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Though I do prefer to ponder the meaning of life, I, also, wear too many hats, it seems. I function as webmaster and resident philosopher for etresoi.ch, am the secretary general of a human rights NGO, Groupe Thémis, based in Geneva, and head a human development organisation, called HAHAHA, which is the acronym for Health, Abundance, Happiness and Harmony Always... all, while living in rural France and learning to grow my own food.(As the French philosopher, Voltaire, recommends in "Candide.")

Keeping body, mind and spirit in balance is sometimes a challenge, while tending to all roles. There are some built in conflicts.

At one time, I directed much energy toward leading seminars and I stopped for several reasons (If you are curious, go here ). At the time, my human rights activities needed attention 24/7, because I undertook a project to stir up grassroots interest in the UN Conference Against Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance, by paddling my kayak from Geneva to Durban, South Africa. Obviously, it was impossible to manage a web site and lead seminars, from a kayak off the West coast of Africa.

Lately, I have realised that I am out of balance, once again. I have absorbed too much negativity, by getting too focused on the atrocities caused by some countries. I have decided to focus more energy towards HAHAHA and less to saving the world. My good friend, Krishnamurti, always taught that in order to save humanity, one must save one's self. Every morning I post Krishnamurti's thoughts.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008     

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Enemies or Teachers
(4 comments) Whenever you feel you are in "enemy territory", you are allowed to walk away. Many of us find this dificult to do. We are afraid of being thought of as impolite; we do not want to offend people. But there are plenty of ways to remove yourself from a killing field. When leaving is not an option, you can maintain your energy level by making a few minor adjustments.

Friday, November 28, 2008     

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2,700-year-old marijuana stash found
Researchers say they have located the world's oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China.

Thursday, November 27, 2008     

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Human Rights are tied to the China-US purse strings
(2 comments) . . .like killing two birds with one stone - reducing the trade deficit while boosting rights for Chinese workers

Monday, November 24, 2008     

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The Geithner-Zhou Connection
(1 comments) The special relationship held by the just picked Secretary of Treasury Timothy F. Geithner, with the Group of Thirty and, especially, Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China(PBoC), may hold important insights into international monetary affairs.