In 2019, the ETC Press published Pamela McCorduck’s book, THIS COULD BE IMPORTANT. Here, I’m releasing clips of our conversation about her life as one of the early science + technology writers.
In 1993, Newsweek labeled GenX as the “The Whiny Generation.” We’ve been not giving a shit about that since. Also—George Michael is pretty great.
GenXers grew up breaking bones, having accidents, and dealing with mayhem—and many times going to the doctor was the LAST thing we did. So—share your story of GenX Catastrophes!
My middle school history teacher John Viall—a dedicated and decorated teacher—wrote a wonderful post about America, the Fourth, and e pluribus unum.
King Friday XIII orders a border wall to be built. Lady Aberlin takes balloons, tied with messages of peace and love, and floats them across the wall.
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That’s where the single narrative becomes so dangerous. Because people don’t know the history of the region, and they don’t understand its problems. Yet many of those same people have a great number of preconceived notions they aren’t afraid to unleash.