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jianpu  1 2  3  4


music notation with numbers


playing for change

quincy jones music consortium

pencils of promise

jeni uses a tc-helicon and layers in like wildfire  jeni at soundcloud

learning a stringed instrument  playing guitar, uke, mandolin

guitar tab

guitars, mandolas, tiples, etc  portable pluck string music instruments

the musical evolution of Maiko Watson

songs about long periods of time

erhu lessons from benny

ARRahman’s KR Academy in Chennai

filk music

HK priest sings grassroots songs

music and tourism

8yo girl shreds guitar, playing scarified

charles fox music


music: devotional

Snatam Kaur

see her singing St Francis of Assisi prayer with imagery of Hindu saint Sri Anandamoyi Ma in new bloggit at http://snk.to/dahe

Number Music Notation Systems




kids songs

tinkerbox, ja ja ja ja www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7769#47037 

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(Ethiopia) ethiopia reads | http://www.yenegetesfa.org/  |  


appreciative inquiry method

asset inventory: process learning circle approach

learning management systems

happiness hypothesis happiness involves wisdom

conflict dissolution with blasted ball bearings, blinding acid

sharing (if it doesn’t lead to collaboration)  facebook Soleri hits likes share



open schooling India

international schools iringa,tz   schoolofthenations,macao



albany free school http://youtu.be/wZStQ__ldXI

compassion games






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Global Auxiliary Language (GAL)

+++++++language: global secondary language

amerindian sign language http://www.manataka.org/page311.html


vikidia (encyclopedia for 8 to 13yo) (why not in esperanto?)

video  Problems with English at the UN

tags for identifying languages


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-- based on high frequency spoken words? (see GSL wordlist by Charles Browne in Japan)

-- new words can be built from the base list, rather then introducing a new word (ie electric brain = computer, electric ladder = elevator)



_____________roots creoles (creoles of english and other colonial languages)_________________

These languages developed as social survival strategies by slaves and indentured workers who laboured long and hard for their controlling masters, but needed a common language amongst themselves, as workers were often put together to work and (in the brief intervals of relaxation time) to socialize with other workers who came from very distant places. Rather than viewing these creole languages as broken versions or mixmash versions of their masters’ tongues, they should be studied as examples of logic and simplicity in the spoken tongue (mother tongue).

Derek Bickerton

Bastard Tongues


haitian creole





________________reformed English______________r

language: English spelling reform bmk1

language: etymology: some wisdom in baby talk

language: origins (sounds distribution)link 

educational articles bmk

topical English vocabulary (book by isaac wang)




language of peace changed into language of war


factors involved to design UAL/GAL



esperanto postage stamps over the years

tolkien and EO  ​donh.best.vwh.net/Languages/tolkien1.html



International Language - related issues

Esperanto City

Lidia Zamenhof and Roan Orloff Stone

esperanto washington dc


Bensona Esperanto Metoda


why IDO?   IDO(reformedEsperanto)  founders?

ido postage stamp

learn IDO  here too

Delegation for IAL

English-Ido: idolinguo.org.uk/eniddyer.htm

Ido-English: www.idolinguo.org.uk/idendyer.htm

Gettysburg Address: wikisource.org/wiki/La_Diskurso_a_Gettysburg

US Declaration of Independence: wikisource.org/wiki/La_Deklaro_pri_Nedependo





Lingwa de Planeta

_______________Lingua Franca Nova_______________


LFN tutorial   more   plu

at omniglot

alice in wonderland book La aventuras de Alisia en la pais de mervelias




languages of peace  Ronny Edry




SCRIPT   easy fonts for children




visual: Isotype  EarthLanguage.org

scripts:  unifon   norquay  

nootka model  http://www.omniglot.com/writing/nuuchahnulth.htm 

kriolu Cape Verde

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 dharma Dharma, Religion, Spirituality 

keywords faith, belief system, destiny, fate, will, chaos, order, intelligent design, revelation, miracle, messenger, manifestation, nabi/rasool, prophecy, NDE near death experience, herald, persecution, holocaust, fanatic, extremist, literal interpretation, priest/cleric, secular/clerk, scripture, orthodox, radical, fundamentalist,  dhimmi/kafir, hindu, krishna, sabean, abraham, judaic, moses, zoroaster,  

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attributes of God (from writings of Baha’u’llah)


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the Forman sisters chant in Sanskrit


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http://positivequalities.com/ by James Down


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cards on the table (Elsa)


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child marriage


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to hijab or not to hijab

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waking up to creeping Islam


18% of inmates are now Muslim (1000s convert each year)

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according to UN reports, some 5000 women and girls are victims of honor killings every year

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the 3rd Jihad:


Bet Ye’or: Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis (book)

Melanie Phillips: Londonistan (book

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beginning of Islamic calendar - how calculated

1:11:00 Robert Spencer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvCQbzPKiI

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stance of Parisienne Muslim Moaque on Boko Haram


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Holocaust’s Arab heroes (mosques were safe places for Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany)


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193=26 first mosque in Paris (Grand Mosque of Paris)

“there is strong evidence that the most influential Arab in Europe -- Si Kaddour Benghabrit, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris -- saved as many as 100 Jews by having the mosque's administrative personnel give them certificates of Muslim identity, with which they could evade arrest and deportation. These men, and others, were true heroes. “


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Siege of Vienna (led by Xn army and King of Poland)

halted advance of Islam

on Sept. 11, 1683

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55:00 interfaith hotspots threatened by Islam

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2 Raels: Rael who was taught by an alien  http://rael.org/download.php?view.1

Ra-El the Messiah guy


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New Order of the Ages


The motto Novus Ordo Seclorum was coined by Charles Thomson in June 1782. He adapted it from a line in Virgil's Eclogue IV, a pastoral poem written by the famed Roman writer in the first century B.C. that expresses the longing for a new era of peace and happiness.

The original Latin in Virgil's Eclogue IV (line 5) is:

"Magnus ab integro seclorum nascitur ordo."

= the majestic roll Of circling centuries begins anew

= the ages' mighty march begins anew

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sinnead oconnor  take me to church


through down your arms (roots music from jamaica)


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stories of Baha’u’llah (Mandarin) datongbooks.com/index.php/product/view/1163 

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UHJ responds to Brazil president regarding opening of World Cup 2014 http://news.bahai.org/story/1008  |  satellite broadcasting of world cup   |  no soccer ball?


  |  the bounce


kickoff https://plus.google.com/u/0/112374836634096795698/posts/GBouYQ1dkpg 

actual message:


infographic  http://holykaw.alltop.com/3-seconds-will-change-everything-tech-and-the-world-cup-kickoff-infographic

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More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason.     That, my friends, that is true perversion.

Harvey Milk

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Raids on the Unspeakable, Thomas Merton


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bean counters


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is yoga a religion?


