Monday, February 29, 2016

Rembrandt's 1660 depiction of Peter's Denial of Jesus, 

The emotional turmoil and turbulent emotions behind Peter's denial and later repentance have been the subject of major works of art for centuries.
Source: Wiki

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bipolar People


The name of this blog occasionally touches on the topic of the manic depressive state that is due to a chemical abnormality.  We are biochemical beings that produce about 100 watts of power, the brain will retain one quarter of the whole.  How well we switch the electrical currents in our body should bear some of the responsibility for feeling depressed, happy, or just angry as hell.  Pull some circuit breakers in your dwelling and leave them out for a time.  Plug them back in and go from deprived to elated and back to normal over time.  This simple analogy is what some people endure all their lives.  Medication and psychotherapy are the equivalent of solar power - energy when conditions are almost right.  This is not an opinion.  If you disagree, say so. (power figures are speculative at best)

Pole dancing

With the sun

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Prayer for victims

Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope!  To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears!  Turn, then, O most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of they womb, Jesus.  O clement, O living, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Paryer From the mass of the Old Roman Catholic Church
Picture http://media.photobucket.com

Monday, February 01, 2016

Almost unreal

a colorful flower

Hidden agenda - repopulation disrupts EU stability (opinion)

As the UN scrambled last week to shepherd Syria’s warring parties to talks in Geneva on a transition out of the country’s civil war — after meetings convened by the US and Russia last year in Vienna — the Russian air force all but razed al-Sheikh Maskin, killing hundreds of civilians as well as rebel fighters. This strategic town in southern Syria was held by mainstream rebels backed by the west. There could be no clearer illustration of Vladimir Putin’s role as a spoiler in the Syrian conflict.

Source Financial Times

Most Russians, used to Western criticism of Putin, seemed to shrug off the allegations. A public opinion poll by the independent Levada-Center showed many were unaware of the details surrounding Kremlin critic Litvinenko's murder. The inquiry report, issued January 21, found two FBB agents poisoned his green tea with polonium, a highly radioactive substance.

Source voanews.com