Solving the 200-Year-Old Mystery of a Strange Eclipsing Star

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Why Does Venus Spin So Weirdly?

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La vida a trompicones y la imaginación interior

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“Todo viene de dentro y sale afuera. Nunca al contrario. La forma no precede al contenido. El material mismo encontrará su propia forma a medida que lo vas trabajando” 

Es la reflexión leída hoy del magnífico escritor Paul Auster que me ha servido para inspirarme a mí también en un domingo algo irregular. Acaricio las teclas para dejarte tan solo un montículo de palabras y que nada se me quede dentro. Me has llenado de narrativa sentida a través de Auster, has horadado cada rincón de mi corazón y de mi persona para sacar lo mejor de mí

“Nunca al contrario” Nada puedo volver a guarecer. He de asomarme cada momento puntual a tu existencia para comprender por qué la vida no acabó allí hace unos años  en aquellos tiempos delirantes, locos y tristes, sino que se ha reencontrado de nuevo, conmigo, con  las esquinas de esas plazas…

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Ven conmigo al cielo

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Si alguna vez te decides a cruzar el cielo conmigo, no temas, déjate guiar sin miedo. Agárrate fuerte a mi mano, no la sueltes. Mi corazón posiblemente se acelere al ritmo que no deba, pero estará  feliz de ir con el tuyo. Allí arriba las palabras no bastan, allí existe todo lo demás.

Lo que aquí dicen es el mundo no se ha hecho para soñar. Estamos locos y posiblemente enamorados y en esa tarea, en donde no somos casi nadie, podemos imaginar cualquier cosa. No hay fronteras para la ilusión.

Mayo está en las nubes dispersas y estamos encontrándonos con asiduidad en ellas. Y creo lo que escribo aunque exista un sinsentido exagerado porque ya sabes que la felicidad y el amor no se programan.

Así, vente conmigo a otros dominios en donde el tiempo no pase y el ruido del mar solo sea un eco remoto…acompáñame al cielo.

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AMERICA THE LAND OF WEIRD POLITICS, EXCEPTIONALISM, AND OF COURSE, THE REST OF US, AND THOSE WHO WHO SUFFER IT

Kone, Krusos, Kronos

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Everything that everyone is afraid of has already happened: The fragility of capitalism, which we don’t want to admit; the loss of the empire of the United States; and American exceptionalism. In fact, American exceptionalism is that we are exceptionally backward in about fifteen different categories, from education to infrastructure.

James Hillman

American exceptionalism? Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons? Exceptional at what? Being addicted to pharmaceutical drugs that have people’s minds wasted? Exceptional at what? Eating more junk food and becoming the most obese nation on Earth?

Gerald Celente

American exceptionalism is the recurring character in the nation’s narrative.

Ron Fournier

It is not that I am not a fan of American exceptionalism. That is like saying I am not a fan of the moon being made out of green cheese-it does not exist. Powerful states have quite typically considered themselves to be exceptionally…

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China Wants To Mediate Between India And China

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

India-Pakistan ties purely bilateral, no space for third country, says India after China suggests trilateral summit

The Chinese Ambassador said “some Indian friends” had suggested trilateral cooperation comprising India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the SCO, which was a “very constructive idea”.

INDIA Updated: Jun 18, 2018 22:14 IST

Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and China's President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China, on June 10, 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain and China’s President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China, on June 10, 2018. (Reuters)

India on Monday said matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and that there is no scope for involvement of any third country, reacting to Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui’s comments endorsing trilateral cooperation among India, China and Pakistan to resolve such issues.

The opposition Congress party also condemned the Chinese ambassador’s statement.

Endorsing the idea of trilateral cooperation between India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Luo said it could “in the future” help resolve bilateral issues between New Delhi and Islamabad and help maintain peace.

In response to queries on the comments made by the Chinese Ambassador to India on a possible trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India had not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government.

“We have seen reports on comments made by the Chinese Ambassador in this matter. We have not received any such suggestion from the Chinese government. We consider the statement as the personal opinion of the Ambassador. Matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country,” he said.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said the Government of India should also strongly condemn the “unwarranted suggestion” of the Chinese Ambassador and that all issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved as per the Shimla Agreement.

