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Monday, June 26, 2017

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The Power of the Boob

Have you ever heard something that made you shake your head in disbelief and laugh at the same time? I had one of those experiences today.  Earlier this year, a high ranking cleric in Iran,...

Be Different, Be Free, Be Art

The Smithsonian Institute has been going through some controversy recently.  They currently have an exhibit called Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Surprisingly, the controversy isn't so much around the overall theme of...

Dance, Dance, Dance – No Matter What

Dance is a powerful force.  If there was any doubt about it, the documentary I saw the other day, War Dance, puts it to rest.   The story is based in Northern Uganda, which is...

Avatar – So Much More than Eye Candy

Avatar reminded me how impotent force is in the long run. The bullies will inevitably make headway in the short run. Love and understanding will win in the long run. Of course in the movies the love and understanding fights fire with fire so there is an incredible confrontation at the climax of the movie. In real life, it takes longer and is much less dramatic to overcome the big powerful machine. And yet, it's still worth it.

Last Minute Gift Idea

If you're looking for a last minute gift for a socially conscious friend or family member or someone who loves a great adventure story, be sure to pick up The Cove!

Power of Love/Love of Power

As we come closer to the season of Peace and Goodwill to all men, it's even sadder that over the centuries we are still so wrapped up in having to be right, in proving our point, in making others suffer so we can feel bigger that peace still seems so incredibly far off.

It’s World Kindness Day – Do Something!

Today is World Kindness Day.  Having just had Remembrance Day (or Veteran's Day for our US friends), it seems very appropriate to put the two together.  Remembrance Day is focused on giving our vets...

Dolphin Slaughter Film Debuts at the Scene of the Crime

The film The Cove turned into not only a documentary of the slaughter of dolphins in Japan but also of the adventure and covert ops that needed to be undertaken in order to tell the story. Unbelievably, they were invited to the Japanese film festival!

Priorities

I meant to write a post last week about an event I went to but didn't get around to it. Now I'm glad I didn't as it makes a sharp contrast to something...

Relax, already!

I'm not very political. I recently filled out a dating profile that had a section on "most favorite" and "least favorite" things. In the former there was a segment for "Political Figure"....