Monday, November 10, 2014

'Never Again' is a Broken Promise, it's a Broken Glass

      Today November 9th Marks two important events on the world calendar, it marks both  high  and low points in the history of the world and was remembered by many from different parts of the world with mixed emotions.
   For Germans, it marks what is know as Kristallnacht  or the beginning of the Holocaust and  also the 25th anniversary of  the demolishing of  the Berlin wall.
   For Jews from around the world it is a day filled with dark memory, hatred, death  and ethnic cleansing, for the  rest of the world it's a day for us to look at the past and try to figure out how to make sure that 'Never Again' is not  just a slogan but an attainable promise in the future.  Below are some other historical Nov 9th events :

 November 9-10, 1938 - Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass) occurred in Germany as Nazi mobs burned synagogues and vandalized Jewish shops and homes.
November 9, 1872 - The Great Boston Fire started in a dry-goods warehouse then spread rapidly in windy weather, destroying nearly 800 buildings. Damage was estimated at more than $75 million. The fire's bright red glare could be seen in the sky for nearly 100 miles.

   November 9, 1918 - German Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated his throne in the closing days of World War I and fled to Holland. In Germany, Philip Scheidemann, a Socialist leader, then proclaimed a democratic Republic and became its first Chancellor.

   November 9, 1965 - At 5:16 p.m., the Great Blackout of the Northeast began as a tripped circuit breaker at a power plant on the Niagara River caused a chain reaction sending power surges knocking out interconnected power companies down the East Coast. The blackout affected over 30 million persons, one-sixth of the entire U.S. population. Electricity also failed in Ontario and Quebec.

   November 9, 1989
- The Berlin Wall was opened up after standing for 28 years as a symbol of the Cold War. The 27.9 mile wall had been constructed in 1961.

   May 'Never Again' be a promise delivered.............

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tenents of Friendship

'The mood is generally optimistic about what friendship is or can be in this environment of  constant shifting allegiance , that it can do much more than just help people get by and can fulfill or complete complex needs and expectations. All in all, I  believe, or perhaps hope, that friendship will come into its own: it is elastic enough to connect us across the web of complex lives and strong enough not to snap under 

 Quote of the day : ''
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. Jane Austen

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our America !!!

                             America is a house for all people, 
its a safe haven for all who enters into its porch 
a safe and big House for all of us.
Its My America ! Its Your America !!
Its our America 

Photo (c) E'Nkul Kanaka

 America is a house for all people, 
its a safe haven for all who enters into its porch 
a safe and big House for all of us.
Its My America ! Its Your America !!
Its our America !!! ~  Pious ali 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Facing Our Fears

few weeks ago I spoke to a group of High school students about confronting your challenges and fears ,that speech encouraged me to say yes to a request from an organization that have done so much for many young people in Maine. I agree to participate in a fund raising event by  Rappelling  for Ripple Effect
The past few years Rippleffect had  offered me a lot of summer camp scholarships to be giving to young people  whose families cannot afford to send them to one. Most of them are minority or Immigrant families

   On Saturday May 17th   I joined hundreds of Mainer’s from all walks  of life to Rappel from a 14 storey (173 feet ) high building,  It wasn't easy but I did confronted one of my fears and also help in raising some money to bring kids to a camp.