Thursday, August 10, 2023

Walking High Tatras

My childhood mountains are a slice of heaven that one wants to gatekeep, a dreamy scene of chocolate-box chaty or chalets framed by Slavic mountains where one stands in the shoes of Machkeon’ favourite write JRR Tolkien, who took scenic inspiration from this kind of lanscapes in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. A heart-in- mouth ascent takes one to Lomnicky Stit … the fog lifts and and the summit reveals the secret eagle 🦅 eye views of my family home in Vrbov …

Tatra Mountains

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Why Canada Is Criminalizing Dissent Compact Mag

On the Trump indictment.

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Chris Hedges: The Forgotten Victims of America’s Class War Scheerpost. Read all the way to the end

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US Exceptionalism? International Trends in Midlife Mortality (preprint) medRxiv. From the Abstract: “The US is increasingly falling behind not only high-income but also [Central and Eastern European (CEE)] countries heavily impacted by the post-Soviet mortality crisis of the 1990s. While levels of midlife mortality in the UK are substantially lower than in the US overall, there are signs that UK midlife mortality is worsening relative to the rest of Europe.”