material-is immaterial?

March 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

This here has been in my inbox for nearly a month and I have been meaning to get around to it ever since. I can say that despite a real-life enactment of the tired cliche–a journey for self-discovery via more exotic, less fortunate destinations–Christina Rivera’s words, once read, seem authentic.

Some bits that seemed relevant and could be shared–without giving away too much of the writing itself.

I am…

It was a relentless self-inquiry; the blank drawing longer and the question only spinning more furiously with each book I pulled off the metaphysics shelf.

Finally I put the books down. Put everything down. Realizing that I would find none of my answers in their conclusions and that these were chapters only I could write.

“Vocation,” not so much as it is defined as an occupation or profession, but as the term was refined by Frederick Buechner as:

The place where your great gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

Source:  A Pilgrim Finds Her Purpose by Christina Rivera, featured in The Brave New Traveler

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Sexism as conversationally acceptable in contrast to Racism

July 23, 2008 § 2 Comments

With that in mind, our quote of the day, from a recent interview with Katie Couric:

 

 

“I find myself in the last bastion of male dominance, and realizing what Hillary Clinton might have realized not long ago: that sexism in the American society is more common than racism, and certainly more acceptable or forgivable.”

-Salon’s Broadsheet on Sexism

 

And this is a prevalent issue the world over; the ‘too’ too long stares, the convenient double-standards under a shared roof for siblings,  and the predefined space in the world for women and men.

Just one of the creases in the world that need to be ironed out.

911

November 3, 2007 § Leave a comment

its happened…private news channels save a few are off air, and the pre-emergency emergency is in the air.

Lets wait and see..*fingers crossed*

follow the discussion…

June 4, 2007 § Leave a comment

on  non-profits and whether they should assume business models to remain accountable.

Some Non-Profits Just Suck.

change change change *harmonizing*

April 18, 2007 § 2 Comments

‘Change Change Change’ barbershop quartet like. Well I wish I could, but you get the idea.

I am talking about change.

 

I heart Net2

(more on this later today…stay tuned folks)

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