". . . 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, October 26, 2012

Evacuating From NYC To No

I told Himself to book the damned tix already and stop calling me every second! So we’re coming in to NO tomorrow, late afternoon, if God’s willin’ and the crick don’t rise. The thing is this thing is even huger than Irene – and I can’t stand the idea of being locked in here with him for three days certain we are going to starve, go without water and die.

The city will be hit by storming for at least three days. And so will all the regions north and south and west of us. That could make it difficult to restock here for quite a few days -- flooding and snow -- because Sandy is so huge, so things could get unpleasant.

So he’ll talk! And open with a line about evacuating to New Orleans from a hurricane, doubtless!

Now -- where are we going to stay??????

I am never going to get any work done ever again.

This is going to really mess up the election, and these are the regions most likely to come out for Obama.

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