The Chinese Ambassador said “some Indian friends” had suggested trilateral cooperation comprising India, China and Pakistan under the aegis of the SCO, which was a “very constructive idea”.

“Security cooperation is one of the three pillars of the SCO. Some Indian friends suggested that China, India and Pakistan may have some kind of trilateral cooperation under the SCO,” he said in his keynote address on ‘Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast can China-India Relations Go’ at an event organised by the Chinese Embassy here.

Responding to a question on whether a trilateral meet between the Asian neighbours will help in solving the India-Pakistan dispute, he said he personally considered it “a good and constructive idea”.

Write What You Know

Marcia Strykowski

Writers are often told to write what we know rather than pretending to be in someone else’s shoes. I’m not sure how I feel about this. For the most part I get what it means, but I also think one can completely immerse themselves into a different lifestyle, time, place, or even person, especially if a lot of research is involved. As for myself, my characters and their situations are completely made-up, but I do tend to add in things that connect to my real life. For example, take my upcoming book, Roller Boy. I was trying to figure out where the whole idea came from, since I don’t have very much in common with Mateo. One small aspect, I realized, was we both enjoy eating Mexican food, and like Mateo, I take it gluten-free. Sorry if you’re reading this before lunch.As for roller-skating, I’m not good at…

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El primer beso

EL BLOG DE MANUEL CERDÀ

Bes. Grimshaw, John Atkinson - The Lovers, 1874 “Los amantes” (1874), óleo de John Atkinson Grimshaw.

El camino que llevaba a la estación era tranquilo, apenas había unas pocas farolas que emitían una tenue luz. Tranquilo como la oscuridad, como el silencio. La cogí de la mano, ella apretó, con fuerza, la mía. Me paré de repente, nos paramos, sin saber por qué, posiblemente para que el camino no acabase nunca y estuviéramos siempre vagando, sin rumbo, sin destino, solos los dos, siempre caminando en una aparente oscuridad que no era falta de luz excepto para los demás, pues solamente podía apreciarse con los ojos del alma. Una alianza de los astros que nos protegían de todo mal. Para nosotros todo resplandecía, o así me lo pareció. Fue verdad, entonces.

Yo nunca había visto a Rosaura tan hermosa, tan radiante. Sin soltarnos de la mano nos alejamos de las pocas farolas que había a ambos lados del camino…

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Autoconfianza

Relatos desde mi ventana

[email protected] hemos sufrido en algún momento de la vida la falta de confianza en nosotros [email protected] Aunque seamos poseedores de una gran autoestima y creamos que podemos con cualquier reto o dilema que nos encontremos, siempre surgirá algún imprevisto que nos haga dudar (a no ser que suframos del complejo de Narciso, del cual no voy a hablar ahora).

Y es que [email protected], como humanos que somos, tenemos momentos de debilidad. Podremos aparentar ser fuertes, decididos, asertivos, líderes;  y aunque seamos afortunados de poder decirnos que esa es la realidad, difícilmente será  así en todos los aspectos de la vida. Podremos ser verdaderos expertos en una materia que entrañe una supuesta dificultad y, sin embargo, nos moveremos como un “pulpo en un garaje” ante cualquier otra tarea insignificante. Esto es algo totalmente normal; si se diese el caso de que nada se interpusiese en nuestro camino, no estaríamos hablando de…

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Oltre il dolore

ORME SVELATE

 

Ti immagino star male sul divano
con il dolore che cresce mano a mano
i demoni che assalgono la tua testa
sussurrandoti brutti pensieri piano piano
e quei tarli che restano dentro
allontanando anche il Paradiso
perché anche le stelle smettono di brillare
se tu ti senti così male,
eppure anche nel buio più nero
è possibile guardare ancora il cielo
illuminato dal tuo bagliore
devi ascoltare la tua parte migliore
leggère salgono bolle di sapone
memorie del tuo immenso candore,
aggrappati a quelle sfere trasparenti
lascia l’argilla e segui gli angeli splendenti.

 

 

Daniele Corbo

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