August 24th, 2012

lunadelcorvo: (I will taunt you!)
A few months ago, I met up with an old friend from way back in my early days in the SF Con & Ren Faire scene. It was so great to look back to the books we read, the things we valued... *enter needle screeching over the record* Turns out she'd gone far right GOP/Tea Party. The following is an open letter to her, and all those like her. (And yes, a few of you may know to whom this letter was originally penned, but I suspect even more know someone to whom you've felt similar sentiment.)
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Things I need to remember:
• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
• Laughing is easier than pulling your hair out, and doesn't have the unfortunate side effect of making you look like a plague victim.
• Even the biggest tasks can be defeated if taken a bit at a time.
• I can write a paper the night before it's due, but the results are not all they could be.
• Be thorough, but focused.
• Trust yourself.
• Honesty, always.

Historians are the Cassandras of the Humanities

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