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redefine religion


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science and religion?

pattern thinkers


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TED series


WILEY TED series




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There are no dharmas to be disliked                             .

   - Len-chi (Linji, Len-chi) (d. 866) (9th century China) 1 2 

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etymology of ancient Chinese characters show possible Judeo-Christian links


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DA-AkJzpKmg  (English and Mandarin)

see comments re Ainu people http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-nilotic-origins-of-ainu.html

micmac connection?


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rise of caliphate

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comparative religion e-charts



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jerusalem stone of consciousness (book)

other books by joel david bakst

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importance of breathing

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know about religion

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iran accused of excavating Baha’i cemetary

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secular coalition for America

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PEW forum research on religion

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nicholas kristof on religious literacy in america

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elaine pagels writing book

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hateful religious stereotypes

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Muslim cleric does calligraphy on passage from Baha’i Writings

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anti-Muslim sentiments set straight

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vince li

told by G-d to decapitate fellow bus rider; gets off on grounds of being mentally ill


follow-up by victim’s mother to news killer can now go on unsupervised walks

questions about the psychiatrists here

Response: Maybe he wasn't insane when he bought the knife. He kind of just knew he was going to meet a force of evil and someone who represented aliens who would attack if the certain-to-meet alien representative wasn't killed and dismembered first. I guess is called "the not yet insane disposition to buy a knife for imminent attack by aliens (or representatives of them) while riding on an inter-city bus" premonition. People who have premonitions are still sane. ....So Mr Li's insanity didn't start when he bought the knife. I guess it also didn't start when he changed his seat to sit beside the guy at the back of the bus whose alien-type vibes Mr Li at the front of the bus could feel. In other words, he probably moved to sit at the back of the bus because he wanted to be close to the toilet in case he had to move his bowels. Or maybe, he went to the toilet, and noticed a young man listening to music and Mr Li then confirmed using his internal alien identification system that the young man posed an immediate threat to humanity.

Then, in a sudden voice from G-d, he gets the message that G-d tells him to kill the guy who's listening to music on his headphones because otherwise aliens will attack. Hearing this VoG (voice of G-d) is the beginning of when he is mentally ill. Luckily he bought the knife, so he could proceed in following G-d’s instructions and remove the victim’s head and part of his bowels or innards. When later arrested, the killer admits his guilt and says he wants to die (obviously, he was aware then of the immoral severity of his action).

But then, probably while in custody waiting for his case to come up, the killer gets a revelation. The killer knows that Christianity is the main religion in Canada and that a story depicting himself as a G-d-following hero in the struggle against evil, invading aliens might carry some weight and make him look not so bad. (“So, the voices-in-my-head told me to do that, not my usually sane and trouble-free thoughts which couldn’t stand up against the invading, mentally ill voices from G-d.”)

His illness was not discovered until after he killed Tim Maclean. It was made retroactive to exactly at the moment when he raised his arm to make the first knife stab into the neck of Tim Maclean.


[5 years later] Supposedly, the killer is considered a wonderful patient who is responding positively to his medication and treating, cutting the usual go-for-a-walk waiting time in half. This system-manipulator whose incarceration and rehabilitation and daily living expenses are paid for by taxpayers is now allowed time to walk freely in the city of Selkirk for a short time now but later maybe a whole day. This is a farce that he will one day (perhaps within 10 years) get state-paid retraining, a resettlement allowance, and freedom to move, live, work wherever he wants to.

While Tim Maclean lies in the ground.

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another kill and carve up case 

another killer kills someone after hearing voice of God

Steve Heer kills his father

another killer “on a mission from God and the whole family must die”

NCR (not criminally responsible)

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jesus’ wife papyrus

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why science does not disprove God

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religious art at Khan Academy

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Grimaldi Day: Joseph Grimaldi, who died in 1837 and was the inventor of the modern clown, is remembered every first Sunday in February in a memorial service at Holy Trinity church in Dalston, east London.

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Inter-Faith leader calls for bridges not barriers between Faiths

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Savitri by Sri Aurobindo

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mandalic consciousness: sri chakra

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thoughts on suicide for elderly people

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cramping his style: muslim educator’s prep schools to be closed

in turkey

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The God Particle

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book on Hinduism irks some

moderate and progressive: Fethullah Gulen

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Islamic propensity for science

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kids 4-8 book about prayer: everyone prays

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science+religion: life on and existence of other planets

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anti-Islam film to be removed from YouTube

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surveillance of NYC mosques allowed

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alcoholics anonymous without the religion

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meditation helps soldiers (refugees) with post-war trauma PTSD

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NZ footballer praises Islam

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bill nye defends agnosticism

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real st. valentine

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girl stoned to death for using facebook acct

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leaving Islam has its risks, but it is possible

death, funeral, burial, grief

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falcons disprove evolution     why evolution is true

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How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains: Sara Lazar at TEDxCa  neuroplasticity


The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans: Daniel Amen


Mindfulness starts with the body


placebo, nocebo effect: mind can cure body  Lissa Rankin


meditation and mindfulness


The Moral Molecule by Paul  Zak

http://www.worldinterfaithharmonyfilmfestival.com  2013 finalists

Best Feature Documentary U.S.A. - SHIFT OF THE AGES

Best International Feature Documentary - (A Tie)  THE BLUE JEWEL (Germany) and HEART OF A MURDERER (Italy)


Best International Short Film - ANIMATING THE GOLDEN RULE

Environmental Harmony Award - THE BLUE JEWEL

Women Of Vision and Harmony Award - (A Tie) DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA and SAINT KATHERINE DREXEL


Audience Choice Award (International) - THE TIME IS...NOW

Audience Choice Award (U.S.A.) - FINDING JOE


Raheel Raza - Muslim women’s rights advocate

another contentious cartoon

Separate religion and state? -- be careful where you talk like that

US silent on uslim persecution of Christians in Middle East

book The Faith Club:A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew-- Three Women Search for Understanding


book author talks “burqas, baseball & apple pie”

vid  girl ask muslim mom, “can i marry a jew?”

gunmen kill 8 at Sufi Islamic gathering | gunman kills 2 at Russian cathedral

description of the village of Marlott in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Ubervilles which could also describe the bad side of religion:
 “An unguided ramble into its recesses in bad weather is apt to engender dissatisfaction with its narrow, tortuous, and miry ways.”


The man of upright life, from frailties free,
Stands not in need of Moorish spear or bow.

Your Inner Fish Neil Shubin

Lady Blomfield bio (Baha’i)

maltese, nigerian muslims and cat/dog/people crucifixtions

what’s in Reza Aslan’s book about Jesus 

Lauren Green Fox News talks with Reza Aslan on his book about Jesus

unsettling scriptures  prophetofdoom ebook  rebuttal (not working)

Jean-François Marmontel 

In 1767 he published Bélisaire, now remarkable in part because of a chapter on religious toleration which incurred the censure of the Sorbonne and the archbishop of Paris. Marmontel retorted in Les Incas (1777) by tracing the cruelties in Spanish America to the religious fanaticism of the invaders.

