Our World

I am not Ukrainian

You may have seen this video on facebook about what’s happening in Ukraine and why. You may have shared it so other people know. I watched it and didn’t know what to do. Then today I saw this one, of what’s happening the protestors there today. It looked like it might as well have been as close as outside my own window. I don’t know what to do. I also realised I wouldn’t know what…

Continue reading

Misc. Our World

What’s the Situation in Burma? In Simple Language & From the Beginning.

I recently attended the Human Rights Forum in the National Baha’i Centre. The first of these forums was led by Keith Donald, chairperson of Burma Action Ireland – an entirely volunteer run organisation. You can read up on the evening and their work on bahai.ie soon.¬†What I’ve written up below is the history and current situation of Burma, (also known as Myanmar or as The Republic of the Union of Myanmar) as told to us…

Continue reading

Coffee Our World

Suspended Coffees & Caring For Your Fellow Man

I initially saw this story making it’s way around facebook (and coming from a facebook page) but it obviously gained a bit of traction and was covered in the Independent a few days ago. Or perhaps it was vice versa. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to give money to someone who’s homeless, even if you do have spare change. I choose to give to buskers over those begging – no matter how unlikely or…

Continue reading

Our World

Arghghghrharg – Mr. Quinn – This is not ok.

I like paying taxes. I think it’s cool. It means every hour i work, something goes back into our country as a whole. Maybe a couple os less than productive rogues slip through the social welfare net and get more than they should but overall, i’m glad i pay taxes. In theory. But i think this piece from the Irish Times is important to take note of. I’m happy to pay taxes for cool stuff…

Continue reading

Art, Design & Culture Our World

Marley the Film – Review – Peace, Love & Unity

So, much to my disappointment ‘Marley’ was not the prequel to Marley & Me but it is nevertheless worth seeing. There’s lots of dead legends and i think i have preconceived notions about who they were, often based on the very little i know about them. I used to think i was intuitive person but have slowly come to realise i like to combine massive generalisations with a vivid imagination. So learning more is always…

Continue reading

Our World

Baha’i and Persian New Year and Barack Obama’s Naw-Ruz Message

“…To the people of Iran, this holiday comes at a time of continued tension between our two countries. But as people gather with their families, do good deeds and welcome a new season we are also reminded of the common humanity that we share.” Barack Obama Nowruz message 2012 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBtkSa6RiPg&w=560&h=315]

Continue reading