As I’ve been fortunate to be reasonably successful in life, I am looking more and more for ways to give back. And not being a jerk about the most fundamental way to do that is, literally, the least anybody can do.
And it makes me pretty angry. We talk about “crime” and “inner city problems” like they are inevitable. Well, they are when you cultivate them.
I’m sure that I posted about this before, but this is still awesome!
because facial recognition AIs have a hard time with darker complexions and female features. Article.
We exercised our civic voice and joined the rally at the state capital to support the marching students. It was awesome to see such a motivated generation! We all tear’d up and chanted “enough!” despite the cold. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some #truth reading.
My thing about “political correctness” is that it’s not a constraint on free speech at all. It’s simply acting civilized. When somebody who is a particular thing asks you to refer to them a certain way, that’s just being civilized to accommodate them. When people say “I hate all this political correctness”, I like to replace “political correct” with “being respectful”. And then people just sound like dicks for saying “I hate all this being respectful”.
This made me laugh hard! “Finger-likin’ Bad”!
I wasn’t wholly satisfied with Birchwoods morning pastries – they are more a restaurant. So I’m trying Blue Moon cafe. So far so good. The mocha is as I like (not too sweet with a decent feather instead of whip cream) and the pastries are pretty good.
So, we’re taking Hill’s spring break to go to the South West. The plan was to fly in to Denver, rent a car, and drive to Las Vegas, from whence we would fly home. Along the way, we’d see Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest, and Grand Canyon.
And then Denver got a giant spring snow that dumped a lot in the mountains. So much for driving thru them.
So, went south to Santa Fe and will go the southern route. So far, we’ve stayed with friends, ate a lot of good food, and driven a lot of miles from Denver to Santa Fe.
Here’s some pics.