Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tribute to Frances Perkins: Messiah to the poor & the powerless of society

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=frances+perkins+images&qpvt=frances+perkins+images&FORM=IGRE&&id=3E06F83AE5E0FBACA75A143B79B70DE98AE2CD53&selectedIndex=20#view=detail&id=3E06F83AE5E0FBACA75A143B79B70DE98AE2CD53&selectedIndex=0 Frances Perkins * * * http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/9/nothing_to_fear_adam_cohen_on    [thank you, C Span genesis Brian Lamb] * * The current economic crisis has often been cited as the worst the country has seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. When Franklin … Continue reading

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Paul Stoller: Forget master of self-publicity Chagnon — the real news in present-day anthropology is the ongoing work on structures of poverty and social inequality, work that exposes how contemporary economic practices trigger widespread real world suffering.

* * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stoller/the-real-news-of-anthropo_b_2744551.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books * In the media world, it’s been a bad time for anthropologists and anthropology.  First, the Darth Vader of American politics, the incomparable Governor Rick Scott publicly stated that anthropology, his daughter’s undergraduate major, was a subject … Continue reading

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Dave Pruett: Surpassing Einstein — the validation of Irish John Stewart Bell

A participatory universe. The caption to the Universe & the Eye is: “Symbolic representation of the Universe as a self-excited system brought into being by ‘self-reference’. The universe gives birth to communicating participators. Communicating participators give meaning to the universe … Continue reading

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Simpatico! Dedicated to Walelia Unru, humanity’s greatest peacemaker

* https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/the-bible-portrays-god-as-undocumented-standing-with-the-undocumented-foreigner-and-stranger-unwilling-to-be-domesticated-by-any-national-or-imperial-agenda-god-stands-outside-of-egyptian-babylon/ Walelia Unru  — Leader of the oppressed & forsaken of society * http://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+zodiac+wood+horse+sign+images&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=N0gtUcWwCOGfiQKBxIE4&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1440&bih=778#imgrc=OfYA8Hg3tTz1DM%3A%3BKQX_ewc2Kxn7UM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi01.i.aliimg.com%252Fwsphoto%252Fv1%252F594538123_5%252FHome-decoration-Gift-chinese-zodiac-wood-horse-figurine-Free-shipping-Hot-selling.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.aliexpress.com%252Fitem-img%252FHandwork-Red-Wood-Carvings-Horse%252F594538123.html%3B700%3B525 * Stable and strong, Wood Horses are better able to make decisions. They interact well with others; a trait that enables them to have more … Continue reading

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Radical commitment, and nothing less, makes a marriage and/or odyssey in self-actualization thrive

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jesus+cost+of+discipleship+images&qpvt=jesus+cost+of+discipleship+images&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=87DA025A8C19B096C732F29A02469D17948389A2&selectedIndex=0 http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+to+give+light+must+endure+burning&hl=en&sa=N&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=b5AmUcaoKOTEigLM-YH4BQ&ved=0CD4QsAQ4Cg&biw=1440&bih=784#imgrc=4XvG-AHuGBE_fM%3A%3Bch87Joxc228fCM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F24.media.tumblr.com%252Ftumblr_mdyb7m1cWk1rkrzcio1_500.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Facrystaleye.tumblr.com%252Fpage%252F3%3B480%3B480 * http://www.lvrj.com/view/radical-commitment-and-nothing-less-makes-a-marriage-thrive-160342315.html * I want to buy some credibility with my “I’m not religious!” religious readers. Sometimes I like to retell a religious story and then apply it to a broader but still important human matter. So, hang … Continue reading

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By putting aside our selfish interests to serve someone or something larger than ourselves — by devoting our lives to “giving” rather than “taking” — we are not only expressing our fundamental humanity, but are also acknowledging that there is more to the good life than the pursuit of simple happiness. — Emily Esfahani Smith

“It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.”    — greatest sage Viktor Frankl * http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-than-being-happy/266805/ * * The pursuit of happiness is associated with selfish behavior — being, as mentioned, a “taker” rather than a    “giver.” The psychologists … Continue reading

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Greatest sage Viktor Frankl: What is to give light must endure burning

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