". . . 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, February 8, 2013

The Mess Is In Process, Ho-dee-Ho-dough-dough!

Dangerous conditions, with ice, sleet and snow and rapidly dropping temps. There is going to be a lot of damage.  People here in certain parts will lose power, and they may well be flooded too.  And so many are still living without power and heat from Sandy, all these months ago.

Hope everyone gets home safely. And that we all continue to have power and internet access!

Most of all I hope it won't be as bad for Boston as currently seems likely.

It seems these days we don't have weather.  Instead we have unprecedented storms, flood and drought, extreme heat and extreme cold, wildfires and tornadoes.

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