For Ukraine

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Raising up the culture of Ukraine for the sake of inspiring compassion and action.  Loads of art, culture, music, history, videos, stories.  A wealth of art and information to learn from, to enjoy and to be inspired by.  For Ukraine.  For us all.


Слава Україні. Героям слава.
Slava Ukraini. Heroyam slava.
Glory to Ukraine. Glory to the heroes.


Stand up. Change the soul of America.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  –Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

I am lost in the foam at the mouth of America.  It needs to change.  I need to change.  I seek to strengthen my courage to more actively and boldly stand up for my convictions about the soul of America.

There is inspiration to be had, light to follow.  It comes from strange bedfellows.  I propose two of them: Harriet Tubman and Carl Sagan.

First known photo of Harriet Tubman, approx. age 45, acquired by the Library of Congress in 2017. THIS IS ONLY A CROPPED PIECE OF THE ORIGINAL, TO EMPHASIZE HER FACE. CLICK TO SEE THE FULL SEATED PORTRAIT.

Carl Sagan

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Fun Fiddling Gals

Music is not real except as a miracle. It is impossible. It can’t be done. But it happens anyway. The more I explore it, the more impossible it seems.

It’s like learning about oneself, in a sense. Like the beauty in any other kind of nature, beauty in music does what it does to us because of who we are, and yet it shapes us, too. In this case, it is uplifting, with the help of humor and unusual talents for making music in virtually acrobatic ways on violin, cello and piano, with a 3.5-minute, fast-moving medley of short classical and contemporary bits performed by the German group Salut Salon.

Enjoy this break from and into reality. Watch it in full screen for best effect.

(Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/BKezUd_xw20)

Explore more Salut Salon music in their YouTube channel.
And visit their website.

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