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Bernd Brunner: Here’s to the lost art of lying down

The legendary Roman dining couch, known as the klinai, was made from wood or stone, covered with cloth, and designed for lying down. I sometimes wonder how comfortable it really was. Then again, since people 2,000 years ago weren’t acquainted with comfort in the modern, well-cushioned sense, they probably enjoyed it much more than we would today.

June 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Time to Breathe

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that life has been far more stressful over these last… oh… two years?  The continuous meltdown in DC sends shockwaves around … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · 5 Comments

Al Maginnes: The Book of Forgetting

I know there is a book, more
than one, where the names
of dead towns and their citizens
line the white pages neat
as grave plots

August 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr. Eva-Maria Simms: Under International Law, Children Have The Right To Be With Their Families

Over the past weeks, we have seen horrific pictures of children separated from their parents and detained in tents and holding pens. Politicians justify this by claiming that they are enforcing … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 4 Comments

Sarah van Gelder: Americans Are Stressed About the Future. Here’s Why That’s Promising

The era of empire, white supremacy, dirty energy and global capitalism is coming to a close. Americans are really stressed out, according to a new poll by the American Psychological … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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