Thursday, June 27, 2013

Individual Expression Expressed by Mark

"Indeed, individuality of expression, within the framework of the Administrative Order, is preferable to too great a uniformity."

(From a letter of 26 April 1953 on behalf of the Guardian to an individual believer; "That Promising Continent: Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, the Writings and Letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Letters Written on his Behalf on Africa" (Johannesburg 1998), page 9)

I thought this untitled painting of Mark Tobey went with this recently uncovered quote from Shoghi Effendi.


Friday, June 21, 2013

How to be a Lady

Silvie's Proposed Book Cover, "How to Be a Lady"


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cartoon by Silvie, 2009

Satirical response to my attempt to keep our study session serious.


Friday, June 14, 2013

One of my favorite Baha'i writers, Stanwood Cobb; cured of depression by the hand of the Master

Stanwood Cobb remembers:...........Abdu’l-Bahá came into my room one morning without His translator. He sat beside me and took one of my hands in both of His and held it for a minute or two. He had not at any time inquired as to my health. He knew. From that moment on I found myself permanently relieved of these depressive moods. No matter how hard the going, I have always since then been glad to be alive.”

Socratic ignorance is still informing research into expertise

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mazi En Gondolando

Mazi En Gondolando

Miaj infanoj multe sxatis tiun filmon. Ankaux bona maniero lerni, ecx por plenaguloj.

Our kids loved this film. Watched it over and over. I learned a lot too, about Esperanto vocabulary and diction. This is the sequel, Mazi revenas al Gondolando. Riveting plot.

This song is for beginners learning Esperanto, but I found it quite touching, in a bittersweet way. Many's a friend I had who mixed with me "kiel akvo kaj oleo." 

Filmeto por la muziko en Esperanto "Jen", kantata kaj ludata de Alejandro Cossavella (tiam en La Porkoj). Tiu video ankaŭ omaĝas la Kurson de Esperanto ( ), eble la plej granda respondeculo pri la disvatigo de tiu muziko inter la komencantaro, ĉar ĝi enhavas "Jen" en unu el siaj lecionoj.