Istiqlál, 04 ‘Aẓamat (Grandeur), 179 B.E


Although the deer nipped a few of our Japanese iris / Siberian iris (Iris sanguinea) that grew too close to the hostas the deer were after, these made it just fine:

My partner and I had a difficult time getting confirming information about the name of the iris from different sources. Compare the close-up photo below with the one in Wikipedia for Japanese iris / Iris sanguinea and it’s the same. But the description in answer to “What is the difference between Japanese iris and Siberian iris?” indicates that this is a Siberian iris.

Like all good partnerships, one keeps looking until one finds a “both…and” answer that satisfies all conditions for both parties and…here it is on the North Carolina State Extension website: Iris sanguinea | Common Name(s): Japanese Iris AND Siberian Iris

Actually, though, I enjoy looking at them regardless of their name!


I started converting slides about change management and institutional change originally I developed several years ago in PowerPoint and Google Slides into Keynote. I’ll post them here one by one as I get them done just to “prove” I’m making progress ;-)

Here’s the first one about the “Change Management Process”

Eventually, I’ll compile them into complete presentations which I’ll post to Frameworks for Understanding the World.

Also, I’ll integrate the concepts they illustrate into slides within projects I’m currently working on, such as “Let Your Vision Be World-Embracing,” so, stay tuned …


Although she passed so many years ago, this will always be my mom’s birthday as long as I have the capacity to remember it. May she be blessed by continued progress in her spiritual journey throughout eternity.

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The most momentous question of this day is international peace and arbitration, and universal peace is impossible without universal suffrage. Children are educated by the women. The mother bears the troubles and anxieties of rearing the child, undergoes the ordeal of its birth and training. Therefore, it is most difficult for mothers to send to the battlefield those upon whom they have lavished such love and care. Consider a son reared and trained twenty years by a devoted mother. What sleepless nights and restless, anxious days she has spent! Having brought him through dangers and difficulties to the age of maturity, how agonizing then to sacrifice him upon the battlefield! Therefore, the mothers will not sanction war nor be satisfied with it. So it will come to pass that when women participate fully and equally in the affairs of the world, when they enter confidently and capably the great arena of laws and politics, war will cease; for woman will be the obstacle and hindrance to it. This is true and without doubt. 1

  1. ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 134-135. [return]