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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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Broken Clocks

On two kinds of thinkers: broken clocks and people with actual reasoned arguments. The example of critics of the West too blind to criticise Putin.

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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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50x

Today is the 30th of September 2021. Since the 3rd of January 2020, South Korea has reported 2,481 deaths as a result of covid-19 and a total 311,289 confirmed cases (source). The test positivity rate is currently 2.3%. The current population of South Korea is estimated at 51,324,162 (source). As of today, 1 in 20,686 […]

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Year Three

There is a mountain[in New Orleans, it’s called the rising sun]in Slovenia called[Borning? Gensia?]Rodica. We hiked it often[he dragged me to the beat of the monstrance watch].Once a year, we returned from Africa. Summer holidays. We practiced. For one week, every day, every morning up the[Castle].Got to train those leg muscles, train them to the […]

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The Agenda Setting Function of Slovenian Mass Media: Glossing over Coronavirus

Nine months into the damned pandemic and Slovenia is fucking up this coronavirus pandemic after getting shit under control in spring. I got out in May, returning home to South Korea. I only keep up with events through the internet and by hearing from my friends and family. I don’t see things on the ground, […]

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Art Death Pandemic Recognition

Art.Death.Pandemic.Recognition. Time is a strange journey. Look fair away, it’s done a loop, the stars have spun upon their teetotum sky, washed away in sun’s arising, sandcastles in the sky. Look hard close, it grinds still, ossifies to bone, petrifies to stone. Sunday morning is the morning for the making of pancakes in our household, […]

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Breathing

Breath for All His name was George Floyd. “I can’t breathe,” he said. I’ve been quarantined, looking out at a world through glass and screens like a ghost, an observer of a world of sound and fury. I watched an innocent unarmed man murdered in cold blood by four armed policemen. I identified with that […]

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Lessons of a pandemic

In early January the bells started ringing, “Alarum, alarum.” By the 3rd of January China formally notified the USA of the outbreak. On the same day, South Korea announced enhanced quarantine and screening measures for individuals entering from Wuhan. Over the next grueling 3 months tens of thousands were infected and thousands died in China, […]

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Mother Is Not A Number

First, repeating covid-19 advice: maintain social distance, maintain hygiene, follow local healthcare guidelines, protect yourself and protect others, wear a mask or anything that stops you coughing on others, if you are sick avoid infecting others. The leaders of the ‘Free World’ have been pathetically, woefully slow in their response to covid-19. They delayed and […]