walking the beach…

Sisyphus

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Reading Didion. By the water. In the Toronto Beaches. Seeing Didion eye everywhere. Touching the cool. And the serene.

Two hundred sea gulls rise slowly, coming out of the shoreline fog further down in the bay, down where the water looks like molten steel. Where the water is deep, and churns upon itself.

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We all like our technologies a lot more before we realized that we made a Faustian deal with the Devil. Plato wept at the knowledge that the new axes more easily felled the trees of Mt. Olympus. In his own lifetime he lamented how Mt. Olympus was radically changed from a lush and diverse forest to a pile of sand that not even a flower could grow upon. And Plato wrote of watching as the spring rains now washed all the sand to the sea.

And now, we can’t even walk along the beach without…

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A ‘offshore’ de Guedes e a tragédia brasileira: MST faz escracho no Ministério da Economia – Rede Brasil Atual

Manifestantes do MST protestaram em Brasília, denunciando que o ministro Paulo Guedes enriquece enquanto a pobreza cresce no país

Fonte: A ‘offshore’ de Guedes e a tragédia brasileira: MST faz escracho no Ministério da Economia – Rede Brasil Atual

Juiz negacionista é expulso da magistratura em Portugal

Publicado no Diário de Notícias O plenário do Conselho Superior da Magistratura (CSM) deliberou, nesta quinta-feira, por unanimidade, a demissão do juiz negacionista, Rui Fonseca e Castro, uma decisão que pode ser alvo de recurso, mas tem efeitos imediatos. Entre as justificações para a demissão, o CSM aponta o facto de Rui Fonseca e Castro, “não […]

Fonte: Juiz negacionista é expulso da magistratura em Portugal

Slavery-linked statues to remain after City of London councillors vote for ‘retain & explain’ in U-turn after BLM outcry — RT – Daily news

London city councillors have voted to retain two slavery-linked statues with the caveat that their connections to the transatlantic trade are listed on informative plaques. On Thursday, Square Mile financial district councillors voted in favour of retaining and explaining the two slavery-linked statues which had previously been recommended for removal.  Councillors agreed to keep the…

Slavery-linked statues to remain after City of London councillors vote for ‘retain & explain’ in U-turn after BLM outcry — RT – Daily news

Thursday Reads: McConnell Blinks; New Report on Trump Coup Attempt — Sky Dancing

Armin Glatter, Reading Girl, Hungarian, 1861-1916 Good Morning!! Yesterday Mitch McConnell backed down and offered the Democrats a short-term agreement on raising the debt ceiling. This morning AP reports: Schumer: Agreement reached on short-term debt ceiling fix. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday an agreement has been reached with Republicans to extend the government’s borrowing […]

Thursday Reads: McConnell Blinks; New Report on Trump Coup Attempt — Sky Dancing

Ex-paciente da Prevent revela que médica alterou prontuário para dar “bomba de morfina” e desligar equipamentos – Brasil 247

“Seria ministrado em mim uma bomba de morfina e todos os equipamentos de sobrevivência na UTI seriam desligados, inclusive se estivesse parada cardíaca tinha a recomendação de não fazer reanimação”, afirmou Tadeu Frederico Andrade, paciente da Prevent Senior. Quando fez o teste, estava com covid e pneumonia avançada. Segundo ele, a operadora lhe enviou ‘kit Covid’

Fonte: Ex-paciente da Prevent revela que médica alterou prontuário para dar “bomba de morfina” e desligar equipamentos – Brasil 247

Borr i väggen. — Yolanda – “Det här är mitt privata krig”

Just den här dagen jobbar jag hemifrån, på grund av möten som tar upp all plats på kontoret. Synd att det är något i mitt hyreshus som ska renoveras, som gör att det låter väldigt mycket här. Bilden föreställer mitt hemma-kontor. ♡

Borr i väggen. — Yolanda – “Det här är mitt privata krig”

A mountain gorilla who once went viral for cheeky selfie dies in the arms of caretaker – USA TODAY — Top stories – Google News

A mountain gorilla who once went viral for cheeky selfie dies in the arms of caretaker  USA TODAYMountain gorilla who became selfie star dies in the arms of her caretaker  Yahoo NewsNdakasi, Mountain Gorilla in Famous Selfie, Dies at 14  The New York TimesOrphaned gorilla dies in the arms of the man who rescued her as a baby WPIX…

A mountain gorilla who once went viral for cheeky selfie dies in the arms of caretaker – USA TODAY — Top stories – Google News

Algowriting — The Honest Courtesan

I have a Google alert set up for my name.  Mostly, it returns stuff I’ve written myself, and mentions in articles written by others; on occasion it even returns articles on other women with the same name (or even similar names, because Google is apparently unable to spell).  But every so often it returns something…

Algowriting — The Honest Courtesan