Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

CHRISTMAS CAN [STILL] CHANGE THE WORLD. THIS YEAR GIVE PRESENCE.

While deciding on the perfect gift for your loved ones this season, look for the Fair Trade Logo on the product. That will insure the perfect gift for both your loved one and to the family that produced the product. Is the person you're shopping for an avid coffee drinker? Look for the Fair Trade Logo on a bag of delicious coffee at your local market. When you give a Fair Trade gift, you are insuring that most of the purchase price goes directly to the farmer that grew the coffee beans rather than to a multi-national corporation.
THIS YEAR GIVE PRESENCE. For more info:
Advent Conspiracy
Trade As One

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Father Roy Bourgeois

Fr. Roy Bourgeois from bvideo on Vimeo.

Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of the Americas Watch, spoke at the First United Methodist Church in Endicott, New York.
Fr. Bourgeois spoke about his history of civil disobedience, his work in Latin America and his possible ex-communication from the Catholic Church for his outspoken advocacy of allowing women to become priests.
This video is provided courtesy of Stephen Schweitzer and the Binghamton IMC.

"They tell us they're teaching democracy. We say 'How do you teach democracy through the barrel of a gun?'" - Fr. Roy Bourgeois

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who made MY Mend Handbag? LAMUNU IRENE

MEND: Lamunu Irene from MEND on Vimeo.


MEND Explanation Video from MEND on Vimeo.


Who made MY Mend Handbag? LAMUNU IRENE
I purchased a Mend Handbag at an Invisible Children event last year in Austin, TX. Inside my handbag was a small handwritten note that simply said LAMUNU. After wondering for a year, I now have the pleasure to know who she is and cherish my handbag as Lamunu Irene cherishes her life.

CLICK HERE for more information on MEND and INVISIBLE CHILDREN.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Together We Can Get It Together - John Lennon




"Seeds Of Peace" In June 1968, John Lennon and Yoko Ono planted two acorns as a symbol of East and West coming together. They also sent two acorns to each of the World Leaders at the time, asking them to plant the acorns for peace.
IMAGINE PEACE.
Think PEACE.
Act PEACE.
Spread PEACE.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thousand-Hand Guan Yin

Thousand-Hand Guan Yin
The most incredible thing about the performance is that all the dancers are deaf. They are members of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. None of them can hear the music - this makes their choreography a truly amazing achievement. The difficulties and challenges they encountered in training are beyond imagining.

Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.

The ultimate message of this performance can be summed up in the following words from Zhang Jigang, the choreographer who put it all together:

As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mattie J. T. Stepanek


"Remember to play after every storm." - Mattie J.T. Stepanek
Former President Jimmy Carter delivered this eulogy at Mattie's funeral service held June 28, 2004.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

SISTER BARBARA HUBER / WAR NO MORE TROUBLE

'This post is inspired by and dedicated to Sister Barbara Huber, an extraordinary peace activist. I aspire to your level of commitment to social justice and I am proud that you call me a friend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ishmael Reed Interviews Mark Rudd




From City Lights Books in San Francisco, Mark Rudd talks about his book, Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen. Mr. Rudd recounts his role as the chairman of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the organization's occupation of Columbia University in 1968, and his time spent as a member of the Weather Underground. Mark Rudd discusses his book with essayist, novelist, poet, and playwright Ishmael Reed, the author of numerous books, including Mixing It Up and Pow Wow. Following the interview Mark Rudd takes questions from the audience at City Lights. Click Here to view this interview. This program contains language that some may find offensive.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Favorite Photos: Tom 'n Liz Garden Cams

Visit Tom 'n Liz Garden Cams for a 24 hour live streaming feed of the koi pond and the bird feeders. Hear the relaxing soothing sound of the pond, the cheerful chirping of the birds and the contented sounds of the frogs at night.
Be sure to stop back by to see new photos as they are added.

