I've never truly cared for a pup, but always wanted a dog to be friendbeasts with. Megatron and I are pretty tight, and that warms me to the core. So, to explain to my heart the love that I have for this canine...@battlekat77, put an absolutely awesome frigging book called My Dog: The Paradox by @matthew.inman, in front of me and made me ingest it before anything else. And its perfect. #Regality#westielove#friendbeast#dogdude
Hey, just another Scotch update. He has been spending a lot of time perfecting his slow-blink game, winning staring contests, and being a good bestie while I’ve been sick. Somehow he makes naptime turn into the whole day, and hasn’t been super needy of me as I have been working from home suffering though a cold. Best dog ever. I wouldn’t change anything about you, Scotchy! #mansbestfriend#nap#naptime#dog#wag#mutt#friendbeast#bed#quilt#fun#workfromhome#webdeveloper
Today would have been my lil dudes 16th birthday 🐾 Celebrating his very full life later with some Veuve 🥂 I miss him so terribly. Not a day goes by I don’t think of my special buddy. He filled my heart with so much love and joy. 🐶❤️
Today is #nationalteacherday and I want to take a moment to give a big thank you to my best friend & mentor @42red .
Kelly, you’re the most kind-hearted, passionate and genuine human-being that I’ve ever met. Your love for teaching and design is truly remarkable and inspiring. I know for a fact that you’ve had an immensely positive impact on so many peoples lives and I hope that you never forget that!
I definitely wouldn’t be half of the designer (or adult) that I am today without your guidance and support. So thank you for teaching me how to laugh at the crazy bullshit that life throws at us, for showing me that being a total weirdo is a good thing, for telling me the truth when I needed to hear it, for always pushing me to do my best, and for believing in me when I didn’t even believe in myself. I cannot thank you enough for the past 7 years and for being my mentor, my best friend, my spirit animal, and my sister. We need more teachers like you and the world is a better place with you in it. ❤️ I’ll always be grateful to you for the impact that you’ve had on my life; I love you forever and always!!❤️ #designlife#ovariesbeforebrovaries#friendbeast#wife4life#sisterfromanothermister#meow
1. Kuiper sits under the Japanese-American memorial cherry blossom trees in downtown Portland.
2. "Through the car window, A glimpse of pines, Oregon mountains. My heart beats faster, Returning home."
3. "Sure, I go to school. Same as you. I'm an American."
History is complicated. As discussed, FDR was responsible for the New Deal & WPA, but he was also responsible for one of the darkest periods in American history. On Feb 19th, 1942, 3 months after Pearl Harbor, FDR signed Executive Order 9066. This led to "evacuation" (i.e. imprisonment) of 70,000 native-born United States citizens from WA, OR and CA. Their crime? They were "Nissei"; their parents had been born in Japan.
47,000 "Issei" (Japanese-born legal residents) were also "relocated." Curiously, although Hawaii had more Japanese people than the rest of the US combined (~158,000), only a few thousand were imprisoned. Hawaii concluded that removing over 1/3 of their population would be a logistical nightmare, and would have caused the local economy to implode. 🤔
"Voluntary evacuees" could only bring what they could carry. 💼 They were forced to abandon homes, businesses, farms, and yes, pets. The camps had guard towers, searchlights and barbed wire perimeters. Many internees slept in hastily-converted horse stalls. Famed photographer Dorothea Lange was assigned to document life in the camps. She was so incensed at what she saw that she worked 16 hr days for over 6 months. Her images were so striking that they were withheld from the public for several years. When the prisoners were finally released (some not until 1946), they were handed $25 per person ($319/2018) and train fare. Returning home was sometimes impossible; property had been sold for pennies on the $.
Curious how the Nissei and Issei were identified? The government used data from the 1940 Census. Due to this historical precedent, in my opinion we should probably be careful what information beyond headcount we decide to track in 2020. Besides, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution states that everyone should be counted, regardless of immigration status, race or national origin.