Imagine a world with no borders, no differences, no restrictions, and no limitations. We would be ONE, the same, equal, and unaffected.
Imagine the human race as one family on earth, as a global clan, a family unit bonded in empathy, and belonging ultimately to ONE race, Humankind.
The Afghan Mona Lisa
Tonight, I am pleased to share this insightful inspirational excerpt "Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan, great American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, famous author, and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences.
I'm dumbfounded at how my fellow Americans can be so egregiously uninformed. After Lindsay Lohan's epic response to hurricane Sandy (the one that put 50 million people at risk) I realized that scintillating and thought-provoking dialogue had become a thing of legend. For those of you who don't remember, Mademoiselle Lohan said:
“WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (I’m calling it Sally)..?
There has been a question that millions of people have asked down through the ages…is there a God? Or is there no God? Was the earth, living creatures, the planets, stars and universe created by God or did everything just evolve and come into existence by chance? I just read an interesting story on “Best Real Stories” that will give you “food for thought” regarding this great debate.
We do not really understand where we are financially. Most of us think of us as middle class but it isn’t true or we are hanging in there by our fingertips. Are we lazy and want to be taken care of? No. But the fact is that the 1 % that every politician in the country talks about also has 40% of the country’s wealth. Which puts the poor below the poverty line. This is not democracy and it is more like Europe’s old feudal system. So the poor are poorer and the Republicans have no compassion or empathy. So who cares? The rich don’t care about anyone else. Actually, I will go so far as to say that the rich look upon the poor as kings have looked at peasants. When we won the Revolutionary War and the Constitution was written for a society where wealth was more equally divided. Something to think about.
As the Veterans' Day holiday recedes into the past, I am reminded of how my views on military veterans have changed -- and just how dramatically -- all within the past six months.
This blog is still relatively new and (like most blogs) a work in progress.
One of my very first posts was a short contemplation on the Memorial Day weekend…
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is introducing legislation that would nearly double the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax that is traditionally used to pay for federal transportation projects.
Blumenauer's bill would increase the gas tax by 15 cents, matching a proposal that was included in the 2011 Simpson-Bowles budget reform recommendations.
The legislation would result in drivers paying an extra 33.4 cents per gallon on their purchases, in addition to state taxes.
I am in Love with Love
Love is in love with Me.
My Body is in Love with the Soul
the Soul is in Love with my Body.
I opened my Arms to Love
Love embraced me like a Lover.
Maulana Jalaudin Rumi (ra)
Michael Morton and his attorney talk about the case that landed him in jail for 25 years for a crime he didn't commit.