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Was Christopher Columbus Happy?

The topic is dealt with in The Idiot by Dostoyevsky (via the character Hippolyte).

“Oh, you may be perfectly sure that if Columbus was happy, it was not after he had discovered America, but when he was discovering it…

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A Sailor's Tale

“We sailed for many days, so very many days. On the first day it was clear and the wind was at our back. On the second day we encountered a bit of a squall. 10 kata lagi

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Seville Day 1 #2: Cathedral

Is this the best cathedral or is this the best cathedral? My new life goal is to be buried like Christopher Colombus: on full view in a major cathedral in a sarcophagus held aloft on the shoulders of four kings.

Next: up the Giralda…


World's oldest gorilla in captivity passes away, and other nature stories

Colo, the primate matriach, has died at Columbus Zoo aged 60.

She exceeded the median life expectancy for gorillas in captivity by over 35 years. 399 kata lagi


Snowed In

On the one-way street outside, cars glide through slush making a “swoosh” sound that reminds me of the silent snow that’s been pouring from the sky for hours.   398 kata lagi



I’ve been told loneliness is the worst kind of feeling

associated with only emptiness.

I decided
I may be in the deepest unknown sea, … 37 kata lagi


Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

There’s a reason that places like Portland, Phoenix, Denver, and the state of Vermont have all moved to rename Columbus Day. Aside from the moral necessity of having a day to recognize the indigenous peoples of the Americas, it’s also because Christopher Columbus is far from the heroic figure that he’s all too often painted as; I won’t go into a long diatribe about his many violent and terrible actions — there are plenty of articles online, for those curious to research the matter — but instead, will simply agree with the growing consensus that today’s holiday should honor not him, but the people who were on the American continents to begin with. 43 kata lagi