Texas is Fabricating Abortion Data – by Jessica Valenti

This rarely reported on section of Texas law lists 28 medical issues as abortion complications—conditions that reproductive health experts point out often have nothing to do with abortion. Still, doctors are required to tell the state about any woman who develops one of these issues if she happens to have had an abortion at any point in her life.

Doctors who don’t make these reports can be fined for each ‘violation’; after three violations, they could lose their license. Sue, who got conflicting and often confusing guidance from the large health system that runs her hospital and dozens of others in the state, was terrified not to comply. “For all I knew, I could be one that [Attorney General] Ken Paxton made an example of,” she says.

Source: Texas is Fabricating Abortion Data – by Jessica Valenti

The Seattle Public Library Gives Students Free Access to Books Getting Banned Across the United States | Open Culture

According to a new report published by PEN America, the ‘2022-23 school year has been marked to date by an escalation of book bans and censorship in classrooms and school libraries across the United States.’ PEN America has tracked ‘1,477 instances of individual books banned, affecting 874 unique titles,’ during the first half of this academic year.

Source: The Seattle Public Library Gives Students Free Access to Books Getting Banned Across the United States | Open Culture

Expand Your Hobby into a Career by Julie Morris + Podcast

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Title over photo of hands planting a small plant. Pixabay: rawpixel
Pixabay: rawpixel


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The first step toward a dream can be the hardest. Blogger Julie Morris is also a career and life coach. She thrives on helping others live their best lives. It’s easy for her to relate to clients who feel run over by life because she’s been there. After years in a successful (but unfulfilling) career in finance, she decided to bust out of the corner office that had become her prison. Today she helps busy professionals like her past self get the clarity they…

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Gente que no se olvida

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


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A la familia Gutiérrez Morales

Hay quienes por un acto, un consejo, un detalle, una palabra, una reflexión, un sentimiento o una sonrisa, se vuelven inolvidables. Es gente que queda inscrita en la memoria de otros seres humanos. Se trata de personas, en masculino y en femenino, en mayúsculas y en minúsculas, que han renunciado a un estado primario de ambiciones, egoísmo, apariencias y superficialidades, y, por lo mismo, transitado a un plano sublime y excelso en el que los sentimientos nobles, el bien, la verdad, el respeto, la dignidad, la armonía y la rectitud forman parte de su esencia y de su estilo de vida. Quien entrega flores, provoca alegrías, ilusiones y suspiros. Quien es hospitalario y ofrece un espacio de su morada, un rincón de su mundo, también convida un sitio bello de su alma y empieza…

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Wilde Pferde im Norden Jütlands …Wild horses in Jutland’s north

Stella, oh, Stella

Foto: Naturstyrelsen (Naturschutzamt … Nature protection authority)

Eine meiner Wandernachbarinnen hat mir ein neues Naturgebiet gezeigt, dass 2019 mehr als verdoppelt wurde. Man siedelte damals 20 Pferde der Rasse “Exmoor” an (keine “richtigen” Wildpferde, meine ich, aber “winterfest”), die sich gut eingelebt haben. Sie sollen den Waldboden freihalten und düngen und dafür sorgen, dass in den ehemaligen “Weihnachtsbaumbeeten” eine neue Pflanzen- und Insektenartenvielfalt entsteht. Ich werde darüber noch einen separaten Beitrag machen, denn das interessiert sicherlich nicht alle. Am 2. Mai waren der Gentleman und ich dort unterwegs. Leider haben wir die Pferde nicht persönlich getroffen.

… One of my walking buddies has introduced me to a new nature park, which had been more than doubled in size in 2019. At that time, 20 horses of the race “Exmoor” (not “real” wild horses, I think, but “hardy”) had been put out to settle there, and they seem to have done…

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Carlos Drummond de Andrade

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” Tão estranho crescer, adolescer
com a alma antiga, carregar as coisas
que não se deixam carregar.
A indelével casa me habitando, impondo
sua lei de defesa contra o tempo.
Sou o corredor, sou o telhado
sobre a estrebaria sem cavalos mas nutrindo
à espera de embornal. Casa- Cavalo,
casa de fazenda na cidade,
o pasto, ao Norte; ao Sul, quarto de arreios,
e esse mar de café rolando em grão. “

Carlos Drummond de Andrade. A casa sem Raiz.

ANDRADE, Carlos Drummond de. Seleção de textos, notas, estudos biográfico, histórico e crítico por Rita de Cássia Barbosa. 3° ed. São Paulo: Nova Cultural, 1990 ( Literatura comentada)

Marii Freire

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Santarém, Pá 4 de maio de 2023

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‘Could have been me’: Eyewitnesses react to subway killing of Jordan Neely – Gothamist

Two formerly homeless men riding the F train on Monday say they’re still haunted by the commotion they stumbled into when they walked onto the platform and found a Black man on the ground with a white man’s arms around his neck.

“Could have been me,” said James Kings, who has been homeless on and off since he was a child.

Source: ‘Could have been me’: Eyewitnesses react to subway killing of Jordan Neely – Gothamist