A Yuletide Waltz: An Austro-Hungarian ChristmasA Yuletide Waltz: An Austro-Hungarian Christmas by mdc01957
A Yuletide Waltz: A Christmas Tale of Nations Told Through an Austrian and Hungarian's Eyes.
Outskirts of Vienna, Republic of Austria. 2014.
Roderich Edelstein groaned as he finished his cup of coffee, frowning ever so slightly as he looked at his reflection in an old mirror. With his cravat, dress shirt, walking trousers and dark shoes, his appearance was one that few of his own people would even consider wearing in this day and age. Outside of formalities, at least, the embodiment of Austria nodded quietly to himself while fixing his brown hair and the protruding Mariazell.
Though if he were more frank, his thoughts were on a half-remembered dream, a snow-covered memory over 100 years old. Wistful shades of a Christmas ball from an age of Emperors and Kings now consigned to history, perhaps the last one before it all began tumbling down.
A wintry waltz, alone. With her. The Nation sighed. It seemed almost miraculous that after the War to End All Wars and i
When Hollywood utterly lost its ballsIt's been a while since I wrote a political rant in these corners of the internet. It's about time I sit down on the keyboard and write another one.When Hollywood utterly lost its balls by Panzerfire
A lot has happened since the last one I wrote but the events that have taken place in the past few days are forcing me to once again write my (Totally not asked for) opinion.
And no... I'm not going to talk about the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. If 50 years of embargo and isolation did not brought the expected results, another 50 years won't do it either. So good for Obama for taking a step in the right direction. Let's hope things just go for the better in that arena.
But my main topic of discussion today is something that should be of far more concern to the people of the United States.
And it is its freedom of expression. Specifically the fact that it's being eroded from overseas pressure. One of the most treasured values and beacons of individual liberty is under attack and its taking a beatin