Monthly Archives: August 2014

Shaghayeh Djodat

Recently watching this 1996 Persian film, Gabbeh. Fascinated by actress who plays the principal character, being a spirit, muse, or both: Shaghayeh Djodat. Image from the film that captures the sprit: A mood that won’t let go:

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George Michael: Sense of Father Figure

Love can be mistaken For a crime Find the video to George Michael’s “Father Figure” (1987) to be particularly effective, and remaining so, over time. Now find out the model in the video is Tania Coleridge, who was an actual … Continue reading

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Respite, Refuge

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): We are at our cottage on Texada Island. The unending world crises seem remote here. It’s as if the world takes a break. We press a circumstantial “pause” button, and the … Continue reading

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Front Lines of Education

As with many occupations, there are those who live it and live to make it better. Came across this 2002 story about then teacher Kim MacDonald. Portrait of teacher dedication, as follows: Passion and urgency greet funding panel Tess Kalinowski … Continue reading

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ISIS Vapour

Where so much evil occurs in the name of a religion. Both too easy and dangerous to transfer to false beliefs as to such evil being an element, if not the essence of a religion. Consider “The Troubles” (such a … Continue reading

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Carnot: Muslims Around Here

Posted an image from Carnot, Central African Republic. Story to come. Part of the story, or much of the story: Seems that any time one religious group assumes political dominance, as referenced to the religion…

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Didn’t know about children surviving the concentration camps, such as Auschwitz. Thought they were all killed as soon as they arrived. Helena Kubica discusses: The fate of child and youth prisoners was no different in principle from that of adults … Continue reading

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