15 consejos para escribir novelas de Mario Vargas Llosa

Esta semana nos adentramos de nuevo en los secretos de la novela de la mano de un maestro como Mario Vargas Llosa, quien nos indica 15 consejos muy interesantes para escribir novelas, así como otr…

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Metaphor, Story, Visualization

METAPHOR, STORY, VISUALIZATION

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There is only one way to live

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Billy Don’t Be a Hero

Billy Don’t Be a Hero is a 1974 pop song that was first a hit in the UK for Paper Lace and then some months later it was a hit in the US for Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. The song was written by two British songwriters Mitch Murray and Peter Callander.

Because the song was released in 1974, it was associated by some listeners with the Vietnam War, though it actually refers to an unidentified war. But the drum pattern, references to a marching band leading soldiers in blue, and “riding out” (cavalry) would seem to be referencing the American Civil War.

A young woman is distraught that her fiancé chooses to leave the area with Army recruiters passing through the town and go with them to fight. She laments,

Billy, don’t be a hero, Don’t be a fool with your life
Billy, don’t be a hero, Come back and make me your wife
And as he started to go, she said, ‘Billy keep your head low’
Billy, don’t be a hero, Come back to me.

The song goes on to describe how Billy is killed in action in a pitched battle after volunteering to ride out and seek reinforcements (which suggests mounted infantry and a lack of modern two-way radio communications). In the end, the woman throws away the official letter notifying her of Billy’s “heroic” death.

The marchin’ band came down along Maine Street
The soldier blues fell in behind
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line

And with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiancée
From where I stood I saw she was cryin’
And through her tears I heard her say

Billy, don’t be a hero, don’t be a fool with your life
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as Billy started to go she said keep your pretty head low
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back to me

The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, we’ve got to hang on, boys
We’ve gotta hold this piece of ground

I need a volunteer to ride out
And bring us back some extra men
And Billy’s hand was up in a moment
Forgettin’ all the words she said, she said

Billy, don’t be a hero, don’t be a fool with your life
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as Billy started to go she said, keep your pretty head low
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back to me

I heard his fiancée got a letter
That told how Billy died that day
The letter said that he was a hero
She should be proud he died that way
I heard she threw the letter away

Songwriters
CALLANDER, PETER / MURRAY, MITCH

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Trump’s dangerous agenda

Donald Trump has announced his latest cabinet positions: Scott Pruitt for the EPA and Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Department of the Interior.

With a history of questioning the settled science of climate change and doing Big Polluters’ dirty work, we have no doubt these nominees are salivating at the chance to deliver on Trump’s dangerous agenda. And remember, President-elect Trump has already made three concrete promises that take aim at the progress we’ve made:

  1. Roll back regulations on the fossil fuel industry, giving them free rein to destroy our environment and pollute our air and water.
  2. Greenlight the dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline and other dirty energy projects.
  3. Cancel U.S. funding for global efforts to fight climate change and protect communities from its impact.

He’s staking his reputation on getting these things done. If we stop him now, we send him a message: You can try to come after the environmental movement, but you will fail.

We must pass this test. We must stand together RIGHT NOW and build a grassroots campaign so massive we can stop Donald Trump at every turn for the next four years. We must hold him and Congress accountable for every single environmental attack. We must defend the last eight years of progress and find a way to move forward in the halls of Congress, in the states, the courtrooms, and on the streets.

We will stand united against Donald Trump. Are you in?

The fight is here. Stand with LCV and pledge to resist Donald Trump’s polluter agenda at every step »

It makes me sick even to see or hear “President Trump.” How could a man who has bragged about assaulting women, who wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, who says we should ban all Muslims from entering our country, and who thinks climate change is a hoax be our next president?

With Trump in the White House, Pruitt at the EPA, and McMorris Rodgers at the Department of the Interior, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell will do everything they can to gut the EPA’s Clean Power Plan — our nation’s biggest step forward in the fight against climate change. They will attack the Clean Water Rule, rolling back desperately needed drinking water protections for millions of Americans. And they will try to give fossil fuel companies unlimited rein over our air and lands.

