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Care matters

There is a difference between the expressions ‘I don’t mind’ and ‘I don’t care’. The first one might have to do with indifference as acceptance and respect (I do not mind what my neighbour prefers to eat); the second one refers to indifference as lack of engagement (I do not […]

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Miguel Hernández, poetry and prison

What did I do to deserve so much time inside? It was 1961, in the poet Darío Samper’s library, when I first came to know Miguel Hernández.   Armando Orozco Tovar   The Spanish poet, was sitting in a corduroy suit, head shaved head, and with works of poetry and […]

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Life and death…. Death and life

We often turn a blind eye to death in the West.  But why?  After all, prevailing common sense tells us that every life ultimately ends in the same way: with death.   Mabel Encinas   Not all cultures share our fatalistic view of death.  It’s a sad fact that death […]