coworker: haven’t you noticed that this generation of kids keeps getting more and more dependent on their parents?
me: well, I just finished reading some essays of some of my native Spanish speakers class and although I agree with you to some extent I think it’s a class issue. Most of my students wrote about having to sacrifice their free time to work so that they can help out at home. Most of them work really long hours because they are trying to get THEIR families out of poverty while getting an education that will eventually help ALL of them move forward. Most of the emails I get are from parents excusing their kids and for the most part it’s those kids in the magnet schools. (kids that live in the northern part of the city ; hence belong to another socioeconomic status).
I’ve been working since I was 16. My family depended on me. Some of us have never had the “option” to depend on anyone.
My thoughts: get a grip on reality
Thrift stores, junk shops, antique dealers and colonial courtyards - a lazy morning stroll around the wonderfully bohemian neighbourhood of San Telmo in central Buenos Aires.
Sights from our anniversary picnic.
A year ago we met and couldn’t let go of each other.
If you want to write about spiritually-motivated pseudoscience in America, you head to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It’s like a Law of Journalism. The museum has inspired hundreds of book chapters and articles (some of them, admittedly, mine) since it opened up in 2007. The place is like media magnet. And our nation’s liberal, coastal journalists are so many piles of iron fillings.
But you don’t have to schlep all the way to Kentucky in order to visit America’s greatest shrine to pseudoscience. In fact, that shrine is a 15-minute trip away from most American urbanites.
I’m talking, of course, about Whole Foods Market. From the probiotics aisle to the vaguely ridiculous Organic Integrity outreach effort (more on that later), Whole Foods has all the ingredients necessary to give Richard Dawkins nightmares. And if you want a sense of how weird, and how fraught, the relationship between science, politics, and commerce is in our modern world, then there’s really no better place to go. Because anti-science isn’t just a religious, conservative phenomenon—and the way in which it crosses cultural lines can tell us a lot about why places like the Creation Museum inspire so much rage, while places like Whole Foods don’t.
Although I still think alternative meds are better than anything else out there. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones for you.
xicanapreciosa , I found our patron saint. Santa Putita.Alllll of this. Can we pray to our Patron Saint of Putitas for Selena costume guidance? My Selena game needs some work. I definitely need to get a wig. One month and countingsolangel!!!