Older brother reading about the discoveries of nuclear science that lead to the bomb. “Are nuclear bombs real?” Yes, and there’s only one country that has ever used them to kill people. We did. The US used them to bomb Japan. “What???”
There’s more to the story, but one atrocity at a time is enough.
language of slavery
I’ve heard technical sales discussions all this week about master/slave devices. These terms are straight up offensive. And also THIS IS A BAD METAPHOR FOR HOW THESE DEVICES WORK. I guess people like the terms. What other terms use the same metaphor that would be somehow less appealing? Empire/colony? Lord/serf?
Just in the last day or two, trees blooming in Cincinnati. #florespondence
end of year
I remember attending an end-of-year concert years ago where the singer, Karin, said something like, “Another year, another war, and who could be sad to see it go?” And I hear that. I feel that. It was a gulf war then. It’s...the same war now, and others added. It’s hard not to jeer at 2018. And I’m sad for what could have been done that wasn’t, on so many levels.
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