from The Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
from Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
If you’ve ever been confused about why the R-word is inappropriate, offensive, and hurtful check out this important piece that came out of Minnesota a few years ago: Offense Taken: A Documentary About How One Community Responded to the R Word.
As one father of a child with a disability puts it so eloquently…
“When people use that word… they’re in effect saying ‘Those people are like my daughter. And that’s a bad thing.’ And my daughter’s not a bad thing.”
“You can never leave that past meaning behind. You can never completely divorce the use of a particular term, especially a term like the ‘N’ word, or even a term like ‘retarded’ from its cultural history.”
Let’s leave the ‘retarded’ out of our language, our art forms, our media, and our schools.
Radiohead - All I Need
57 Years Since Rosa Parks’ Arrest
On December 1st, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama—57 years ago today—an African-American civil rights activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested for civil disobedience. Though she did not know it at the time, her act of defiance became a catalyst to the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott and a prominent symbol for the modern Civil Rights Movement.
Today, there are dozens of streets, highways, parks, statues, and even municipal transit centers and stations dedicated in Rosa Parks’ honor around the United States.
I am now 3.5 months into running. I still hate it. It is a lot of hype and adrenaline that I have not yet experienced, but I love music. I love the way music moves me to my very core. This song is one fine example.
Fashion at the fairground, 1950s.
Lesson: Don’t wear skirts/dresses to the fair; however, if you do, make fun of it.
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