Favorite Photos: Snowmancam.com

Visit SNOWMANCAM.COM for a 24 hour live feed of wildlife, including squirrels, fox, raccoons, wild turkeys, bears, porcupines and birds.
Be sure to stop back by to see new photos as they are added.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cat and Bird - Unlikely Friends

Mississippi (1935)

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"I unsheathed my bowie knife and carved my way through a wall of human flesh, dragging my canoe behind me."

SEE WHAT I'M SAYING: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary

See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary.

Fifty People, One Question






Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo.

MARK RUDD: UNDERGROUND: MY LIFE WITH SDS AND THE WEATHERMEN


UNDERGROUND: MY LIFE WITH SDS AND THE WEATHERMEN ~OR~ GRANDPA WAS A TERRORIST by MARK RUDD
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and especially, your local independent bookseller.
BOOK TOUR DATES
C-Span "Afterwards" interview of MR by Ishmael Reed, poet and novelist, conducted at City Lights Books in San Francisco, April 22, in front of a live audience. To be broadcast on C-Span II channel Sat., May 16 @ 10 pm ET; Sun., May 17 @ 9 pm ET; and Mon. May 18 @ 12 am. and 3 am. ET.

"We won't let you down, Mark."

Favorite Photos: Family and Friends

Be sure to stop back by to see new photos as they are added.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

INVISIBLE CHILDREN: THE RESCUE APRIL 25, 2009 - UPDATE #3


Search and Rescue from Invisible Children Europe on Vimeo.
40,000 families in Northern Uganda, whose small children of ages 6 and up and forced to become child soldiers, are still waiting for them to be rescued and returned home. Unitl Joseph Kony is stopped, these families will never have closure. The Rescue Event started in Gulu with a march of children that had once been Night Commuters leading the way. The walk they once made to save their lives was now being made to save their brothers and sisters. On April 25th, their desire for peace will become our declaration of change.

CLICK HERE for more information on THE RESCUE and CLICK HERE for more information on INVISIBLE CHILDREN.

Click HOME below to see a Live On-Air Broadcast of The Rescue.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

INVISIBLE CHILDREN: THE RESCUE APRIL 25, 2009 - UPDATE #2


Rescue Riders from Jason Russell on Vimeo.

We at Invisible Children would like to believe we are pretty self-aware. Words like “young”, “idealistic”, “trendy” and “inexperienced” tend to follow us. We don’t mind though, because the one thing they can’t do is ignore us. And when this war is over, history will speak without bias. History will show what a bunch of dedicated, optimistic youth are capable of.

Here’s the gist of it. Since September 2008,

- Joseph Kony’s army has murdered 1,170 civilians.
- The LRA has abducted 476 children.
- The world has yet to respond.
- We’re ready and willing to change that. Now.

Call us what you will, just don’t forget to call us daring. Talk is cheap, and we're not ones to sleep through a revolution.

We will not return home until every abducted participant in every city across America returns home. We will ride across the nation until we are rescued for the ultimate purpose of raising the banner for the abducted child soldiers. We are the Rescue Riders and you can be one too.

Join us on our most adventurous initiative (EVER).

RESCUE RIDERS. TOGETHER WE’RE FREE.
rescueriders@invisiblechildren.com

CLICK HERE for more information on THE RESCUE and CLICK HERE for more information on INVISIBLE CHILDREN.

Click HOME below to see a Live On-Air Broadcast of The Rescue.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

INVISIBLE CHILDREN: THE RESCUE APRIL 25, 2009 - UPDATE #!


But Will It Work? from Behind the Scenes on Vimeo.THE RESCUE is almost here, BUT WILL IT WORK? We at Invisible Children always say, "the proof is in the pudding... and the pudding better taste delicious." In short - we don't want to waste your time or money, and that's why we always try our hardest to show you what your efforts are doing. So Bobby went around the world to talk with a few policy leaders to see if our actions on April 25th will RESCUE the children held hostage in the LRA. (Spoiler Alert! THE RESCUE has every reason to work.) Now, eat up this delicious video, and then call and/or write your leaders to get them to come out and rescue you next weekend. Proof rules... and so do you. CLICK HERE to find the city that you are interested in attending THE RESCUE.

