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Why I Support Ukraine

Really long post on why I think it is ethically and personally important that I support Ukraine in its struggle against Russia.

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Sloveniwhys: Ukr Edition

far from homelong awayits words grow strangeits whys go strayit’s ghostsghosts i say A lot of word salad as I try to untangle my thoughts about why Slovenia’s response to the Ukraine crisis and other world-stuff feels so weird from my Ausgänger vantage point. Day 97 The criminal Russian invasion of their neighbouring smaller sovereign […]

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Witness

By our attention, we bear witness to our universe. Good and Smart Since my childhood I’d equated being informed and knowledgeable with being good and smart. Patterns of being learned at my father’s knee. As I grew older, I realised this was largely his way of coping with a hostile world. As a child, my […]

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Thoughts on Horror

Donate This blog post is long and random. I ramble. If you want to skip all that nonsense and just help Ukraine, which continues to fight valiantly against the evil Russian invasion, consider one of the options presented by the excellent historian Timothy Snyder on his substack. Diary The war in Ukraine continues. Day by […]

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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is an abominable escalation of an eight-year war. We must condemn this aggression. We must help its victims.

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Thirty; Forty; Two Drunk Men

Choose: be the story or tell the story. It’s hard to do both. —Me. The Iron Hand The emperor came to the man and showed his mechanical hand. He clenched it and showed his steel fist. The man bowed his head and did what the emperor asked. The second emperor came to the man and […]