In the summer of 1964, about a thousand young Americans, black and white, came together in Mississippi to place themselves in the path of white supremacist power and violence. They issued a bold pro-democracy challenge…
The only person on this subway car not wearing a mask is reading Ayn Rand
Week after next, though. That’s when things’ll really be chill
Warning: If I tell you “next week I’ll be less busy” please remind me this has never been true. This mythical next week does not arrive, it just hovers out of frame, a fantasy of time and space where I’ll be able to say yes to plans, receding into the distance as I reach for it
Been listening to #SeeingWhite on the magnificent #podcast @SceneOnRadio. I had a feeling that this was the reality, but the #facts are shocking. I recommend this to anyone who wants to #educate themselves about #RacismInAmerica & #SystemicRacism. The history is eye opening
Jeff Bezos being lionized by rote, thoughtless coverage for going to space privately, decades after we did it first collectively, speaks of the ethos of an age: we've come to venerate what we do alone and sneer at what we do together.
Let's reverse that.
This seems bad.
Floods in China's Henan province and it's capital Zhengzhou seem worse even than what happened in Germany last week. Today Zhengzhou had 200mm of rain in one hour. In Germany, they had 154mm in 24 hours. See @javihagen for more.