Tag Archives: humanity

Video Fridays: Some Cello Music for Your Soul


Inspired by news of how the Italians were coping with their quarantine with evening serenades that were posted on YouTube, 9-year-old Taran Tien and his little sister, 6-year-old Calliope, offered to perform a cello concert for their next-door neighbor, 78-year-old Helen Schlam, who had been self-quarantining in her Columbus, Ohio home. Rebecca Tien, the mother of the two musicians, recorded

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Daily Random Sh*t: The Cost of Being Self-Aware in this “Donald Moment”

1098-CorrinCampbell” by U.S. Army, https://flic.kr/p/8pqUYz

Daily Random Sh*t: The Cost of Being Self-Aware in this Donald Moment A friend lamented: I wake up every day feeling like an unredeemable pile of sub-human garbage knowing that nothing I can do will ever change it… meanwhile.. we got a guy who can barely form coherent sentences claiming to be a genuis. Thinking he’s great when his words

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No, no, no

DailyRandomShit for 2016-06-14 I ran out of “understanding’ this morning when a conservative friend posted an image connecting the Orlando shootings with an unrelated tragedy. Ugh. I feel bad about it, but it was the last straw. No… I’m calling you in this conflation of lies… Talk about missing the point & politicizing tragedy. No, no, no. Sorry, these are

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Blog Action Day: Inequity and The Opportunity to Learn

My mom and dad grew up in the post-World War II boon when they really believed that you could achieve anything that you worked hard at. They grew up in San Gabriel, CA, where the joke was that everyone was related to one another and it was understood which side of the railroad tracks, which ran directly behind my grandparents’

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Video Mondays: Pro Infirmis – Because Who Is Perfect

What is human beauty? I don’t know that anyone really looks at store window mannequins as the body types that we aspire to be, but they do communicate a distortion from who we really are and what we really look like. I know that guys are supposed to be impervious to this, but I’ve never really liked my own body

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Video Fridays: Brave at U of M Amplatz Children’s Hospital

“Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down by the enemy, fallen for the fear and done some disappearing, bow down to the mighty, but don’t run, just stop holding your tongue. Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live, Maybe one of these days you can let the light in, Show me, how big your brave is.”

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Video Mondays: Vacuity – Sci-Fi Short Film Drama

I grew up during what was prematurely called the Space Age and dreamed of being an astronaut, watching the launches of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions in glorious black and white TV. Life pulled me in other directions but the fantasy persisted in my appreciation of good Sci-Fi stories. Beyond a healthy dose of escapism, I eventually came to

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