Nepal: Rückkehr nach Kathmandu

Vivaldi translation of introduction: Nepal: return to Kathmandu 9. März 2018
The plane returned from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We were very lucky to get a window seat on the backboard side, i.e. on the left. So we could see the whole Himalayan panorama during the approximately one-hour flight in wonderful sunshine.

Senioren um die Welt

Von Pokhara nach Kathmandu ging es mit dem Flugzeug zurück. Wir hatten das große Glück, einen Fensterplatz auf der Backboard-Seite, also auf der linken Seite, zu bekommen. So konnten wir während des ungefähr einstündigen Fluges bei herrlichem Sonnenschein das ganze Himalaya-Panorama sehen.

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Do What You Love, or What You Must?

Silvia Writes

One of the greatest speakers, Les Brown, said something to the effect: keep working at what you love.

How many of us do that?

Life gets in the way of dreams. We need a job to earn our keep, support our family; and that particular job doesn’t always align with what we truly love to do. We take the job and enter a mind-numbing daily routine. Live for the weekend. For vacations. For retirement.

We spend our time wishing our life away, so we can retire.

What about the dream?

Les Brown also said that our dream in its unique form was given to us, not anyone else. Sure, many people love to paint, dance, write. But no one else in this world has that exact unique mind-set that makes our dreams and goals ours alone to bring to life.

Les Brown quotes about motivation in life

I love to write.

My dream would be to write…

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Beyond Tulsa, Overlooked Race Massacres Draw New Focus – Mike Ives June 29, 2021 — Just Sayin’

Efforts to teach the histories are gaining momentum even as some states try to limit how racism is discussed in schools. Twelve Black men were convicted of the murder of three white men during the violence in Elaine, Ark., in 1919. The Supreme Court later vacated six of the convictions.Courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives […]

Beyond Tulsa, Overlooked Race Massacres Draw New Focus – Mike Ives June 29, 2021 — Just Sayin’

Extremist rhetoric from rightwing media and officials is ‘intensifying’, experts say | US politics | The Guardian

“What you’ve seen is jockeying to get as much of that audience share but also influence share – everyone is kind of scrambling right now to grab as much as they can. That’s why they hit as many themes as they possibly can; you’re not just going to get more racial inflammatory rhetoric – there’s more conspiratorial stuff.” Away from Fox News, Pearson Sharp, a host on the hard-right One America News Network (OANN), has been attempting to carve out his own niche of extremism. In late June, Sharp raised the unhinged and untrue theory that “tens of thousands” of people meddled in the election to prevent Trump winning, and went even further than Carlson in his comments. “In the past, America had a very good solution for dealing with such traitors: execution,” Sharp said. Robert Herring, the CEO of OANN, said: “He was only telling what [sic] could happen if you try to overthrow America … He gave the laws that would apply.” As rightwing television hosts find themselves in competition to meet their audiences’ demands for pro-Trump conspiracy theories – claims those same hosts have frequently helped elevate – Carusone said the “inevitable consequence” is “that there’s going to be more

Source: Extremist rhetoric from rightwing media and officials is ‘intensifying’, experts say | US politics | The Guardian

B.C. heat wave saw 719 people die in one week, says B.C. coroner | Globalnews.ca

The BC Coroners Service says at least 719 people died over a one-week period during B.C.’s scorching heat wave, three times more than would normally have been expected to die over the same period.

In a statement Friday, Chief Coroner Lisa LaPointe said many of those deaths were likely a result of the heat.

Source: B.C. heat wave saw 719 people die in one week, says B.C. coroner | Globalnews.ca