Month: June 2020

RPE @ Uni Glos reflects on death and memory, or the lack of it!

https://theconversation.com/dark-tourism-memorial-sites-will-help-us-heal-from-the-trauma-of-coronavirus-139164 (The above image is that of Renwick Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island) How long should we remember the dead? Why are some events represented in the way that they are and others forgotten or conveniently disregarded? After…

India’s Modi says yoga a ‘protective shield’ against coronavirus

Its an interesting thought…but however you look at it, Yoga, in whatever form it takes, from whichever tradition it draws its lineage from (or not) is reputed to have both curative and preventative qualities. It may not provide…

Yet Another Apology: Multinational obliterates as 46,000-year-old sacred indigenous site in Australia

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/01/business/rio-tinto-pilbara-sacred-site-intl-hnk-scli/index.html When I first read Bruce Chatwin’s widely acclaimed The Songlines (1987), probably in the mid-nineties, I was not so much interested in its literary merits but more in the fact that in part it was an account…