Sunday, March 24, 2024

Out & About With a Tribute to Tehran - Official Music Video - Sina Bathaie ( ft Saba Zameni )


It is the first week of the new year as Nowruz is upon us--as my final "Quarter-End" Thought here in my corner, I decided to release this courtesy of the talented Sina Bathaie as I look forward to my ongoing engagements throughout Q2.

Onward & Upward!!!


Monday, March 18, 2024

#RandomThoughts on This Nowruz Eve 1403


It is Nowruz Eve, the Persian New Year that goes back 3,000 Years to the time of Iran's Legendary King, Jamshid.

Here are some #RandomThoughts I released in my Instagram Corner:



Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024

Out & About with #RandomThoughts For the Week

Spring is in the air, and here in Orange County, Iranian-American organizations have continued their fabulous efforts to celebrate the Persian New Year.   I captured the following while being out and about in Irvine, California, Recently as I look forward to sharing further thoughts in a future edition of #RandomThoughts here in my Virtual Corner:


In addition, A Musical #RandomThought for all to enjoy as I say loudly Onward & Upward:

Friday, March 1, 2024

Out & About With #RandomThoughts As a New Month Dawns

 


March is before us.  

It will be quite a month as California will have its' primaries, and Iran has the pretense of a farce that its' leaders call an election.  This is also as the War in Gaza and Ukraine rages on and on.    This is also what Anthony Scaramucci noted as a "Five Alarm Fire" about the dangers of Donald Trump to America and the World.   

Spring is also in the Air and Nowruz is before us.   On a personal note, I was also witness to life as a Hummingbird laid a nest and nurtured her eggs.   Being witness to a renewal of life brings out a sense of hope:  


I also note that I have been a proud supporter of Ukraine and contributing to Ukraine24 as I note this tribute to Ukraine:



Onward and Upward!!!






I present 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Out & About With Mid-Month #RandomThoughts




Today was President's Day Weekend, and I worked on various projects and initiatives.

During my foray on my Social Media corners, I caught this from my feed a few years ago—which was a card done by one of the children from the Parish School at St. Timothy‘s to hand out to the Parish Pantry Clients--it was a solid admonition to live up to.

It has also been a very tragic few days in our World.   Wars rage on, and Putin killed one of his leading opponents, Alexy Navalny, as his Wife notes that he was drugged.  As I write this, his body has not been returned to his family -and yet the GOP stays silent.

Here in the United States, it has been highly irritating being witness to a dysfunctional Hosue of Representatives,  a GOP that is taking its’ queue from North Korea (as I caught a few of the clips from there, and boy, it is laughable and scary at the same time),  GOP Governors who are more interested in social engineering than governing; a right-wing media that thinks more of Putin (epitomized by the useful idiot Tucker).    The war in Gaza continues with no end in sight as opposition to Netanyahu continues his opposition to peace.   This is as Palestinians in the Occupied Terrorities continue to deal with over 700 checkpoints and over 750,000 settlers occupying land illegally with support from the Government of Israel and constant raids throughout the West Bank every night.  .     This is as over 1.5 Million Palestinians are in Southern Gaza as an invasion looms and as some Twenty-Nine Thousand People have lost their lives.   I yearn for the day when we can all do what we can to  Make America and the World Normal Again. 

As I also reflected on the predicament of us here in America, I assessed the latest out of Iran.    Iran has been driven to the ground by mismanagement at all levels, from the so-called Supreme Leader all the way down to the village level, for over Forty-Five years as darkness, death, and destruction have descended upon Iran, having been witness to history and as the Revolution indeed "ate its' Own."    The latest has been a Ponzi scheme whereby a 27-year-old kid took millions to sell Iranians cheap iPhones and ended up leaving Iran.  

The first clip reflects on what Iran was featuring two of Iran's leading performers, Martik and Goggosh.   The clip is in Farsi but has English Subtitles:


This is on Dr. Milani of Stanford being witness to history:



This analysis, done by Iran International's Dr. Vaisi, reflects upon the 10 profound tragedies of the Revolution & reflects on signs the regime is collapsing: 

  


As I also worked away, I finished Dr. King's Letters from the Birnghiman Jail and it was quite a letter--there is also a sermon of his on the Three Dimensions of a Complete Life--as i wanted to share some thoughts on it:
  • Lord help me to accept myself every day...
  • Lord I ain't much, but I is all I got...

I close out with this from Sina Bathaie:


Onward & Upward!!!

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Out & About With #RandomThoughts

It is the dawn of a new month--as challenges loom large in our World. I decided to headline my opening #RandomThought for February 2024 by remembering Kobe and his commitment to excellence as I close out with this I released to my Instagram Corner earlier On Iran:

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Out & About With A Closing Thought & A Tribute To Tehran - Official Music Video - Sina Bathaie ( ft Saba Zameni )


While out & about this weekend, got to know this Toronto-Based Composer, Sina Bathaie with his tribute to Tehran, Iran's Capital.

It has been an interesting January.....

Onward....

Friday, January 19, 2024

Out & About With #RandomThoughts For the Week

This was a week that America celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   I helped to launch nd continue to move along the Daily Outsider in the spirit of the admonition he noted as we continue to dream to transform by embracing the dream of changing the conversation about our World.  As I also reflected upon 2024, I embrace and hope to live up to Emily Dickinson's Hope.

Onward and Upward!!! 






 

Friday, January 12, 2024

Out & About With Brief Mid-Month #RandomThoughts



It has been quite a year already!!

I decided to share the following random thoughts and a greeting from Walden University as 2024 begins in earnest.

Onward and upward.