The American people have finally elected Barack Hussein Obama, a visionary black and white man with a Muslim name and a global pedigree, as the new President of the United States. I am thunderstruck and elated in the way that love floods the heart and spreads everywhere. So grateful, I want to share this moment with you.

Let the healing of oceanic inequality begin anew, and a wildly fertile re-seeding of our exhausted earth. Stop all war. Activate peace. Cultivate self-respect and respect for others. Eradicate poverty, prevent and heal disease. Let the Obama family, at whose helm is a partnership whose beating heart we can palpably feel, inspire us. Let us give them our inspiration, and help each other now.

Send me your comments for a new age, or any great links!

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DO GOOD: If you’re in Toronto on November 19/08, check out Romina Fontana’s third annual Get Lit event for a great cause. This year’s reader list is outstanding! Tickets are flying – so book yours now. To make a donation, please visit their website.

Don’t miss our friend and award-winning Iranian-Canadian photographer Babak Salari’s beautiful, haunting photos about Havana’s queer artistic community in his latest book ‘Faces, Bodies, Personas: Tracing Cuban Stories’. The International Diaspora Film Festival will present Salari’s book at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Street on Nov 08 5-7PM.

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ZANY AND UNPREDICTABLE: If you’re in Montreal between November 19-23/08, ask yourself this: what happens to a guy who was born with a metal fork for a hand when he begins to see himself for who he truly is? Enter the world of FORKMAN… a play filled with string marionettes, shadow puppets, video, and more, presented by my cosmic friends Lydia Lukidis and Chris Godziuk. Check here for details, and see you there!

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