Saturday, September 18, 2010

no identity but that of a human being.

If there is an opportunity to piss off the xenophobes, by all means let me avail myself of it.

Boing Boing: Can you tell us a bit about how the video came together?

Hütz: It's a video we always wanted to make, because it completes our story. It's very autobiographical, and tells a story about eight people who are all immigrants, who came to pursue something in new york city. That's our biography. But on the other hand, like it coincides with the idealistic belief that people shall always be free to choose the place of their residence. This ties in to the whole movement of worldwide citizenship.

Boing Boing: Worldwide citizenship, what do you mean by that?

Hütz: It's a new idea for a lot of people, but for us it's an old idea. It's an antidote to the politics around the world that have dictated separation and division of communities. Immigration is a crucial part of this idea of world citizenship. In the past, immigration was mostly for economic reasons, or because of natural disaster or war. But now, more and more often it's an intellectual choice, and an important evolutionary process for the planet. More people are committed to being uniters of communities and cultures, to being people who transcend the understanding of different cultures, people who live by the idea that there is no identity but that of a human being.


h/t to Watertiger at Dependable Renegade

--the BB

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


At 7:42 MDT this blog received its 100,000th page view.

Chump change compared to the big blogs but still a bit of a kick for me.

--the BB

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quick update

Dear friends,

I have not dropped off the face of the earth. While I did have a chest cold a couple of weeks ago, that is passed. But I have not had the energy to rant, news to report, etc. beyond the trip to the Salt Missions on Labor Day. There have thus been few postings. My energies have gone in other directions and on several nights I had done something shocking and gone to bed very early. This may be one of those nights.

I do have one update on prayer requests. Jack, my father-in-law, has congestive heart failure setting in and, as he is in his mid-nineties and has other ailments, we are clearly entering the final phase of his life. I ask your prayers for him and for the family.

Praying for a whole host of folks here, but not listing them right now.

Still preaching once a month. Still researching the current novel. Getting my mind ready to rip out all the annuals and summer vegetables from the back yard. Still studying Italian, but now on my own. Rejoicing in the cooler weather as we begin to move toward autumn.

Sweet dreams, my rambunctious 'roo rats.

--the BB