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Gayatri interviews Yuyi Morales at Decatur Book Festival

My partner Dr Gayatri Sethi is interviewing celebrated writer and illustrator Yuyi Morales today at the Decatur Book Festival today, Saturday, September 1 from 1:00 to 1:30. They’ll be discussing Morales’ new book Dreamers.

Isn’t it time you talked to your children about what is going on at the border? Dreamers talks about Morales’s own 1994 journey from Xalapa, Mexico to the US. with her child. It is such a beautifully illustrated book, and a profound story with so many layers.

If you’re in looking to add a highlight to your long weekend, please come through!

Writing

Writing for 10 minutes a day

I wanted to get back in the habit of writing, or writing with focus and intent about ideas. For ten minutes a day. The habit of creating and actually reflecting upon ideas. So here goes into an ocean of anything.

I was thinking about how there are trends that seem to emerge, first as a low hum and then somehow are established, and then arrive as phenomena that shape history. I’ve seen these earthquakes of thought roll up in countless ways. In the technology world this seems to happen in ways that are so pronounced, perhaps because they become so intwined in commerce, society, and culture: email, twitter, Internet search. It feels that bitcoin has reached that point with the observation that there is now an “economy”: a significant pool of people worldwide whose lives and livelihood revolve around it.

The trouble is, that once you’ve realized that wave has reached the beach, what next?