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envision : nap : whisper : laugh : caress : sing : love : consider : hug : create : wonder
but above all

Traveling Hopefully

"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

-Arundhati Roy

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I just saw this movie. I hadn't realized how much I'd like it. This scene is a celebration of older women. We are, if we are lucky, still just girls. One of the things I like most about being with other women is the fun and silliness that can ensue. Of course, I love men too. But, there's something wonderful about girls. It reminds me of a joke I read: What would the world be like if there were no men? It would be full of fat, happy women.

May we all dance far into our old age.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

March on Gaza, Jan. 1, 2010 - Gaza Shall Not Die!

Norman Finkelstein and other prominent activists are asking that people converge on Gaza on Jan. 1st, 2010 to break the siege of Gaza. Go with them, or support someone else who's willing to go. Events to raise money to send people to Gaza are planned throughout the Fall.

As for the march itself, tentative plans are for 5000+ international marchers to enter into Gaza through Rafah, and then exit through the Erez crossing, "with 500,000 Gazans behind us." Help make it happen!

For more details see Norm Finkelstein's web site and facebook groups.

“This march draws inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi,” according to a statement by the Coalition to End the Illegal Siege of Gaza. The statement also outlines plans for the march, which will take place on January 1, 2010. “We will march the Long Mile across Erez checkpoint alongside the people of Gaza in a nonviolent demonstration that breaches the illegal blockade,” it said, adding that “We conceive this march as the first step in a protracted nonviolent campaign … If we bring thousands to Gaza and millions more around the world watch the march on the internet, we can end the siege without a drop of blood being shed.”

Saturday, July 11, 2009

like tears in rain

This is one of my favorite film scenes. I think it's likely Rutger Hauer's best performance ever. Aside from the poetic beauty of the scene, it is a metaphor about power. The marginalized replicant is more capable of human compassion than the alienated human being.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Noam Chomsky Anti-War

This is an incredible production. It begins with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. anti-war movement and moves into a powerfully resonant audio-visual message about how the world sees the U.S.

"The peace of the world must never again be destroyed by the will and the wickedness of any man." — George W. Bush

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Noam Chomsky on “Crisis and Hope: Theirs and Ours”

Noam Chomsky speaking at Riverside Church in Harlem on June 12, 2009. Posted on the DemocracyNow web site on July 3, 2009.