Posts Tagged ‘society’

Mandala of the Medicine Buddha

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Watching the final creation stages of the Mandala of the Medicine Buddha

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Completed Mandala

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Originally uploaded by marcn.

Yesterday the Drepung Gomang Monastery monks completed the mandala and held
the deconstruction ceremony.

Visit the slideshow of my photo set

Mandala of the Medicine Buddha by the visiting monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery [October 2005]

Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery are in Nashua this week

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

Introduction to Buddhism w/ Khensur Rinpoche Tsultrim Phunstok

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Griffin and I just returned from this talk.

Here is the rest of the schedule of events from the handout:

Wednesday, Oct 12
9am Opening Ceremony of the Sand Mandala Construction
10am-3pm — Sand Mandala Construction
9am-9pm — Open Public Viewing of Mandala, Memorial Art Studio, Rivier College
7-9pm — “History of the Drepung Gomang Monastery of Tibet” Slide Show Presentation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 58 Lowell St, Nashua
Suggested Donation: $15/person, $10/students and seniors, Sale of Handmade Tibetan Crafts

Thursday, Oct 13th
9am-3pm — Sand Mandala Construction
9am-9pm — Open Public Viewing of Mandala
4-6pm — “History of the Drepung Gomang Monastery of Tibet” Slide Show Presentation, Dion Center, Reception Room, Rivier College

Friday, Oct 14th
9am-3pm — Sand Mandala Construction
9am-9pm — Open Public Viewing of Mandala

Saturday, Oct 15
9-1pm — Completion of the Sand Mandala
1-2pm — Dismantling Ceremony, Memorial Art Studio, Rivier College
2-3pm — Disbursing of sand into local body of water

Sunday, Oct 16
10:15-11:45 — Interfaith Service, UU Church
Peterborough, NH

2-3pm — Overtone Chant, Dion Center, River College. Donation Suggested.
3-4pm — Sald of Handmade Tibetan Crafts

7-9pm — World Peace and Healing Puja, UU Church, Nashua. Suggested Donation.


I’ll be stopping by at lunchtimes to watch the progress. Expect some photos on flickr. My photos from their last visit in November 2003 are here: Sand Mandala of the visiting monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery

Libertarian seeks to use eminent domain to redevelop Souter’s home in Weare, NH

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Will New Hampshire’s own Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s house be seized by eminent domain to make way for a hotel development?

Okay, so it is a stunt by some New Hampshire libertarians, but they do make a great point.

Getting three of the five Board of Selectmen to agree seems pretty doable.

NH Hampshire Kids for Democracy meet with John Edwards

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005


Originally uploaded by marcn.

Kids For Democracy (New Hampshire Chapter) with NH State Senator Joe Foster and Senator John Edwards

Photo credit: Anita Gonzalez-Cecchin

Left to Right: Joe Foster, Spencer & Griffin Nozell, John Edwards, Mikayla, Jhoshona, and Gabrielle Foster

For more information (okay, the site is pretty just a placeholder as of today) see

Press coverage of the fundraiser:

* Nashua Telegraph



* UnionLeader

Kids for Democracy visit New Hampshire State House (group shot)

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Kids for Democracy visit New Hampshire State House (group shot)

Originally uploaded by marcn.

I’m just getting around to uploading a bunch of photos Spencer took at last weekend’s Kids for Democracy visit to the NH State House.

See the complete set here

Just got a call from a telemarketer…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

And it was the first time in quite a while since the home phone was registered with the National Do Not Call Registry.

He was trying to drum up business for a Chiropractor
somewhere on D.W. Highway in town. The telemarketer said he was calling from New Rochelle, NY and caller ID caught his number as: 845-362-8732 and ‘D,R G TELEMARKE’. He said my number must not be on the do not call list since he called me. I just checked with and we’ve been on it since 6/29/2003.

I’ve submitted a complaint and we’ll see what happens.

Cool! John Edwards will be podcasting!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Starting next week, John Edwards will be podcasting. Is he the first US politician to use this new distribution media?

Link thanks to Oliver Willis on Oliver Willis — Like Kryptonite to Stupid (a silly name, but interesting political blog).

We can’t wait to see him and Elizabeth up in NH in 4 years…

Merrimack resident killed in Iraq

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Outside the Merrimack American Legion Hall this week.

In Memory of Legionaire Cpl Tim Gibson, USMC

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From’s Calendar of
US Military Dead
during Iraq War
, January 28th, 2005.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of 11 Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, of Weston, Wyo.

Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, of Huron, Ohio.

1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, of Granville, Mass.

Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, of Hillsborough, N.H.

Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, of Montgomery, Ohio.

Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, of Northampton, Pa.

Lance Cpl. Tony L. Hernandez, 22, of Canyon Lake, Texas.

Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, of Champaign, Ill.

Lance Cpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, of Orange, Fla.

Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, of Cherokee, Iowa.

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, of Baltimore, Md.

All died Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter they were in crashed near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. Hernandez was assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. The others were assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Bunch of photos from yesterday’s John Kerry Rally in Manchester’s City Hall Plaza

Monday, November 1st, 2004

I uploaded a bunch of new photos from yesterday’s event:

John Kerry Rally, Manchester NH (31-Oct-2004)

Photos include:

* Granny D Haddock
* Red Sox management ( Red Sox co-owner John Henry, who was joined by partner Tom Werner and general manager Theo Epstein)
* Lou D’Alessandro
* Bunch of photos of John Kerry (natch)
* Couple of photos of Senator George Mitchell (here you go Juri of Harvard)
* Spencer in a clown suit with a sign “No more clowns in the White House”
* All the kids in halloween costume
* A photographer (from JK campaign?) taking pictures of the kids after the event (Who are you and where can I get copies?)
* Snipers on the Manchester City Hall Plaza clocktown and building (which Trevor thinks is such a cool job)

Max Cleland at Kerry/Edwards event

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

I was downloading images off of the camera and found this picture of [Max]( [Cleland](
that my wife took at a [Kerry/Edwards](
event last week in Manchester, NH.

Max Cleland in Manchester, NH (2004-09-13)