Robert L. Peters

31 January 2013

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Krakow, Poland

Photographer Marcin Ryczek recently captured this once-in-a-lifetime photograph of a man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank…

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30 January 2013

A man's errors are his portal to discovery.

James Joyce (1882-1941)


28 January 2013

When dealing with the insane, it is best to pretend to be sane.

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)


27 January 2013

The walls speak volumes…

Through graffiti… in every corner of the world.

(original image sources unknown)


25 January 2013

Judgments | Rosea Lake

Vancouver, British Columbia

Prudish. Flirty. Whore. Proper. Cheeky. Slut. These are just a few of the words that could be used to describe a woman’s sexual behavior based on her appearance alone, and 18-year-old college freshman Rosea Lake chose to display them starkly—on a young woman’s legs in a photo that has since gone viral. (Read the full Huffpost story here).

“Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate… I’d like to think I’m more open now.”

Rosea Lake is studying graphic design and illustration at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC. She likes dancing, salty things and watercolour.


24 January 2013

Do small things with great love.

Any questions?


23 January 2013

Bravo! Adonna Khare

Burbank, California

Stay-at-home-Mom (and former elementary school art teacher) wins $200,000 Art Prize for her pencil mural “Elephants”… read more here.


21 January 2013

On morality…

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Compassion is the basis of morality.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

— Henry David Thoreau

Force always attracts men of low morality.

— Albert Einstein

Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

— Arthur C. Clarke

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.

— Jane Austen

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

— Albert Schweitzer

To love our neighbour as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.

— John Locke


20 January 2013

Married to the sea… revisited.

marriedtothesea.com


19 January 2013

Why I Support Idle No More

Winnipeg, Canada

This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows me — I am a keen supporter of the Idle No More movement that has recently sprung up in Western Canada, spread across North America, and is now being embraced by both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples around the globe.

With her permission, I republish here writer Linda Goyette’s beautifully-written explanation (she writes much better than I do and she posted this on Facebook four days ago) —“I think this is a defining moment in Canadian history, a time when each citizen is asked to make a choice. Where do you stand? Where will your children and grandchildren want you to stand?”

Why I Support Idle No More

I am no longer a journalist, and I do not seek a bully pulpit on any topic, but tonight I want to explain to my family and friends why I give my unqualified support to the Idle No More movement as a Canadian citizen.

I am becoming more and more concerned about the harsh backlash among non-aboriginal Canadians against this peaceful protest movement. I’m not talking exclusively about virulent racial bigotry and hate speech, although it exists in dark places, but more about the willful denial of reality, the blindness to injustice, among many decent people.

These are the people I address tonight. I respect their right to a different opinion, but I hope they will hear me out.

Four Saskatchewan women—Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Sheelah McLean and Jessica Gordon—and Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario found the courage to say that a change is going to come. Thousands of indigenous people across Canada are demonstrating in peaceful ways to tell the country that they will wait no longer for that change. When I see round dances in shopping malls, peaceful road blockades, or a chief on a hunger strike, I see an opportunity to learn more about the deep frustration of my neighbours. I see no threat at all.

The protesters are asking for the country I want for myself, and for my family…

Read the rest here (86K PDF).


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