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Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal.
Have I been living under an igneous rock? How had I never been to the Azores until last week? The facility of the whole thing was boggling. To think that one moment I could be cruising along the Boston harbor front and not 7 hours later plunging into a natural hot spring pool in a jungle in EUROPE...well that would just be asking too much of the universe.
By Jake and Stefy
The reason for this blog
The writers of this blog (my fiancé and I) decided to create this because many parts of the world don’t make sense to us, and we decided we might as well share our questions and developing thoughts in case others are wondering about the same. When talking about the world I don’t mean the literal rock of course (that would be a geology blog), but rather the way we—us, other humans—live and organize our lives within it.
Okay, okay, here I am, crawling back, shame-faced at my long absence. I've had several things I wanted to write about, but it all hinged on me first posting content from my travels, which hinged on me properly organising and uploading all my pictures, which I haven't properly done. And then there was the whole worry about worrying that I would forget salient details.
Radio Astronomy and beyond…
Ablution is a series of paintings that derive from performances that submerges the body into specific sites, addressing rituals of cleansing and maintenance, focusing on gender, labor, sexuality and race. What does it mean to be clean in today’s society? Using water as a metaphor for purity, and playing an ironic dirty twist for ”wetback”, these performances dive into history’s religious transformation from paganism; water as a symbol for fertility and strength, then into Catholicism; washing away our guilt, deconstructing a watered down identity as a bicultural immigrant.
There are many programs going on trying to lure more girls into studying engineering and physics (some good, some bad), which seems, at first sight, great; but sometimes I wonder. Shouldn't we first make sure that the women who are already in the system get some support so that they actually want to continue their career? Shouldn't we first fix the infamous '