". . . 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

Friday, May 13, 2011

HBO Renews *Treme* for Third Season

Excellent news.

You can read more many places, but here ya go, with the B'more Sun.

We have eaten dinner at home, initiating another resumption of Our Real Lives in our Real Home, which has been indeed our Real Home, for more decades than most of the people strutting these streets have been alive.  OTOH, when we arrived there were many who felt the same way about us.

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