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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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Heroic Black Soldiers’ 54th Infantry

There is a good movie, Glory (1989) about the Black Soldiers’ Heroic 54th Infantry of the U.S. Army in the Civil War, starring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Cary Elwes, directed by the acclaimed Edward Zwick. Broderick plays the actual historic person Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment’s commanding officer. The other roles are fictional.

According to Wikipedia:
The screenplay by Kevin Jarre was based on the books Lay This Laurel (1973) by Lincoln Kirstein and One Gallant Rush (1965) by Peter Burchard and the personal letters of Shaw. The film depicts the soldiers of the 54th from the formation of their regiment to their heroic actions at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner.

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