I always find it interesting when there’s a cross-over, stories coming from different directions cross and meet and that’s what happened yesterday when I was reading a Twitter post by… 302 more words
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I hate the words “victim” and “survivor”.
“Victim” because it admits injury. “Survivor” because it implies temporal vulnerability and weakness.
All other terms and adjectives to describe the same things sound inaccurate, and completely artificial when speaking of those who have experienced human cruelty and who have been familiar with danger, violence, predators, and life-threatening circumstances. 1,451 more words
Yesterday I visited the British Library, which houses not only stories and stories of books, but also an exhibition of rare prints. Some of my favorites were sketchings by Da Vinci, first editions of Shakespeare’s epic poems, another copy of that darned Magna Carta, and really old maps, one of which I recognized as being of Amsterdam before I saw the label (first intellectual benefit of this trip confirmed!). 589 more words
Following on from my last post, where I talk about the lack of independent news coverage, another topic discussed in Chuck Missler’s weekly talk… 119 more words