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Is Gal Gadot a White Zionist Feminist?

Jun 6th, 2017 | By Editor | Category: Featured article, Islamic world, U.S.

As I got ready to watch the much-anticipated Wonder Woman movie, someone close to me asked me what I think about the claims that Gal Gadot is White Zionist Feminist.
Ok, so I read the article. Here are my thoughts on it.

Everyone has their own political views, religious affiliations, causes to support. I agree with some, disagree [...]



Cantares (dedicado a Antonio Machado) - Joan Manuel Serrat

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By Editor | Category: Poetry

Everything passes and everything stays,
But our fate is to pass,
to pass making a path,
a path upon the sea.
I never chased after glory,
nor sought to leave my song
in the memory of men;
I love the weightless, gentle
and subtle worlds -
worlds like soap bubbles.
I like to see them get painted over
by sun and grain, to fly
under the blue skies, to [...]



Poets’ corner: Almafuerte

Sep 6th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Poetry

Don’t embrace defeat, even defeated,
don’t feel yourself a slave even enslaved
trembling in terror, think you fearless,
and charge with fury, even wounded, even hurt.
Have the tenacity of the rusted nail,
though old and ruined, a nail as ever.
Not the cowardly folly of the turkey
that folds its plumage at first tremor.
Go forth like God, who never cries,
or like [...]



Band From TV, with Teri Hatcher, Jorge Garcia

Sep 6th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Uncategorized

As a sort of follow-up to my Hugh Laurie tribute post earlier today, here’s a shoutout to Band From TV. I gotta say, as much as Hugh rocks, the one that stands out the most is Bob Guiney (formerly of Bachelorette.) Greg Grunberg (Heroes) came up with the concept. The band raises funds for the [...]



Burning Man Beckons

Sep 6th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Uncategorized

That’s it - next year I’m totally going.

See slideshow (SFgate.com)



Hugh Laurie cracks me up

Sep 6th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Uncategorized

I rcently was watching an old British comedy show with Rowan Atkinson when I went “hold on, hold on - I know that voice.” I was always amazed at Jen’s uncanny ability to recognize actors just from their voice; from voiceovers, narration, radio commercials, an ability I don’t usually have. But soon enough Google and [...]



Awesome time-lapse video

Aug 18th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Pop culture

I found this amazing time-lapse video on the Mattflies blog.
Matt says his friend John Turner created it.
John must have a LOT of time on his hands!



Pompeii Graffitti

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Anthropology, History

These examples of graffitty in Pompeii give us an insight into what the Romans were like. Not unlike us, seems to me:

Figulus loves Idaia
Vibius Restitutus slept here alone and missed his darling Urbana
Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself!
We have wet the bed, host. I confess we have done wrong. If you want to [...]



11-yr old boy amazing past life recall

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Philosophy, Religious studies, What's YOUR take on this?

11-year old James Leininger can remember when his WWII plane was shot down by the Japanese. He recognized his WWII war buddies and spotted, unaided, the place where his plane went into the water.
Makes a compelling case for believing in past lives.
What’s your take?



Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Music

I can’t believe I did not have more exposure to Warren Zevon in the nineties. I loved his classic about getting into trouble while on vacation “Send Lawyers, Guns and Money,” but I never pursued his work beyond that (I guess I never cared for Warren’s Werewolves in London, which kinda dead-ended me back then.) [...]