Syrian kid says he will inform God

99 thoughts on ganesh

butterfly mosque

great interfaith magazine - The Fountain

books by Patrizia

marcel grenet: religion of the chinese people 


Sabah Christians band together to stop conversion to Islam

stopping radical islam (book)

against banning criticism of Islam



islamic watch


Lesley Hazelton: on reading the Quran

Aurobindo’s Savitri with accents to assist in oral reading

Thank God for evolution: how How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World

The Essential Sri Anandamayi Ma: Life and

 Teachings of a 20th Century Indian Saint



religion of the chinese people

meditation music  karunesh

book about transformative power of union of science + religion

america’s most and lest bible-minded cities

einstein on G-d, Judaism, Bible, etc



origin(s) of the name Allah for G-d    more  more

vid: Judith Butler + Cornell West honor Edward Said

vid: The Future of God --  the merging of science + religion

is islam a religion of peace? debate

is islam a religion of peace? another debate

Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan debate: is religion a religion of peace?

social hostilities due to religion (Pew report)

veil-lifting sparks arrest in China

temple day and temple dancer story in old bali

number 9: Beatles  JimiHendrix  Hendrix+McLaughlin  Beethoven’s9th(Blackmore) 9sidedtemples

Is God great? debate with Christopher Hitchins and John Lennox

Is there an afterlife?

Sam harris vs Reza Aslan Full Unedited Video

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (2004) is a book by Sam Harris, concerning organized religion, the clash between religious faith and rational thought, and the problems of tolerance towards religious fundamentalism.

chris de burgh song crusader

comparing islam with other faiths    muslim yT channel

peaceful muslims -- craig winn’s comments

7 parallel English translations of the Quran

prophet of doom

islamisizing state education in UK

khalid sheik mohammed says koran forbids violence for spread of islam

sacred texts and LGBT http://www.sacred-texts.com/lgbt/ 


ambi-gendered and religion

a common greeting gesture in asia: anjali mudra

a.r.rahman sings Kun Fa Yakun a Sufi song

mass of people at a Hindu temple in Thiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu, South India

higher consciousness -- the Fourth Way - Gurdjieff Institute for Harmonious Development of Man

short story by Flannery O’Connor about hermaphrodite in Catholic setting

transgender and pagan faith  “We may call down a God and Goddess, but for me the God is Familiar, the Goddess is the Other and both are concerned with the quality of my character and the rightness of my action rather than my chromosomes.”

bloggers of different and no faiths

friendly atheist

Eben Alexander Proof of Heaven


George MacDonald’s poem Antiphon (assured that Jesus has come again)


Monty Python star says you can’t parody Islam


Sunni monarchs back YouTube hate preachers: Anti-Shia propaganda threatens a sectarian civil war which will engulf the entire Muslim world


Shannon Larratt on Pastafarianism fridge magnets, atheism, and interconnectedeness

Shannon Larratt comments on Roseanne  TV show

In her old TV Show, “Roseanne”, they talk a lot about their ‘lodge’ and have parties there. There were no discussions about this ‘lodge’ being good or bad, it was normal for everyone to go there.

But one episode featured D.J. going to and asking about ‘church’. The reaction is negative and I can’t find any other episode where any of the people go to church.

There is one episode where both Roseanne and Dan voice their troubling concerns to a ‘god’ (they didn’t mention Jesus), both in separate scenes where they are alone.

If you can find any other episodes where they pray seriously to a ‘god’ or go to ‘church’ (other than a wedding, but I remember those as a vegas wedding and renewal and another being held outside), surprise me.

It’s amazing how many people find a ‘god’ for a second when they are in need, then forget all about him unless they’re using God’s name as profanity.


Elsa’s new list of phobias


significance of bindis


Kidspirit teen emag interfaith youth mag at Huff Post


50 religious inspired tattoos


Baha’i bhajans


chart showing some Hindu gods


bishop in disguise challenges parishoners’ treatment of the homeless

sex neutral pronouns  http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/essays/epicene.htm

holy order of epicene  http://epiceneorder.org/en/ 

Bruce Springsteen and some of his most spiritual songs  Rutgers seminar

neo-pagan order of the spiral path

God’s pronoun

Baha’i online courses

conference on spiritual oneness

Buddha was an introvert

Brunei introduces Sharia law

Secret Tibetan Book of the Dead video documentary

Cross Hill in Lithuania (ever higher hill of pilgrim’s crosses etc etc)

Malaysia court restricts use of “Allah” to Muslims only  BBC account

Rifqa Bary case  2  wikipedia  more  

lady gaga offends with judas song

Vancouver Hindu chariot festival

Yale students leery of Christ returning as Korean female 

cult education/news


acid attacks on Christian priest in Zanzibar

Lady Gaga’s Born this way overlaps Baha’i celebration of diversity 

yoga charts

google religion news

steve jobs, apple turn technology into a religion 

gye nyame symbol from west africa  2 T-Blaze song 

10yo girl killed returning home from Bible study class

George Harrison acoustic version of All Things Must Pass  and here too  cover

George Harrison’s album Living in the Material World

John Lennon sings his song India

stories of illumined youth as told by Sarah Perceval [Baha’i]

yoga in schools is exercise, not religion (LATimes article)

yoga for kids (DVDs, CDs)  from Wai Lana 

little krishna (animation) in 12 animated cartoons from big animation in india

dharma, religion, spirituality

umbanda afro american religion from uruguay and brazil

snatam kaur links to 2 videos of her powerful devotional singing

sun-grazing comets, stars falling prophecy   effects of comets on humanity

psalm 23 -- bobby mcferrin  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9fzWq-d8jU 

ice age goddess sculpture http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/03/mclaughlin-ice-age-art.cnn.html 

google helps document the Dead Sea Scrolls http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2012/12/31/sidner-dead-sea-scrolls-online.cnn.html 

this has something to do with the mesoamerican deity in the mayan religion: quetzalcoatl  wikipedia

Chaitanya - saintly Hindu chanter

French ex-Muslims form council of non-believers

Drew Barrymore removes her tattoos as she partly becomes Jewish

reporting on violence in the name of Buddhism leads to ban for TIME mag

thoughts on Ramadan 1  nonmuslim fasts too 2 

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yoga not a religion http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/us-usa-yoga-california-idUSBRE96016Y20130702

no deity will save us http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods/2013/06/26/time-magazine-no-deity-will-save-us-we-must-save-ourselves/ 

Videos of interest

TED talk http://youtu.be/blgfYLhFN0Y    

interview with Jennifer Tress (You’re Not Pretty Enough)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDsjAxtY17w 

Facebook   Redditt/Jezebel  report on sikhnet 

Question: Does this prove that at least one secondary male characteristic (for facial hair) is kept on the X-chromosome and not the male Y-chromosome? In other words, is much or more of the “traditional” male included in the female, rather than the other way around or rather than equally divided or strictly divided?

