‘There Are No Victories That Will Bring Us Peace’

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It is good and right that we hound the state into giving us justice, but blacks cannot delude themselves into thinking that the state will ever become justice. There are no laws that can be passed or reforms that can be pursued that will allow us to stop being vigilant. There are no victories that will bring us peace. We will never be able to pound our swords into plowshares, because we will always have to be prepared to fight. Dr. King, our beautiful prophet, was wrong. The arc of the moral universe does not lead anywhere in particular, not in this life. If it bends towards justice, it is only because it is pulled that way by our constant effort, by our unceasing straining and sweating and shouting.

I wish I were ending this comment with answers or at least encouragement, but I have none to offer. I just…

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I Pushed All The Buttons

Originally posted on Live2EatEat2Live Blog:

Warning, some of the pictures (at least one) maybe too graphic for those with queasy stomachs.

The Cat is still hosting her friend from Hong Kong. Sunday buffet brunch at Orchids at the Halekulani. One of the premier spots to take visitors.

Table Setting

Table Setting

The Mouse's Messy Plate

The Mouse’s Messy Plate

Messy Plate No. 2

Messy Plate No. 2

On the carving table was whole roast pig, you can see a bit of it above near the 12:00 area of the plate. Had to ask (beg, plead, cajole) for some of the crispy skin. Think the chef was saving it for himself afterwards (just a thought, I would too).

Messy Plate No. 3

Messy Plate No. 3

Lots of salads, poké, sashimi, prime rib, etc.

Popovers

Popovers

One of Orchids signature items is their popovers with poha berry jam. Awesome stuff (not too sweet, a little tart … just right), was looking forward to one, maybe two. Alas, poha berries are becoming…

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Autumn feeling.

Originally posted on Ramona Crisstea:
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. ~ James Cromwell I don’t know about you but here in Cluj, in the…

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The perfect light

Originally posted on Ramona Crisstea:


Today while I was on my way to university my attention was caught by some new graffiti which were created in a very short time on the pillars of Marasti Bridge in Cluj-Napoca. Although I thought the graffiti were created by anonymous artists out of their desire to create and expose their talent, actually were created by some of the most respected urban artists from Romania, taking part in an event called Timaf Urban Art.

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Yummy

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The graffiti bridge

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Make it your own

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Via Colori 2014

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Artist in a White Tank 8 Photos in This Gallery Via Colori is held on the weekend before Thanksgiving in Houston, Texas.  This year activities on Saturday were canceled due to rain.…

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The Meaning We Put Behind Our Passwords

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Perhaps my biggest surprise has been how willing, eager actually, people are to openly discuss their keepsakes. The friends I queried forwarded my request, and before long I started receiving passwords from complete strangers. There was the former prisoner whose password includes what used to be his inmate identification number (“a reminder not to go back”); the fallen-away Catholic whose passwords incorporate the Virgin Mary (“it’s secretly calming”); the childless 45-year-old whose password is the name of the baby boy she lost in utero (“my way of trying to keep him alive, I guess”).

Sometimes the passwords were playful. Several people said they used “incorrect” for theirs so that when they forgot it, the software automatically prompted them with the right one (“your password is incorrect”). Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times’s cybersecurity reporter, told me about the awkward conversation she had not long ago, when, locked out of her…

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A conversation with Mitch Albom

Originally posted on Busy Mind Thinking:

Or at least a dream of a conversation with Mitch Albom.

I believe I have a story worth telling; even if it takes a dream of someone with talent, to help me voice it. Thanks for taking the time to read and critique the content.

I have tried on numerous occasions to sit and write the story of how my medical condition has changed my life; and brought with it more learning, knowledge, and awareness, than any other experience in my life. I have assigned various titles, told it from different view points; and each time, I feel I must begin again.

One of my favorite authors is Mitch Albom. A few short months ago, I finished reading his book «The Time Keeper,» (books have been a saving grace on the numerous days that I am no longer capable of driving and in living the daily life I knew); so…

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