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Why I am not Charlie

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imagesThere is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo yesterday. Some people published some cartoons, and some other people killed them for it.  Words and pictures can be beautiful or vile, pleasing or enraging, inspiring or offensive; but they exist on a different plane from physical violence, whether you want to call that plane spirit or imagination or culture, and to meet them with violence is an offense against the spirit and imagination and culture that distinguish humans. Nothing mitigates this monstrosity. There will be time to analyze why the killers did it, time to parse their backgrounds, their ideologies, their beliefs, time for sociologists and psychologists to add to understanding. There will be explanations, and the explanations will be important, but explanations aren’t the same as excuses. Words don’t kill, they must not be met by killing, and they will not make the killers’ culpability go away.

To abhor what was done to the victims, though, is not…

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January 10, 2015 at 1:05 am

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Braids Appreciation

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I think I look pretty darn good with Marley twists 😊






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January 10, 2015 at 12:57 am

Tonsillitis Blues

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I’m home sick this week because I was completely rundown by this new bout of tonsillitis. I have no energy and it’s very difficult breathing. When I went to the doctor’s office he was so amazed at the sheer size of my tonsils that he had other nurses and aides come in to take a look. Sigh, just ridiculous. Now stuck at home on various throat and cough medications I’m trying to figure out how to stay sane. Between stressing about my terrible job and how my supervisor would love to see me go for good and the tiny pay checks I now have to worry about my position at this unionless company being stable because of my absence. I’ve spent a decent amount of time looking up other employment options and applied to a number of them but there isn’t much out there this time of year. I need connections!

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January 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

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