Thanks for American tour 14. marts 2005

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Marly Sockol,
Howie Pinderhuges,
Denia Hester,
Christina Sun,
Lauretta Williams, 
Melanie Schikore,
Christine Vida......... (who died this morning),
Maria Lexa,
Nathalie Khankan,
Jean Null,
Jeff Berry

..... who gave me hospitality on  my tour through the USA  this February. 

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.

But this 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 Berkeley.

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:

If you like any of the photos I can send them on a cd.

With Love

Jacob Holdt
Gernersgade 63
1319 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel in Denmark: +45 33 124412
Tel in the USA: 212-614-0438 


If my e-mail answer was too short or unsatisfactory, 
you can find more information on my 17.434 web pages:

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 USA, Bolivia, Nepal, Guatemala, 
Nicaragua, Thailand, Haiti
, Jamaica, Africa and Kosovo.

And some hobbies helping me to fill out all the spare time as a lecturer on the boring highways:

Genealogy - with a family tree containing over 10,000 of my
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).

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?) canonized them!!!