The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio review – hidden lives and human rights

An undocumented immigrant captures the pain of her fellow migrants in a vital, courageous book that blurs the divide between fact and fictionI came to The Undocumented Americans thinking I already knew how it would read. There have been a number of books in recent years about people who cross borders without official permission –…

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio review – hidden lives and human rights

The big picture: a father and daughter’s Main Street march

This memorable shot of a civil rights protest in Memphis was taken by Ernest Withers, later revealed to be an FBI informantOne of the early civil rights marches down Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee, was for fathers and daughters only. It was hoped the presence of young girls might reduce the chance of violence against…

The big picture: a father and daughter’s Main Street march

Gustatory Floral Pleasure

Nelson, picking burdock. Most of us, top of mind, would mention visual and olfactory pleasures as the primary sensation that flowers wow us with. Thanks to Helen Rosner for reminding us, and to Alexis Nikole Nelson for demonstrating to us, the other sensory pleasures of (some) flowers: Lilac Syrup and the Underrated Art of Eating […]

Gustatory Floral Pleasure

The Monarch Journey in My Garden

Photo taken on June 5, 2021 There have been excitements every day since I discovered the monarch caterpillars nine days ago. It felt like I just adopted new pets and learned how to care for them. Checking on the caterpillars and collecting babies became my new morning routine. Collecting babies with the popsicle stick As […]

The Monarch Journey in My Garden

Marele compozitor rus Serghei Rahmaninov, un urmaş al Marelui Ștefan

La data de 1 aprilie 1873, s-a nascut in localitatea Semionovo, gubernia  Novgorod din Rusia, Serghei Rahmaninov, renumit compozitor dirijor si pianist rus. Câtă lume știe oare că există o inedită legătură între Serghei Rahmaninov și români?  Asa cum putem afla din datele publicate în 1895 de matematicianul rus Ivan I. Rahmaninov, profesor şi rector al Facultatii „Sf. Vladimir” […]

Marele compozitor rus Serghei Rahmaninov, un urmaş al Marelui Ștefan

China to hand out over $6 MILLION in another digital yuan lottery

The Beijing Local Financial Supervision and Administration Bureau has officially announced that some 40 million digital yuan ($6.2 million) will be distributed to the city’s residents as part of a new digital currency trial. Starting this month, a total of 200,000 digital red envelopes, each containing 200 digital yuan ($31), will be given to lottery…

China to hand out over $6 MILLION in another digital yuan lottery

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BANCURILE SĂPTĂMÂNII * Sexul și râsul prelungesc viața. Așa că faceți sex, că de râs aveți timp la pensie. * A te combina cu o dansatoare la bară este ca și cum ai mânca chipsuri în biserică: toată lumea se uită la tine cu dezgust, dar în sinea lor știi că toți ar vrea să […]

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