Dear Ms Ono, We are having a 5 Year Plan benefit for Doctors Without Borders at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 w.26th St. NYC) on Tuesday Sept. 27th, 6-8pm. The 5 Year Plan is giving the first $25,000 profits from the book to Doctors Without Borders, any profit after that will go to a further cycle [...]
Dear Friends, Since I just came back from Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the danger of nuclear power has been very strong in my mind. Then, I read the following statement by Truthout (below). A Nuclear Weapon is a very dangerous weapon to be used by anybody and any organization. It is insanity to have its [...]
by John Perkins Dear Friends, As I write this, I am watching the economic chaos in Greece. I’m sure we’re all sharing the feelings of fear of economic collapse that is rampant among the other European countries – and in fact, around the world. These events are classic cases of what I detail in my [...]
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this [...]
by Alexander Zaitchik, Rolling Stone The Oscar-nominated filmmaker exposed the dirty secrets of gas drilling. Then the industry decided to play rough. One afternoon in early April, Josh Fox sits in a café near his Brooklyn home and unfurls a peculiar map of the United States. Featuring a series of red overlapping blobs stretching from [...]
STRAWBERRY FIELDS: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller Strawberry Fields is one of the most visited spots in Central Park and one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City. This keepsake volume (available from Amazon.com here) is a celebration of the 2.5-acre teardrop-shaped living memorial to John Lennon’s life [...]
All you need is love — and a good Jewish lawyer by Leon Wildes, New Jersey Jewish Standard Dec. 8th 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. The December 2010 edition of the Jewish Standard asked Leon Wildes, the immigration attorney for Lennon and Yoko Ono, to share his reminiscences and [...]
Music magazine Q will mark what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday with four tribute covers, using previously unpublished shots by Astrid Kirchherr, David Bailey, Iain Macmillan and Bob Gruen. Lennon would have been 70 on 9 October. The November issue of the Bauer Media-owned monthly title goes on sale this Thursday with four covers featuring rare or [...]
In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works by John Lennon Nicholas Lezard on the best books written by a pop star by Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian What, I wonder, was the initial reaction of the countless thousands of young Beatlemaniacs when they read the literary fruits of their idol’s mind? This is [...]
An animated interview of John Perkins, author of ‘HoodWinked’ and ‘Confessions Of An Economic Hitman’ Copyright of the audio belongs to John Perkins. www.johnperkins.org Animation by Studio Joho: www.studiojoho.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN by John Perkins This book gives you a true picture of American world politics that we have not [...]
Dear Family of Peace
This open letter from a soldier, Josh Steiber, is very, very important for the world.
It is also important to us, the Family of Peace.
Bless Josh in your mind or write a letter or comment below expressing your gratitude, and continue our daily visualilzation of World Peace.
Ask our friends to join us, too.
I love you! yoko
Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books: The Book Patrol Interview by Stephen J. Gertz, Book Patrol I had lunch with Yoko Ono during the 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair. That’s a sentence I figured I’d have about as much chance of writing as, “I accept the nomination of my party for President of the United [...]
Dear Family of Peace
I’d like very much for you to read this important speech made by Richard Trumpka. It is an in-house message to people of the United States. But we all know that what is happening in the the United States or anywhere in the world, affects all of us. As I always say, Information is power. Get some power from discovering what the People of America are coping with.
Lots of love,
The Ballad of John and Yoko by John Lennon, from Skywriting by Word of Mouth I’d always had a fantasy about a woman who would be a beautiful, intelligent, dark-haired, high-cheekboned, freespirited artist (a la Juliette Greco). My soul mate. Someone that I had already known, but somehow had lost. After a short visit to India on [...]
“Out on the ocean, sailing away / I can hardly wait for you to come of age” (Beautiful Boy, John Lennon)
by Sean Lennon, Times Online
I don’t belong to that group of people who keep their childhoods neatly folded and tucked away, seldom seen, in a dresser drawer. My memories are scattered about the room like dust mites floating in sunlight. I’m unable to climb aboard even the tiniest steam train of thought without running over old origami animals in the Wild West of my youth.
Seventy-six painters, sculptors, photographers, glass and conceptual artists from Ireland to Argentina, Korea to the United States, have come together in an inspiring book to answer a call by Dr. Seuss (in his 1971 classic, The Lorax) to: “Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” The artists in this powerful new book, [...]
Finally, photographer Allan Tannenbaum is releasing a new book of photographs: New York in the 70s, that will transport you back to NYC as it was in the ’70s. Sex, drugs, street gangs, disco divas, politicians, homeless, celebrities, musicians, hookers, and literally every other thing (and person) that went down during the decade are amongst [...]
The Cho-Do ii Book – written (in Japanese and English) and illustrated by Sean Lennon. Available from Amazon Japan. 内容紹介 ショーン レノン、初の絵本。大人も子どもも読める内容。「”ちょうどいい”ってなんだろう?」と、ウサギの少年少女たちが疑問に思い、その意味を考えていくというストーリーの絵本です。「ちょうどいい」とは、小さな幸せを育んでいく、家族や回りの人たちを大切にしていく、人を思いやる気持ちを持ち続けていくこと。ウサギの少年少女は、そういった小さいけれど、とても大切なことを学んでいきます。「ちょうどいい」は「もったいない」と同じような語感を持っています。釣り人は、釣り上げた魚が小さい時には魚を放流します。人と自然とのちょうどいい距離感を知っているからです。夏や冬、冷やし過ぎず、暖め過ぎず暮らす。ちょうどいい温度でエコでいく。「ちょうどいい」という言葉は、時代に合った大切なことを教えてくれます。レノン&ヨーコ夫妻のDNAを引き継いだ作品世界がここにあります! [...]