Click HOME below to see a Live On-Air Broadcast of The Rescue.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Greetings

When Easter eggs hatch......

Friday, April 10, 2009

INVISIBLE CHILDREN: THE RESCUE APRIL 25, 2009

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Click HOME below to see a Live On-Air Broadcast of The Rescue.

Dear Governor Richardson, Senators Bingaman and Udall, Mayor Chavez, Mila Kunis, Drew Stuart, Johnny Chandler and Larry Barker:

On April 25th 2009 Invisible Children is hosting The RESCUE, a rally in 100 cities across ten countries, to bring attention to the plight of the children abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in Central East Africa. For the past 23 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GoU) have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. We are asking governments and international bodies to develop a strategy and support existing efforts to rescue the child soldiers abducted by the LRA.

The evening of April 25th, we will be hosting a Rescue event locally in Albuquerque, NM. We are inviting you to join us. However, if you are not going to be in this city on the evening of April 25th, we would love to have you at another of our 100 event locations. Thousands of young people will be at each of these events, and your attendance will strengthen our voice to inspire a generation into action.

The RESCUE is a radically unique event, requiring supporters to ‘abduct themselves for the abducted’. Participants will travel by foot to a pre-determined location in their city that will serve as their “LRA Camp”. There, they will remain ‘abducted’ until a person of great influence or cultural significance arrives and ‘RESCUES’ them by making a public statement on behalf of the child soldiers.

We would like that person to be you.

The call to action: rescue the child soldiers and help finally bring Joseph Kony to justice for his unspeakable crimes against humanity and his continued unwillingness to sign peace. We simply invite you to stand with us and make these children visible.

Here’s how you can help –

1. Come to the meeting place in any city at 4pm on April 25th and “lead” the group to the event location, a.k.a. “LRA Camp”. This will be about a 2-3 mile walk on foot.
2. Come to the camp anytime between 8pm and 11pm. Get up on stage, show your support and introduce a speaker on behalf of Invisible Children.
3. Be the ‘RESCUER.’ Your arrival would represent global attention to this issue and it would “free” the thousands camping out on this night for the child soldiers.

The Rescue on April 25th follows the success of Invisible Children’s previous events, the Global Night Commute in 2006 and Displace Me in 2007, which included nearly 150,000 people collectively. The attention generated from these events widely contributed to the start of the peace talks between the LRA and the Government of Uganda, supported by special envoys from the United States and other nations. The political impact of The RESCUE is anticipated to be historical not only for northern Uganda and its surrounding areas, but for the world as a new generation of activists set a precedence for justice and change through a simple unified act.

If you would like to be a part of this event in any way, please email therescue@invisiblechildren.com with SUBJ: (the city you’re interested in). We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or provide additional information on this war along with our initiatives dedicated to ending it. Should you be able to join us on April 25th, we will work with you and your team to coordinate specific times, VIP meeting places and other such details.

ABOVE IS THE LETTER SENT TO POSSIBLE RESCUERS ON THE LIST FOR ALBUQUERQUE, NM. TO OBTAIN THE LIST FOR YOUR CITY, CLICK HERE. OR BE CREATIVE AND SEND THE ABOVE LETTER TO ANYONE YOU FEEL WOULD DRAW ATTENTION TO THE EVENT - A CELEBRITY OR MEDIA PERSONALITY, IT'S YOUR CHOICE AND YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

The Rescue Manual (pdf)


HERE'S A SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE ALBUQUERQUE EVENT COORDINATOR: SARAH DINGMAN
Calling all Albuquerque Invisible Children Supporters!

Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm the event coordinator for the Mountain West region. I don't know about you but the closer we get to April 25th the more excited I get! Can you believe ten different countries are going to rally together to rescue the children held captive in Joseph Kony's army? It seriously gives me chills.

