two weeks of daily posts and I'm still at it!

I'm a little surprised that I've managed to make it this long without missing a day.

Still working on a deadline so there's not much to say today, but I wanted to pass on this link. It's a statement posted to facebook by a group of Gaza youth. I'm not sure why, but it reminds me a bit of the Port Huron Statement.

A small excerpt:
We are sick of being caught in this political struggle; sick of coal dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of innocent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands; sick of bearded guys walking around with their guns abusing their power, beating up or incarcerating young people demonstrating for what they believe in; sick of the wall of shame that separates us from the rest of our country and keeps us imprisoned in a stamp-sized piece of land; sick of being portrayed as terrorists, homemade fanatics with explosives in our pockets and evil in our eyes; sick of the indifference we meet from the international community, the so-called experts in expressing concerns and drafting resolutions but cowards in enforcing anything they agree on; we are sick and tired of living a shitty life, being kept in jail by Israel, beaten up by Hamas and completely ignored by the rest of the world.

Today's photos are of left behind remnants of a "trimmed" tree in Tompkins Square and a reflection in a puddle.