Pablo Neruda: Love Sonnets – The Atlantic

With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to have advance directives – and conversations about your wishes for intensive and end-of-life care.

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stark reminder “that things can change in a minute — and so you’ve got to be prepared,” says Sunita Puri, medical director for palliative care at the Keck Medical Center at USC. One of the ways to do this is to decide what sorts of treatments you would want (or not want) in the case you became critically ill — and then document those wishes and share them with loved ones.

COVID-19 has now killed nearly .04 percent of the U.S.’s entire population – and sent an even higher proportion to the hospital for intensive treatment. But many – some 63% of adults in the U.S. – have not made formal plans for what they would want their critical care and, if it comes to it, their deaths, to look like.

Puri says, working in palliative care, she’s seen numerous examples when careful

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With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to have advance directives – and conversations about your wishes for intensive and end-of-life care.

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stark reminder “that things can change in a minute — and so you’ve got to be prepared,” says Sunita Puri, medical director for palliative care at the Keck Medical Center at USC. One of the ways to do this is to decide what sorts of treatments you would want (or not want) in the case you became critically ill — and then document those wishes and share them with loved ones.

COVID-19 has now killed nearly .04 percent of the U.S.’s entire population – and sent an even higher proportion to the hospital for intensive treatment. But many – some 63% of adults in the U.S. – have not made formal plans for what they would want their critical care and, if it comes to it, their deaths, to look like.

Puri says, working in palliative care, she’s seen numerous examples when careful

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How the Union Promoted White Supremacy in the West

With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to have advance directives – and conversations about your wishes for intensive and end-of-life care.

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stark reminder “that things can change in a minute — and so you’ve got to be prepared,” says Sunita Puri, medical director for palliative care at the Keck Medical Center at USC. One of the ways to do this is to decide what sorts of treatments you would want (or not want) in the case you became critically ill — and then document those wishes and share them with loved ones.

COVID-19 has now killed nearly .04 percent of the U.S.’s entire population – and sent an even higher proportion to the hospital for intensive treatment. But many – some 63% of adults in the U.S. – have not made formal plans for what they would want their critical care and, if it comes to it, their deaths, to look like.

Puri says, working in palliative care, she’s seen numerous examples when careful

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How To Make A Living Will Or Advance Directive In Times Of COVID : Shots

With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to have advance directives – and conversations about your wishes for intensive and end-of-life care.

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stark reminder “that things can change in a minute — and so you’ve got to be prepared,” says Sunita Puri, medical director for palliative care at the Keck Medical Center at USC. One of the ways to do this is to decide what sorts of treatments you would want (or not want) in the case you became critically ill — and then document those wishes and share them with loved ones.

COVID-19 has now killed nearly .04 percent of the U.S.’s entire population – and sent an even higher proportion to the hospital for intensive treatment. But many – some 63% of adults in the U.S. – have not made formal plans for what they would want their critical care and, if it comes to it, their deaths, to look like.

Puri says, working in palliative care, she’s seen numerous examples when careful

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Pablo Neruda: Love Sonnets – The Atlantic

Pablo Neruda is one of the most famous poets of the 20th century, but he left a more complicated legacy than many realize. He was launched into international recognition at age 20, and eventually became a Nobel-prize winner, a diplomat, and a senator. He’s been honored as a “resistance poet” and a voice for the oppressed, challenging aristocracy and dictatorship in Chile and across the world. And since his death in 1973, he has been remembered especially for his celebrations of love and sexuality—as one scholar put it, as a “frank, sensuous spokesman for love.”

Only recently have people focused on the more disturbing details of Neruda’s work and life: his dehumanizing descriptions of nonwhite women; the fact that he abandoned his severely disabled daughter; the passages of his memoir in which he recounts raping a young maid. (“She kept her eyes wide open all the while,

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How the Union Promoted White Supremacy in the West

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, the Union Army broke off into mobile units, and redeployed against Apache and Navajo communities. These Native peoples had been resisting the U.S. Army’s attempts to build forts and travel through their territories since the 1840s. When the Civil War came to New Mexico, they siphoned off horses, cattle, and weapons from Union and Confederate camps. In September 1862, the new commander of the Department of New Mexico, James Henry Carleton, declared war on these new enemies and tapped Carson to lead the campaigns.

“All Indian men of that tribe are to be killed whenever and wherever you can find them,” Carleton instructed Carson in a letter, before sending him to fight Mescalero Apaches in the fall of 1862. Women and children would be taken prisoner. Carson was not to engage in any peace talks, only

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How To Make A Living Will Or Advance Directive In Times Of COVID : Shots

With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to have advance directives – and conversations about your wishes for intensive and end-of-life care.

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stark reminder “that things can change in a minute — and so you’ve got to be prepared,” says Sunita Puri, medical director for palliative care at the Keck Medical Center at USC. One of the ways to do this is to decide what sorts of treatments you would want (or not want) in the case you became critically ill — and then document those wishes and share them with loved ones.

COVID-19 has now killed nearly .04 percent of the U.S.’s entire population – and sent an even higher proportion to the hospital for intensive treatment. But many – some 63% of adults in the U.S. – have not made formal plans for what they would want their critical care and, if it comes to it, their deaths, to look like.

Puri says, working in palliative care, she’s seen numerous examples when careful

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