Quotes; good and positive quotes.
I have always loved quotes since young. Keeping a hand-written note book with quotes that I came across that has left an impact in my mind, heart or soul, which I will read it over and over again. Maybe some day I will share my notebook here?
Now in this era, we don’t have to write down anything in any notebook except to keep them virtually, perhaps I will post it in my page whenever I come across a good quote. Happy reading ?
“One of the biases of retrospection is to believe that the moral crises of the past were clearer than our own—that, had we been alive at the time, we would have recognized them, known what to do about them, and known when the time had come to do so. That is a fantasy. Iniquity is always coercive and insidious and intimidating, and lived reality is always a muddle, and the kind of clarity that leads to action comes not from without but from within. The great virtue of a figurative railroad is that, when someone needs it—and someone always needs it—we don’t have to build it. We are it, if we choose.”
— Kathryn Schulz on The Underground Railroad http://bit.ly/2GwD7Ck
Floored and honored that the American Society of Magazine Editors recognized “The Uncounted” in the reporting category at the #Ellies today.
More than anyone, Anand Gopal and I are indebted to the hundreds of Iraqis who opened up to us. Thank you, Basim Razzo, especially.
Grateful to the ? New York Times Magazine, which gave two freelancers everything we needed: brilliant editing, support, and a team of absolute geniuses. Thank you Jake Silverstein, Luke Mitchell, Michael Benoist, Jessica Lustig, Bill Wasik, for your sharp editing; Rodrigo de Benito Sanz, Giles Price, Debbie Samuelson, and Stacy Baker for your photo and design work; and Nandi Rodrigo, Bill Vourvoulias, Steven Stern, Cynthia Cotts, and Ghada Asfour for fact checking. And many thanks to the team at The Daily podcast, especially Michael Barbaro and Annie Brown, for making sure the world heard Basim Razzo in his own words.
There are so many other places and people that supported us: Peter Bergen and Awista Ayub at New America; Daniel Rothenberg and Maggie Tucker at Arizona State University’s Center for the Future of War; Tom Jennings at the Carey Institute for Global Good. The Nation Institute, where Anand is a fellow, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I teach. It’s because of all of them that our reporting wasn’t constrained by the usual deadlines and demands of a newsroom.
Lastly, but not least, we also worked with wonderful friends on the ground who kept us safe & smart: Ali Uthman, Mahmood Zaki, Abdallah Abdelkader, @WawiAhmed, & Za Olivo. I love Iraq even more because of you. ❤️
If you think your vote doesn’t count, or that politics don’t matter, I would love to talk to you if you are open to hearing why I think EVERY VOICE COUNTS. VOTING MATTERS. I have a lot of friends who don’t vote or aren’t planning to vote on June 5 in California. If that is you: call me, PM me. Let’s talk, please. If you want help or guidance on how to better educate yourself I would love to help.
*I’d love to have real conversations. Human to Human.
California ARE YOU REGISTERED? One HOUR TO GO. we all have to vote to make our voices heard. THERE ARE OPEN seats and seats that we need to make sure remain blue if we are going FLIP THE HOUSE.
This is how we make our voices here. Remember the folks that fought for our RIGHTS TO VOTE.
#BRAZIL: PROFESSOR SUBPOENAED OVER ´COUP OF 2016´ COURSE
Carlos Zacarias, a professor in the History Department at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), has been subpoenaed to appear before a court of justice and offer testimony as to why he developed a course titled “Special Topics in History: The 2016 Coup and the Future of Democracy in Brazil.”
During an interview with Bahia Noticias, Zacarias said: “I have ten days to explain myself (to the court). Joao Carlos Salles, the university dean, was also cited (in the subpoena). In other words, the UFBA has been affected. It’s under assault, being put to the test.”
Zacarias was notified of the subpoena at the university.
He defended his decision to organize the course, asking, “When will we be able to speak about the 2016 coup? When this government (administration) comes to an end? If we’re only allowed to speak about it when it is finished, that means this government is authoritarian.”
Zacarias concluded that “There’s a reasonable consensus about what constituted the 2016 coup and the risks that democracy faces in the country.”
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My sister is writing a book about my Grandmother’s famous murder (my mother’s mother). Unfortunately I never got to meet my grandmother, but I’m named after her last name. Here’s a recent article in the local paper about it. This is a powerful and unfortunate American story about our family Matriarch. Happy Mother’s Day Grandma… we’re still thinking about you and I’m happy to be here with your daughter on this Mother’s Day.
SOUTHERN OREGON, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ASHLAND AND SURROUNDING VALLEYS…
Liberation Movement’s incredible Throat Singing collaborator SORIAH is hosting a 3 DAY workshop in TAKILMA Oregon May 11, 12, and 13th. There are a few spots left available. This will be the most comprehensive workshop about Tuvan Throat Singing in the U.S. in over 10 years! Details are in the comments below. Please Message Enrique or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining him. SHUDE!!!
Facebook just reminded me of my own Boston Marathon 2017 journey! In all the excitement of the Boston Marathon 2018, I am so awed just to see the magic of running a full marathon race. No one can predict the final result but you have to trust that your investment will produce results some day. It’s like life. Training and running a full marathon will change your life just as what Kathrine Switzer says : Life is for participating, not for spectating!