Ocean view via Hollywood Beach Weekly Photo Challenge: The Ocean – Overlord L’Assaut English Channel off Atlantic Ocean Weekly Photo Challenge: The Ocean – Stockholm’s Riddarfjarden feeds to Baltic Sea […]