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Stahm’s Khawmin’!

the Book of Bokeh

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This year, Boston (the largest city in the northeast of the United States) has received ten times the average amount of snow in February that it normally gets. And that  when February is only two thirds over!

In proof of that, I would like to introduce you to storm Neptune, which started in the early afternoon of St. Valentine’s Day and ended late the next day. These pictures were taken at the start, during, after the snow ended (when the wind remained high), during the cleanup and afterwards when calm reigned. The last shot was taken early the third morning on the way to work.

This is the month that anyone in this part of the world could say, “Stahm’s khawmin’!” (“Storm’s coming!” in the New England accent) and they’d be considered a weather genius—at least thus far. Here’s hoping for a change soon!

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite…

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Stories That Have To Be told – Uncle Fred Murray

One of my current projects. I’ll share a bit more of this as time goes by.

Following the Crow Song

cropped-ihavedreamcollageOn the weekend I was sharing a precious story that I began researching many years ago – The Story of Fred Murray. Fred Murray was an early Indigenous Baha’i.

I was able to interview some of the old people who knew him in person before he passed away, many of them are now also passed on.

As I told it to a dear friend, the tapestry of suffering and victory and his pure heart burning through, brought tears to both our eyes. It was as if we sat around the camp fire under the stars that Fred himself rode with his brother George even though the closest thing to outdoors in the room was our carpet of green leaves and earth colours.

It amazed me how vivid the story had become to me over its dormant time in files and folders, my memory, and earlier attempts to do it…

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The Quarry

Everybody Means Something

I have embarked on sequences of newposts which examine a number of ideas from books I have recently read. These ideas relate to where our society is heading and what we as individuals might be able to do about that. I decided that I also needed to republish other posts from the past that related in some way to that basic theme. This includes poems such as the one below.
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Freedoms (Epigram)

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The Right to Believe Freely. The Right to Believe Freely.

The trees in the forest do not each other restrain

The flowers follow suit with the same clear refrain

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The people in our land advocate freedom’s songs

In it’s name they commit so many terrible wrongs

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Let all followers of all Religions simply, purely breathe?

No! It is our job to halt their Faith, they inwardly seethe.

© Carol Campbell 2015

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Pearlz Dreaming’s Blogger’s Manifesto

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1- Save all things I am keen to publish in other formats by NOT placing them on my blogs.

2- Blog the process and support materials that assist me to create my memoirs, poetry, booka and films (cool things like letters, programs and historical hyperlinks.) Share some RAW MATERIALS (try not to give too much, but just enough away).

3- Sometimes share short EXTRACTS, covers, or drafts for reader feedback with specific questions.  Make these extracts examples of my BEST WRITING.

4- Share the occasional poem or piece that I want the blog to be its publication and it is shared to inspire not for any profit or expectation (but still make sure people respect copyright by attributing it to me if reposting or sharing). STILL HAVE NOT FOR PROFIT writing.

5- CONNECT…

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Francisco Ceren Cartegena

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Francisco is holding the Arabic script. Thank you Fernando Celedon. Francisco is holding the Arabic script.
Thank you Fernando Celedon.

Los Bahai's de El Salvador A group of Salvadoran Baha’is. Thank you, fernando Celedon.

La Assemblea Nacional Summer School taken during the time we lived there. Thank you, Fernando Celedon

On Saturday 7 February I received news that a dear friend had passed on to the next world. Francisco Ceren Cartegena was a true servant of God and humanity. He will be tenderly missed by a whole nation of precious souls, namely my beloved El Salvador. When my family and I went to Sonsonate, El Salvador, we were naive and somewhat spoiled North Americans with a desire to do service to the people of this blessed country. O my, I laugh now because God had other things in store for us. How can I describe the beauty of a war torn peoples who extended every possible hand of friendship? I guess I can begin by describing dear Francisco…

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Metamorphosis

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Everybody Means Something

I have embarked on sequences of new posts which examine a number of ideas from books I have recently read. These ideas relate to where our society is heading and what we as individuals might be able to do about that. I decided that I also needed to republish other posts from the past that related in some way to that basic theme. This will include poems such as the one below.

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Singapore’s Red Dot Design Museum

Stumbling Through the Past

Darkened room with illuminated sign saying "red dot design awards"From the moment I entered this small museum I enjoyed the experience. Singapore’s Red Dot Design Museum is one of three museums in the world which features the winners of the Red Dot Design awards.

This museum has an eclectic mix of modern products that feature innovative design. In the entrance we saw two mountain bikes and a carbon-fibre commuter bicycle, together with a large umbrella with innovative lighting mechanism, a table-soccer game made from recycled materials and all sorts of watches.

A commuter bicycle folded up so that the two wheels are placed next to each other. This commuter bicycle weighs only 7.9kg and features a special folding system that enables it to be opened and closed easily.

This small museum highlights developments in designs of products as diverse as cars, baths, refrigerators, socks, books and pushers (strollers, buggies, push-chairs… or whatever you call them). Any visitor would see items that they may have a deeper knowledge of due to their line of work…

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