This week’s photograph is from a collection that’s published in this post on Washington, DC’s Urban Turf (@UrbanTurf_DC) blog: Logan Circle: A Tale of Two Eras.
It’s a great story about the renaissance of a part of our nation’s capital that was destroyed multiple times, neglected, and now experiencing a renaissance. It’s the neighborhood I am a part of and is integrated with dozens of artifacts of the work of great people who led in a world that didn’t them to (actually, the world didn’t want them to exist, much less lead).
It was another interesting year of photography. Below is a calendar of the most interesting (as deemed by Flickr.com’s automation) photos for each month, and below that a few more picks.
All photos continue to be Creative Commons Licensed for use* to promote a healthy and inclusive human spirit.
Click to see the collection. Continue reading→
“I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say— I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”
Cope, Stephen (2012-09-25). The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling (p. 231). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
A woman. Of color. Who was someone else’s property. Who was illiterate. With debilitating migraines and seizures throughout life due to a head wound received as a child. I went to go see her world close up.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (@HolocaustMuseum), opened in 1993, recently changed its no photography policy, and so, with a very good light sensitive camera, I went to take photographs, which I’m sharing (see below).
I’ve been several times before, and each time I learn and reflect more. In the intervening period of this visit, I’ve also been to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv.
This time, I thought about behavior change techniques, effectively used, to deny diverse people control of their destiny, and then their lives.
Thanks UrbanTurf (@UrbanTurf_DC), for publishing a series of photos of the H Street NE Corridor in Washington, DC, as part of a piece on the neighborhood, linked above.
In my previous post about this series, I touched on some of the history of H Street, NE. Here’s a little bit more:
When I started medical school, I didn’t meet or know many doctors who were capable or interested in taking care of all of me because of my identity, much less as leaders in making this the norm in health care. This is because doctors like that would be denied access to medical education based on their own identity.
In 2016, there are doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, public health professionals who are capable, interested, and leading in taking care of all of a person, as their authentic self. From around the world. Continue reading→
“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” – Steve Jobs
I have found that sometimes people don’t want to engage in the conversations that go along with these, which I respect. However, I want to control my death destiny as much as I want to control my life destiny, which is why this process and these documents help. Continue reading→