I'm emailing you tonight because I'm looking for 35 people willing to be the Albuquerque street team and facilitate the event. You'll work closely with me to make this event possible because without 35 volunteers, the Albuquerque event can't happen -- we'll have to cancel it. Invisible Children doesn't want to cancel it, I'm sure you don't want us to cancel it, so please speak up and let me know if you're willing to help make this event possible.

Invisible Children wouldn't exist without incredible supporters willing to take action and make things happen. Please email me if you want to be apart of the Albuquerque street team.

In anticipation,

Sarah Dingman
Event Coordinator
Mountain West Assistant
Invisible Children, Inc.
619.562.2799 ex.175
SDINGMAN@INVISIBLECHILDREN.COM

Click HOME below to see a Live On-Air Broadcast of The Rescue.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

EARTH HOUR - March 28, 2009 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Be a part of EARTH HOUR
Turn Off Your Lights For One Hour Beginning At 8:30PM Your Local Time, Wherever You Live On Planet Earth, Saturday 28 March 2009.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An extreme inspiration, Jeremy Lusk.


A song for a heart so big, God wouldn't let it live. May angels lead you in, Jeremy Lusk. On sleepless roads, the sleepless go.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pax Christi El Paso Film Series

This film series on peace and justice themes, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free. Donations are accepted but not required. Light refreshments are served, and there is time for discussion after each film. Movies have been scheduled at 3:00 p. m. on the second Sunday of each month through the end of 2009.




January 10 - PEACE IS EVERY STEP (Thich Nhat Hanh)

The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace Is Every Step provides an intimate portrait of the life of Thich Nhat Hanh, internationally known Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. His main message, delivered in soft-spoken tones, concerns meditation in action. "You get out of the meditation hall," Thich Nhat Hanh says, "and that is called meditation in action. Deep looking is meditation, and deep acting is also meditation."

Since his efforts to end the Vietnam War, which resulted in a forty-year exile from Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh has resided in Plum Village, France. Footage of his work in Vietnam and at his monastery in Plum Village, as well as at several retreats in the U.S., weaves a tapestry of his constant efforts at reconciliation. Thich Nhat Hanh served as Chair of the Vietnamese Peace Delegation to the Paris Peace Talks and some of the most interesting moments filmed involve his ongoing interactions with Vietnam Veterans. One of the most touching moments in the film is his visit to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.

In Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh reminds viewers to lead a "mindful and meaningful life... The best way to take care of the future," he says, "is to take care of the present moment. There are things we can do, we all can do."

Completed: 1998
Running Time: 52 minutes
Director/Producer: Gaetano Maida
Narrator: Ben Kingsley



December 13 - POSADA: A NIGHT TO CROSS ALL BORDERS

The U.S. Border Patrol turns away 100,000 unaccompanied immigrant children every year. This is the story of three who stayed. Las Posadas is a Mexican tradition that retells the Christmas story of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter.

In POSADA: A NIGHT TO CROSS ALL BORDERS, the journeys of Densi, Johny and Wilber unfold in a dramatic pilgrimage as teenagers from their homes in Central America for the United States. Each one was detained by immigration officials for several months between 1999 and 2002. Their heroic stories helped lay the foundation for future immigrants in need of assistance.

Since 2000, between 80,000-110,000 children have been arrested and turned away by the U.S. each year. The number of children detained annually by the U.S. has risen to over 7,700 in 2005.



