Today we have the SCO year-end STEMcarnival BBQ! Just finished our soccer practice with our soccer mom (aka boss) before the STEMsoccer World Cup, and R and I have been encouraged that if we get the ball we should not dribble and just kick it to a team-mate ._. My cookies are all ready and I’ve created a cute sign for presentation. Today will be a fun afternoon. Now back to work!
i just really hope all of you find someone who is really cool that you can love and have sex with and all that shit but you can also talk politics and about evolution. someone you don’t cling to at parties but you nonchalantly grab their ass when you walk by them in the crowd and someone you reach for at 2am in between dreams to cuddle.
Eliezer Yudkowsky (via rampias)
Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry.
How do you help someone who is so far away? How do you find someone to help you, help them, in a country that is impossible to trust? I have been told by Issa that yesterday Ivan was taken by the police (I feel horrible for missing your call yesterday Ivan…) and to my understanding the Bishop has told the police that Ivan does not have a valid ID and that the Bishop has bribed the police officers so Ivan cannot be released. I honestly have no idea what to do. I’m concerned, confused and angry at everyone and this world! People here do not realize how easy we have it. Firstly, we have a democratic government that isn’t controlled by totalitarianism. We take for granted our freedom and are always complaining about pretty superficial things. What to wear to that event should be the least of our concerns!
What I’m really upset about is I cannot change the world.. All I can do is hopefully make a difference in individual lives by maintaining my friendship with my friends in Uganda, to the best of my ability. To revolt against a government is a messy situation, and something I’m not ready to face the consequences of. I’m just frustrated and I feel helpless… I told Issa to be safe and Issa told me he is safe in hiding right now because God is here so the Bishop won’t get him. “He will keep me safe”. ..I guess all I can do is pray for God too.