  Dr Orly Lacham-Kaplan   men not needed to make baby

Stephen Pinker The Psychology of Religion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JILvK_fLTuY 

Jared Diamond  The World Until Yesterday

Electric eels and religion??!!!... Look at part of the Table of Contents:

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Sasha Obama practices her Putonghua with (then) Chinese president Hu Jintao

chinese flashcards at quizlet

chinese astronauts dock with their Tiangong-1 space station, stream live

china and censorship (article by nicholas kristoff)

rose tang

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Avital Ronell

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Trilobite! (name of book)1st creature to have eyes?


personality types

climate change   geology of climate 

 climatogate UEA   global cooling 1 stopping Ice Age 

facts on warming 1  2  3  Keeling Curve  CO2 rise 

 deniers 1 archive 2 Fred Singer merchants of doubt  3   

Jim Hoggan’s Climate Cover-Up, George Monbiot’s Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning and Ross Gelbspan’s The Heat is On and Boiling Point.

Saturn’s north pole’s hexagonal cloud/jet stream pattern

neodymium magnets videos 1 2 3

synergy, holographic principle, holotropism

seee also blogroll

UFO documentaries 1 2(subterranean bases) 

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David Gingera: Founder and President of urban agriculture venture CitiGrow


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woven domes



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faircompanies.com  1  2 3  4

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Paul Sellew’s Harvest Power compost/biogas urban project

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gregg fleischmann’s geometric cubicles

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arcology prototype of futuristic, sun-run, “monastic” laboratory Arcosanti

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concrete canvas

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will allen on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/will%20allen%20growing%20power

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climate change

climate stats as musical notes http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682535/hear-the-incredible-rise-of-climate-change-played-on-the-cello

terrifying math of climate change infographic http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682305/the-terrifying-math-behind-climate-change-visualized

http://math.350.org/     http://gofossilfree.org/



al gore

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huawei easysite wireless

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proto-housing U-court Kyoto

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Typical topics & hands-on demonstrations


panyaproject.org      http://www.appropedia.org/The_panya_project

dacha project dachaproject.com

 trigenerator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMAmNiVuvOU 



Advisory Board


anotherland.org  (near Qingdao)

China Laoshan District, Qingdao, Shandong Province QingLiangjian Village

266000 Qingdao Shandong   China

Cell phone: 13791910727

Cell phone: 18561558975




Permaculture at Jasper Place High School, Edmonton, AB[39]

Permaculture BC, British Columbia Showcase of BC Permaculture Instructors http://www.permaculturebc.com [40]

Kootenay Permaculture Institute, British Columbia[41]

Permaculture Canada, website that lists many practitioners and related to Permaculture courses and projects in Canada[42]

The Permaculture Project GTA - a permaculture hub based in Toronto; a weblog oriented to permaculture in the Greater Toronto Area

Permaculture Ottawa - non-profit permaculture community organization in Ottawa, Canada[43]

1/4 Acre Cold Climate Permaculture Site - Ness Creek Forest Garden

Harvest Moon Society, Clearwater, Manitoba[44]

Conscious Design Collective, Vancouver, BC - a community of Educators running Permaculture Courses in Vancouver and the surrounding bioregion.[45]

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10 modes of transport

3 wheels

tubular trains  video

et3.com vacuum maglev



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Dr Roger Leir  -- Alien Implant research



Dr Karla Turner


book: Taken

book: Into the Fringe

Masquerade of Angels

Missing Time




greening and hydrating the desert in Israel

atmospheric water  machines

hydroponics 1  2  

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embroidery-influenced suturist

the sirens of jeju

o.  o

(  /  )


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English spelling refom  IqgLix kud yUz a speLiq Ov3rh^L. (EzE iqgLix -- Watson) Eenglish kood yues u speleeng oeverhaul. (Truespel)

Yueyaquan Crescent Lake Oasis (Gobi desert)

killing fields: what areas of earth have known peace for any sizable length of time?

animals caught, set free skunk and whale are rescued from entanglement

books to read

bloggits to be

stedawa: stage and gap year

snippets of rhyme  unprofound intro to stedawa


Giclee printers and prints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWszUvTezRQ 



book cover images





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online journalism and markdown












Markdown Blog Hosts


http://scriptogr.am/about/  make entries with markdownpro, sync .md files with your dropbox, voila! -- free simple blog hosting with possible




dropplets http://theindustry.cc/2013/03/04/dropplets-the-markdown-cms/   dropplets requires host server

octopress and jekyll and markdown http://blog.assimov.net/blog/2012/03/24/tumblr-to-octopress-powered-by-jekyll-and-markdown/


jekyll http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/other/building-static-sites-with-jekyll/

the veronicas

lemonade mouth  determinate  more than a band   turn up the music   somebody  here we go

sax music played to a seal http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/video/2013/jul/05/seal-saxophone-taronga-zoo-video 

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Just to know You http://youtu.be/5LHNmG0X4t4?t=6m10s

with these quotes

There is something in all of us that seeks the spiritual ~ the spiritual is inclusive. It is the deepest sense of belonging and participation. We all participate in the spiritual at all times , whether we know it or not. There is no place to go to be separated ~ When we seek connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other. ~~  Margaret Wheatley

If we think about it, we find that our life consists in achieving a pure relationship between ourselves and the living universe around us ~ this is how I ~ save my soul ~ by accomplishing a pure relationship between me and another person, me and a nation, me and a race of people, me and animals, me and the trees, or flowers, me and the skies and the sun and the stars ~ me and the moon ~~ an infinity of pure relationships, big and little ~ This, if we know it, is our life and our eternity, the subtle perfect relation between me and the circumambient universe. ~~  D.H. Lawrence

Song is from the newest CD by Snatam Kaur and Peter Kater ~ Heart of the Universe

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somehow, this photo makes me think of arcosanti

I ain’t got no home in this world anymore  Woody Guthrie

    version Dylan with The Band

hobo’s lullaby

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Yueyaquan Crescent Lake

2000yo spring-fed Yueyaquan Crescent Lake near Gansu, China

slideshow     article at twistedsifter     

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The Happiness Hypothesis


book by Jonathan Haidt, NYU-Stern School of Business http://www.happinesshypothesis.com/index.html 

recommended reading for each chapter: http://www.happinesshypothesis.com/beyond-readings.html

(includes Wm Damon’s (1997). The youth charter: How communities can work together to raise standards for all our children. New York: Free Press.  

happiness needs wisdom

Robert J Connors in Dreams and Play: Historical Method and Methodology:

“all received wisdom is partial, incomplete. It must be examined again and again, not merely accepted. That, finally, is why there are, and why we need, multiple histories.”

