Monthly Archives: August 2018

Enough about Naipaul the man — read his books


The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. — V.S. Naipaul, A Bend In the River (1979) Pardon me for breathing! And make no mistake — the … Continue reading

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Mama whale’s message to the media


From NPR: After carrying her deceased baby for at least 17 days and 1,000 miles, an orca mother has shown signs of returning to normal. She was seen Saturday with fellow members of her pod, chasing a school of salmon. … Continue reading

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At Musikfest, waiting for something to happen


The crowd, suddenly there where there was nothing before, is a mysterious and universal phenomenon. A few people may have been standing together – five, ten or twelve, not more; nothing has been announced, nothing is expected. Suddenly everywhere is … Continue reading

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From ostrich jacket to jailhouse jumpsuit


This is what happens when you have all the money in the world but no heart or imagination: Paul Manafort — President Trump’s former campaign chairman who’s currently on trial in Virginia on charges of money laundering, tax evasion and … Continue reading

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