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Mottainai: How a Japanese expression of regret grew into a global movement to respect the environment

My first taste of a language has always been through food.  “Arroz con leche, me quiero casar con una señorita de Portugal…”  These playful lyrics and its accompanying melody bring back memories of a childhood in my beloved Bolivia. I can still taste the warm, comforting canela, pasas, and sweetened milk and feel how the …

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Meatless Living: A daily commitment

I always think about the fact that, in India, the cow is a sacred animal. And that, in Ancient Egypt, the pig was revered and sacrificed to honor the Gods. Or, that in many Native American cultures, animals served as spiritual guides. I have never been a fervent carnivore. And although it may sound strange, …

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Reflections in times of Coronavirus

Since Saturday March 14th, when the State of Alarm was announced in Spain, we have been confined to our houses for the double purpose of not becoming infected with COVID-19 ourselves and not collapsing our health care system, which since the 2008 crisis has been operating at minimum levels. This is our sixth week living …

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