Words of Wonder - a whimsical and abstract short story
The words were having a field day. Literally. Closing your eyes and dropping your head, sighing asslovenly tottered and fell off of the branch you’d climbed out on, you yet again regretted answering the damn job ad.
Being a dictionary editor had sounded like such a dull job until you started, before you realized that words are in fact not at all that keen on being put in any kind of order at all. Words, you’ve found, have far too much wanderlust and taste for extremes than little groups of letters should be allowed to inhabit. But another thing you’ve learned in your new position is that whatever you think should or shouldn’t be generally has not a great deal to do with how they end up being. For instance, upon your first day you’d thought it strange that your predecessor, a harried, little man who mumbled a lot about infernal, two-dimensional devil beings thrust a net for catching butterflies into your hands and wished you good luck.
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do you think there’s a doorframe in Regina’s house
(the kitchen, maybe, the kitchen has always been important to her)
where there are little pencil marks that record Henry’s height on each of his birthdays
(starting from when he was one, and she has to rest one hand on his little round tummy while drawing the line over his head with the other hand because he just wants to go go go)
and from three onwards he always tries to stand on his tiptoes to make himself taller
and Regina just raises one eyebrow until he lowers himself down a little bit
(he’s pretending that he’s gone down all the way)
so she reaches out and tickles him
until he squeals and squeals and both heels hit the floor
and she get his measurement.
(and maybe there’s also one of Regina, because when Henry was four, he wanted to know why she didn’t do it too
he’s very serious about making her take off her shoes and stand up straight and then she holds him while he reaches over her head
and draws a little wobbly line
that gets “mommy” penciled in over it because that’s what he told her to write.)
do you think that can be a thing
(Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.
Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture.
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This is just.. Super impressive.
Sept. 12, 1992: Dr. Mae Jemison Becomes First African American Woman in Space
On this day in 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel through space. She served as Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47.
WTCI’s Alison Lebovitz discusses the legacy of the first woman of color to travel beyond the stratosphere on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz.” Watch the interview here.