Supermax prisons: 21st century asylums: Solitary confinement in the new dungeons of the US trigger mental illness in prisoners.

Very cool! Self-Serve Bike Repair Kiosk

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A seriously impressive "how to": beautiful arrow sandals.

A great post from my friend Zac about gardening (he's super smart, has excellent politics, loves gardening, and quotes Rebecca Solnit - no wonder we are friends!)

Colorlines: Why I’m Just Saying No to “The Help” and Its Historical Whitewash. And a review from Wesley Morris at the Boston Globe, including this take-down to end all take-downs: "On one hand, it’s juicy, heartwarming, well-meant entertainment. On the other, it’s an owner’s manual."

"I cannot hide my anger to spare your guilt, nor hurt feelings, nor answering anger; for to do so insults and trivializes all our efforts. Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt … becomes a device to protect ignorance … the ultimate protection for changelessness." - Audre Lorde, “Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism”


zac said...

What reasonable person wouldn't quote Rebecca Solnit.

Shorty said...

@zac this world is full of such unreasonableness...