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conflict dissoresolution with blasted ball bearings, blinding acid

Grumpy or grudge-bearing people sure go to extremes to resolve their conflicts

blasts of ball bearings at a mosque

acid in the face for director of Bolshoi ballet 

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Chinese astronauts

chinese astronauts dock with their Tiangong-1 space station, stream live to audients in Beijing and classrooms across the country



rescuing America’s space program


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learning management systems

The New Rules of LMS Content Integration: http://chronicle.com/Cengage_NewRules.pdf

A Study of the Impact of Cengage Learning’s Aplia: http://chronicle.com/Cengage_ImprovingStudentLearning.pdf

google docs

bookmarking system = personalized content discovery service

small notetaking system = linked sticky note management service

edmodo  http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.kr/2012/09/edmodo-first-year-using-it-with-my.html

smart notebooks   http://smarttech.com/Home+Page/Solutions/Education+Solutions/Products+for+education/Software/SMART+Notebook+collaborative+learning+software/SMART+Notebook+collaborative+learning+software

4 more LMSs :  engrade, Schoology, CourseKit, Big Campus


even more



clips, post-it notes: evernote for schools http://evernote.com/schools/  

bookmarking diigo

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killing fields      9/11


partial chronology of killing in the name of Allah-God


wars over the centuries



CNN Goldman Sachs and the Zio Matrix'

David Duke http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkzDv0Ruutc

(=a message for alex jones fans about wikileaks )

he Zionist Matrix Of Power HD

How Zionists Divide And Conquer

CNN, Goldman Sachs, and the Zio Matrix

Occupy Zionist Wall Street.

All fans of Alex Jones and Peter Joseph should watch Duke's awesome videos.

presstitute http://youtu.be/sMrU84r_2X8 


Planes Without Passengers: The Faked Hijackings of 9/11

geoengineering of massive water vapor generation


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the musical evolution of Maiko Watson

Never in a million years (pre-Sugar Jones) (not sure who did the backtrack) http://twohandsapproach.org/songs_other/Maiko_NeverInAMillionYears.wma  [site is down]  mp3

A Little Bit of Heaven (Sugar Jones) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ZW3tYUzl8&list=PL04D08D2842DF3637&index=9      mp3

Sweet Vibration (Sweet Vibrations CD)

Ready to be Loved (Sweet Vibrations CD)

If it hadn’t been for Love (live in concert) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJwvAd9GdRo 

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songs about long periods of time

a thousand years (cover by april lockhart) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnq5roHAVbM

never in a million years by maiko

in the year 2525

7 generations

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sharing (if it doesn’t lead to collaboration)

Facebook experiment has failed https://medium.com/a-programmers-tale/f7b8c66109ea

Quote on sharing from Paolo Soleri on page 312 What if?

1/25/00 Sharing -- the word has become a sorto of tutto fare (do everything) dipper dripping the syrupy brew of togetherness. Shared mediocrity?

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Devotees perform a ritual of the Afro-American religion of Umbanda, which spread to Uruguay from Brazil

from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20041848

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animals caught, set free

animals caught in the claws of civilization

skunk  http://v.gd/rjconnors_skunkjar

whale  http://youtu.be/EBYPlcSD490 

polar bear on smaller pieces of ice  story  2 ice floe  eating cub  

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learning stringed instruments


Justin Sandercoe http://www.youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoeSongs?feature=watch


real gig world


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English spelling reform

Masha Bell

at the BBC: Why should we reform English spelling?

at The Economist: Wy can’t we get it rite?

her blog

Types and magnitude of English Spelling Problems and their Significance for Reform

Facebook page

PronSci charts



 ­­15 Speak Out! (IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group Newsletter) Issue 48, February 2013

 Two pronunciation lessons  Roslyn Young and Piers Messum


Debbie Heppelwhite


Judy Thompson  16 color codes for 16 vowel sounds


Truespel  http://truespel.com/en/  with converter


Robert A. Hall Jr Sounds and Spelling in English (1961)

The irregularities of English spelling originated between four and five hundred years ago, at a time when English society was organized according to strict class distinctions, and when the upper class -- nobles and intellectuals -- wanted to keep the art of reading and spelling as their private possession. An irregular, irrational spelling system was an excellent means to that end, and to maintaining class distinctions; it is, as the economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen pointed out over sixty years ago, "archaic, cumbrous, and ineffective; its acquisition consume much time and effort; failure to acquire it is easy of detection. Therefore it is the first and readiest test of reputability in learning, and conformity to its ritual is indispensible to a blameless scholastic life."


Valerie Yule

English Spelling Reform Society  http://www.spellingsociety.org/ 


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guitars, mandolas, tiples, etc

Some links for “travel” guitars

STRIP-DOWNS  silent practice guitar, better with amp







Castar (telecaster) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUihfTyO8Io 

product guide paper http://images.thomann.de/pics/prod/doc_121205_.pdf 

trade korea page listing http://www.tradekorea.com/products/ministar%20guitar.html?keyword=ministar+guitar

USA distribution Music Land Central http://www.musiclandcentral.com/mismfutrguin.html

[Mini Star dance? https://plus.google.com/photos/104987570167325122204/albums/5527464658779525153/5533910265339360994?banner=pwa&pid=5533910265339360994&oid=104987570167325122204 ]

Traveller Guitar

ultra light  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OQI2CI/ref=s9_simh_bw_p267_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-7&pf_rd_r=0HKD5N7SCEQ9WG09GZ5C&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1533720062&pf_rd_i=11971241#productPromotions 

FOLDING   full body guitar that folds and fits in overhead storage bin

Voyage-Air Guitar  http://www.voyageairguitar.com/ 

Jetson  http://www.gizmag.com/dan-mapp-jetson-travel-guitar-with-split-aluminum-neck/17114/

SCALE-DOWNS  smaller than normal guitar, fretboard perhaps also shorter

Little Martin

Colin Lee review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uumhbCFBieI

vendor product guide http://www.guitarcenter.com/Martin-LX1E-Little-Martin-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-103042974-i1148318.gc

cupit guitar  

http://youtu.be/ISIKtk4l9-I      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6AECI6m938     http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006U3SP62 


Larrivee Parlor Guitars  all solid wood construction, no laminates




Vagabond Travel Guitar  


Breedlove BREEDLOVE C250CME TRAVEL 499 http://www.gbase.com/gear/breedlove-c250cme-2013

