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Robert F. Kennedy’s Greatest Speech Still Resonates in 2017

Robert F. Kennedy’s Greatest Speech Still Resonates in 2017

We must recognize the full human equality of all of our people before God, before the law and in the councils of government. We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous…We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do.

Love this: Hero pt2

Love this: Hero pt2

My scalp is tingling.  Wow.  LOVE THIS! Pt 2.  One of my all time favorite films, if not top favorite: “Hero”, with Jet Li.  Chinese, with subtitles.  An epic visual and aural masterpiece.  Compelling story centered around the unification of China.   This is the […]

On Images of The Prophet

On Images of The Prophet

The author explores images of the Prophet Muhammad through creating an historical and cultural timeline sourced from Islamic texts, book art, and paintings.  I post this as a point of interest and insight to learn, not for debate.   I am not a Muslim, I am not knowledgeable, […]

Michelangelo’s disintegrating frescoes

Michelangelo’s disintegrating frescoes

“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” —Johann Wolfgang Goethe, 23 August 1787, The article, and title of this post, is below The Restoration of 1984-94 segment.   It is about the […]

farewell great lady

farewell great lady

We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words.  But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014.   “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

  He was said to have supported young couples in a time when marriage was banned for young men.   Emperor Claudius II desperately needed soldiers, not lovers. Saint Valentine Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the […]

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him […]

His Day is Done by Maya Angelou

His Day is Done by Maya Angelou

This is the official tribute of Nelson Mandela from the American people at the time of his death.  An amazing poem.  Beautiful and serene, read by Maya Angelou who has a captivating voice.  I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to listen.  Reading […]

revolution for all people

revolution for all people

I began to prepare this post for images only.  But I needed to know what lead to life in prison. About the first half of his life. An interesting paradox.  An intensely tolerant, inclusive and compassionate man.  Rightly celebrated as a great man of peace. […]


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