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Stumbling into a world you don’t know

Here’s an article on the work that archivists do. It’s on the long side, but I found it very interesting. I especially appreciated this: “Lannon said that Google had changed the way people sought information. “They only want information based on the information they think they want,” he said. As a rule, he said, archivists […]

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Some quirks of life here in the Philippines

As I have mentioned, we have two different household helpers who come, not on the same day.  One of them is because we need her.  Well, we really, really do better with her here, and also, now that I am working in the high school library four hours every day,and the Cherub and I walk […]

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Glenn Loury, Walter Williams on Race

An Ivy League Professor on What the Campus Conversation on Race Gets Wrong: * “I think the European colonization of the world left a lot of bodies lying around, but I also think it was a necessary stepping stone to the modern globalized civilization that we enjoy. But these aren’t conversations we actually have. On […]

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That was fast

Yesterday, NFL players and coaches rubbing fans’ and viewers’ noses in their disdain for America and her flag was free speech (agreed, and so is being disgusted by the particular expression) and today you’re a White Supremacist if you *do* respect the flag, the anthem, and/or the country, or you merely stand during the anthem […]

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K-Drama: Don’t you need to go to the hospital?

Have you noticed that? The smallest injuries or minor illnesses and somebody asks a character why they aren’t going to the hospital, and it seems to weird to me.  Talk about drama! I came across this while reading Culture Shock! Korea (this version published in the 90s, so some things are a bit out of […]

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