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Place de la Concorde

There’s something to be said for stability …

 

place de la concorde 17 06 2014

In response to a question about what to do, Elie Wiesel said

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“Study … No bad can ever come from studying. Create a group, two, three, four five.” “The important thing is to question the text…” while at the Forum for Freedom and Solidarity preceding the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Freedom and Solidarity Forum

The Freedom and Solidarity Forum aims to let leading decision-makers and the young generation learn from each other, inspired by the legacy of D-Day and the Marshall Plan.

June 6, 2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and overlord operation on the beaches of Normandy. On this occasion, leaders and prominent figures representing the countries that fought in Normandy to restore Democratic values on the european continent will come together to commemorate this historic event.

Leading up to the official ceremonies, the American Chamber of Commerce in France and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union are joining Caen and the Caen-Normandy Memorial to organize the Freedom and Solidarity Forum, to take place under the high patronage of François Hollande, President of the French Republic, on June 4 and 5, 2014 in Caen.

This high-level conference will bring together American, Canadian and European political leaders, as well as international business leaders, heads of international organizations, thought leaders and young talents.

Download the Press Release.

“Last night I dreamed in email …”


Last night I dreamed in e-mail

 

From the New Yorker. February 2013.

Language

“The limits of my language are the limits of my own world”

L. Wittgenstein

Wellness Wheel

 

This came my way from Tom Segal in Minneapolis. I love it! Hope you enjoy it too.

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Dear Pete Seeger …

I think there are angels …

Hommage to Pete

Savannah signs

 

slow narrow road
just a photo taken on the Isle of Hope!

Happy Birthday, Moses Asch!


Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Folkways

 

Happy Birthday, Moses Asch!Monday, December 2, 2013, would have been the 108th birthday of Folkways Records founder Moses “Moe” Asch (1905–1986). Folkways Records issued 2,168 albums in 39 years (an amazing average of one per week!).


A Quarter Century
of Smithsonian Folkways Playlist
Celebrate a quarter century of Smithsonian Folkways and listen to this year-by-year playlist — one song each from 1988 to 2013 — from the collection of more than 3,000 albums (and growing!).
Happy Birthday, Moses Asch!

Eleonore Roosevelt once said …

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

… Not any old dream … just the beautiful ones…