14 February 2011
The 44th Day of 2011:
The Lifecycle of Freedom and the Power of Words
On the 11th day of February. . . last Friday. . . after 18 days of a determined, often angry, but consistently peaceful massive resistance and protest. . . Egypt was liberated from dictatorship. The modern day Pharaoh, President Mubarak resigned. The message delivered by his vice president announcing Mubarak would finally step down after a 30-year rule over the people. . . took about 30 seconds to announce. Continue reading
Monday the 31st day of January 2011
The last day of the first month of the New Year. At midnight newness turns into February. Another year proceeds with or without our permission.
During January’s 31 days we, a people belonging to one country, were wounded by a man’s internal demons that erupted into a public violence. His gun’s bullets brought death and disability, misunderstanding and sorrow. Tucson, Arizona is a place of beauty awash with colors provided by its natural palette. A part of the sheltering Southwest, the landscape and terrain do not suggest the imminent disruption of life. Reality does that — it surprises us individually and communally. Our daily lives are interrupted again and again. We turn around to find dreams transformed into nightmares. Continue reading
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