In the wake of the recent madness with all sides lobbing more hate and cries for justice this 16-year-old survivor of a Taliban attack challenged the world in her address to the UN: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first… We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back… Malala … Continue reading Video Tuesdays: Malala Day At UN: Teen Activist Shot By Taliban UN Speech
This past Sunday afternoon Tricia and I went to see her brother play at a Blues jam session held at a place called Jesup Bay out in Oviedo, a few miles from my place. It was a beautiful afternoon, the parking lot was packed and a ring of motorcycles surrounded the entry way, where a few were enjoying the breezy sunshine and a smoke on the porch. Inside a two-sided stone fireplace marked the line between the restaurant in the front and the bar in the back where the jam session was noisily taking place. There were a number of familiar players that we’d seen at the regular jam sessions held most Friday nights at a dive bar on Semoran Blvd in Casselberry called Holly & Dolly’s. Tricia’s brother, Jack, had already played a set by the time we got there, but the line-up was pretty casual, so he jumped up to play when he felt like it, a few songs after we got there.
When the rapper begins screaming, “Are you ready to party?!” the crowd goes wild. Apparently there’s a lot of pent up energy here. Then for the life of me I couldn’t figure out if this was straight or parody. I think it’s both… This video is totally def with an “A”… ack. Continue reading Street Meets… Pedestrian: Christian Side Hug
In the midst of all of the shouting about what’s wrong with this and that and who’s to blame, in the midst of all the technological changes, it’s good to be reminded of holding onto the mindful moment in the midst of the most mundane and unimportant things in life. Thanks Seann for the reminder and link. Continue reading Living in the Present Moment with Thich Nhat Hanh
A friend once quipped about how stupid it is when MDs think that just because they are experts in one thing, that they must be experts in other things. For example, being an expert surgeon doesn’t mean that one is an expert at running a business (as many office managers for the medical profession painfully understand). Doctors are obviously not alone in this delusion. I … Continue reading 11 Things the Bible Bans, #12 Diggnation Talking Religion
It’s long past the election season and things have moved on from battling video days between the two warring campaigns. After I’d forwarded a get-out-the-vote/Obama video a friend sent the following video to me: “One Vote” – ValueVotersUSA.com (official) Beautiful video with a somewhat overly dramatic soundtrack, then I started paying attention to words floating up on the screen. Very moving words about very moving … Continue reading Powerful Words on a Screen