I went up to the hillside and took a panorama view of the city and found the whole city on fire. – Kiyoshi Tanimoto,
People thinking of their impact on others, maintaining the known health authority guidance and looking out for others as they look out for themselves.
The history of the Spanish Armada is a call to take care on our journey home. Although we may feel mauled by the day, we can salvage most of what we have.
I could not let July 14 pass without a nod to that most French of occasions: Bastille Day. A celebration which marks both the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 and the Fête de la Fédération of 14 July 1790.
There is no dearth of ideas, but each was pondered and rejected in turn as the research involved exceeds the allotted time for this daily challenge.
Much the same could be said for the current protests. Eventually the people will leave the streets and things will largely go back to how they were.
Memory is more than the activity of an individual. It is an object, in so much as a statue or inscription reminds passers by of a person or event.
Pushing back on unorthodox views has given rise to ‘wrongspeak,’ ‘the things we believe to be true but cannot say,’ creating a Media Archipelago.
Obama made sure to bring together the past with the present. Memory stalking the impatiently advancing future. Into the party marched the honour ghosts, the generation of the revolution. A band of colonists rising up against an empire. The generation that had fought world war II. The civil rights generation that had the courage to… Continue reading The Better Part of Valour
Yet for all the antics, there was a certain honesty about such naked corruption. Votes were sold and it was clear who was buying them.