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Baldur’s Body

Baldur, son of Odin and Frigga, brother to Thor, was one of the most beloved and celebrated of all the Norse gods. So loved was he that when he feared for his life, sensing something horrible was soon to befall him, the gods sent Odin to Hel to determine Baldur’s fate from the lips of …Continue Reading >>>

Slowing down as inquiry

More than just reducing speed within the same order and arrangement of things, slowing down is meeting the imperatives of other temporalities disrupting the linear continuity and taken-for-grantedness of modern militaristic time. The only place to do that is at the crossroads. Where are the crossroads? Everywhere around us, in us. There is no dot, …Continue Reading >>>

Bewilderment

Just do it. Never ever give up. Keep pushing. Always try again. It just takes a little more effort. Whatever you do, don’t lose hope. These are the messages our almost-globalized world streams through pixels, through glossy surfaces, through architecture, through the stories we tell, through speeches of photogenic leaders, through the myths we’ve filtered into …Continue Reading >>>

On healing

Healing is not an “off” switch, a restoration to the previous, an expulsion of the ‘monster-exterior’, or a deletion of bodily marks. Not even vaccines work this way. Whichever method vaccine development and administration adopts, it always involves the introduction of the pathogen in some form (reduced virulence, dead, attenuated, for instance) into the body …Continue Reading >>>

Anti-humanism

A certain strand of anti-humanist thinking lays the blame for climate disruption squarely at the feet of humans. In a volatile nutshell, the core idea of this anti-humanism is this: if humans did not overpopulate the planet, destroy ecosystems, commit atrocious crimes against each other, pump gases into the atmosphere, proliferate plastic products that hurt …Continue Reading >>>

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