Poison DUst You thought they came home safely from the war. They didn't.
Poison DUst tells the story of three young men from New York who could not get answers for their mysterious ailments after their National Guard unit's 2003 tour of duty in Iraq. A mother reveals her fears about the extent of her child's birth defects and the growing disablity of her young husband - a vet.
Filmmaker Sue Harris skillfully weaves, through interviews, their journey from personal trauma, to 'positive' test results for uranium poisoning, to learning what radioactive Depleted Uranium weapons are. Their frustrations in dealing with the Veterans Administration's silence becomes outrage as they realize that thousands of other GI's have the same symptoms.
Veterans, anti-war organizers, environmentalists and health care providers will find this wake-up call to today's GIs invaluable.
Today more than 1/3 of all 1991 Gulf War vets are on VA Disability Benefits. Meanwhile U.S. use of radioactive DU weapons has increased six-fold from 1991 to Gulf War II!
Directed and edited by Sue Harris and the Peoples Video Network.
Final edits by Mike Sudyn, Flying Dreams. Music by Movement in Motion, Catherine Moon, the Fourth Wall Players, Pam Parker & Jobari Namdar-Parker.
Visit www.peaceproject.com for more information.



THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of The Community Solution, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living. Visit www.communitysolution.org for more information.


VIVA LA CAUSA is a documentary film that focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights — the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva la Causa will show how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a battle for justice for the most exploited people in our country — the workers who put food on our tables. The new documentary film will chronicle how Chavez, Huerta and their colleagues, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., created a mass movement to improve the lives of some of the most exploited people in the country — farmworkers who labored for meager wages under appalling conditions in the fields of California. Chavez and Huerta guided a non-violent strike for fair wages that became a movement for social justice. The film, offered in English and Spanish, will feature interviews with Chavez's family and Dolores Huerta, as well as farmworker families, students and others who served as "foot soldiers," breathing life into the movement. It will remind today's students that they are inheritors of la causa, and that they, too, possess the power to change the world.


I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE
Michael Franti, world-renowned musician and human rights worker, travels to Iraq, Palestine and Israel to explore the human cost of war with a group of friends, some video cameras and his guitar.
"This film came out of my frustration with watching the nightly news and hearing generals, politicians and pundits, explaining the political and economic cost of the war in the Middle East, without ever mentioning the human cost. Although war is the most politically weighted subject one could ever take on, I did not want to make a political movie. Instead, I wanted to make a film about people, and the things they do to overcome the stresses of war and occupation: chief among these being friendship, humor, art and music. I am incredibly indebted to the people of Iraq, Israel and Palestine as well as all the soldiers who spoke so candidly for our cameras and have done my best to share their stories in the film. The most powerful thing I learned throughout the whole experience is how the gift of music opens all of our hearts and how in these times, that gift is more meaninful than ever." - Michael Franti




SOUL SEARCHING: THE JOURNEY OF THOMAS MERTON
Award-winning producer Morgan Atkinson spent years researching Merton’s work, as well as interviewing Merton friends, scholars and authorities on the spiritual life. Atkinson’s cameras reveal life at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton’s home of 27 years, as well as Merton’s path in New York City, Redwoods Monastery (California) and Christ in the Desert Monastery (New Mexico). The picture that emerges from Atkinson’s study provides provocative insights into the interior landscape of one of the spiritual giants of modern times while capturing the haunting physical beauty of the geography that both nurtured and shaped Merton. This documentary goes to the heart of Merton's spiritual journey.


THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.

MAY 17TH BODY OF WAR
Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine - wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it's like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man. Body of War unfolds on two parallel tracks. On the one hand, we see Tomas evolving into a powerful voice against the war as he struggles to deal with the complexities of a paralyzed body. And on the other, we see the historic debate unfolding in the Congress about going to war in Iraq.

April 19th Thirst
Is water part of a shared "commons", a human right for all people? Or is it a commodity to be bought, sold, and traded in a global marketplace? "Thirst" tells the stories of communities in Bolivia, India, and the United States that are asking these fundamental questions. Large dams and privatized, corporate water systems is challenged by experts and activists who assert that water is a human right, not a commodity to be traded on the open market.

