Before the end of civilization as we know it…

August 6, 2016 at 1:49 am 7 comments

I thought I might take a cue from my various Facebook followers [who made me hate the idea of Facebook and following; did I already say “አበሻን ‘አድ’ ማድረግ ድንቁርናን ማስፋፋት ነው”?!] and share with you – my [hopefully] more sensible readers – stuff I have been reading, watching and listening to. [And no, Layla, you don’t need to comment on this one sweetness :)].

  • is “A conversation about life’s unseen patterns” Podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam, who is NPR’s social science correspondent and my favorite East-Indian of all times. Unless Anil Kapoor is still alive, in which case Vedantam would have to step off to 2nd place. [Here below are two of his pieces that I found especially interesting; being a woman in a winning-men’s world afraid to try new things because she is fucking scared of failing – in full-view of her own damn self!: How Does Gender Affect One’s Willingness To Compete? and Women Held To Higher Ethical Standard Than Men, Study Shows]

Enjoy, y’all.

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The problem with Kenenisa የኛ ሴት በአሜሪካ

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  • 1. andthree  |  August 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Whoa, whoa, abesheet! Don’t you think you’re painting with a broad brush? Re: አበሻ

    I hereby submit “painting with a broad brush” for inclusion into the list you posted a while back 🙂

    ሙሉ ፊልም የማየት ሞራል ጠፋ ባክሽ 😦

    “I Love You, But Our Happiness Doesn’t Fit My Personal Brand’s Narrative Strategy” 😀 Thanks; Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency promises a lot of fun reading.

    I think I do know a little bit about the fear of failure, although I don’t claim to fathom the full extent of yours. And I can’t dare say I empathize with you: I have always tended to view women as “the oppressor”, given how hapless I have been with them ለህትመት እስከገባንበት ጊዜ ድረስ 😀

    But need I remind you (and myself) that regret over things that should have been said and done could be as a bitch of a feeling as the fear of failure? That fiercest of critiques, the self, never stops.
    So, get out there and make it do what it do; adversities and competition be damned. ተናግሬያለሁ

  • 2. Laila  |  August 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Abesheetyee zefen ligabzeshe. It is friday today.:).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=und1rETET-8. I will miss you a lot.

  • 3. abesheet  |  August 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    True, andthree. But you gotta admit there is so much more fun to be had by painting with a broad brush than when trying (in the words of whatwashisname the tomato soup-can guy) “to paint a 767 with a tooth-brush”. Political correctness could be such a drag sometimes; especially when stereo-typing works to your advantage [*shakes her fist at them damned East-Indian men and their bloody backpacks*]

    Will remember your “mikir” the day I decided to shake off the fear, girt my loins with courage, and wear the breastplate of the [very un-Ethiopian un-generational] “can-do” attitude.

    Laila: Thank you for the “mircha” but I was forced to watch this – and other songs like it – while visiting my cousin’s for a UW graduation a month or two ago. I thought the kid was cute. But did the most “old school” 40+[1] thing and decided I liked the original one – with manew simu – the guy with ‘lemt’ – better.

    Melkam yesamint mecheresha children. You be good now ;).

  • 4. Laila  |  August 20, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Shush now abesheet. 🙂 ha ha ha. I rather wash my feet and get a mat. 🙂 love u. ha ha

  • 5. andthree  |  August 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    አንድ ቃሚ ጓደኛችን የነገረንን ቀልድ አስታወሽኝ: መቃም የረሱ/የተዉ ሰዎችን ዱካክ እንደቅጣት በጥርስ ብሩሽ ስቴዲየም ያስጠርጋቸዋል::

  • 6. Laila  |  August 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Here is a pitch for short story Abesheet. ha ha ha ……….The story goes ……this is where my mother dies….http://dolny-slask.org.pl/foto/3528/3528547.jpg. The good thing is that the church is hers with the flag. Not really funny but as the Shakspear studies go tragedy, drama, ……….

  • 7. abesheet  |  August 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you, sweetheart, for sharing that. If ever you want to talk, you know where to find me (at abesheet@yahoo.com).

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