Saturday, July 17, 2021

Fyodor Dostoyevsky on Lies and Suffering

“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying — to others and to yourself.”

The Brothers Karamozov

 “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

 

Parents Who Never Stopped Searching Reunite With Son Abducted 24 Years Ago

Parents Who Never Stopped Searching Reunite With Son Abducted 24 Years Ago

The Art of “Creative Sleep”

 The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

“In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Black Iranians

 Six Black and Afro-Iranians based in Canada, Germany, France and the United States launched the Collective for Black Iranians in August 2020 out of the necessity to be seen, to be heard and to be understood. 

 Collective for Black Iranians



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Catalpa tree; with White Fragrant Flowers

 Catalpa tree; with heart-shaped leaves, large clusters of fragrant, white flowers...

Colorado Springs Utilities Xeriscaping - Western Catalpa

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Memories and Insights: Iran Through the Eyes of Peace Corps Volunteers

 Memories and Insights: Iran Through the Eyes of Peace Corps Volunteers

Edited by: John Krauskopf

 

  Iran - Stories From the Peace Corps