Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth: Letter from Chief Seattle to the U.S. President in 1852

I was reading┬áThe Power of Myth, a dialogue between Joseph Conrad and Bill Moyers, and came across a letter. It halted me. It's an 1852 letter from Chief Seattle to the U.S. President, in response to a request to buy land. Inside, the Chief offers a timeless reflection on man's connection to nature. The moral … Continue reading Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth: Letter from Chief Seattle to the U.S. President in 1852

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An anonymous woman’s harrowing account of post-WWII life in Berlin

Twitter tells me that August is #WomenInTranslation month. (I'm thrilled both to realize that this is a thing, and that it's happening at this moment. No waiting!) There is a trove of tweets on the subject that I've eagerly riffled through. Then I asked myself, if I were to dedicate a post to this, what … Continue reading An anonymous woman’s harrowing account of post-WWII life in Berlin