Sunset on Mount Cameroon
As I wander around the world, I see myself lost in my thoughts while looking at the sunset on Mount Cameroon.The view is simply stunning and the memory to be cherished forever.
Ascending and travelling through life
Life is a wonderful journey. One must go through each day as if she was hiking : it is a mix of enjoying the sight and what life has to offer and effort to make it to the top.
dimanche, septembre 22, 2013
vendredi, août 23, 2013
jeudi, mars 14, 2013
Tout va bien...
La mort n'est rien en soi... Je suis seulement allé dormir dans la pièce à côté.
Je suis moi et vous êtes vous... Quel que soit le lien qui ait pu nous unir, il est toujours le même.
Appelez-moi par mon surnom, parlez-moi le plus naturellement comme vous l'avez toujours fait. Ne changez pas de ton. N'y mettez aucune solennité ni tristesse. Riez aux petites plaisanteries que nous aimions tant nous faire.
Jouez, souriez, pensez à moi.
Que mon nom soit utilisé de la façon la plus naturelle comme il l'a toujours été. Qu'il soit prononcé sans effort, sans le moindre ombrage.
La vie signifie tout ce qu'elle a toujours signifié. Elle est toujours celle qu'elle a toujours été.
Pourquoi devrais-je sortir de votre esprit, parce que je ne suis plus là?
Moi, je vous attends, pour quelque temps, quelque part tout près, juste au coin de la rue...
Tout va bien.
d'après Henri Scott Holland (1847-1918)
tant d'années déjà et l'absence toujours aussi cruelle...
jeudi, février 14, 2013
"Political genius" or "aspiring tyrant" ? Understanding the political legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his life's work has posed throughout the years a great challenge to many. Scholars have described as an exemplary leader, a symbol of moral grandeur and heroism during times of hardship for the United States. Describing Lincoln as a complex mind and leader is an understatement.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) political leadership is back on the limelight. The philosophy of the 16th president of the United States has long been the subject of public scrutiny, interest in his legacy has never waned, even more recently thanks to the Academy's award nominated movie by Steven Spielberg, in which Daniel Day-Lewis offers us a stunning performance playing a Civil War time president, battling in the political field to pass the thirteen amendment regarding slavery abolition.
- The principles are opposed to that of majority rule.
- constitutions are made :
- to restrain power whether it is
- power of a king (It is a device that helps to prevent the boundless field of absolutism) or
- power of popular majority (its vote doesn't confer the absolute power to do what it wanted)
- to avoid a descent to anarchy by means of the aforementioned power of popular majority.
- to restrain power whether it is
- Individual consent forms the essence of constitutional government.
- Secession impedes the operations of a free elected government
- A government should carry on its constitutional duties regardless of political motives or opportunities
"To his infinite credit, Lincoln realized that free elections should not, even in principle, be sacrificed even if the cost might be the end of constitutional government. For constitutional leadership, the ends do not justify the means. Constitutional leadership is necessarily limited or bounded leadership. It is in this possibility of a leader operating within the limits of constitutional restraint that the hope of our republic rests."
Abraham Lincoln's Special Message to Congress of July 4, 1861.
(2): Stephen B. Smith article on Lincoln's constitutional leadership.
(3): images sources: lincoln and constitution
mardi, novembre 06, 2012
picture source: pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
vendredi, août 17, 2012
jeudi, août 02, 2012
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;T.S Elliott
Image Created by Dabnotu
samedi, juillet 28, 2012
Evans (1992) suggests the following as basic rights in a relationship for you and your partner:
- The right to good will from the other.
- The right to emotional support.
- The right to be heard by the other and to be responded to with courtesy.
- The right to have your own view, even if your partner has a different view.
- The right to have your feelings and experience acknowledged as real.
- The right to receive a sincere apology for any jokes you may find offensive.
- The right to clear and informative answers to questions that concern what is legitimately your business.
- The right to live free from accusation and blame.
- The right to live free from criticism and judgment.
- The right to have your work and your interests spoken of with respect.
- The right to encouragement.
- The right to live free from emotional and physical threat.
- The right to live free from angry outbursts and rage.
- The right to be called by no name that devalues you.
- The right to be respectfully asked rather than ordered.
samedi, juin 16, 2012
The quote I love the most, is the one from Jo (Joanne Bradmore) played by an astonishing Janet Jackson.
Save your "sorry.
" One thing I don't need are anymore apologies.I got sorry greeting me at the front door.You can keep yours.I don't know what to do with them...I can't even...I have to throw some away.I can't even get to the clothes in my closet for all the sorries. I'm not even sorry about you being sorry.
Here is an extract from: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, the original play from which the movie was adapted,
“one thing I don’t need
is any more apologiesi got sorry greetin me at my front dooryou can keep yrsi don’t know what to do wit emthey don’t open doorsor bring the sun backthey don’t make me happyor get a mornin paperdidn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash carscuz a sorry.”
This modern opera really gives me chills.
Performers: Karen Slack, Andrea Jones-Sojola & The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra