Archives for the Date May 28th, 2020

CNN 2020-05-28T10:45:09.000Z

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Tales from a Crisis Line


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Jamie unpacks his bag, puts his food in the communal fridge, checks the clock.  He’s got about 15 minutes before he starts another late shift at Breathing Space.  

This place is as familiar to him as his own flat.  He’s been here for a couple of years now, answering phones, talking to all kinds of people from all walks of life.  After a long shift, he’s often thought of going back to school, becoming a therapist, or a school counselor.  It plays in his mind, still.

He knows she will call tonight.  She always does because she’s figured out his schedule, the days he works overnight, the shifts where he gets off around 11:00 pm. The call comes at the exact same time, on the right days, like clockwork.  As long as he’s at his phone five minutes before his shift starts, he can pick up.  Most of the volunteers don’t want to take that last call minutes before leaving, and others don’t want to start until they’re supposed to.

He may have let that detail slip a time or two.

Mrs. Fitz calls his name as he’s heading to his desk, motions for him to come into her office.  

Glancing at the clock on the wall, a panic rises in him. If this takes too long he’ll miss her.  

Sit, Glenna says, brooking no argument.

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philamuseum: Deer are considered to be the sacred messengers…


Deer are considered to be the sacred messengers of Shinto deities, and are often depicted in mandalas, as seen here. A white stag rides on a cloud, symbolizing his role as a messenger between the earth and the gods. On his saddle is a branch of the sacred sakaki tree and a mirror, which, along with the sword and jewel, is one of the three sacred symbols of Shinto.

Deer Mandala,” 1600s, Japan

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PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation – United States Department of State 2020-05-27T16:08:24.000Z

It was fun while it lasted. //After careful study of developments over the reporting period, I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997. // from Facebook via IFTTT


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