This is the day

This article resonates so much with me, as I also grew up nearby and have been horrified by the coastal destruction in this area.  Was it really necessary?

Anza Borrego Desert, December 2012

Anza Borrego Desert, December 2012

At this time, many young Iranians all over this world are watching us, and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award, or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time, in talk of war, intimidation and aggressions exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture — a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country. A people who respect all cultures and civilizations, and despise hostility and resentment.
Iranian film director ASGHAR FARHADI, on accepting his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, A Separation (via inothernews)
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State Street at Noon in Chicago, an undated postcard that shows a busy noon hour around 1910-1915.  The scene looks north to the State Street elevated stop where the Chicago Theater is now.  Marshall Fields in on the right, look for the clock, and just the bare outlines of the Masonic Temple.
The Masonic Temple has dedicated meeting rooms for Masons at the top, but many floors of stores and offices.  This is where the first Baha’i classes were taught, early Baha’is like Edward Getsinger has his office there, and in Drill Hall “Abdu’l-Baha gave a talk on April 30, 1912, to the Baha’i Temple Unity Convention

bahaihistoryinpostcards:

State Street at Noon in Chicago, an undated postcard that shows a busy noon hour around 1910-1915.  The scene looks north to the State Street elevated stop where the Chicago Theater is now.  Marshall Fields in on the right, look for the clock, and just the bare outlines of the Masonic Temple.

The Masonic Temple has dedicated meeting rooms for Masons at the top, but many floors of stores and offices.  This is where the first Baha’i classes were taught, early Baha’is like Edward Getsinger has his office there, and in Drill Hall “Abdu’l-Baha gave a talk on April 30, 1912, to the Baha’i Temple Unity Convention

A miracle cure for childhood malnutrition is free and easily accessible, even in remote towns in Africa. Why is it rarely used?

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Japanese television as the earthquake first hits.

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A photo of Sendai, Japan on March 11th, 2011 (left) before the massive earthquake and tsunami, and after on March 12, 2011 (right), photographed by Taiwan’s National Space Organization.

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A photo of Sendai, Japan on March 11th, 2011 (left) before the massive earthquake and tsunami, and after on March 12, 2011 (right), photographed by Taiwan’s National Space Organization.

Reading Caldecott Medal books.  Officer Buckle and Gloria was lots of fun to read and now we are having fun with safety tips throughout the day.

Reading Caldecott Medal books.  Officer Buckle and Gloria was lots of fun to read and now we are having fun with safety tips throughout the day.

Tamarind rice and some vada (sambal and chutney) at the Sri Balaji Hindu Temple in Aurora.  Just a couple of bucks for a nice South Indian snack, if you are ever in the neighborhood.