Christine Vida......... (who died this morning),
..... who gave me hospitality on my tour
through the USA
To all of you I
would like to say thanks.
I am here sending you the pictures I took of you
on the trip in a little private online album in
case you would like some of them.
You can look at
the pictures here:
I made the album right after I got home, but
forgot to tell you about it since I was extremely
busy preparing my wife's 50 year birthday party.
morning I was reminded in a very sad way when I
received a mail that one of you, Christine Vida,
had died this morning. You will see her on the
first 6 pictures of my series.
I spent several days in Berkeley with Christine
- an old political activist who found me last
year on the Danish Embassy's website. We started
emailing daily when we found out that we had a
lot of common friends and ideas and actually
were born on the same day the same year. She was
the one who now organized my lecture in
Her death is a
reminder of how little time we have on this
earth - something I was also reflecting on when
I made a slideshow about my wife's life through
50 years for the 85 guests at her birthday. You
can see a silent version of it on the web -
still without commentaries:
You - Howie, Marly, Denia, Lauretta are Christina -
are actually included in my wife's presentation
years 1979, 1982 and 1992.
I love to make these photographic life time
stories of people and am working on making them
of quite a number of the people in my book.
Photos from my
previous tours in America you can see here:
http://www.american-pictures.com/gallery/usa/tour.2004/ With Love
If you like any of the photos I can send them on
If my e-mail answer was too short
you can find more information on my 17.434
My calendar where you can
see if one of my lectures is in your area
or - if you want to organize one - if I
am available on your preferred date
My previous 5.500
lectures - listed after
type of school
Reviews of my shows - in
major American papers and college papers
My articles on racism,
development aid, ecology, welfare state etc.
My photographs - from the
Nicaragua, Thailand, Haiti, Jamaica,
And some hobbies helping me to fill out all the
spare time as a lecturer on the boring highways:
- with a family tree containing over 10,000 of
family's direct ancestors through 150
generations - or 4.100 years!
Click from my children all the way back
to their x-great grandparents such
as emperor Augustus, Herod the Great,
Alexander the Great and
1,100 other kings, emperors - and
pharaohs such as Ramses II
not to speak of
Washington, Jefferson and Roosevelt.
Influential ancestors: Or
see my family's relationship with those persons who
actually talked to or were friends with Jesus,
John the Baptist, St. Paul, Socrates, Plato,
Sofokles, Perikles, Cleisthenes (the founder of
democracy) and others who shaped modern humanism......
well, even corresponded with Jesus (as
surprising as it sounds).
Glory: And if you finally -
after this e-mail - have difficulties seeing my saint
halo, - well, let me try to polish it a bit by
showing you how much saint blood runs in my
family veins - directly descending from more
than 30 saints and some of the popes who (mistakenly?)