April 4, 2014
Link to Qanta Ahmed’s “Honor Diaries: Silencing Speaks Volumes”

Link to Qanta Ahmed’s “Honor Diaries: Silencing Speaks Volumes”

Link to Qanta Ahmed’s “Honor Diaries: Silencing Speaks Volumes”

Victims of honor crimes are silenced. Victims of honor crimes are shamed. Victims of honor crimes are made pariahs. And, often, victims of honor crimes are extinguished. This week, Honor Diaries, a documentary focusing on the global manifestations of honor violence, was itself silenced, when two American universities — the University…

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March 31, 2014
I Used To Look At Guitars — Another Instrument With Soul

I Used To Look At Guitars — Another Instrument With Soul

March 28, 2014
I’ll call for pen and ink, and write my mind

I’ll call for pen and ink, and write my mind

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I’ll have my own thoughts soon on what I call “19th Century Modern” but thought my creative writing, photography, and music fans would enjoy this “reverts” entry from his blog. –Jim

Originally posted on Idle Expatter:

Years ago, while working in politics, the personal power of handwritten correspondence was impressed upon me. Like most people my age, I had never really bothered with…

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March 21, 2014
Goodbye, Long Winter

I’d neglect this blog longer but noticed that I’d posted a BackChannels (“Conflict – Culture – Language – Psychology”) link-sharing piece here (if you’re interested in conflict, international affairs, and political psychology, the post has been presented as a reblog).  Back at this ranch, I’ve just posted the latest artistic acquisition, a Pelikan M200 green (swirl) fountain pen with a fine nib…

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March 21, 2014

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Pen Porn – Unwrapping the Pelikan M200 Fine Point Fountain Pen

March 21, 2014
http://qz.com/190262/putin-is-violating-a-rule-that-was-designed-to-prevent-world-war-three/#/h/55621,1,3,4/

http://qz.com/190262/putin-is-violating-a-rule-that-was-designed-to-prevent-world-war-three/#/h/55621,1,3,4/

Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed the bitterness of the ages when he addressed his compatriots this week. For three centuries, the West had conspired to bottle up Russia within its borders—since the time of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and the establishment of the…

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February 13, 2014
Good Morning - I’m Still Here - Until I’m Not______

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Credit the mom with saying, “I’m still here!”
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Good Morning - I’m Still Here - Until I’m Not

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Credit the mom with saying, “I’m still here!”

About a week before she…

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February 7, 2014
Iced, Hunter Hill, Hagerstown, Maryland, February 5, 2014View Post

Iced, Hunter Hill, Hagerstown, Maryland, February 5, 2014

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January 26, 2014
“Hungarian stat…

“Hungarian state institutions at the time [shared responsibility] for the Holocaust. This apology today by the Hungarian state must become part of national memory and identity,” he added.

Hungary’s UN envoy makes country’s first-ever Holocaust apology –…

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January 22, 2014
Half-Winter HaikuAn old bear In hibernation Drift long time
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One haiku
Remembering all
Branches weep
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Half-Winter Haiku

An old bear
In hibernation
Drift long time

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One haiku
Remembering all
Branches weep

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Thr…

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