Tidbits for spoken words

Some blogs I love

Poetry

Selam Habibi  When we are together, Our hips do poetry, and our lips do the prose, As if one of us the butterfly, and the other is the rose.

Sufi Poetry But mine is not the eye to see, I must say what comes to my lips.

Spirituality
Entrepreneurs are creative visionaries who generate new value. While the world has recently seen a rise in “social entrepreneurs”, Lok Mitra will create a new genre of “generosity entrepreneurs” who manifest new value through gift-economy projects.
Drop the desire for enlightenment and then you are “not-I” and you regain your original face. Anyone seeking enlightenment is of course not enlightened. Nor could anyone ever be enlightened, as on enlightenment, there is no I. “I seeking enlightenment” is bound. “Enlightened” is no-I, free. So drop the idea you could ever achieve, as that achiever is not even possibly real. Drop the idea of an achieving entity so there is no longer a desirer; and then you reach the non-I, and there is enlightenment…
I am an aging hippie who once lived in a monastery. I came of age in the 60’s and I love the music of my generation. I was raised as a Christian but these days I am also comfortable with Buddhist ways. I strive to have a Zen mind and I seek this through the practice of mindfulness and contemplative living.
Social Justice
Her name is Sana Saleem; she is a 23-year-old student studying to be a neuro-pyschiatrist in Karachi, and as an observant Muslim, wears a hijab (traditional head covering). Providing reality checks for her fellow Pakistanis on the real danger facing the country (hint: not America or Israel), Sana is a modern digital woman in the last place you’d expect, assuming you’ve consumed any western media coverage of Pakistan in the past few years.
In Greek, my name is Ρωξάνη.  By trade, I am a conflict management professional who specializes in the effects of war and conflict on women. As a photographer and writer, I am a fervent believer in the power of storytelling. I have lived, loved, laughed, worked, photographed, and agonized in Latin America, East Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East.
I am passionate about human rights issues, and I am committed to using the law as a tool for social change. I want to fight for the rights of indigent individuals and hope to ultimately be a lawyer, advocate, policymaker, and academic focusing on ensuring that the poor – in the U.S. and abroad – have access to competent and holistic legal representation. Currently, I work for a civil rights law firm, assisting victims of discrimination in seeking redress. I also volunteer with an NGO that works to expand access to legal services and legal awareness for women and girls in Afghanistan, and as an advocate on behalf of South Asian immigrant women survivors of domestic violence in DC.
Travel
Robin Sparks is a writer and photographer whose articles seek to increase inter-cultural understanding and acceptance of differences. Robin teaches the art of storytelling in workshops around the world. Her love of writing, travel, and teaching make for dynamic, life-changing classes.

Mother, aid worker, writer, photographer. Nomad. I’ve lived in Europe, South America, North America, South East Asia and Africa.

I’m writing a book. So really, I’m just a story teller. & I love chocolate
I’m Rae. I’m a wandering Canadian. I have a Superstar Husband, which is a wonderful thing to have. He has a new banjo, and many other instruments that are pretty important members of our family. We have four children who are just like taquerias: spicy, full of beans, and filled with tables and chairs. (Not really.)
Politics
Bent on critical inquiry of global politics
Good Causes
Human Rights
The blog was shortlisted for the Justice Human Rights Awards 2010, is now attracting around 60,000 page views per month and has over 9,000 subscribers across email, Facebook and Twitter. The blog has been acclaimed by legal commentators and posts are now syndicated by the Law Society.

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