Have you hugged a librarian today? I am passionate about the importance of critical thinking. And I am forever grateful to the librarians, teachers, educators & parents who are making sure kids grow up knowing how to critically think, how to process information, and how to separate fact from fiction. I know it’s not an easy skill to teach, but thank you for doing it; thank you for changing the world. ❤️📚🌍.
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Every time this happens— every time a man opens fire on innocent people in a public space in this country— we move one step closer to the normalization of something that should never, ever be normal. Last night it was 12 people at a bar. Last week it was 15 people at a synagogue and a yoga studio and a grocery store. Last year it was 58 people at a concert, and it disappeared from the news cycle within a week. And there have been so many more. Too many to list. Can you imagine, ten years ago?
I don’t have a solution, you guys. I’m not preaching anything here, except that it terrifies me to see fewer and fewer folks talking about shootings every time they happen. I get why and how we do this; it’s human psychology. The more it happens, the less consequential it feels, the more familiar the words and feeling of “mass shooting” become, and the more we shrug and get on with our lives because what good does posting about it do, anyway?
So it just becomes normal. And white American men who feel that their anger entitles them to murder are still not labeled terrorists. But they’re the ones I’m afraid of. And I don’t have an answer, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t to stop talking about it. .
I’m overseas on business right now, and a post about our new product release was mistakenly auto-posted to this account earlier this morning. I apologize. I don’t want to talk about that today. I want to talk about this. Anger and sadness for the 12 lives lost, and commitment to never resigning ourselves to the acceptance of this kind of violence.
I voted but I also just found a bunch of glitter-confetti in the prop storage. #Vote #Midterms #SOSPARKLY
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Serious Halloweening with my faves @anat_gram & @ericawiesen 🎃