We are living in a fever dream

About a week delayed, however last Monday President Donald Trump, in a step toward establishing a ‘Space Force’ used a segregation-era phrase. In the unlikely event that this new, sixth branch of the U.S. military actually comes to fruition, the story of its founding will be etched in history using the same vocabulary that summarized Jim Crow legislation. While the idea of the existence of a galactic military may appeal to the my Sci-Fi nerd side – and ignoring its possible Non-Fi ramifications  –  this is hardly the illustrious and inspirational speech I would have hoped for. Life is weird sometimes.

 

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Reference:

Brice, Makini. “Trump Orders Creation of Space-Focused U.S. Military Branch.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 18 June 2018, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-moon/trump-orders-creation-of-space-focused-u-s-military-branch-idUSKBN1JE249.

Word of the Day: Tsundoku

I learned an interesting word today: Tsundoku (積ん読). It’s a Japanese word that describes the phenomenon for letting reading materials accumulate without being read. I daresay this word perfectly describes my life. This used to be books. Any book. Fantasy, science fiction, philosophy, textbooks – you name it. I wanted it. Borrowing from Mitch Hedberg – I still do, but I used to too. Recently, however, this has manifested in my life as my inability to control the number of research journal articles I save to my Mendeley list. Please send help.

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