I read these words in Fred Wilson’s post earlier in the week:
As my friend David Steinberg said to me last month, we are witnessing 1918 (pandemic) plus 1929 (economic crisis) plus 1968 (racial crisis) all at the same time.
There’s something that’s been bothering me about this. They call the current anti racism protests in the US (and elsewhere) a ‘racial crises’.
It’s not a racial crisis. The racial (or racism) crisis is what the US has had for over a century. The police didn’t suddenly start shooting black people at a higher rate. It’s just that everyone has a camera, so the racist excesses are being recorded and exposed at a higher rate.
What’s happening now in the US is a boiling over of the frustrations of the frequently suppressed black minority. The current events are their response—both peaceful and the not peaceful ones.
To label these protest events (and the counter events) as ‘a racial crisis‘ is not very different from Trump saying there were very fine people on both sides after the Charlottesville incident.
That a fairly liberal person used these words indicates how easy it is to use a soft term, rooting it deeper into acceptance.
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‘Black dog’ and ‘dark cloud’ are common pseudonyms often used to refer to depression, anxiety, and some other related mental health problems.
I hate those terms.
Because I love black dogs and dark clouds.
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“Un batiburrillo de gente.”
A real mix/hodgepodge of people.
“Menudo batiburrillo de cosas que hay en esta caja: Cables, lápices, pilas, llaves…”
What a mix/hodgepodge of things we have in this draw, cables, pencils, batteries, keys…
I love this word :)
Discovery, and quotes, courtesy of Ben y Marina.
Unconnected. Were never connected.
Disconnected. Were connected, not anymore.
In human relationships, one is usually better than the other.
For some, one is hope. For others, the other is respite.
For some, one is failure. For others, the other is.
My partner’s dad keeps softly saying ‘I love you, *****”
Several times an hour. To my dog.
Having observed them over the last month, I’m quite sure he’s said those words fewer times in his life. To his wife.
Now I know who my partner takes after 😕
Prosecution & Persecution
So close, yet so far. Yet so close.
In spelling, meaning, and reality, respectively.