The question of the objectification of the human body has become an even more sensitive one for me after experiencing pregnancy. Why is it that the amazing potentialities of the human body to create life are not only limited to only its physical appearance, but that only a limited range of the way a human… Read More The Many Facets of Beauty: From the Human Body to the Body of Humanity
I have been working on a short story collection with, amongst others, Maeve. The topic is the real meaning of heroism, so no wonder that her recent review of the Netflix documentary “Virunga” captured my attention and made the cut for this month’s Maeve’s Monthly Movie Review feature. Virunga — Nobility and heroism in the… Read More Sahar’s Reviews Presents: Maeve’s Monthly Movie Review
Continuing with my established tradition to refer to inaccurate numbers when writing posts for this blog, I would like to share a totally made up and very vague statistic: that most people in the world are nice. At least of the people that I know and interact with regularly, most are. From the members of… Read More The Most Peaceful Anti-Trolling Movement Ever: Go Forth and Comment, Kind People!
We all know music conveys emotions and feelings that words alone cannot adequately convey. We also all know when used this way music can be a very powerful inspirational tool. Unfortunately, in light of recent developments in the music industry, where sales seem to be granted more importance than quality, music has become more of… Read More Music Review: Various Artists – Playing for Change: Songs Around the World
I previously blogged about how stifling it can be, having too many ideas, and how it has led to periods during which I would not post much, if anything. I have entered such a period again. I blame my awesome friends for the amazing, eye-opening conversations we have been having! One recent conversation in particular… Read More World Peace: It Just Might be Even Simpler that We Thought…
I recently read an article, which talks about the relationship between poor housing conditions and the 25% of children in Montreal who suffer from lung disease, and suggests that the province of Quebec should invest not only in hospitals, but in home construction as well. Before, such articles would just make me so angry at… Read More Noticing the Glimmering of the Lesser Peace
I just read an awesome quote that goes so well with my previous musings that I had to share it with you: “The standard of truth-seeking this process demands is far beyond the patterns of negotiation and compromise that tend to characterize the present-day discussion of human affairs. It cannot be achieved – indeed, its… Read More The Prosperity of Humankind
I got myself involved in a couple of heated conversations in the last couple of days. One of them was regarding my position on demonstrations, rallies and the such. While I agree that as a world citizen, we must make our voices heard when defending justice, I do not think that actions reflecting what we… Read More The Dangers of Large-scale Demonstrations: When Peaceful Ones get Angry
It seems easy for those sitting in the comfort of their own home to shake their heads at what is going on in Iran, and to utter the usual trivial, sometimes judgmental, conversation snippets that seem to almost naturally come out when speaking of such events. After all, everyone has an opinion about everything, no?… Read More It’s not about politics anymore: it’s about justice. It’s not about Iran either: it’s about the whole world.