Fun fact: "millet", the name for the legally protected minority groups in the Ottoman Empire, has many uses in modern Turkish.

This is a photo I took this afternoon of the Baptist church near my parent's house.

Book of Durrow carpet page, created sometime around years 650-700

This tweet was the catalyst for an evolving conversation that I've been having with myself recently. It's a difficult one but so necessary.

Currently reading - it's excellent so far.

Really drives home why I love this city so much - the language. Not fr in isolation but the way fr&en mingle, fight and inspire each other. Among with many other languages as well ;)

I would uhh, never say this out loud, but I'm learning that speaking French (or at least making a sincere effort) is a really good litmus test for interestingness among out of towners. People who don't care are blind

I am in love with this Bing Thom book. Any DC areas folks who have been to the Arena Stage theatre?

Ok, it wasn't *that* bad. They could have done way worse.

Groningen seems to have a weirdly high density of world class artists

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From "Places of the Soul" by Christopher Day. Agree? Disagree? I am curious to hear people's thoughts on this.

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Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

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