Entry #11– December 13, 2010
The Image and Message: The Peace Pole -- Que La Paz Prevalezca en la Tierra – May Peace Prevail on Earth
My wish for everyone is for peace as we celebrate Christmas and many other holidays around the world this month. This is one of many Peace Poles I have seen in Northern Michigan. I do not remember the rainbow being there when I took this photo, so its appearance is a fun surprise. According to the website for the Peace Pole Project, there are over 200,000 Peace Poles in about 195 countries. See http://www.worldpeace.org/index.html for the history of the Peace Pole, and stories and photos from around the world. I would like to plant one in my own yard in 2011.*
copyright© 2010 by Paulette L. Stenzel for text and photo.
P.S. I did add one to my yard after writing this blog entry. In answer to the comment by Leland Ross: Mine is in English, Spanish, French, and Hebrew. Sixteen languages? Fantastic!
Entry #10– December 6, 2010
The Image: De Un Corazón Roto Sale Nueva Vida – From a Broken Heart Comes New Life
A personal theme for my October 2010 trip to Chiapas, Mexico was “Ojos Abiertos, Corazones Abiertos” (Open eyes, open hearts).
Entry #9 – December 1, 2010
The Image: A storefront in New York City.
It's time for a less serious blog! On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at the end of three days in New York City, I went for a walk before my departure to the airport. As I returned from Times Square along 42d Street, I had to stop, laugh, and cross the street to take pictures. A security guard confirmed my observation: the signs and open doors had not been there the previous day. Just in time for Christmas and other holidays, Charmin offered a place every tourist and shopper seeks: a place to use the restroom. It seems fitting that folks in NYC would make the bathroom into a Broadway production.
copyright© 2010 by Paulette L. Stenzel for the photo and text.
Paulette L. Stenzel
I am Professor Emeritus of International Business Law and Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU). I am also a mom, learner, writer, violinist, environmentalist -in -process, traveler, and avid reader. I continue to teach part time at MSU and coordinate the Broad College Ethical Leadership program Additionally, I advise Spartan Global Development Fund - a student-driven microfinance organization.