on polarisations and reductionism

I take words and language quite seriously. Seriously enough that the many meanings and interpretations of words are how I make my daily wage. I endlessly debate-internally as well as with other people- one word over the other, weigh political implications (everything, even a simple ‘and’ holds immeasurable weight*), and wonder about the word in…

Tinderbox: a pyre of women

NPR published an article and an interview with Craig Timberg; the author of ‘Tinderbox: How the West sparked the AIDS epidemic and how the world can finally overcome it’. The piece is based in the author’s analysis of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (and the subject of his book), and it’s current state. Timberg shares some of…