Blackbird http://www.blackbirdguitar.com/ 

composite vs woood http://blackbirdguitars.blogspot.kr/2008/06/carbon-fiber-classical-guitar-wood.html


Palm Guitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1BU34jjogU   www.palmguitar.com 

Peavy Composer Parlor Acoustic

Axl Johnson  http://www.dhgate.com/axl-johnson-jtr-1-portable-travel-guitar/p-ff8080813bdf4e81013be03f1f3d7e52.html#s4-6-1

Specialty Guitars

Zager http://www.zagerguitar.com/?event=public.store.guitars.models 

Xaver http://www.12fret.com/content/2013/04/10/xaver-grand-concert/ 

Some links for other pluck string instruments













ukelele  http://www.12fret.com/content/2013/06/03/national-rope-bound-koa-resonator-ukuleles/ 

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snippets of rhyme

   poetic intro to stedawa’s space

Enjoy some lyrics, a song, a note

Or links I assembled on a page I wrote

On music and art, webology and truth

Unity and nature, and gardens on the roof

In front of me there's a very blank slate

And I can hardly prognosticate

Will the contents cascade in a limitless way?

At this point in time, it's hard to say

It's kind of a weave, it's kind of a melt

A fusion of sorts that reflect how I felt

And on what surfaced that day as I sped on my way

Down the dirt road of time to the oceanic spray

(possible email list sign up promo at tinyletter.com)

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Appreciative Inquiry Method

This new insight of focusing on the positive, on the strengths, and on the good things and skills and talents that are at hand in the group is apparently something that people or scientists didn’t think too much about before.

intro http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/intro/whatisai.cfm

more http://centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/ 

1945 Johnny Mercer: accentuate the positive with the pied pipers (1945) 

   sung by Ella Fitzgerald http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_JxgAU84-k

   sung by Paul McCartney with studio musicians http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYo2LrnCOAM

   sung by Aretha Franklin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IP9h40z0sk

   sung by Better Midler and Bing Crosby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z45EB4TiYz4 

?Looking at the negative (within yourself?) - no words -- Trash Man by Jimi Hendrix

exorcize out the negative with rock guitar  tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B36COXYrFr0

seeing what talents, skills, ideas, solutions can be generated from within the group and what resources are locally available

1989 Red Grammer   Song: Shake Your Brain (lyrics)  (video)

(1) You’re headin’ outside with your friends to play

When your Momma says, “Take your little brother today”

“But the big kids are fast, and the little kids are slow”

“What game can we play together?”

“I don’t know”

You gotta shake your brains, figure it out

There’s no need to scream or shout

You gotta work that thing you’ve got upstairs

You gotta activate what’s under your hair

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shbbbbbbbbbb your brains all day long

(2) You wanta pretend that you’re a star

Singing on a stage and playin’ guitar

So you don’t have an instrument, it’s all in your head

But there’s wood and there’s glue and there’s string in the shed

So shake you brains, figure it out

There’s no need to scream or shout

You gotta work that thing you’ve got upstairs

You gotta activate what’s under your hair

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shbbbbbbbbbb your brains all day long

Shake it!

(3) Now if it costs a dollar to go to the zoo

And you’ve got six dollars but there’s seven of you

There’s gotta be a way to earn the rest of the dough

You better think fast if you’re all gonna go

You gotta shake your brains, figure it out

There’s no need to scream and shout

You gotta work that thing you’ve got upstairs

You gotta activate what’s under your hair

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shbbbbbbbbbb your brains all day long

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shake your brains

You gotta shbbbbbbbbbb your brains all day long

inquiry learning

natural curiosity

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Sasha Obama practices her Putonghua with (then) Chinese president Hu Jintao

Although the new Chinese president has not visited the USA yet, the former president Hu Jintao did visit.

President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have two daughters, Melia and Sasha. The younger daughter, Sasha, learns Mandarin in school. She and several members of her class had a chance to practice the language in a language exchange with then president Hu Jintao.


Not sure where there are pics of the actual Sasha-with-classmates language exchange event. Perhaps it was not open to the press or public. How unfortunate.

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synergy1 , holographic principle2 , holotropism3

 The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Aristotle

 The sum is each of the parts.  Bahia Watson

 Whole, Part, Piece. Richard Dowling

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sun-grazing comets, stars falling prophecy

book astro  Studies of SOHO Comets by Matthew Manning Knight


vid astro sungrazing comet dove into sun  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk9pfbh_iCM


 vid astro 55 Cancri e   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Cancri_e

 steaming super Earth 40 light years away (super form of water can beat the heat)


 rel-sci 1859 Carrington event (comets) (stars will fall from the sky) http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2012/11/30/sun-grazing-comets-as-the-trigger-for-electromagnetic-armageddon/  "Traveling at a 1000 kms per second, the shockwaves would reach earth in about a day and a half. And the effects would likely be much worse than the 1859 Carrington Event, a solar superstorm that wreaked havoc on telegraph lines and caused the aurora borealis to be visible as far south as Texas."

1833 http://www.finalevents.com/Event1/Sign06.asp

“In 1833, the last of the signs appeared which were promised by the Saviour as tokens of his second advent. Said Jesus, "The stars shall fall from heaven." Matt. 24:29. And John in the Revelation declared, as he beheld in vision the scenes that herald the day of God: "The stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig-tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." Rev. 6:13.”

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embroidery-influenced suturist

Dr Alexis Carrel Man the Unknown


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philosopher with an edge

Avital Ronell  Finitude’s score: essays for the end of a millenium


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gregg fleischmann’s geometric cubicles


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the sirens of jeju

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chinese flashcards at quizlet


 see also langhub on youtube  http://www.youtube.com/user/langhub/videos 

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cross-gender vocal ranges

interview conchita  2014 eurovision wining song  song video 

eurovisionireland intview  yTchannel 

marcelito pomoy (mars dual)

     soprano and tenor  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffNdXlxafFU

     soprano  http://youtu.be/mBuzGX1tslI

20/20 documentary on transgender (Barbara Walters) (5 part series)


16yo undergoes SRS in UK

andrew de leon

     goth soprano, goth opera (falsetto)  http://youtu.be/Q9O5Dhl_RmY   

                  ave maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OHN7Zj0qb0 

tiny tim

     falsetto tiptoe through the tulips  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skU-jBFzXl0

              living in the sunlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c71RCAyLS1M 

              great balls of fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awj_kv6pb7o

               ed sullivan “   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eluCkCMH_y8

        falsetto  earth angel (ed sullivan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT8t0VxZXEM

        falsetto  i’m a lonesome little raindrop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWO3x-Kr_uE 

        falsetto fill your heart (biff rose)  http://youtu.be/4trWg4hT8z8

biff rose  fill your heart   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_6xIUrJa3k 


david bowie fill your heart  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLEDmPu6fgo


transgender teen star with no legs Piyah Martell

biological etiology of M2F transsexualism?

