Best Friend Forever

April 30, 2020
Kemal. He is a wily old geezer. A Kurd from Ağrı who has been around the block a few times. He owns a tiny tea counter in the marketplace. And he is a very special friend. When the marketplace closed down I heard that he had gon…
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Isn't it my job to fret?

April 26, 2020
My nearest and dearest appear to be worried about me. "What difference does it make if you fret like this?" "You cannot change anything, so why not try to be 'more normal' about all of this?" These ar…
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Taking out yesterday's trash

April 12, 2020
I saw this a little while ago: https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/12/why-are-some-alt-media-embracing-a-permanent-police-state/ I wasn't going to post anything for a while. I was all written out, after the last one. But now I t…
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Dumbing Down. Part 2

April 07, 2020
Before you start reading: In hindsight what I wrote here is so naïve that I have considered deleting this post. But since this is all about keeping a personal record I then decided to keep it. I no longer think that what has tran…
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Datavis shenanigans

April 06, 2020
I have been wanting to do this for days. It is my profession, after all. Or rather, it is a very important part of my profession - data visualization. And I haven't pored over my Edward Tufte and my Chaomei Chen for nothing …
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