1. Catalan is a language, not a dialect. 2. All of Spanish America speaks Castilian. 3. There are very many literate Mexicans, including winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, and Mexicans are completely comprehensible to other Spanish speakers. 4. I, as a person who speaks educated Spanish and am really competent in it, can … More P.S.A.
I am disoriented because one of my longest standing blog correspondents is in hospice. This isn’t someone I have even met but it seems like having a family member die. Things do not last, and every day I grow closer to being the eldest, the one who must give answers and show sense, the responsible … More Les amours finissent un jour
Concept: capital is not a thing, but a social relation between persons, established by the instrumentality of things. (Note: I really should have spent all the time I spent trying to understand Derridean coursework into trying to understand Marx, and I am fairly sure the reason we had to read so much Derrida and Foucault … More David Harvey
I had meant to post some time ago that you should not tell your children they are inferior / defective / less than. We were told we were incompetent, although we could not see it (that was part of the incompetence). That was why we were to do things our parents liked. We would fail, … More Je voulais dire
It isn’t really a union fight, it is a struggle against patriarchal violence. Also, O union men, I am not sure how deeply conscious you are if the first solution you think of in difficult times is layoffs. Axé.
I cannot believe I am now in a union fight. Addison Schroeder IWW, great-uncle, stand me now in good stead. My slogans appear to come from the 60s and to be: Hey hey! Ho ho! ___ has got to go! and One, two, three, four, let’s walk ___ out the door! Axé.
A friend I made about a year ago, but that is from San Francisco so we relate and seem like older friends, said: “You are so wholesome. Walking with you, talking with you, I feel as though I were participating in a scene from Hallmark.” Axé.
This is an important article. Axé.
That I was not just a person with a question, but an unredeemably flawed person due to the sins of my ancestors. The worst of it, and the proof of it, was that I could not see my own inferiority. The only cure was to self-flagellate in some manner, and I certainly did not deserve … More Encore une fois, what I learned in psychotherapy
This is an important article and should be read. “You would be hard-pressed to find a mental-health professional, a productivity expert, or a writing coach who would suggest that — rather than recognizing people’s talent and rewarding their hard work — the way to get good results out of people is by making them feel … More On abusers and enablers in academic culture