". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Oil's Reached the Waters of Lake Pontchartrain

Yet we are not to be concerned at the amount of oil that has been detected. If not concerned now, then when should be concerned?

While here, currently it's 102 degrees, with ozone levels they aren't telling us, and the humidity is rolling in.

Nor has it rained since sometime in May.

Today's the day Queen Elizabeth came for her first viewing of Ground Zero.

How quickly we forget too, without a power outage here since 2003. I did laundry this afternoon, using both washers and dryers! The biggest pull on the power today isn't for another hour or two either. I should be disconnecting power supplies, not pulling more energy.

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