One informal analysis suggests short first names are strongly correlated with higher salaries. They are bad in several ways, and modern glyphs are little better. For example, v and w, or m and n. People confuse them all the time, both in reading and in writing.
Come one, come all! It was popular music, of course. My first concert was an Argentinian pop band which you most likely never heard of.
But I was a fan. Oh yes, what a fan! I wrote a letter to the front man even! And I was fourteen and in love with this guy. He was also the sweetest, and much older than me already in his late 30s ; he had been in exile in Spain because of the dictatorship and he took the time to write to this wide eyed teen with nice and thoughtful words of encouragement.
I had sent him a poem; laugh at me if you will, but I had been inspired by his lyrics which, in turn, were inspired by very well known Latin American poets that I had also been reading.
And since I had struggled with words since I was eight, when I remember scribbling my first poem, I felt a kinship towards this musician, or so I thought at the time. This guy was also, at the time, a very original performer. I remember seeing him on stage, wondering what that performance was all about.
His moves, his way of articulating words, the way he would sometimes stare at the audience. It was the first time I consciously noticed performance. And I fell in love with it. So much so that later on I went to school to learn how to write for theater. I wanted to see my words on stage.
I wanted to see words, not just in text form but performed, in movement. To me, words were actions. Which to this day is something I still love. I go to as many events as my budget permits. I love music and particularly live music, with passion. I guess you can say I am a big fan of the performing arts.
Which by the way, took place in my adopted home country, The Netherlands. The first Big Brother ever started on September 16th, It was a creation of Dutch media tycoon John de Mol. And many years after winning this stepping stone in reality television; I would dare say, many years after winning the TV show that changed pop culture as we knew it, Bart stated: Or perhaps, what it changed is the way we watch TV.
It was the first time we were allowed to see regular folks, people supposedly like us, in front of a camera, for long periods of time, as the center focal point. It is said that: From a sociological and demographic perspective, this format allows the opportunity for analysis of how people react when forced into close confinement with people who lay outside their comfort zone, since they may hold different opinions or ideals from other contestants, or simply belong to a different group of people than a contestant normally interacts with.
The results can range from violent or angry confrontations to genuine and tender connections often including romantic interludesproviding entertainment to the public. Because, oh yes, I almost forgot this one other detail: I suspect Big Brother and the whole phenomenon behind it changed the way we consume pop culture as a whole.
There is a word I really dislike because it has been abused at the deepest pits of marketing jargon but I think reflects the phenomenon I am trying to get at quite well: InCarol Hanisch wrote the seminal essay that would become one of the dogmas of Feminism. The personal is political. And this simple statement took off like wildfire.
It spread into not just feminism but Social Justice and activism in general, and into practically every Social related struggle.
Because it is true, the personal IS political. On Thursday evening, SadyEmilys. Sady said something poignant: It connects to social structures. Bloggers are expected to exhibit the personal and the political for your amusement.The story was, my father was a successful, erudite, and occasionally hilarious man who prioritized my education and made sure that I grew up more curious and knowledgeable about the world than.
Big Stories How I Met My Dead Parents. You think you know your mother and father, who they are, and what they mean. Then they're gone and the photos and letters they leave behind tell an entirely. Trauma. Peter Burke built a surgical team that could handle any nightmare.
On April 15, the nightmare arrived. Video. Patrick O’Malley, a Texas-based grief therapist who lost his infant son, wrote a beautiful, beautiful Modern Love essay a couple years ago.
This month, he came out with the book Getting Grief Right about how each person’s grief experience is different — and everyone’s story is worth telling. As I was devouring the book, one part that stood out .
Grief is a natural response to death or loss. The grieving process is an opportunity to appropriately mourn a loss and then heal. The process is helped when you acknowledge grief, find support. A Socratic perspective on the relationship between ignorance, human evil, and the examined life.