I am

April 18, 2006

a person
this is precious

 He looks like this:

street beggar.jpgstreetgirl.jpghomeless.jpgstarvingbaby150.jpg

 Not this:

jesus-pastor.jpgjesus 6.jpgjesus 5.jpgjesus4.jpgjesus2.jpg

 ————————————————————– ———————————————

here comes Easter!

April 16, 2006

easter bonnets.jpgsunday best.jpgeaster bonnet 2.jpgeaster bonnet 3.jpg

here comes Easter!
all is bright

full of color full of spite

in these days
of black and white

Easter bonnet 4.jpgEaster top hat.jpgeasterkids.jpgeaster couple.jpgeaster sisters.jpg


just as saying “I love you”
or “I’m sorry”
may come too late –
while slipping out of this life
on your back
mute and alone
surrounded by strangers.

tombstone, may have avoided3.jpg

To avoid Hell





Don’t You Tell Me

April 11, 2006

It is sad, these guys always claim to be (and are believed to be) righteous leaders. What can angry vindictive men tell us about forgiveness and love?

swaggart.jpg Osama.jpgrobertson.jpgfalwell1.jpg

rad cleric.jpgIan Paisley.jpgdubbyamiddle100.jpgabu hamza.jpg


Poverty: A Quick Study

April 7, 2006

The wealthy Democrat and the rich Republican have more in common than the wealthy Democrat and the middle class Democrat. Never delude yourself otherwise. Politics is all about the preservation of the status quo. The status quo translates to golf club memberships, private school tuition, new BMWs for the kids, Colorado ski trips, vacation home with boat in New Hampshire, SUVs the size of Rhode Island, shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Talbots, and on and on and on. There is little difference between a Democrat’s mansion and a Republican one. It is all rhetoric. It is like the World Wrestling Federation with suits. At the end of the show, the wrestlers leave together  all richer while the fans leave together all poorer and most stupider.

Check out http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRelated/Facts.asp

A well researched compilation of statistics and theories on the causes of poverty.

For example:

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the poorest 48 nations (i.e. a quarter of the world’s countries) is less than the wealth of the world’s three richest people combined.

Three Richest People in the world in 2005 according to Forbes business magazine (in billions)

1. Bill Gates, United States,$46.5, Microsoft
Warren Buffett, United States, $44, Berkshire Hathaway
Lakshmi Mittal, India, $25, steel

That’s a total of 115.5 billion.