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Wintry, Indelible Syros

“A photographer at heart, I am recording moments of this journey: I need to be able to come back to this when it’s all in my rear-view mirror. For me, photography extends an experience, feelings, impressions, interactions: images will bring back the sensation of the cold in the air, the sound of Aegean waves, the […]

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Anatomy of a Mania

“I never erase the writings of previous owners of my second-hand books: some of them are fascinating. And I always Google the names, to see if I have inherited a book from someone famous or interesting. Who was ‘William Anthony Halstead’ and where was he and what was he doing on May 28, 1825, apart […]

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3D Lighting

“The evolution of  drones-with-lights flying in formation has progressed to creating flying 3D images, and I’m looking forward to a time when I will be able to view such a large display in person. Here’s a video of what was accomplished in 2021.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer FAIRPORT New York—(Weekly Hubris)—1 […]

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Climate Change: Abrupt & Irreversible

“2019 was a banner year for the IPCC as it concluded climate change is abrupt and irreversible. After the occasional report by the corporate media during the standard, 15-second news cycle, this critically important information was relegated to the dustbin. Apparently, ‘news’ about sports and celebrities is far more important to mainstream media outlets than […]

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Not a Cry for Help

“So, what I said yesterday wasn’t a suicide threat or plea for help, but a truthful if exhausted expression of the contradictory reality I live and that is me, and of its consequences. As I’ve said before, the public/private split sweeps contradiction under the rug. Under the rug then go Berlant, Ehrenreich, Camus, Blanchot, Bataille, […]

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Summer Memories for A Winter’s Day

“As the summer drew on, we became aware that we were living in a bubble, somehow protected from the disasters that seemed to be striking most parts of the world. Besides the unstoppable fires in the West of the US and Canada, floods were killing people and tearing towns in half in Germany, while a […]

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The Poetry of Ananda Lima

“. . . and we float above the tallest of bone structures/ our heads tilt against the ceiling/ as we drink from the mouth of a whale/the last sliver of air/and I hum/and hold my son’s hand/and I think of the cow carcasses/in the drought-cracked soil of the Northeast . . .”—By Ananda Lima Speculative […]

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Come & See (John 11: 1-45)

“Like an infant swaddled, Lazarus is bound in strips of cloth, his face wrapped in bands of fabric. ‘Unbind him and let him go.’ The fetters of death and despair are unfastened. The shroud of hopelessness is stripped away. Jesus stands at the entrance of the tomb, facing death, and says, ‘Take on hope, all ye who […]

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The Essential Lesson of Subtraction

“The year of work was intense and solitary. Helen, on her coast, set me tasks; I, on the other coast, took them on. One involved visualizing the mindful subtraction—element by element—of parts of my physical body, until . . . what, finally, was left? It would be inappropriate to document this meditation in full, here, […]

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The Fountain of Middle Age

“In the 16th century, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, (or J-Ponce as he was known to his maritime peeps) was onto something. He came in search of the Fountain of Youth when he crash-landed in Florida back in 1513. If what we are experiencing is any indication of his life-extending claims, J-Ponce himself […]

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