Author Archives: simsa0

The Way Years Walk

What are years for? They are here to carry our burdens, take them off our shoulders, to put them onto theirs. To see the years doing this is like first recognizing what good servants they can be. Even when in … Continue reading

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«This Song Is Not a Museum…»

First Toshi sang. Then she stopped, talked. Then she sang again. And the room had changed.   * * *  

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The Intricacies of Being Bad

One of the major errors in my life has been to misunderstand the goals and dynamics of the idealism I’ve felt about who I was meant to be or to become. For years, on this delicate level of conscience and … Continue reading

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How the War Begins

As the approaching war becomes more obvious to more and more people [1], we should stop lamenting about the «unthinkable» (which, ironically, is always a «do-able»), and start asking concrete questions of how the war will start. Right now there … Continue reading

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The Surrender Machine

Since the web became ubiquitous in the early 2000s, the centre of our focus and attention shifted to the screen. Although, that is not entirely true. Television had been ubiquitous too, and the hours the average adult spends watching TV … Continue reading

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How to resist Trump

To resist, you need to be aware of a few things: 1.   Trumpism is a rare blend of fascism and incompetence. 2.   The «alternative facts» of Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, the executive orders of Stephen Bannon and Stephen Miller? … Continue reading

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Weather Fronts

Somehow all the books came too late. The ability to read that I had lost for I don’t know how long finally returned and I started to read books again. Not many, often interrupted by days, sometimes weeks, but steadily, … Continue reading

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