legislation omits TGs in Hawaii

gender variants and classification problems in schools


emma http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/video/?videoid=1593fcd9-70f1-4905-ae6a-ac60bb5bf3e8&src=v5:pause:titleBar^link:&from=mpl_en-au_sixtyminutes_news^sixtyminutes^stories 

not related for humans yet, but in mice


former transgender queen becomes a monk http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/2013/05/14/former-transsexual-beauty-queen-becomes-a-monk

deaths of transgendered people  Tiffany Goodwin  Dewayne Jones 

Bulent Ersoy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/network-awesome/bulent-ersoy-remarkable-story_b_2330277.html

mental health of bisexual men


bashar   --- the same one particle  (akasha?) http://youtu.be/VNxnE8nXFo4

superluminal neutrinos and the god particle

dmt (the spirit molecule) and the pineal gland

topAhhh, the Meta arrow.

attacks on women



Cecelia and the Visaya Forum


china cracks down on sex workers



Be innocent in heart



   As for you, O ye lovers of God, make firm your steps in His Cause, with such resolve that ye shall not be shaken though the direst of calamities assail the world. By nothing, under no conditions, be ye perturbed. Be ye anchored fast as the high mountains, be stars that dawn over the horizon of life, be bright lamps in the gatherings of unity, be souls humble and lowly in the presence of the friends, be innocent in heart. Be ye symbols of guidance and lights of godliness, severed from the world, clinging to the handhold that is sure and strong, spreading abroad the spirit of life, riding the Ark of salvation. Be ye daysprings of generosity, dawning-points of the mysteries of existence, sites where inspiration alighteth, rising-places of splendours, souls that are sustained by the Holy Spirit, enamoured of the Lord, detached from all save Him, holy above the characteristics of humankind, clothed in the attributes of the angels of heaven, that ye may win for yourselves the highest bestowal of all, in this new time, this wondrous age.

topAhhh, the Meta arrow.

facial yoga

Cynthia Rowland’s Facial Magic Exercises here

topAhhh, the Meta arrow.


More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason.     That, my friends, that is true perversion.

Harvey Milk

Raids on the Unspeakable, Thomas Merton


bean counters


is yoga a religion?


rdefine religion


science and religion?

pattern thinkers


TED series


WILEY TED series




There are no dharmas to be disliked                             .

   - Len-chi (Linji, Len-chi) (d. 866) (9th century China) 1 2 

etymology of ancient Chinese characters show possible Judeo-Christian links


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DA-AkJzpKmg  (English and Mandarin)

see comments re Ainu people http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-nilotic-origins-of-ainu.html

micmac connection?


topAhhh, the Meta arrow.from

free from


On The Theory of Pure Consciousness  F.C. Hsu from amazon


? anything here?


quantum tunnelling


quotes on the theme of dawn or light

"I always welcome the dawn this way," said Uncle Elephant. "Every new day deserves a good, loud trumpet."

   - Uncle Elephant Arnold Lobel

"The sky overhead is just now going from cast iron to a light gray Teflon, with dawn just offshore."

   - Verlyn Klinkenborg, writer for The New York Times in an article about lights at dusk and dawn                       

"The darkness lifts like a drape as you slide your thumb, revealing what is underneath."

   -  David Pogue in a review of the Blackberry Z10  2013.1.31 in IHT

quotes without a section title

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother.

A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown?

What's that suppose to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing.

   ~Toni Morrison Beloved, 1987

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.

On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.                 

   - Arundhati Roy

Make connections; let it rip; and dance where you can. 

   - Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

There are no dharmas to be disliked                             .

   - Len-chi (Linji, Len-chi) (d. 866) (9th century China) 1 2 

A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men.    

   - from the Baha'i Sacred Writings                                                  


how diamonds are formed (not from coal)  http://geology.com/articles/diamonds-from-coal/

new kind of economics (oikos=home)

networked minds require a new kind of thinking http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320115105.htm

hazel henderson

-include natural assets in balance sheet

Bucky Fuller

-inventory of natural resources

vandana shiva



off the grid

velo ville

accordion shape

Beijing's People's Architecture Office and People's Industrial Design Office 



good photo essay, more details



pido http://www.peoples-products.com/pido/


made of choroplast???  

cubic shape (DOT Architects)


related: micro apts




primary role of agriculture


sustainability, growth

GlobalPOV project  http://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalPOV?feature=watch

bring thyself to account

bring thyself to account -Baha’u’llah quote

ridvan quote

quantified self  http://quantifiedself.com/



ben franklin’s virtue log

qin dynasty guy china







sample http://www.edutecher.net/educlipper/

rap tap touch his friggin’ heart


mike wesch in PNG and KCSU

cf Al Gore

choice words  peter h. johnson

wall of intolerance 2 vids http://langwitches.org/blog/

some blogs i should read

some blogs i signed up to follow but didn’t keep up on


the browser


5m book back cover? office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/results.aspx?qu=Backgrounds#ai:MP900439234|


us.fotolia.com/id/52368376   http://us.fotolia.com/id/52149763 



follow-up St. Teresa herself says in The Book of Her Life that it was not until she had read The Third Spiritual Alphabet by Francisco de Osuna   http://www.helpfellowship.org/carmelites.htm 

2 craters with ctr pits  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/01/space-photo-of-the-day-2/?pid=6666

google resources, google apps for education, business

ultimate jumplist http://goo.gl/F3N9s

no longer free http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/12/no-more-free-google-apps-for-businesses.html

for education http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/   http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/products.html 

for business http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/smb/

microsoft 365 for educators http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/products/Pages/office-365-for-education.aspx

office 365  https://twitter.com/Office365  plans + pricing http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/academic/compare-office-365-education-plans-FX103045755.aspx

tones for chinese pinyin

1 ▬* as in really zhen | wear ▬chuan,

          voice ▬sheng▬yin |  driver  ▬si ji

          work ▬gong\zuo  

2 / as in bridge /qiao

3 √** as in alcohol √jiu |  

4 \ as in more \geng |  

* alt-22

** alt-251


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Learning  |  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zengzi   |  http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/bryan-w-van-norden-author  | Temple of Literature Haoi http://www.theredheadsadventures.com/2013/03/travel-to-hanoi-vietnam.html   


China education rural climb ladders


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Music Videos

Derek Paravicini http://www.upworthy.com/a-guy-gets-an-ovation-for-playing-chopsticks-the-internet-stares-in-amazement-2?c=ufb1

Orchestra Baka Gbine http://baka.gbine.com/

Maher, le prince du Baghdad  http://webdoc.france24.com/billet_retour_bagdad/#Menu_

Akim Camara, 3yo violinist

Violinist JiHae Park and her return from depression


Not music, but art

Denis Dutton youtube Darwinian theory of beauty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PktUzdn BqWI  

Acheulian hand ax

longest artistic tradition



Tricycle House by PAO


Other dEzIn zEnz


thisispaper.com/" target="_blank">THISISPAPER</a></li>

teaching math without words

Matthew Peterson






-crowd mapping

Juliana Rotich



Clay Shirky  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu7ZpWecIS8

New Jerusalem  

(long-term expectation)


Wm Blake - Jerusalem

Yeats - The Second Coming

Female Christian mystics

a physical place? a  set of universal guiding principles?

