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  1. Oct 2021
    1. The breakdown of water involves a rearrangement of the atoms in water molecules into different molecules,

      Why would hydrogen and oxygen need to be separated for?

  2. Jun 2021
    1. "Many North American music education programs exclude in vast numbers students who do not embody Euroamerican ideals. One way to begin making music education programs more socially just is to make them more inclusive. For that to happen, we need to develop programs that actively take the standpoint of the least advantaged, and work toward a common good that seeks to undermine hierarchies of advantage and disadvantage. And that, inturn, requires the ability to discuss race directly and meaningfully. Such discussions afford valuable opportunities to confront and evaluate the practical consequences of our actions as music educators. It is only through such conversations, Connell argues, that we come to understand “the real relationships and processes that generate advantage and disadvantage”(p. 125). Unfortunately, these are also conversations many white educators find uncomfortable and prefer to avoid."

  3. Mar 2021
    1. Alxemes jiy ñów la lekkool di ubbi.

      C'est jeudi prochain la rentrée des classes.

      alxemes -- (Arabic) Thursday.

      jiy -- (?).

      ñów v. -- to come, to arrive.

      la -- can mean a lot of different things depending on context.

      lekkool bi -- (French: l'école) school. 🏫

      di v. -- be; mark of the imperfective affirmative not inactual.

      ubbi v. -- open, to start, begin, inaugurate.

  4. Feb 2021
    1. bird counts across the United States have fallen a staggering 29 percent in the last 50 years

      29% in 50 years? That means in the next 50 years half of the bird population could decrease!

  5. Sep 2020
    1. I’ll replace Twitter with something else for a little while, and hopefully that’ll seem different.

      on Mastodon these days, it feels very similar. it's a much weaker carrier of memetic payloads, which has ups and downs. it's much more personal. there's an enormous amount of negativity & fear & loathing here, the walkaways it has attracted are often a rather cantankerous sort perhaps. but there are some very good people & very good happenings too. i don't see a whole lot of big picture or cerebral activity, these experiences i see all seem so near at hand, so local to these people, which is interesting but also often fairly boring.

      i look forward to us continuing to chase social. and it reconfirms my interest regularly in doing a better job of curating & surfacing & raising up the bigger bolder & more notable things, versus letting the big & weighty coexist unremarked amid the floofy or trashy whatever.

      oh and content warning are a surprisingly useful way to create & mark off the spaces where you are going to try to semi-safely produce hot takes & land blows. starting with a warning, setting some scope, is quite effective.

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  10. Jan 2016
    1. It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years and for decades to come.

      This line really drew me into the speech, making me feel like I was part of the decision.