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a redefinition of culture from st. paul, mn
Raised after the fall of the Berlin Wall and USSR collapse, my relationship to a divided Germany, and of the war that led to it, was a tangential one.
Germany has addressed its past in ways most countries, especially the United States, have not: A sort of national psychoanalysis to keep something like the Third Reich from ever happening again.
It’s something that makes too much sense. Like watching a car crash/auto accident and subsequent fistfight on an LA highway, or M&Ms after getting high at midnight.read more
There are those who say that cruelty is learned, and not inherent – the result of trauma and abuse. Freud’s view was that it occurs naturally, based in biology and psychology and a part of human nature.read more
Sometimes grandma just sits at the edge of the window sill. Rocking back and forth. Like she would in her rocking chair wen she was still alive. Sometimes that’s enough.read more
Going out to a restaurant is not only about the food: It’s a unique culinary experience.read more
Cooking rice from a big bag of it in the corner. Often potatoes, and canned black beans. Tomatoes if we were lucky, though they never lasted long.read more
The smells and tastes of food root deep into the memories we’ll hold onto when we’re old.read more
We all know the things we want. We lust, we hide, we lie, we cheat, we need. We desire. It’s inherently, truthfully, human.
Take a picture: Something memorable, kinda cool, or not really that interesting at all.
Antifa has become a much-maligned group as of late, especially after recent clashes with white supremacists, Nazis, and Confederate sympathizers.