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This Day in History
Multiple jurisdictions, mainly formerly Soviet or erstwhile socialist, celebrate today as Victory Day or Victory Over Nazism Day, though such a view might seem premature in the here and now, and Europe as a whole marks this date as Europe Day, in line with the promulgation of the Schuman Declaration sixty-six years back; in the islands of late-Middle-Ages England nine hundred twenty-four years ago, the builders and community members who had constructed the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lincoln, near Leeds, prepared to consecrate the monumental Lincoln Cathedral;
A Thought for the Day
Every particular place on this fair planet has its own unique register of silence and noise, an aural signature in the context of which a conscious sojourner will seek to discern in his own mind, in her own heart, what sounds of longing and judgment to contribute to the cacophony or stillness that unfolds on any one spot or another, the aggregate of which, of course, composes the symphony of life’s passage.
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A collection, a mere smattering, of the outpouring of eulogy and respect, on the one hand, and of grudging acknowledgment and subtle defamation, on the other hand, for the death at 94 of Father Daniel Berrigan, Society of Jesus priest and, for multiple ‘crimes’ of conscience,
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Women Writers Invited to Submit Food-Related Stories to ROOM Literary Journal – Pays up to $120/story Canadian literary journal Room is reviewing new submissions of poetry and prose for an upcoming issue (vol. 40, issue 1). This issue has a special food focus. Guest editors Kayi Wong and Rose Morris invite women writers to share their stories related to food: foraging, feasting, cooking, starvation, consumption, digestion, sharing, eating, and not eating, etc. They welcome all forms of creative writing, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. The staff will also consider submissions that explore women’s relationship with food. –
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An Information Clearing House look at some of the information gleaned from the infamous leak, and the first public statement made by the brave person: “The first thing you’ll notice in reading the 1,400 word manifesto is that Doe is eloquent. Like Snowden and a few others from the society of modern whistleblowing, Doe writes beautifully, passionately, and intelligently about their motives. They have clearly spent a lot of time thinking about the information they had access to, and what it meant for the world, and what it would mean for them to come forward with it, risking everything.”
A Information Clearing House look at the future of Cuba which still looks bright according to this correspondent: “Before I continue, I have one suggestion to make to those who are thinking otherwise and who are genuinely worried: go to Cuba and help if you think that the country is now facing unprecedented danger. Travel there, talk to people, work, write, filnm, photograph. Support Cuba abroad. Buy its products, listen to its music, watch films, read books. Spend money there, instead of in Thailand, the Virgin Islands or Egypt, if you need some sun. Do something real, something concrete.”
A Common Dreams post that looks at the great resource of tax offenders from the Panama Papers: “The Panama Papers database went live on Monday, making more than 200,000 offshore account details available to search online at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
More than 11 million documents were leaked by a whistleblower last month to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The data, taken from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, linked shell companies, foundations, and trusts to 72 former and current global heads of state.”
A Lit Hub look at the run of a very interesting literary corner of the internet: “A small corner of the unprofessional literary Internet became quieter this week as Bookslut published its final issue. During its 14-year run, the site was a haven for the oddballs of literature and criticism, eclectic in its tastes and free-ranging in the topics it covered. Emerging in the early 2000s, it carved out a unique place in the now robust world of literary websites and blogs. Bookslut established its niche with thoughtful and sometimes critical discussions of books that may have been ignored elsewhere, serving as a counterpoint to the more professional and commercial literary establishment.”
A Atlantic post that looks at the situation unfolding in Brazil: “Brazil’s acting speaker, Waldir Maranhao, nullified Monday last month’s House vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, further throwing Latin America’s largest country into political uncertainty.”
A fascinating look from Pricenomics at the history – mostly market-driven – of a meal most take for granted in regards to its ubiquity and importance: “Nutritionists are less certain about the value of this advice today. Those studying the issue say that studies that supported the importance of breakfast for weight management have been contradicted by more rigorous examinations—and that studies that examine the importance of schoolchildren eating breakfast have failed to show that breakfast (by itself) helps them focus on their work.
But you won’t hear that from marketers. Breakfast is the most skipped meal in America, which means money on the table for the food industry.”