"I'm sorry" is Je suis désolé, which of course makes an English speaker think of "I am desolated."
This makes me smile. To my English speaking ears, it seems such an emphatic way to say "I'm sorry."
Anyway, Je suis désolé mais... this will be a short post, and there may not be a post next week at all. I am taking my laptop, but will only write if I feel like writing.
If you are suffering from an absence of things to read, there's always the archives!
I do have a few links for you this week.
How women are erased from tech history. This starts to get at why I am uncomfortable about how some non-STEM feminists talk about women in STEM fields. It sometimes feels like they are ignoring those of us who are here, and that erasure hurts, even while I agree with them that we need to reform systems and improve the culture to encourage more women to get into STEM.
On hiking with children. As I said on Twitter, my main trick is to count things, particularly steps. That dates from our California Road Trip of 2011, when I used it to get Pumpkin to walk back up the hill to our car at Sequoia National Park.
This upcoming picture book looks really cool, and I'm not just saying that because I consider the author an online friend.
This is an epic and well-deserved troll of the NY Times.
I picked a quote for Tungsten Hippo this week that is an accurate reflection of what I suspect will happen while I'm in France:
"As a tourist, it is a rule that you will attempt to do whatever is most wrong." - @evanrail in Why We Fly http://t.co/0KgWkFvoKf— Tungsten Hippo (@TungstenHippo) May 15, 2015
This gives me hope for the future. I can't imagine most of the guys I went to high school with thinking to do this, let alone actually doing it.
boys at VA high school decide to wear same shorts girls were told violated dress code http://t.co/FljEH57rdm pic.twitter.com/v7qxK5R2Oc— Toxic Tweeter (@seelolago) May 14, 2015
C'est tout! Au revoir!