Digital Legacy

A book on time management in talking about long-term goal planning suggests we define the legacy we wish to leave. Coming from academia, I typically think of a legacy as a name on a building, an applicant with an alum for a parent, or a scholarship. However, the artifacts left behind by previous cultures are… Continue reading Digital Legacy

Labels

This started out as a comment to Adrian, but I it got so long it may as well be a post on its own…. The significance of racial labels is not in identifying the genetic makeup of individuals. The significance is in how the labels were used to enforce segregation long before the American Revolution.… Continue reading Labels

Deeds of Gaijin Occupiers

My grandmother has recently started telling everyone she owns a house in Japan (gaijin cannot own land?). In the 1950s, my grandfather was stationed in Japan. He went over by himself, acquired a house, and sent for his wife and six kids to come. The most common story my grandmother tells is this trip over… Continue reading Deeds of Gaijin Occupiers

links for 2007-10-14

Firefly Books – Nature – The World of the Polar Bear (tags: polarbear) World’s oldest wall painting unearthed in Syria | Tech&Sci | Science | Reuters.com (tags: archaeology) Thunderstorm Gamma Rays Linked to Lightning (tags: science meteorology lightning weather) Techdirt: Ellison Looks To Pull A PeopleSoft On BEA BEA rejected this bid. So did PeopleSoft… Continue reading links for 2007-10-14

Science News

News about scientific topics annoys me. The latest, on the melting of the Martian polar ice caps hinting at a warmer than usual Sun causing global warming makes me wonder if Kate reads about science as voratiously as I do? I mean, as I started to read this, I recalled that the number and size… Continue reading Science News