“Untitled” on International Women’s Day

” The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian The starting point of the “Untitled” which is comprised of 440 pairs of women’s shoes, is the increasing number of women murders in Turkey. 440 pairs of shoes, arranged in a regular grid on two walls, rises up as aContinue reading ““Untitled” on International Women’s Day”

Magdalene survivor takes case against Ireland to UN’s Committe Against Torture

The word “remember” appears no fewer than 169 times in the Hebrew Bible – for memory is the constant obligation of all generations. Today I pause to remember this particular Magdalene survivor and Irish profile in courage — Elizabeth Coppin. Read about her amazing story below; http://www.thejournal.ie/elizabeth-coppin-un-5010344-Feb2020/

The shaming and torture of women in Ireland goes before the UN

This week a delegation of 21 Irish officials were part of a public hearing by the UN Committee on Torture which is reviewing the Irish State’s human rights record on Magdalene Laundries and Mother-and- baby Homes, and other aspects of Ireland’s social history. The Irish State has said there was no serious harm done toContinue reading “The shaming and torture of women in Ireland goes before the UN”

High ways of honor for veterans in Oregon

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” Jose Narosky. A road trip to Portland revealed that Oregon is a great state for honoring veterans. I don’t think I saw an unmarked road or highway NOT dedicated or designated to veterans. U.S. Highway 395 is designated as a World War 1 Veterans Memorial Highway. Highway 5Continue reading “High ways of honor for veterans in Oregon”

Connection and belonging

I sit window facing in the dryness and warmth of the Roseville Whole Foods. My hot coffee and circular English toffees laid before me. I take joy in the atypical California weather. Palm trees swaying back and forth in the wind. Puddles abound. Folsom Lake has reached full capacity. The American River in Sacramento continuesContinue reading “Connection and belonging”