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Barry Cox Honors Nature’s Spirituality With Church of Trees

Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

Goddess Editorials

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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

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Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

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Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

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Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

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Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

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Republican Theocracy vs Thomas Jefferson on Religion, God, Government, Rights & Reason

Thomas Jefferson loved Paris and he surely would approve of these photos of Eniko Mihalik, by Cedric Buchet published in Vogue Paris March 2010, married to his own words.

Thomas Jefferson’s views on God and government is enlightening, especially given the events of the past week. Refusing to deal with jobs and the economy, Washington Republicans focused on their top priority of making America a theocracy.

Today’s op ed in The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC sets the stage for Jefferson’s reflections:

This past Tuesday, the United States economy was still fragile. A looming Greek debt crisis threatened to make things worse. Perhaps most tragically (judging from the wall-to-wall press coverage), someone named Kim Kardashian had just filed for divorce.

Beset by crises, it was hard to know which way to turn, which of our nation’s many problems must be addressed first. But one man could see clearly what needed to be done. One man knew what required immediate action. That man was Speaker of the House John Boehner. With seconds ticking away, he and his fellow Republicans seized the moment and used it to its greatest advantage.

What step did these brave visionaries, these giants in the land, take? They boldly introduced legislation to have “In God We Trust” declared the motto of the United States.

I believe that Thomas Jefferson should speak though his own words, with no commentary from me — except to say that the great Jefferson would consider Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and the whole Republican presidential crew wackos and a danger to the republic. 

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Couture Cereal, Taxing the Rich & Protests Rattling Republicans

It’s time to pull up a chair in the Anne of Carversville kitchen. Let’s talk tax turkey over some Burberry Flakes or Gucci Fruit Loops, sorta like Warren Buffett would do it.

You probably know that Warren Buffett is the rich guy who believes he should pay more taxes.

The oracle of Omaha is deeply concerned about the demise of America’s middle class. Buffett knows that his companies will struggle in the future, if Americans don’t have the Pillsbury dough to buy his products and services.

Few people want to pay more taxes, but Buffett believes that he has a moral obligation — and a vested interest — to keep America strong, its children educated and our crumbling infrastructure from killing people when they are driving over collapsing bridges.

Let me stay with the taxes. We’ll do roads and bridges another night.

Millionaires Support Warren Buffett’s Tax on the Rich WSJ

Today’s Wall Street Journal — that Republican newspaper that also hates higher taxes — reports on a new survey from Spectrem Group that asked — not people whose mortgages are under water — but millionaires to weigh in on Warren Buffett’s thinking.

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Rick Perry's Texas A&M Fs in Science & Economics | Poor, Poor Evangelicals

Truth and Lies

Rick Perry

Rick Perry calls global warming un unproven, costly theory LA Times

Yesterday in New Hampshire, Rick Perry told his audience ‘Yes, our climate’s changed — they’ve been changing ever since the Earth was formed.’ Apparently, Rick Perry cited not one academic source in his charges:

“I don’t think, from my perspective, that I want America to be engaged in spending that much money on what is still a scientific theory that hasn’t been proven, and from my perspective is more and more being put into question.”

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Donald Trump's Vision of Race-Baiting Patriotism Disgusts Me

HopeTracker| I endorse today’s NYTimes op ed A Certificate of Embarrassment, concerning the forces that led President Obama to release his long form birth certificate yesterday, for all the world to see. This episode — galvanized by Donald Trump who grabbed the microphone and took full credit for his noble crusade — is a low point in American life.

Hearing the birthers move now to questioning President Obama’s grades at Harvard tells us that the crusade against the President — because of his race — is not over.

It is time for people like myself to call the political activism among the birthers what it is — and that is racism. It is modern-day Ku Klux Klan activism based on a vision of white racial superiority.

I was never a strong supporter of President Obama, because I am a Hillary Clinton woman. Nevertheless, I was proud of the election results and never questioned President Obama’s intellectual competence or his heritage.

Personally, I wanted a decisive, experienced person at the helm in these turbulent economic and military times. Under no circumstances would I have voted Republican after the Bush years.

Wondering About George W Bush’s Academic Scores

When George W Bush became president of the United States, I used to scream at the TV, hearing him speak. I found his vocabulary, vision and communication abilities very limited.

Under no circumstances would I ever have supported a movement to demand that his transcripts be released, even though I seriously doubt that the former president is any kind of intellectual genius.

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Analysis | What Republicans Really Want for America

With America in total gridlock politically — at a time when some form of collaboration and action seems imperative — Republicans have spent most of their time saying ‘no’ and attacking President Obama and Democrats.

In writing about Republicans today, I’m not condoning Democrats. On every front, I’m fed up with hypocrisy and cheap-thrill soundbites.

Like climate scientists, Republicans assume that smart folks know what they recommend for the country, in terms of action plans. Watching Republican leaders every day, I can honestly say that I have NO idea what the Republicans recommend, in terms of action on several fronts — especially healthcare.

I am clear about their views on dealing with terrorists. I have no view how they propose to cut a deficit that was created largely by engaging in two wars and treating them as ‘add-on’ items in a budget.

Any college economics student could predict the mess we’re in today, even without the added burden of a recession caused by pursuing the American dream, as if it was a monopoly game. My view is:

All of us are guilty. Period. America has no future vision anymore. We are the party of NOW. I want it NOW. I’m entitled to have the good life NOW. My focus is my own good life and screw the future. Since the 60s, advertisers have told me that I am uniquely special and deserving of a good life, and damn it, I want it NOW — as real prosperity is evaporating before our eyes.

Many Christians say that America is divinely entitled to lead a privileged existence. I’m getting mine TODAY is simply a reflection of American destiny, even though this attitude doesn’t seem to be the historical reality of American excellence and pursuit of hard work and success.

Smart people who care more about the country than media ratings and poll numers, are deeply concerned about fixing America, and not with rhetoric.

This week’s Newsweek writes an in-depth article What Republicans Really Want, besides being known as the party of “no”. I’ve tried my best to summarize the article fairly and accurately.

1) Jobs: tax cuts

Specific Recommended Action: No additional stimulus package. Beyond that nothing.

“We’re not going to look to Washington to create the jobs,” says GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy, summing up the Republican liturgy. Most in the party (like most Americans, according to polls) want nothing to do with another expensive stimulus that would smack of expanded government. Yet the GOP has also rejected Democratic bills that tried to lure Republicans by including significant tax cuts. Earlier this year Republican Sen. Charles Grassley reached an agreement with Democratic Sen. Max Baucus on an $85 billion jobs bill. It combined small-business tax breaks with an injection of money for the Highway Trust Fund, more unemployment insurance, and agriculture emergency assistance. Other Republicans resisted Grassley’s entreaties to sign on, even though the bill was adorned with the tax-credit extensions for businesses that Republicans wanted.

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