U.S. Government, please grow up so the rest of us can move on and be productive in our lives
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If you feel a sense of frustration, let down, anger, or plain confusion… PLEASE write your local representative. Grab friends and a bottle of wine and go in on a letter together. This is highly disturbing to many communities stemming from academics and research analyst companies.. and I simply can’t get accurate, objective information.
Berkeley, California-based artist Dan Casey, the man behind Yalls and Steezy Ray Vibes, has just signed to Ceremony Recordings, and a debut album under his given name, Empty City, is due in a couple months. You can listen to (or download) the album’s title track below.
My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
On May 17th (that’s today!), 1970, Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his multinational crew set sail from Morrocco in an effort to cross the Atlantic. Made entirely of papyrus reeds, and crafted after ancient Egyptian sailing vessels, Heyerdahl named his boat the Ra II, after the Egyptian Sun God, and this voyage was an attempt to prove that Mediterranean civilizations could theoretically and may have possibly sailed to America during ancient times. The Ra II crossed 4,000 miles of ocean in 57 days, landing on Barbados and demonstrating that early seamen could have dealt with trans-Atlantic voyages.
attenuate verb |əˈtenyo͞oˌāt| [ with obj. ] reduce the force, effect, or value of: her intolerance was attenuated by a rather unexpected liberalism. • reduce the amplitude of (a signal, electric current, or other oscillation). • (usu. as adj. attenuated) reduce the virulence of (a pathogenic organism or vaccine): attenuated strains of rabies virus. • reduce in thickness; make thin: the trees are attenuated from being grown too close together.
adjective |-wit, -ˌwāt| rare reduced in force, effect, or physical thickness.
DERIVATIVES attenuation |əˌtenyo͞oˈāSHən|noun ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin attenuat- ‘made slender,’ from the verb attenuare, from ad- ‘to’ + tenuare ‘make thin’ (from tenuis ‘thin’).
“There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you’re angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you’re asked.”—Anton Chekhov
“Don’t seek closure. The notion that saying goodbye closes a chapter of your life forever is flawed. An important part of making an exit is knowing the door is always open. It’s the permission to return that allows us to leave.”—
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Harvard sociologist, Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free