Friday, June 29, 2012


Not loving life too much
Gives calm, peace and quiet
Freedom from desire
And light within

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A wish

After a thousand nights
And a thousand stories
All mysteries end and so does glory
The lights go out
Glimmer dies
Shimmer there was none
Or flowers to delight
What is left are memories
Simmering coals of hope
Burning desires, pain....
And a wish....
Which fingers tattoo in words on a keyboard
Untill there is nothing to hear or say
Except the staccato sounds of a nurse's heel
And perpetual silence at the morgue

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Patriarchy is not about religion but the mindset

When I was naive, I thought only religion makes some men patriarchal. After all, the first time I rejected god was when I was eleven and I realized the inequality between men and women was a sign that god was not a women or a neutral being. However, as I grew up and interacted with many non-religious men, I was shocked to discover that some men can be patriarchal with or without religion. Being an atheist, agnostic or a freethinker does not make much of a difference. For many years I tried to work among these atheist/agnostic men, hoping things will improve. However, instead of any improvement, it seems things are only deteriorating at a breakneck speed. Here is an example from the group called PAA:

The names and pictures have been removed due to privacy reasons

Here is another beautiful example from the same group which I tweeted on February 12, 2012:

Name on this image was not hidden as it is a fake profile on FB

I want to add that my point of view as a women was also shouted down because 'women are emotional', 'over sensitive' and 'lack sense of humor'. And before anybody wants to raise a finger at me for not standing my ground to continue fighting. Being an online warrior was never my aim.

I have many such examples stalked up, but I don't have the time or energy to upload each and everyone of them. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Calico Ghost Town

Calico is a ghost town and former mining town in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Located in the Calico Mountains of the Mojave Desert region of Southern California, it was founded in 1881 as a silver mining town, and today has been converted into a county park. Located off Interstate 15, it lies 3 miles (4.8 km) from Barstow and 3 miles from Yermo. Giant lettersspelling CALICO can be seen on the Calico Peaks behind the ghost town from the freeway. Walter Knott purchased Calico in 1950s, architecturally restoring all but the five remaining original buildings to look as they did in 1880s. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's Silver Rush Ghost Town.

Main Street

Looking at the bottle house far in the distance
A closer look at the bottle house

Near a destroyed home

View of the restaurant

Entrance to a mine
 A must visit place for history enthusiasts and travelers. The place is always lively and fun. 

Directions and Timing: Yermo, CA 92398. View Map I-15 at Ghost Town Road Exit. Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except Christmas Day Phone: 800-86-CALICO Fax: (760) 254-2047