Chubby, Tattooed Yogis by Peter Taylor -
I’d love to have one of these on a wall.
They may be a little rotund, but Peter Taylor‘s illustrations of tattooed figures in yoga poses all seem to be in a state of incredible peace. His characters bend and fold their bodies into soft but flexible poses with a … Continue reading
Shadows on a bridge. Lawaan, Eastern Samar.
(Some initial thoughts on a planned research project. (c) 2012 Pamela Joy M. Mariano-Capistrano)
Most of the existing literature about indigenous peoples (IPs) and the politics of recognition focus on the North American situation—a situation where the locus of one’s indigeneity is in one’s embodiment. The body is the most tangible identification of indigeneity as a Native American, and one’s blood determines one’s tribal membership. This constant, tangible reminder of indigeneity also highlights how the politics of recognition of IPs in N. America is one of reparation, the bodily difference in skin color and physical features being a constant reminder of Native American otherness and white colonial oppression.
Dinner tonight: onion, olive, and balsamic vinegar pasta.
Am migrating some of my Facebook notes to here. Carry on!
James Tully, Public Philosophy in a New Key Volume I: Democracy and Civic Freedom, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Just taking down some notes as I read. Haven’t felt like this about a book since Taylor’s Sources of the Self.
(Thank you mahal for giving me this for my birthday. It’s priceless.)
Have had a nerd crush on Elizabeth Warren ever since I saw her in Capitalism: A Love Story
I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.
I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting. — Barack Obama, presidential acceptance speech, 2012
Go Bangladesh! (AKA There is hope for the Philippines yet!) -
"Bangladesh has dysfunctional politics and a stunted private sector. Yet it has been surprisingly good at improving the lives of its poor." Yun yun eh.