All posts tagged ‘Communism

Anterior Future

Pure your gentle name, pure your fragile life, bees, shadows, fire, snow, silence and foam, combined with steel and wire and pollen to make up your firm and delicate being. – Pablo Neruda’s epitaph for Tina Modotti I dusted off my podcast and finally recorded the fourth episode of Available Light. This time, I am […]

The spaceship

The statue at the bottom of the mountain had graffiti sprawled across it. “It says Death to Communism“, Lora helpfully translated, as we made our way past it and towards the summit. We were in Bulgaria for the second time in less than a year, this time with a local by our side: Lora recently […]

Shadows of Stalin

The last time I went to Prague, it was pouring so much that Anika and I ended up hunted for rubber boots and hanging out in our hotel room, which had a television showing German trash TV with Czech subtitles. This time would be different – for one thing, Inga has been living there for […]