The Choctaw Gift to the Starving Irish
I’m writing this on St. Patrick’s Day as I recall a visit I made last year to the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Hamden, CT. In one corner there is a work of art made out of a 3000-year-old peat bog oak by Irish artist Kieran Tuohy. It shows a number of hands upraised; in their midst there are forms of humans. It was created in 2005 and entitled “Thank You to the Choctaw”.
An MD on why she left the field of medicine to pursue a PhD in Medical Anthropology. While medicine is strictly taught to be a “hard science,” many doctors and medical students are not taught the cross-cultural portion of medicine and interpersonal relations, which, beyond the general medical knowledge, is arguably the most important part in medicine.
I’m sure most people have differing opinions on this, but I do believe most people get into the medical field underestimating the humanistic portion of medicine.
When confronted with a cuddly cat, the lizard simply continues to lizard.
I will never not reblog this.
RISE and DECOLONIZE, y’all.
lathmar holi festival in the small indian villages of nandgaon and barsana in the northern state of uttar pradesh. men from one village sing provocative songs to gain the attention of the women in the other village, who then pretend to beat them back with bamboo sticks called lathis. the tradition is based on the story of lord krishna and his shepherd friends flirtatiously throwing colours on radha and her cowherd girls, who in turn chased them off with sticks. the festivities are heightened with thandai, a drink laced with a bhang paste made from ganja. photos by daniel berehulak, jan kostal, mahesh kumar and sanjay patel