The backstory on this is a dad was using voice recognition to text his son while he also played his tuba. Gosh today was a long day and I really needed this. Thank you Internet.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
— Peter Drucker
The thing about pendulums we too easily forget in the darkest hours; they swing back. Right now, one is quietly supercharging its return.
— Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton) November 11, 2016
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou
Yes that is right, a Constitutional crisis is coming. Lost in all the Trump coverage is this scary number?
That’s the number of state legislatures over which the Republican Party now has complete control.
Want a second number that should chill you to the bone?
Went out this weekend and bought about the largest safety pins I could find and they are now affixed to all my jackets and/or coats. Why safety pins you might ask? Post-Brexit, folks in the UK started wearing safety pins to show their stance against racism as well as their solidarity with immigrants. Also for individuals to know, if they were alone in a cafe or market, and they felt fearful or were being attacked, that a person with a safety pin on was well as “safe” place.
In response to the open environment of hatred, people across the U.K. are now wearing safety pins—and tweeting pictures of themselves wearing them—in an act of solidarity with immigrants.
We need a symbol like that in the United States now. These are vicious days in America. The deplorables are emboldened. The Washington Post reports that there have already been two attacks on Muslim women on college campuses. At San Diego State University, two men ranting about Trump and Muslims robbed a student wearing hijab.
I hope I see others wearing them in my small rural town here in Southern IL, where we can give a head nod to each other. And I really, really hope nobody ever has to come to me, looking for a “safe” place.