March 8th Dorothy Day: Don't Call Me A Saint
This film tells the story of the New York writer and Catholic anarchist who the Vatican is currently considering for canonization. But Dorothy is no ordinary saint. Her commitment to justice and peace led to several arrests for civil disobedience and to a life dedicated to helping the hungry and the homeless. Dorothy Day taught that nonviolence makes the world safe for conflict... you can have conflict but you don't go to the point of killing.


February 8th War Dance
Northern Uganda has been at war for 23 years with a rebel force, the Lord's Resistance Army (L.R.A.), and the country's children are not only the victims of the rebels, they are kidnapped and forced to become the rebels. But amidst this grief and violence, across the country, Ugandan children continue to prepare for the biggest event of the year, the National Music Competition. War Dance follows the courageous efforts of Patongo's students as they pour their hearts into winning this year's competition. They dance about their homeland, they dance about their future, they dance to be children...and they dance to win.

For more information, call (915)217-8190 or (915)874-8422
Show time: 3:00 p. m.
Mother Tesesa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services
2400 E. Yandell Dr.
El Paso, TX
(Between Piedras and Cotton St.- From I-10 take the Piedras exit, go north on Piedras turn left on Yandell.)

Schedule for 2009
January 11 - THE INVISIBLE CHAPEL
February 8 - WAR DANCE
March 8 - DOROTHY DAY: DON'T CALL ME A SAINT
April 19 - THIRST
May 17 - BODY OF WAR
June 14 - THE CORPORATION
July 12 - SOUL SEARCHING: THE JOURNEY OF THOMAS MERTON
August 9 - I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE
September 13 - VIVA LA CAUSA
October 11 - THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
November 8 - POISON DUST
December 13 - POSADA: A NIGHT TO CROSS ALL BORDERS

Monday, February 2, 2009

Snow Ice Cream

The best thing about winter is snow ice cream!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jim Haynes - Inviting The World To Dinner


"Every week for the past 30 years, I've hosted a Sunday dinner in my home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. I hold the salon in my atelier, which used to be a sculpture studio. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and we can overflow into the garden. Every Sunday a different friend prepares a feast. Last week it was a philosophy student from Lisbon, and next week a dear friend from London will cook... I have long believed that it is unnecessary to understand others, individuals or nationalities; one must, at the very least, simply tolerate others. Tolerance can lead to respect and, finally, to love. No one can ever really understand anyone else, but you can love them or at least accept them. Like Tom Paine, I am a world citizen. All human history is mine. My roots cover the earth. I believe we should know each other. After all, our lives are all connected. OK, now come and dine." - Jim Haynes from his NPR interview. Listen to "Inviting The World To Dinner" from the 'This I Believe' series on NPR. Sign Up for one of Jim Haynes' Sunday Salons

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Save The Delta Queen

Save The Delta Queen Part 1

Save The Delta Queen Part 2

Delta Queen's Crew Plea To Congress

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Coraline

Coraline Be Careful What You Wish For.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jazz On A Summer's Day


Jazz On A Summer's Day is a documentary set at the Newport Jaz Festival in 1958. Enjoy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Fred Knittle with The Young @ Heart Chorus

The Young @ Heart Chorus lost their beloved Fred Knittle, 83, January 1st. Of Barbara, his wife of 57 years, Fred often said that their marriage was based on faith and trust. She had no faith in him and he didn't trust her. And that 'she's a religious cook, everything's a sacrifice or a burnt offering'. It's reported that Fred kept his sense of humor right to the end. In the hospital, with his whole family around him, he'd clutch at his throat and make like he was choking, then laugh at the horrified reaction. Fred Knittle, you will be stayin' alive each time we think about you.
To view the above Fred Knittle Clip, CLICK HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pax Christi El Paso Film Series

This film series on peace and justice themes, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free. Donations are accepted but not required. Light refreshments are served, and there is time for discussion after each film. Movies have been scheduled at 3:00 p. m. on the second Sunday of each month through the end of 2009.

