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Paris, 2021, 2022

Insule de verdeață presărate pe itinerariile mele pariziene mă îmbie să-mi trag sufletul. Mă opresc oriunde priveliștea e revigorantă și banca e confortabilă, privind cum defileză prin fața mea gură-cască, amploaiați, pierde-vară, cadâne și cadâni. Deschid o carte sau un pachețel cu ceva dulce.

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1.În plin Cartier Latin, dau peste Ronsard, într-un scuar miniatural pe rue des Ecoles.

De cealaltă parte a străzii, veghează statuia lui Eminescu, lângă biserica românească. Mă așez aici de fiecare dată cu nerăbdarea de a deschide cărți abia cumpărate, pentru că toate librăriile care mă interesează se afla în apropiere.

2.Colțul bulevardului Raspail cu rue de la Campagne-Première e albastru, mai precis IKB, ușor de recunoscut în muzee. Atelierul unde Yves Klein l-a inventat și a creat numeroase opere se află pe această stradă. În margine, un ecran vegetal care te izolează de zgomotul și poluarea bulevardului…

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Secret Service Asked to Stop Investigating Jan. 6 Texts Amid Criminal Inquiry – The New York Times

“To ensure the integrity of our investigation, the U.S.S.S. must not engage in any further investigative activities regarding the collection and preservation of the evidence referenced above,” the Homeland Security Department’s deputy inspector general, Gladys Ayala, wrote to James M. Murray, the director of the Secret Service. “This includes immediately refraining from interviewing potential witnesses, collecting devices or taking any other action that would interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation.”

The mention of a potential criminal investigation into the deleted texts of Secret Service personnel sought by Congress and the inspector general suggested the growing seriousness of the scrutiny into the agency’s handling of records from around the time of the attack on the Capitol.

Trump watched US Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace | RNZ News – Radio New Zealand

Donald Trump sat for hours watching the attack on the US Capitol unfold on live TV on 6 January 2021, ignoring pleas by his children and other close advisers to urge his supporters to stop the violence, witnesses told a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2022 in Orlando, Florida, on 26 February, 2022.

Photo: AFP

The House of Representatives Select Committee used its eighth hearing this summer to detail what members said was Trump’s failure to act for the 187 minutes between the end of his inflammatory speech at a rally urging supporters to march on the Capitol, and the release of a video telling them to go home.

“President Trump sat at his dining table and watched the attack on television while his senior-most staff, closest advisers and family members begged him to do what is expected of any American president,” said Representative Elaine Luria, a Democratic committee member.

The panel played videotaped testimony from White House aides and security staff discussing the events of the day.

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was asked question after question in the recorded testimony about whether Trump took this action or that action – did he call the secretary of defence? Did he call the US attorney general? Did he call the head of Homeland Security? Cipollone answered “no” to each query.

Source: Trump watched US Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace | RNZ News

1.6 million California households enrolled in affordable internet program – Los Angeles Times

Vice President Kamala Harris

The White House is set to announce on Thursday that 1.6 million Californian households have enrolled in an affordable internet program that was made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law President Biden signed in November.

The affordable internet program enables households to cut their monthly internet bill by up to $30 per month. Households on tribal lands can cut their costs by up to $75 per month. California has the highest number of enrollees of any state, according to the White House.

Source: 1.6 million California households enrolled in affordable internet program – Los Angeles Times


A Voice from Iran

“128th story”

First published: Feb.06.2020

The husband came home and looked in the eyes of his wife and said: “I am sorry I have fallen in love with another woman. I am divorcing you.”


The wife cried and said: “After twelve years of marriage, don’t you think we should try to work it out. Don’t you think I deserve an explanation?”


The husband replied: “It just happened, and I love another woman. My girlfriend loves our house. Therefore I will get the house after our divorce. Of course, I will give you time to evacuate.”


The wife had to do something about all these shocking unfairnesses. She filled all the curtain rods in the house with raw fish and shrimp, left her beautiful home with lots of great memories for her husband and his girlfriend.


The husband moved in with his new woman to start a passionate new life. Days…

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Self-Publishing by Peni Jo Renner Pt 1 + Podcast 41 Version

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL


Click H-E-R-E for my podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s show is the audio version of the blog post below.

At the Happiness Between Tails podcast page, you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, from Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, along with RadioPublic and Castbox and Stitcher and more, plus an RSS feed. Check out the full list of 50+ places

Title of blog post over photo of historical novelist Peni Jo Renner.
Historical novelist Peni Jo Renner.

Many who visit here are soon-to-be self-published novelists (I’m writing novels too). Fortunately for us, Peni Jo Renner (who blogs from Maryland and has generously featured me on it plus she’s looking for people to review books there) has three self-published historical novels worth of experience to share with us…

Interview: Self-Publishing with Historical Novelist Peni Jo Renner

da-AL: What advice can you give to writers who want to self-publish? And…

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La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Thursday p2e9: La Empatía y La Resistencia?? Empathy & Resistance??

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story


   Berlin!!  😦  

Y ahora quienes son los malos, eh??   /  Now, who are the good guys, and who are the bad guys?  CasaPapel1c3  

Poor Ariadna…

What a fantastic song to tie all of this to, even if it is true only in the mind of the Professor…

Hmmm…   I’m not so sure I really approve of this ending, because how did they actually help anyone, or make any sort of a difference, really?  s4e16VoResistance  



These guys?? casa14  Sorry, but not so much…

    Last week’s review was of p2e8: Two Thought Thursday -La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) p2e8: Money From Nothing

and …

  Next weeks will be the start of Part 3, p3e1:  …

  “Somos la resistencia.”

   “We are the Resistance.”  Really?


Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be…

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