And it’s not something anyone wants to hear.
Not long ago, special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his primary investigation into questions of foreign influence and collusion in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. His final report was the result of almost two years of work, from his May 2017 appointment to submission of his report to Attorney General William Barr on March 22, 2019.
AG Barr prepared a four-page summary of the report, which he submitted to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on March 24, 2019. In it, Barr describes the investigation, what it found as to both any possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian state actors, obstruction of justice relating to Mueller’s investigation, and then states that some information will need to be redacted prior to public release of the report to avoid damaging any other investigation(s) and to maintain the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. …
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of Aglaia’s stories, and with Venezuela back in the U.S. media lately, it seemed like a good time. As always, I hope that reading a single person’s experiences can serve to counterbalance the loss of detail that the media’s wide lens inevitably imposes. That wide view has its place, but we musn’t forget that real people live in those numbers.
Her original story is here, and anyone Spanish-speaking should check it out. …
Living with dysthymia.
This quote has stuck with me for years, and I wish I could remember where I heard it:
It’s only technology when it breaks.
There are a lot of names for this. Adaptation. Distraction. The Hedonic Treadmill. Entire branches of math(s) are devoted to measuring change. In one of my favorite poems, Jaime Sabines says this about natural disasters:
They say that sometimes [God] becomes furious and makes earthquakes and sends storms, rivers of fire, destructive winds, floods, punishments, and disasters. …