Human Rights · Riding A Dead Horse · United Nations

No Declaration Is Better Than A Bad Declaration

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinAfter 20+ years the Declaration on the Rights of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples falls flat on its face with barely a grunt. This is not so much a surprise that it just lies there on wet pavement, disintegrating in the rain, since the text that finally made it to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) was… Continue reading No Declaration Is Better Than A Bad Declaration

Expatria · Human Rights · Riding A Dead Horse · United Nations

The Declaration Falls Flat

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinAfter 20+ years the Declaration on the Rights of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples falls flat on its face with barely a grunt. This is not so much a surprise that it just lies there on wet pavement, disintegrating in the rain, since the text that finally made it to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) was… Continue reading The Declaration Falls Flat

Expatria · Istanbul · Spain · Spirituality · Wendy

early morning missings

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedini had a nightmare a couple hours ago and couldn’t get back to sleep. it’s 630AM and still dark outside. they just called the prayers a little while ago. steve is snoring away. what is it about browsing through myspace that can be so comforting? looking at friends pages and their friend’s pages, finding people… Continue reading early morning missings

Expatria · Istanbul · Television · Travel · United Nations

she keeps on passing

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedin[istanbul] so many days have passed since i have been able to write. our internet connection is shaky at best and i am trying my luck to post this. yesterday, i had my first physical contact with Tommy, the stray cat who adopted us and is now a part of our family. he is the… Continue reading she keeps on passing

Politics · Spirituality · Trauma · United Nations · Wendy

glibness is a defense

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedin this happened to me last year. i was writing about the UN Commission on Human Rights (which turned out to be the last one, say true) and i realised that i was being extremely glib about very serious things. i forced myself to write an apology to all my readers as my tone and… Continue reading glibness is a defense