Friday, June 2, 2017

once upon a time we turned away

I was listening to a song on YouTube and ads popped up. I clicked one away and another slid in from the left until I placed my curser on it and it was gone.

Every part of that sequence, and how long it took for me to click the first ad and then head over to the other one was watched and recorded by Google’s YouTUBE.

It refines a database that informs an algorithym to craft guiding online experiences for us, including the ads.

oh no you girls will never know

How you make the boy feel.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

that was then

in 2010.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

good thing we have the military

this is how we memorial

Thank you Jennifer & Bjorn!

Monday, May 29, 2017

In memory of many

In honor to all.

Thank you, Veterans.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

too much for the trying

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was born and raised within a Muslim enclave in the Elsmore Road section of south Manchester.

He attended the Manchester Islamic Centre and Didsbury Mosque, once a local Baptist Church.

According to neighbours, Abedi had become increasingly devout and withdrawn. 

Lina Ahmed, 21, said: “They are a Libyan family and they have been acting strangely.” 


“A couple of months ago Salman was chanting the first kalma Islamic prayer really loudly in the street. He was chanting in Arabic.”

Salman Abedi is not the first home grown radical associated with Islam in the UK.

I think either Islam has to become responsible for terror grown within its institutions, or the heirs of European victims will have to become more responsible about whether they can allow Islamic enclaves in the first place.

The toll is too much for the trying.