Archive for June, 2018

Charles Mingus – Meditation (for a pair of white cutters) Live – YouTube

Break Bread Not Families

Break Bread Not Families – The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has set off a humanitarian crisis along the U.S./Mexico border, leaving 2,400 children unjustly separated from their parents. Protestors, including elected officials, influencers, and the Kennedy family, will fast for 24 hours, for 24 days, in honor of the 2,400 children separated from their parents.

Source: Break Bread Not Families

90-year-old Ethel Kennedy joins hunger strike against immigration policies – The Boston Globe

Ethel Kennedy.

Source: 90-year-old Ethel Kennedy joins hunger strike against immigration policies – The Boston Globe

Detention Map & Statistics — Freedom for Immigrants

Freedom for Immigrants: Together we will end immigration detention

Source: Detention Map & Statistics — Freedom for Immigrants

Using Library Science to Map the Child Separation Crisis | WIRED

Torn Apart tries to map the carceral landscape for immigrants detained for being undocumented. Orange dots indicate all ICE facilities; blue dots are private juvenile detention centers.

Scholars at Columbia University organized a six-day “crisis researchathon” to try to answer one question: Where are the children?

Source: Using Library Science to Map the Child Separation Crisis | WIRED

Jackie Mc Lean – Live at Ancona Jazz (30/03/1991)

Ice Mother / Bába z Ledu – Film – European Film Awards


67-year old Hana is the good soul of her family. Every week her sons come over with their wives and children for their family dinner. It is a family tradition not to be changed.Selfless, Hana takes care of the little Ivánek, who is not really cherishing his grandma’s help. She also supports her other son with money everytime he asks for it – and he asks a lot. A warmhearted yet modest person, Hana continues to live alone in the old family house without changing a thing ever since her husband died a few years ago. She might need a helping hand but both her sons are too busy and too selfish to see it.One day, while Hana is looking for Ivánek who sneaked out, she finds a man, Broňa, floating at the riverside, unable to move. She jumps in and helps him to get out of the icy water. Hana gets to know his elderly friends and suddenly she is included in a new social circle. Even little Ivánek is interested in the funny quirky group of ice swimmers.Light-hearted Broňa, who lives in an old camper bus near the river, inspires Hana’s lust for life. They become lovers, but when she introduces him to her sons, the whole family is shocked. In a series of events and dark secrets, Hana has to stand up and start changing her life.

Source: Ice Mother / Bába z Ledu – Film – European Film Awards

the summer    • • • THE DAILY MUTTS • • • Monday, June 25, 2018 • • •

Source: • • • THE DAILY MUTTS • • • Monday, June 25, 2018 • • •

Making Tea and Life at the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth | FOP

digital camera obscura of summer solstice tea ceremony, 6:07am EDT, June 21, 002018, all images this post FOP 002018

On June 21, 002018 smudge studio held a tea ceremony at Head of the Meadow beach in Truro, Massachusetts. The ceremony coincided with the moment of summer solstice at 6:07 a.m. EDT, 5:07 a.m. “sun time.” Ceremonial tea (matcha) was whisked.

With significantly less use of electric lights and devices, other rhythms surfaced for us. We took special notice of how plants, light, temperature, other creatures are deeply attuned to the day/night cycle. The effects and interconnections of their different attunements are deep, evolutionary, material realities. Yet, we realized we’ve been missing most of this. By staying up long after dark, and waking up long after daylight arrives, the lived experience of the transition into and out of night, and all that it commands, is truncated. It’s typical for most humans to wake into and go to sleep out of a world/reality filled to the brim with human-centered concerns, awarenesses, and thoughts. The sense that human existence is the biggest force/reality at play easily takes center stage.

And yet, by exposing our bodies and minds to the transition of day into night, and night into day, spin after spin, we quickly realized that this daily transformation is actually much vaster and enduring than us. Over billions of years, lifeforms that led to we humans literally evolved out of and in response to the continuously moving, angled “line” of day/night. Its rhythms and effects are deeply embedded within us and play out as “us.” Our bodies and brains, eyes, cells, blood, gut bacteria, are ruled by circadian rhythms that we must live by, or else live out the consequences of futile attempts to deny them (see Foster and Krietzman’s 2005, Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing for details on the human illnesses that result from attempts to override a human body’s biological “clock”).  – FOP

Source: Making Tea and Life at the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth | FOP

The Death of a Once Great City | Harper’s Magazine


The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence

Source: The Death of a Once Great City | Harper’s Magazine