Friday, November 18, 2016

<3

<3
#freedom #read #johnlewis
https://twitter.com/nbcnightlynews/status/799661509139787776

Messages of encouragement, love, and solidarity after months of hearinghate from future national leaders.

Messages of encouragement, love, and solidarity after months of hearing hate from future national leaders. #lovewinseventually #progressiveunity #america



Babies blowing kisses at me and this helped my view of Americans this week. #progressivesunite

Babies blowing kisses at me and this helped my view of Americans this week. #progressivesunite
#unitedwestand #neverisnow
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38026825

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This seems topical!

This seems topical! I'm using the best quote, in case you don't have time to read it all now, though it is worthwhile:

"Above all, [The Authoritarian Personality] was correct in its key argument: that there are personality differences among individuals in the degree to which they prefer clear lines of social authority, strict social norms, and social uniformity as opposed to diversity. It was also correct in arguing that individuals who score high on authoritarianism in this respect tend to be more intolerant of those who are different (e.g., racial, ethnic, or religious minorities) or those [who] appear to deviate from traditional social norms (e.g., LGBT folks). They are also more likely to gravitate toward political figures (e.g., Trump in the present context) who embody intolerance and willingness to attack minorities who are believed to pose some kind of social threat."

#facism #authoritarianism #bias #unconsciousbias #psychology
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/06/how-world-war-ii-scientists-invented-a-data-driven-approach-to-fighting-fascism/

Monday, November 7, 2016

The USA has not mastered elections, despite 200+ years of practice.

The USA has not mastered elections, despite 200+ years of practice.

More specifically, the USA has a tradition of allowing states to allocate resources in a way of it deprives selected communities of complete access to democracy.

#votingrights #election2016
http://www.vox.com/presidential-election/2016/11/6/13542680/there-are-4000-people-in-a-half-mile-voting-line-in-cincinnati-today-this-isn-t-okay?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Friday, November 4, 2016

City three of three on this wonderful trip: Stockholm!

City three of three on this wonderful trip: Stockholm!! I've been to Stockholm (twice!) before, since I have two WONDERFUL photographer friends who live there, and I was delighted to get to spend time with them again.

I arrived in clear weather, which didn't hold long, so I'm glad I got out and walked my legs off while I had the chance. By the end of my visit, it was SNOWING (!!), and as a native of San Francisco, it was too cold for me to fully function in that weather. I felt so brave just for leaving my friend's flat, only to see that parents were pushing their babies in strollers everywhere as if it was no big deal... Those Swedes are secretly and modestly rugged! :)

This photo set includes some scenes from wonderful museums. (The set is also captioned, as all my Google Photo collections are, so hit the "i" button to see my descriptions.)

#stockholm #sweden
https://goo.gl/photos/28GZrAChTtHUAtsu7

My second city on my proper vacation was Copenhagen (København), Denmark.

My second city on my proper vacation was Copenhagen (København), Denmark. I had a WONDERFUL time there, visiting museums, going for walks along the water, and trying not to spend all of my money on Danish designed items.

Here, I get to show off my love of mineral pigments used to make Danish buildings so festive, and try not to obsess over the minimal, clean lines of posh Danish clothes. (I'm not a clothes horse, but Copenhagen made me fear I could become one.)

Note to self: I'm not accustomed to being blond yet, but being blond in Copenhagen made people assume that I am a (middle aged) Dane (despite not looking Danish at all). I had many moments of incomprehension, because even if I spoke English, they didn't really believe I wasn't capable of speaking Danish. Ooops.

#copenhagen #København #Denmark
https://goo.gl/photos/KNy5V4H7BUk4UwJY9

It had been years since I went on a proper, long vacation, so I have corrected this with a three city European tour...

It had been years since I went on a proper, long vacation, so I have corrected this with a three city European tour to visit dear friends and enjoy northern Europe!

My first of three great cities: Berlin.

#berlin #germany #berlinerweisseiskindofgross
https://goo.gl/photos/vovCE2EvEBAhzGpn8