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Lithuanian taxidermy film travels across Europe

in Movies/Philosophies/Reviews
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.

A Leipzig-based Lithuanian viewer ponders the film: “[Animus Animalis] was very powerful and had a great variety of natural beauty in it. But some of its parts were truly irksome to watch or even think about.”

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From travel adventures to heartbreaking loss

in Glocal/Philosophies
Aaron and his parents, Craig and Becky. (Photo: Michael Anderson)

A whirlwind year ripped Becky and Craig Markovitz away from “dreaming up travel adventures” in Leipzig to encountering the deepest love and loss back in the US – that of their child. Now, as a tribute to their son, they’re turning their tragedy and grief into a place where other children can dream up their own adventures.

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Mors certa, hora incerta: a poem

in Poetry
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.

The clock is inexorable. What (random) memories do we keep?

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Memories and ghosts in a Prague hotel

in Philosophies/Travel
Ghosts come to visit our author in dreams in a Prague hotel. Photo: public domain
Ghosts come to visit our author in dreams in a Prague hotel. Photo: public domain

“They welcomed me and then oddly warned me the hotel was haunted, especially my room, then wished me a good night.”

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Mid-30s: weird spot between birth & death

in Philosophies
To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)
To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)

You’ve known this all along, of course, but now you’re painfully aware.

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Larger than life: the story of Henrique Galvão

in Glocal/Philosophies
Henrique Galvao

“As I sat there listening to stories of perilous travel and incredible chance encounters, I realized that the power behind Scott Galvão’s story was not in the inspiration it created for him alone, but the bigger picture his father’s life represents.”

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