With your help, we will fight back with every tool at our disposal.

When George W. Bush was president, we mobilized as a movement and stopped environmental attack after environmental attack. And after months of hard work from LCV supporters like you, we have new climate champions like Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto in the Senate and Nanette Barragán and Ruben Kihuen in the House who will stand up to Donald Trump and climate change deniers in Congress. We have a path forward, but it all depends on you.

Don’t let Trump take us back to the dark ages. Add your name today to fight back.

As upset as we may feel, it’s not time to throw our hands up. It’s time to roll up our sleeves. I hope we can count on your support in the battles to come.

Sincerely,

Gene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters

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Global Warming Editorial Cartoons

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CURRENT NUMBER OF CARTOONS: 216+ links to more

LAST UPDATE: 8 May 2008

*NEW CARTOONS ARE ADDED WHENEVER I COME ACROSS THEM. CHECK BACK HERE ONCE IN A WHILE.*

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Note: To make it easier to load the cartoons, I’ve split them into separate posts. This is Part 1.

Part 2 here

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I love editorial and political cartoons, and I hate lies, hoaxes and fear-mongering. So you can probably guess that editorial cartoons mocking global warming and its hypocritical supporters…

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The social and ecological footprint of a carne asada taco

Arizona to Antarctica

What is the ecological footprint of your lunch today? Seriously, think about what you brought with you, or where you went out to today. How much land was required to grow the crops or raise the animals involved? How much water did they require? What additional processes go into that food beyond just growing it, like the oil burned to ship ingredients to you?

Driving in to Hermosillo for a visit last year, the view through my windshield at a traffic light. Driving in to Hermosillo for a visit last year, the view through my windshield at a traffic light.

If you live in Tucson or in Hermosillo (or really in any city with increasing food cart culture now), your routine might include a visit to the nearest taco cart for some carne asada. And a team of researchers have now calculated the ecological footprint of all the carne asada from taco carts in Hermosillo. Their results will appear in a special issue of the Journal of the…

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El despilfarro de alimentos en 3 minutos de vídeo.

El desperdicio de alimentos en un mundo que aún pasa hambre, no tiene sentido.

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Prevención y gestión de residuos: definiciones normativas

Alimentos sin desperdicio

En dos entradas anteriores se presentaron las definiciones de residuo, residuo doméstico, residuo industrial, biorresiduo, etc., y de subproducto, tal y como establece la Ley 22/2011 de residuos y suelos contaminados, que es la transposición de la Directiva 2008/98/CE.

En la ley también se establecen una serie de definiciones que persiguen distinguir entre prevención, gestión de residuos, recogida, tratamiento, eliminación, valorización, reciclado, etc., que se tratan a continuación.

Antes conviene señalar el artículo 8 de la ley que establece que “la siguiente jerarquía de residuos servirá de orden de prioridades en la legislación y la política sobre la prevención y la gestión de los residuos”. Esta jerarquía se suele representar mediante una pirámide invertida para reflejar dichas prioridades:

Jerarquia de residuos

Tenemos entonces como prioridad la prevención (prevention) que tiene que ver con las “medidas adoptadas antes de que una sustancia, material o producto se haya…

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Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency

Breaking: News reports say Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his choice to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt is straight up anti-EPA. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, he led the state’s fight against the EPA’s efforts to rein in carbon pollution and protect our nation’s drinking water. Now he might lead the agency.

Just like his fellow Oklahoman Jim Inhofe, the leading climate denier and chair of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, Pruitt will be a CATASTROPHE for the planet.

This is a disaster. But there’s something we can do. EPA Administrator is a position that needs to be confirmed by Congress, and that means there’s going to be a public debate.

We can’t let them succeed. We must fight back against Pruitt’s confirmation.Hundreds of people have already pitched in to help fight back against Trump’s anti-science agenda — but we truly need everyone to get on board right now.

Fight back before it’s too late. Donate today and keep the environmental movement standing strong against Trump and corporate puppets like Pruitt.

Sincerely,

Gene
Gene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters

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