Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beyond me

1. Hanji was certified in Italy as a material suitable for restoration and used in doing just that for valuable cultural treasures.

2. I'm not able to go to D.C. for the Women's March next weekend but have donated. Please do if you can to help the cause (to cover things like being able to use a restroom!).

3. Vamp & Tramp sent their yearly mailing and it was wonderful as always, so thoughtful and genuine. One of the many nuggets was their concern about saying "no problem" as opposed to "you're welcome" because it centers me (as in, "no problem FOR ME") rather than you (YOU are welcome). I don't know when I started to use the former and have tried to stop. Cultural forces that demand, "memememe" are so hard to counteract, but even the subtle changes, and language, make a difference.

1 comment:

Velma Bolyard said...

three good news items, and it's really good to remind ourselves, in this trump time, that language matters.