Tantos detalles

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Tantos días entregado a la labor de deslizar los pinceles sobre un detalle del cuadro, llamó la atención del discípulo, quien, fastiadiado y con intriga, preguntó al artista, al pintor que permanecía inmerso en sí y en su obra: “maestro, desde hace varios días he notado que se encuentra atrapado en un solo motivo. ¿Cuál es la razón por la que permanece estancado y no continúa con la otra parte del lienzo?” El artista observó al muchacho y volvió a su tarea, silencioso y pensativo, hasta que el aprendiz repitió la interrogante. El pintor sostuvo el pincel con la mano derecha, mientras la izquierda, en tanto, la colocó sobre el hombro de su joven alumno, a quien explicó: “las gotas de lluvia son derramadas a una hora de la tarde, durante la tempestad que las multiplica pacientemente, hasta fusionarlas…

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July 1944 (3)

Pacific Paratrooper

Gen. Hidecki Kojo and Cabinet Gen. Hideki Kojo and Cabinet

18 July – Gen. Hideki Kojo, the Japanese Prime Minister and Chief of Staff resigned along with his entire cabinet.  The former premiers of Japan as an advisory group had moved the Emperor to form a new government in the wake of the increasing defeats.  Gen. Kuniaki and Adm. Mitsumasa Yonai took over the Army and Navy, which Tojo had been running under one office.

For two weeks, the bombardments of Guam in the Marianas had continued.  On the 19th, US Navy ships started the 2-day pre-landing attacks, focusing on the Asan and Agat beaches.  A Japanese diary of these days read: “On this island, no matter where one goes, the shell follows.”

While marines crawl onto a beach, an enemy shell explodes a troop-laden amtrac offshore. Survivors from other shelled amtracs are swimming toward the beach. (National Archives) While Marines crawl onto a beach, an enemy shell explodes a troop-laden amtrac offshore. Survivors from other shelled amtracs are swimming toward the beach. (National Archives)

21 July – The 1st Marine…

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Simplicity and kindness ❣


A year back picture that makes me often wonder – how could these people living a fiesty lifestyle be happy with so little with them which is approximately equal to nothing . We humans have been grumbling every now and then beside having so much apart from food , clothing, shelter – yet not satisfied. This is a story of a petite and vivacious girl who hails somewhere from hills of Himachal Pradesh , wandering with her elder brother and domesticated ruminants mammals in search for shelter and livelihood. While communicating , I could sense the simplicity , decency, strengthened with no regrets and no desires for materialistic tendencies – happily living a life which is as simple as BIRD’S NEST . The only thing that makes her physical well being healthy is wholesomeness, making herself adaptive over generations to live alongside the environment that best suits with her little…

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A View From The Front Lines


Filosofa's Word

Yesterday I came across an article written by journalist Dan Rather … you all remember him, right?  While the piece was written two months ago, in early April, it is as relevant today as it was then.  I ask that you read it and think about it for a minute or two.  This is rather a follow up to this morning’s post where I shared the view of Charles M. Blow on bipartisanship, but it also extends a portion of the blame, rightly I believe, to the press.  Mr. Rather’s words come from experience and they are thought-worthy.

The Press and the Party of No

Dan Rather and Steady Team

The Biden Administration is finding a familiar answer to everything it is trying to do from the Republicans on Capitol Hill. It is the same answer that Biden saw up close when he was Vice President in the last Democratic…

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They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Outbreaks. – The New York Times

In the Seychelles, Chile, Bahrain and Mongolia, 50 to 68 percent of the populations have been fully inoculated, outpacing the United States, according to Our World in Data, a data tracking project. All four ranked among the top 10 countries with the worst Covid outbreaks as recently as last week, according to data from The New York Times. And all four are mostly using shots made by two Chinese vaccine makers, Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech.

“If the vaccines are sufficiently good, we should not see this pattern,” said Jin Dongyan, a virologist at the University of Hong Kong. “The Chinese have a responsibility to remedy this.”

India’s black fungus outbreak: Recovering covid patients grapple with removal of eyes – Washington Post

When the coronavirus pandemic tore through India this year, its ferocity killed tens of thousands of people. But thousands of those who survived were soon back in hospitals with an ominous fungal infection called mucormycosis.

The complaints ranged from a blurring of vision to droopy eyelids or discharge from the nose. At high risk were diabetic people or those with very weak immune systems. In many cases, the only treatment is the removal of the fungus from the infected area — and that area is often the eye.

“It’s a form of flesh-eating fungus that destroys tissues as it grows,” said Akshay Nair, an oculoplastic surgeon treating mucormycosis patients in Mumbai. Before the pandemic, Nair would see 10 such patients in a year, but since January, he has treated nearly 100 affected patients. “If it involves the sinus, they have to be cleared. If it involves the eye — the eyeball, lids, muscles around the eye have to be removed, leaving behind the bare, bony socket.”

The antifungal drug used for treatment, amphotericin B, has run in short supply in India. The expensive drug has to be administered for at least three to five weeks after the surgery, increasing costs and complicating treatment efforts.

Doctors believe one reason for the spate of cases in India is the rampant use of steroids to treat covid-19 patients. Steroids improve outcomes in serious covid patients but also make them susceptible to this infection by pushing up blood sugar levels.

Source: India’s black fungus outbreak: Recovering covid patients grapple with removal of eyes – Washington Post

EU Sanctions Myanmar Junta Cabinet Ministers, Attorney General

The European Union (EU) imposed sanctions on Monday on eight Myanmar officials – including the country’s police and navy chiefs – responsible for deadly crackdowns on pro-democracy protests and for cutting the internet in the wake of the junta’s Feb. 1 coup.

The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes on the attorney general, five ministers and two deputy ministers and are the third round of restrictions imposed by the EU since the military takeover.

Three “economic entities” active in the gems and timber sectors, either state-owned or controlled by the military, have also had their assets frozen “to restrict the junta’s ability to profit from Myanmar’s natural resources.”

Also sanctioned is the War Veterans Organization, which provides support to former members of the Myanmar military.

Source: EU Sanctions Myanmar Junta Cabinet Ministers, Attorney General

You know how to contribute to a better future? – Magic Mixture を

You know how to contribute to a better future?

The planet is running out of time. The average surface temperature has risen 1 degree Celsius since 1800, with two thirds of this increase occurring since 1975. Only between 2007 and 2016, according to NASA, the loss of Antarctic ice tripled from a decade earlier. In Greenland, it doubled.

Source: You know how to contribute to a better future? – Magic Mixture を

Tell me the story!

Inhale Peace; Exhale Love. Joy will Follow! - RUELHA

Please tell me the story.
Don't do like this, Salome!
I'm very intrigued.
In anticipation, fatigued.

I don't know what it's about.
Whether it's fantasy or something devout.
But I really want to know.
So let your words flow.

I don't want to wait.
More anxious than a blind date.
Just spill the beans.
Don't be so mean.

Since the day you gave me a teaser.
I've been more excited than a Golden Retriever.
Please find a way to narrate.
I know with me, it will resonate.

My dear Sammy,
Don't you want to see me happy?
I really want to hear that story!
Even though I'm now in the 'pestering' category.

Me wants story!
Tell me story!
Please tell na, Salome!
Or I'll trouble you like this only!

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