We Needed a Woman

“Excuse me”—I keep walking. As one does. Vaguely aware of two young women sitting off to the side of the sidewalk and laughing, I quickly come to the conclusion that they’re trying to ask for money.But the voice repeats and gets to the point more quickly: — “excusemecanyoutakeapictureofus?” I turn to see two 20-something women Read more about We Needed a Woman[…]

screen shot of image search showing lots of variations on the keep calm meme

Keep Calm and…

The variations on “Keep Calm and Carry On” got worn out and became repetitive and tedious some time back. (My own personal flavor is “Keep Calm and Pet a Kitty.”) But the message in the words taken from the original British wartime poster, now removed from the cultural context that may have made it relevant, don’t resonate with me Read more about Keep Calm and…[…]