I read some dense, heady stuff this week on the Internet.
It was worth the time and thinking.
From 3 Quarks Daily
Can Free Speech Survive the Internet?
“These days it is not enough to consider how your words will appear to the people you would like to read them. You must bear in mind that anyone at all might discover them, share them with like-minded souls via social media, and hold you answerable to their moral standards.” < more
The more I see how utterly unprepared humans are for this internet reality, the more worried I get. I no longer text, email, say on the phone or say in electronic format anything that I cannot defend to my death [threat]. We’ll get there, but we humans aren’t quite yet set up to communicate with the entire world at once. And our brains and emotions suffer the consequences.
From Sady Doyle
PC Comedy and Paul Revere
“In other words: They made the joke because they didn’t know, at the time, that it was a bad joke. They were just wrong.” < more
Sady draws a brilliant line between art and comedy and rape jokes and making the work that will inspire people to greatness, not abuse. It’s a difficult read and 100% worth setting aside the time.
Here’s a gif of Dottie rolling her eyes. Because that always does the trick for me.
Dearest Dottie started Kindergarten.
(She’s back to Dottie, after a time as Dorothy.)
It’s a huge change, one that comes with
I don’t think we recognize, how adult humans are exactly like child humans.
Don’t you get
when you have a big shift or change in your life?
Or do you blame it on other people?
I think more often than not, the loss of
keeps us from being the humans we could be.
I keep reminding myself of that, as I read those Facebook posts.
(You know the ones.)
The ones from the people you thought you knew, the people that say marginalized people are playing the “race card,” and that “if everyone had a gun, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Anyway, Kindergarten started.
We all make adjustments.
[P.S. I’m filling in the whole month of August through the end of the week, prepare for an HJ onslaught. HJ’s FOR EVERYONE. As it should be.]
Prepared for Back to School
Had a Friday night parade
Preparing for back to school is a joy, because we live in a wonderful, well-funded school district. Sometimes I get nervous, talking about how amazing our public school system is here, because it’s basically funded by wealthy vineyard owners and tourists. The money that keeps our teachers top-notch, our education forward-facing and our arts education growing is money just not available in other school districts.
We need to make public school districts across our country as marvelous as ours is here.