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Do we really believe that figure of 89.9%?


Ivan Nizgorayev

If you have confidence in that figure of 89.9%, you might as well believe in numerology, sorcery or conspiracies.

Over 80% of citizens support Putin even while berating local authorities and complaining about harsh living conditions. 699 more words


"some hearts are built on the flood plain"

For some reason, Fall is not complete for me without giant bonfires and hayrack rides, God seems to always provide them for this country-turned-city girl, year after year, He provides for even the weirdest needs. 423 more words


The end of an era.

(Pedalling the yellow bicycle along potholed roads has taken its toll)

The yellow bicycle is upended in my sitting room in front of  the fire. 2,049 more words

A Story

La Festa delle Macchine

Ieri ho fatto un esperimento ispirato a una festa religiosa indiana. Come ogni anno, in questo periodo nel sud dell’India molte fabbriche, laboratori e officine restano chiusi tutto il giorno. 1,555 more words


Finding Passage

Where do we start?

Where we are is broken. Lies in tatters. Corrupt. We’re mired in toxic imitations of vitality.

So many things are broken. Things we’ve forgotten what they were for. 1,354 more words

Boats For Difficult Times

Climate Change, Equity and Security

“Equity and Greenhouse Gas Responsibility” by Paul Baer et al. (https://rael.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Erg-Science-equity.pdf )

“Energy and Equity” by Ivan Illich (http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/EnergyEquity/Energy%20and%20Equity.htm )

David Lempert and Hue Nguyen, “The global prisoners’ dilemma of unsustainability: why sustainable development cannot be achieved without resource security and eliminating the legacies of colonialism” … 2,325 more words

Book Review

“If you insist on working with the poor, if this is your vocation, then at least work among the poor who can tell you to go to hell.”

– Ivan Illich