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Inside, a person with dark, curly hair wearing a yellow hoodie is engrossed in something on their laptop. Outside, a person with long blonde hair wearing dark rimmed glasses and a white fleece coat is trying to get their attention. Yellow hoodie is labeled "A surprising number of people, TBH. There's an arrow pointing to the laptop with the words, "The queen is still dead." The person outside is labeled "actual news."
Featured Image: Photo by cottonbro. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now With all the media coverage, you’d think England’s queen dying is the event of a lifetime. But if you look past those
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Two white plates on a wooden table. The top left has a stack of waffles topped with whipped cream and strawberries. The bottom right has a stack of pancakes topped with butter and sausage patties on the side.
Featured Image: Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now One of my early 4 for Now posts was about false dichotomies. To refresh, a true dichotomy is when there are only two
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A framed image of a red "X" on the left, with an arrow pointing to the right at a lit, yellow lightbulb.
Featured Image: Frame by Pixaline on Pixabay. Lightbulb by Clker-Free-Vector-Images on Pixabay. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now My introduction to framing explained what framing is, two major worldviews, and why framing is
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Red, green, purple, and yellow glitched flowers. The pink text over the flowers says housing is a human right.
Featured Image: Original art by Gonzo, a homeless artist. If you’re able to donate to him, his CashApp is $PeaceLoveSprayPaint and his Paypal is PayPal.me/plspraypaint.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now News about homelessness often comes from
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A version of the 3-stage galaxy meme using a femme model. The captions say "not smart," "smart," and "Intelligence is used as a hierarchical construct to assign a person's (often long-term) worth based on the imprecise measurement of one's ability to perform specific tasks at a singular moment in time."
Featured Image: “Galaxy Brain” meme images by Jon Manning includes Brain by mahesh, Realistic Human Basemesh by Ozne000, and Stellar nursery in the arms of NGC 1672 by NASA & ESA. Bahnschrift font by Aaron Bell. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition
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A framed image of a small cartoon elephant with eyes squinted shut, covering its ears sitting on green grass under a clear blue sky.
Featured Image: Elephant by Kelechukwu Nwanne on Vecteezy. Frame by Pixaline on Pixabay. Picture background by 愚木混株 Cdd20 on Pixabay. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now It’s hard not to get mad at
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ADHD & Addition/SUD Venn diagram with “brain disorder, impulse control & genetic risk factors” in the overlap.
Featured Image: Photo by DS stories on Pexels. Comic Zine font by Jess Latham. Amatic SC font by Vernon Adams. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now When I was 20, I felt pressured
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The text from General Order Number 3 written in the colors of the Juneteenth flag on a muted blue-gray background.
Featured Image: Text is from General Order Number 3, given on June 19, 1865 by General Gordon Granger. The pattern is the Juneteenth flag, designed by Ben Haith et al. Money Penny Script font by Ian Barnard. Edited in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its
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Glitched image of a brain and a shouting mouth in purple in blue hues. "If thought corrputs language, language can also corrupt thought." George Orwell.
Featured Image: Photos by Milad Fakurian and Thiébaud Faix on Unsplash. Edited in Affinity Designer and Image Glitch Tool. Hacked font by David Libeau.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   Content Warning: The post and links within all contain ableist—and
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Water washes up between two rocky sections onto the beach next to a palm tree and bushes at sunrise or sunset.
Featured Image: Photo by Christian Joudrey from Unsplash.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   This post continues my profile of Hawai’i, which started with a look at the first inhabitants and the Kingdom of Hawai’i. 4 for Now Britain, France,
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Close up of the Hawaiian coat of arms on the gate at ʻIolani Palace with the motto, Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono or The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Featured Image: Photo by Jasperdo on Flickr, shared under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Cropped in Affinity Designer.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now While the Hawaiian archipelago (137 islands, atolls, reefs, shallow banks, shoals, and seamounts stretching over 1,500
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Signs at a protest. Most are obscured, but the one in front says System Change not climate change.
Featured Image: Photo by Chris Yakimov on flickr from a September 27, 2019 march in Vancouver, Canada.   Double click or tap any English word in this post to open its definition in a new window (external).   4 for Now We know the climate crisis is real, at this point. Most of us know
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