‘RIVER OF LIFE’ …. “Steven McCurry’s Blog …. Collection of Pictures and Quotes …. “!!

~~February 10, 2020~~


This is one of my favorite blogs. For some reason, I’m not able to reblog (I was before). The “R” button isn’t functional. I find his photography so amazing, so real, so human … I always like to share.

Hope you enjoy.

The link to the original blog included.


01896_11, 508665, India 50 Years After, Calcutta, India, 10/1996, INDIA-10379. An Indian woman prepares a meal under a shampoo advertisement. India_Book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 02/03/2015

For more than 2000 years, travelers have walked, ridden,

prayed, traded, invaded, escaped, fought, and

died along the 1,500 miles of the Grand Trunk Road

which stretches from Kolkata to Kabul.

A shepherd boy next to a field of opium, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 1983 NYC65218, MCS1983007 K002 Shepherd by a poppy field, Jalalabad, 1983. While many of McCurry’s images are editorial commissions, his work continually ventures beyond the directly newsworthy. His insightful contemplation of daily life seeks out more sustained narratives of daily fortitude and subsistence. ‘What I want to say,’ he once remarked, ‘is this is what we were like as a people, and this is how we lived. These are the places. And here are some of the faces.’ Situated among the sweeping valleys and expansive orchards of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, Jalalabad is notorious for its extensive poppy plantations. This young shepherd boy stands before a field of poppies, while his flock wanders off along the dirt track. – In the Shadow of Mountains In The Shadow of the Mountain_Book Retouched_Sonny Fabbri 01/27/2017

Steven McCurry’s Blog
Steve’s body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element.



Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1999, INDIA-10223NF. A man takes a drink of water from the river. final print_milan final print_Sao Paulo India_Book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 02/26/2015

“Look! Brahmins and chumars, bankers and tinkers,

barbers and bunnias, pilgrims – and potters – all the world going and coming.

It is to me as a river from which I am

withdrawn like a log after a flood.

And truly the Grand Trunk Road is a wonderful spectacle.

Such a river of life as no where else exists in the world.”

– Rudyard Kipling, Kim

‘First They Came’ …. “🤨 Benjamin Wittes Current Version 🤨 …. “!!

~~February 10, 2020~~


I was watching Nicole Wallace‘s show on MSNBC this afternoon. One of the segments presents a Twitter thread written by Benjamin Wittes where he lists, one by one, the government officials who have been targeted by “IT” in view of the many illegal, immoral and dishonest actions taken since investigations into his actions. Mr. Wittes compares his complied list to this poem written by Pastor Martin Niemoller.

Check for the parallels and the associations. Maybe you may add other examples.



First they came …” is the poetic form of a prose post-war confession first made in German in 1946 by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984). It is about the cowardice of German intellectuals and certain clergy (including, by his own admission, Niemöller himself) following the Nazisrise to power and subsequent incremental purging of their chosen targets, group after group.


J-Lo Announced Special Celebration …. “💫 ‘It’s My Party Tour’ …. A-Rod Documents Experience …. Life on the Road 💫 …. “!!

~~February 10, 2020~~


It’s My Party was the fourth concert tour by American entertainer Jennifer López. The tour was announced during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 13, 2019. 

The tour was officially announced by the entertainer during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 13, 2019. 

She revealed that she would be doing “a small amount of shows” throughout June and July to celebrate her 50th birthday on July 24, 2019.


It’s a special celebration for a milestone in her life.

She’s celebrating her 50th birthday.

I watched Ellen’s episode where J-Lo announced this tour.

A-Rod documents the preparation, progression and execution of her performance.




~~Published June 20, 2019~~


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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

~~Published July 6, 2019~~

It’s My Party Tour Diary: Life On The Road

My Momoa Monday Moment …. 🌺 ‘So iLL: Climbing in Tokyo …. ’ 🌺 …. “!!

~~February 10, 2020~~


Monday … what day is it for me?

My hunt for good Momoa pics and info.

How can you not like Jason Momoa, the dude us humble, brings great energy everywhere and he is a great actor?

(YouTube User)

Hope you enjoy it!


Climbing is a massive passion of mine and during the summer I met up with my friends at So iLL to make this piece on our trip in Tokyo.

Video by Ryan White … Music by Louis Wall

~~Published December 10, 2018~~

“I have been impressed by by this man since I first saw Aquaman … he attracts everybody because of positive energy around him … he feels so pure in his attitude, emotions and body language … best wishes for your big success!”

YouTube User

We are so excited to bring you a slew of new products, and a Jason Momoa designed REI exclusive climbing collection.


#MyMomoaMondayMoment #JasonMomoa #AmericanActorAthlete #SoiLL #OnTheRoam #PureSpirit #GenuineHuman #HumbleDude #ClimbingInTokyo #HugePassion

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Motivational Monday …. “🙏🏽 Consider: Moon v. Stars 🙏🏽 …. “!!


~~February 10, 2020~~


So many times we have all what we need right beside us.

A very wise person once said:

“We have have so much. And it’s all right here. No need to look elsewhere.”


I agree … it’s all within our reach. Avoid the distractions.




~Counselor and Professional Life Coach Facebook Page~


#MotivationalMonday #Consider #MoonsVersusStars #NeverIgnore #PersonWhoLovesYou #CareForYou #MissesYou #WakeUp #LostTheMoon #WhileCountingTheStars #Quote #SBudak #ConselourAndProfessionalLifeCoach #FacebookPage

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Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

MORNING!! … time to wake up!! … ‘Photograph: Masao Yamamoto, “Tori” (via Mennyfox55). Masao Yamamoto (born 1957) trained as an oil painter before turning to photography.’

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Photograph: Masao Yamamoto, “Tori” (via Mennyfox55). Masao Yamamoto (born 1957) trained as an oil painter before turning to photography. His portraits, landscapes and still lifes are silver prints that are delicately toned and sometimes overpainted/dyed. Among his previous publications is Small Things in Silence.

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Go Scarlett (Oscars 8pm)

SCARLETT …’Chris Heath, Best-Actress Contender Scarlett Johansson on Movies, Marriages, and Controversies (Vanity Fair, Nov 26, 2019)’

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Even for the smartest and most talented actors, there are far more ways for a movie to fall short than succeed, so it’s a rare moment when project after project clicks seamlessly into place. Right now, Scarlett Johansson is clearly having such a moment. Earlier in the year, she played a pivotal role in what has become the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide, Avengers: Endgame, and filming has just wrapped for the standalone movie about her character, Black Widow, scheduled for release in May. Meanwhile, her performances in two recent, smaller-scale movies, the searing relationship drama Marriage Story and the extraordinary, off-kilter Nazi-era comedy Jojo Rabbit, are drawing sustained acclaim; for the former she is widely considered a contender for best actress.

All of which seems to leave Johansson quietly proud, but also uneasy.

“I worked really hard for a really long time…So maybe this is the result of that.”…

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