VIDEO: Parade in Honor of Dalai Lama’s 76th Birthday in Washington, DC

Dalai Lama at the Kalachakra for World Peace
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Kalachakra for World Peace Event

The first day of the Kalachakra for World peace event that began yesterday in Washington, DC fell on the 76th birthday of the Dalai Lama. After opening ceremonies, thousands of supporters streamed from the Verizon Center and paraded through the streets to the National Mall, where dances and celebrations were held to honor His Holiness. … Read more

Ghost Bikes Memorialize Cyclists Around the World

Ghost bikes, this one in memorium of bicyclist Nicole Cañón, who was killed by a motorist in Bogota, Colombia

With its rusting chain and flat tires, some consider the dilapidated, whitewashed bicycle chained to a sign post on Chicago’s north side a piece of urban junk. Cyclists know better. Pedaling by, they pay silent homage at this memorial to George Chavez, a cyclist killed at this spot in a hit-and-run accident in June of … Read more

Attending President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony

From the moment Barack Obama was declared President-elect, I began thinking about the possibility of attending his Inauguration. I searched the Internet and found dozens of sites offering tickets to the swearing in ceremony and the Inaugural parade. Prices ranged from a low of $516 and soared into the thousands. Nix that idea, I thought. … Read more