Alone, by Admiral Richard Byrd

A picture of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition stamp

August 7-10 2022 I am doing research about Richard Byrd’s “Alone,” an autoriographical novel about his second expedition to Antarctica and his time alone in a tiny shack over the winter darkness. I am going to do primary research about this 2nd expedition at at the vast and astonishingly interesting Byrd Polar and Climate Research…

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Blase Bonpane (RIP)

A lady and her doctor are standing side by side

This is very sad news that went under the COVID radar. Blase was a great man of action and deep thought, with the highest ability to express his moral and ethical ideas. I love him so much for what I have learned from him. I am working on a project now where I have relied…

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The repression of dissent: The Occupy movement was (temporarily?) quashed by a coordinated BLOB of Police, FBI, and BANKS

E. anthony Collins

Thanks to my friend, Myles Cummings, now in the UK, who steered me to an interesting article with very ominous overtones about the FBI coordination with banks for the crackdown upon the Occupy Movement activities. SEE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy I have written in earlier blog entries on this site about my philosophical support for the Occupy movement and…

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How to be a Sadhu

E. anthony Collins

“Whenever you think of anything or anyone as your own, you are actually letting yourself be trapped in this web of ego.” I have had a lifelong interest in becoming a Sadhu as a way to experience my own life. I want to learn and experience how to live a Sadhu life. I am working…

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Playing at Valmonte School with my son, Niall

E. anthony Collins

Today I walked to Valmonte School with my 7 year old son, Niall.  The first thing I noticed was the breathlessness that I sensed as I walked up and down the steep but tiny hills that are on the way to/from the school.  Far too out of shape for my own good!  As I huffed…

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Occupy LA and an unethical response to dissent

E. anthony Collins

I am disturbed by an arrogant disregard among common folks as they consider the Occupy LA movement.  I am troubled by their underlying assumption that this movement has no logical core and that what the “protesters” are doing is wrong or pointless.  I have been searching for ways to involve myself and to express my assent…

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NOTE about SOMALI PIRACY and ITS PIRATES

E. anthony Collins

I was writing in an earlier entry to this blog about the LRAD and its appropriateness for use against Somali piracy. But any generalized assumption on my part about the nature and causes of Somali piracy causes me to reconsider what I have just written–it is probably nothing more than an oversimplication–what if some of…

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Digital Filmmaking in Sharjah

A group of people standing under the shade of an old house

2011.  I recently applied to be on the Fulbright Specialist Program list. One important motivation for my application to be included on the list is that it provides a great opportunity for me to collaborate with educational institutions or organizations, faculty and administrators in foreign countries in several ways—as a filmmaker, teacher, artist-designer-producer, or educational…

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