Thursday, October 11, 2012

Common Ground For Peace

On Monday, our sons had the honor of attending "Common Ground for Peace," a two day forum at Syracuse University, where Simon is a freshman.  Leading the conversation among the many luminaries from the world of politics, policy, and journalism, was His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and it was a thrill for our children to hear his message.  To paraphrase, focus on what makes all human beings the same: we sleep, we dream, we eat, we work. Among humans, our most common traits are just that, common to us all.  Please take a few moments to listen for yourself.  He comes in to the video at 24 minutes.  You can view it here.

War?  What is it good for?  Absolutely nothing.

Friday, October 5, 2012


This Sunday's NY Times T magazine has a cover story on John Derian shot by Bill.  John and his work are perfectly reflected in this 'make-under'.  You can read the online version of the story here.