Thursday, January 11, 2018

In Memorium




In Memorium

Nancy Louise Hindle Doallas
August 19, 1927 - January 11, 2018
Ft. Myers, Florida

May peace be with you, Mama.


You think this is just
another day in your life?
It’s not just another day.
It’s the one day
that is given to you today.
It’s given to you. Today.
It’s a gift.
~ Br. David Steindl-Rast



Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thought for the Day

Sometimes the flaw in our character 
is the hole through which God enters.
~ Haroon Moghul
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Quoted from Haroon Moghul, How To Be a Muslim: An American Story (Beacon Press, 2017), page 64

Haroon Moghul, Pakistani-American Writer, Academic, Journalist, Television Commentator, Public Speaker; Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America; Senior Fellow and Director of Development, Center for Global Policy

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Saturday Short

Today's Saturday Short is the trailer for Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film (2017) from director Sam Wainwright Douglas. The 74-minute documentary is about the conception and construction of a two-mile-long artwork by the interdisciplinary arts collective Postcommodity* between the borders of Mexico and the United States. The work comprises 28 ten-foot balloons, each bearing a pair of "open eyes", an indigenous cultural symbol, that float over the border wall dividing Douglas, Arizona, from Agua Prieta, Sonora. The balloons serve as "a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn."



A screening of the film will take place on January 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. The presentation, co-sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian, is free. A discussion with producer David Hartstein and artist Cristobal Martinez follows the screening.

* The collective includes artists Raven Chacon (Navajo), Cristobal Martinez (Mestizo), and Kade L. Twist (Cherokee), who have collaborated with Steven Yazzie and others to investigate through an indigenous lens public perceptions, beliefs, and actions and their effects on indigenous cultures.

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