Flying Spherical Object


Universal Education

world core curriculum

universal pre-K

universal K

Basic Education  Curriculum

General Education Curriculum

IB Primary Years Program

IB Middle Years Program

America’s speak not

American argument against IB and universal values http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/05/26/international-baccalaureate-undermines-us-founding-principles



China’s 7 speak-nots

Chinese clampdown on universal values and other powerful phrases

1)universal values   2)citizen rights  3)civil society  4)judicial independence  5)freedom of the press 6)the privileged capitalist class 7)past mistakes of the communist party.


as P5 member...

conflicts with Chapter IX of United Nations Charter

United Nations shall promote:

a. higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development;

b. solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems; and international cultural and educational cooperation; and

c. universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

Editorial: We should not sacrifice civil liberties in a panic



Does the UN Charter describe universal values? Is China contradicting itself as P5 UN member and now withe the 7 speak-nots for its own population?

Does China’s claim to 5000 years of civilization come into conflict with item 3) civil society?

Are universal virtues considered as universal values?

Is money as a commodity considered as a universal value since international currency comparison and conversion into monetary quantities is how current economics works...


Let a thousand flowers bloom is a common misquotation of Chairman Mao Zedong's "Let a hundred flowers blossom". This slogan was used during the period of approximately six weeks in the summer of 1957 when the Chinese intelligentsia were invited to criticize the political system then obtaining in Communist China.

The full quotation, taken from a speech of Mao's in Peking in February 1957, is:

"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land."

It is sometimes suggested that the initiative was a deliberate attempt to flush out dissidents by encouraging them to show themselves as critical of the regime. Whether or not it was a deliberate trap isn't clear but it is the case that many of those who put forward views that were unwelcome to Mao were executed.  

educational articles

montessori and google http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/growth/maria-montessori-guru-for-a-new-generation-of-business-innovators/article4099344/

from Star of the West (search keyword intelligence)


THIRDLY, much that has been deemed important in education will be dropped. Bha’u’llahh said, "Teach those things that pertain to human welfare and not those things that begin in words and end in words." This is a glorious but severe criterion. The race must live. It must live comfortably. All men must enjoy comfort.

 Education can no longer serve the intellectual predilections of the few. It can no longer present itself as the willing Pegasus for any journey which the curious mind would make into the realms of thought. No! education, like human labor, must serve useful ends. It must teach those things that pertain to human welfare. So may the race progress more quickly to its destined perfection.

 As for those things that begin in words and end in words, they must be discarded. Future educators will apply the criterion. We can only hazard here the guess that much of philosophy will go; much of required mathematics; much of dialectic, of grammar, and of the study of dead languages. The study of mod ern languages will become unnecessary when, as Baha'u'llah directed, the world shall choose a universal auxiliary language.

 This pruning of the old tree of knowledge now full of dead branches, will vivify the stock and cause it to produce new and beautiful fruits for the benefit of mankind.

 And as for our school children those of us who have tried the experiment of "teaching those things that pertain to human welfare" know how eagerly pupils of all ages devote themselves to the study of subjects pertaining to the progress of the race. There will be no malingering in our schools when education is made vital and adapts its information to the growing needs and desires of the child.

  FOURTHLY education will be made joyous process. Abdul Baha has said that schools must be happy places, and that children must not be overburdened with study. Six hours a day, he said, of combined study and recitation is enough. To go beyond that is need lessly to tire the child mind. And too much study before maturity, Abdul Baha says, blunts the intelligence and does irreparable harm to the developing brain.

 Education will be adapted to the individuality of the child, and not try to

 form each child into a common pattern.

 In this way children will be happy in their education, and the human race will benefit by the development of all the gifts that are born into it. At present there is much suppression of native genus both by our social and by our educational systems. The future world will seek out talent wherever found, train it, and give it opportunity.

 Bahais, perhaps more than other people, see the hope of the world as lying in the children. Easier by far it is fora child born into the Kingdom to become a perfect citizen of it, than for an adult who has been, so to speak, only naturalized into it. And to perceiving eyes it would seem that marvelous children are being born into the world more spiritual, more gifted, than the world has hitherto known. Before such children we adults are reverent, respecting higher powers though in those of inferior age.

 Therefore the Bahai teacher will be humble, sweet, companionable, and above all loving. Ncxt opinionated, austere, bigoted or jealous of mental powers superior to his own. He will be supremely happy with children, for to him teaching will always be a voyage of discovery the discovery of hidden talents, of dormant powers, of budding gifts, and of germinating flowers of the spirit.

 He will be a gardener training his plants, cultivating choice seedlings, gently caring for all; but speechless before the beauty of the blossoms which his care evokes, worshipping that beauty as an apparition of the Divine Splendour behind and through the human


 The till power of development latent in the soul we have but little realized.

  - SW, Vol. 14, p. 5


AP courses focus on brief overviews of material to prepare students for short answers and multiple choice tests. A student can pass an AP test by guessing.

VS  Each and every IB test (including math) is a full essay test, where the responses can range from five to fifteen pages. To pass an IB test, the student actually needs to know what they are talking about.

Also, AP courses focus on memorization of facts and dates, whereas IB courses stress analysis and critical thinking.

SAT cancelled in all of South Korea


Fake review on nuke plant


Is SAT an example of universal values (measurement of intelligence)?

assessment vs real learning


how to measure knowledge,virtue, memory, creativity, and various intelligences?

books to read


stedawa: stage show options  /// gap year

mini projectors


handheld recording devices? or

tablet with recording software?

       with prezi of lyrics, song backgrounds?

monetize?  flattr menyou nimbit reverbnation  amazon   gumroad

unrolling the future: what to do when your turn 65 and have probs getting a job

from  http://www.logos.ne.jp/products/1/3




        hotello http://makezine.com/2013/07/05/the-room-that-fits-in-a-suitcase/ 


  1. http://boingboing.net/2013/07/01/makedo-connectors-for-cardboa.html    http://www.amazon.com/Make-Do-Kit-One-65pcs/dp/B003XNTQU6/ref=pd_sbs_ac_5 

ecotheory http://www.metropioneer.com/docs/The_Homebrew_Industrial_Revolution.pdf 








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