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Friday, April 27, 2012

Maslows hierarchy of needs and the holocaust

flower opening
 I have tried writing this blog for several days in a row. I keep starting it and then I am unable to find the words to decribe my thoughts and feelings. Words are so limiting , photographs are better and even then it is hard to describe certain things. I will try it again today. . Abraham Maslow,psychologist,   created a hierarchy of needs back in the fifties.The first three levels of need  are in order:   food and shelter, safety and security and group approval. The next levels include self actualization and transcendence. I have always found this hierarchy helpful and yet I am finding yet another way to look at it.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


 "imagined jungle flower"
 I have another wonderful movie to recommend.  "Chimpanzees" and it  came out in the  theatres last weekend .  It is a mostly unscripted story  of two groups of Chimpanzees living on the Ivory coast  of Western Africa. Everything about the movie is  fantastic. The unexpected story line, the beautiful photography,  Oscar the amazingly resourceful young chimp and  the  deadly beauty of the Ivory Coast.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Thrive , an interesting new movie
fairy tree
I just recently watched the movie "Thrive". I thought that it was a fascinating journey into the psyche of our conspiracy consciousness. IF it is true and it may very well be, it is a striking summary of many pieces of information that have been floating around in our world. Please watch the two hour movie. It is free for the next couple of days on the website.
"THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future". This information was taken from the website

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Uncle Harry and assisted living

turtle love
I have been very fortunate. My father died when I was a teenager and my mother is  still healthy and active at 86.  I was not really involved in the deaths of my grandparents since I  was young and traveling as a hippie. My father's brother, my Uncle Harry is 93 and he had been living at home until recently.  He could no longer manage in February and he moved to Jersey to set up residence in an assisted living facility.