January 11th The Invisible Chapel
For two decades a migrant chapel remained invisible to the wealthy residents of a San Diego, CA neighborhood. Every Sunday parish volunteers provided humanitarian assistance and held a church service for over one hundred impoverished agricultural, construction and service industry workers from Mexico. Local neighbors, along with the San Diego Minutemen and a Talk-Radio host clashed with the mostly undocumented immigrant congregation. The ensuing conflict forced the migrants and volunteers out of their sacred space and ultimately caused the demolition of their place of worship.

For more information, call (915)217-8190 or (915)874-8422
Show time: 3:00 p. m.
Mother Tesesa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services
2400 E. Yandell Dr.
El Paso, TX
(Between Piedras and Cotton St.- From I-10 take the Piedras exit, go north on Piedras turn left on Yandell.)

Schedule for 2009
January 11 - THE INVISIBLE CHAPEL
February 8 - WAR DANCE
March 8 - DOROTHY DAY: DON'T CALL ME A SAINT
April 19 - THIRST
May 17 - BODY OF WAR
June 14 - THE CORPORATION
July 12 - PEACE IS EVERY STEP (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Will 2009 Be The Great Leap Forward? Yes, It Can Be!

Waiting For The Great Leap Forward - Billy Bragg

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Snowman Cam

Snowman Cam is a live streaming wildlife webcam located in Gaylord Michigan, one hour south of the Mackinac Bridge. Deer, turkeys, fox, coyotes, raccoons, black bear, flying squirrels, porcupines and other wildlife can be viewed live wandering through the woods of northern Michigan.

SANDART - 2009!!! Happy New Year!!!

The Theatre Of Sand of Sergey Nazarov

About Me

My photo
Chapter 1: Sold Flowers on a Street Corner, Chapter 2: Secretary, Chapter 3: Antique Toy Store Owner, Chapter 4: Truck Driver, Chapter 5: Worked at Deaf Center, Chapter 6: Anne's Mom, Chapter 7: Currently Work for Screen Print Label Company, Chapter 8: Aquabats Cadet #120171, Chapter 9: Activist, Chapter 10: New Hybrid Car Owner (So Anne Can Help Save The Penguins)
The above photo was taken with Jake of The Casualties who sets the standards high for the way people should be. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe Jake. He's like a really good cereal, a balanced mix of everything needed for complete nutrition.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Events at the The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046

UPCOMING EVENT JULY 10TH: BONHOEFFER

UPCOMING EVENT JULY 10TH:  BONHOEFFER
BONHOEFFER at Mother Teresa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services 2400 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX July 10th at 3:00pm. For more information, see the full post above.

UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 20TH: MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES

UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 20TH:  MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES
Mary Pickford: The Muse Of The Movies at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 August 20th at 1:30pm ONLY. MVFS is pleased to host the director, Nicholas Eliopoulos, who will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH - 15TH: THE TREE OF LIFE

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH - 15TH:  THE TREE OF LIFE
The Tree Of Life at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 9th - 15th.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH - 22ND: THE TRIP

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH - 22ND:  THE TRIP
The Trip at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 16th - 22nd.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH: BEGINNERS

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 23RD - 29TH:  BEGINNERS
Beginners at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 23rd - 29th.

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 6TH: THE NAMES OF LOVE

UPCOMING EVENT SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 6TH:  THE NAMES OF LOVE
The Names of Love at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 September 30th - October 6th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH: THE HEDGEHOG

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH:  THE HEDGEHOG
The Hedgehog at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 7th - 13th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH: ANITA

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH:  ANITA
Anita at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 14th - 20th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 21ST - 27TH: LIFE, ABOVE ALL

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 21ST - 27TH:  LIFE, ABOVE ALL
Life, Above All at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 21st - 27th.

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 28TH - NOVEMBER 3RD: NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT

UPCOMING EVENT OCTOBER 28TH - NOVEMBER 3RD:  NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT
Nostalgia For The Light at The Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, NM 88046 October 28th - November 3rd.