11 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2019
    1. he Japanese who were born Americans and remained Japanese because biology does not know the meaning of patriotism no longer worried about whether they were Japanese-Americans or American-Japanese. They were Japanese, just as were their Japanese mothers and Japanese fathers and Japanese brothers and sisters. The radio had said as much.

      Very powerful statement.

    2. They were proud, too proud, and they were ambitious, too ambitious. Bombs had fallen and, in less time than it takes a Japanese farmer's wife in California to run from the fields into the house and give birth to a child, the writing was scrawled for them. The Jap-Jew would look in the mirror this Sunday night and see a Jap-Jew.

      Insight into Japanese culture.

    3. Gotta have their rice and saké and other Japs. Stupid, I say.

      Insight into Japanese culture.

    4. “I am proud that you are back,” she said. “I am proud to call you my son.”

      The dynamic between this line and the line in my annotation just above this one is interesting to see. It illustrates clearly a part of Japanese family culture and provides insight into Ichiro's family.

  2. Dec 2016
    1. I do sometimes get a lot of value out of my math or hardware skills, but I suspect I could teach someone the actually applicable math and hardware skills I have in less than a year. Spending five years in a school and a decade in industry to pick up those skills was a circuitous route to getting where I am.

      Wrong. If you just explained your skills to other people, like a textbook does, no one would understand, unless they have accumulated personal experience similar to yours -- which they would call, after the fact, "a circuitous route" to learning the textbook content.

  3. Oct 2016
    1. Tiresias, though blind, throbbing between two lives, Old man with wrinkled female breasts, can see

      Tiresias is a hermaphrodite; possession of female/male body parts gives him more insight and is the "true prophet".

  4. Sep 2016
    1. Now you have the extension up and

      Important concpet wprth noting

  5. Jul 2016
    1. The study reveals—“boredom,” “experimentation,” and “insight”—are reasons for use related to increased and decreased risk of use of other drugs.

      This study shows that teens use drugs for three reasons: BOREDOM: meaning people use drugs because they are bored. EXPERIMENTATION: people use drugs to experiment about it. INSIGHT: it makes teens understand more.

      I think this is important because when teens are bored some teens use drugs. I agree and this connects to me because marijuana does make me want to experiment more and actually make me understand or have a argument in things i do. although when boredom strikes it helps motivates more.

  6. Jun 2016
  7. Nov 2013
    1. The drive toward the formation of metaphors is the fundamental human drive, which one cannot for a single instant dispense with in thought, for one would thereby dispense with man himself. This drive is not truly vanquished and scarcely subdued by the fact that a regular and rigid new world is constructed as its prison from its own ephemeral products, the concepts. It seeks a new realm and another channel for its activity, and it finds this in myth and in art generally.

      Incredible writing talent and perceptivity.