an uphill climb – Ximena Velez Liendo, Bolivia – Winner of Whitley Award, 2017

19 05 2017

“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear.” – Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington

In the Quechua belief, the Andean Bear is a mediator between the upper world (the gods) and the inferior world (human); it provides a sense of direction, a passage from one era to the another, it maintains order when chaos emerges.


PachaMama rising: HUMANO

7 08 2016

“At first they couldn’t speak to her, she had forgotten her own language… having spent 10 years on another planet, or six months on this Earth, as per our concept of space and time. Suddenly, it all came back to her. She spoke about a magical world, where people lived in harmony, and anything you wanted became real. It helps knowing that other ways of life also exist.” – Alan Stivelman (in Humano)

FORWARD MARCH: for every 2 steps back, there is always the 1 step forward that makes all the difference

22 03 2016

Peace comes when we no longer view ideological differences as threats but conduits to growth through respectful and creative dialogue. 



1 03 2016

(geo-blocked to the US.  If you’re outside, you’ll need to go through a US proxy.  Try Tunnelbear.)

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

26 02 2016

thank you bernie.


a mandolin in the universe

8 12 2015

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. – Lao Tzu

The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals. – John Hartford

unrepresentative Democracy – we CAN set forth its transformation

17 11 2015

The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near zero, statistically non-significant, impact upon public policy… We have a political system that betrays the fundamental idea of a representative democracy. – Lawrence Lessig

Our epoch is a birth-time, and a period of transition. The spirit of man has broken with the old order of things hitherto prevailing, and with the old ways of thinking, and is in the mind to let them all sink into the depths of the past and to set about its own transformation. – Hegel