Bennington is so much fun that I haven't had time this week for a post. Fortunately, the master plan allows for a break now and then, so we'll just pick up next week.
Just arrived at Bennington College for my third residency. Dropped my son off at his grandparents' house today. I leave him in good hands and in good paws. Bennington is incredibly beautiful.
See here and here for what is going on in the Mormon church right now and why it is important. The following is a list of words that are meaningful to me this week in light of this action against honest questioners in the Mormon church, specifically the possible excommunication for two lay members who sought for greater inclusion for and understanding toward women and LGBTQ members of the church. Charges of apostasy and heresy in the Mormon church have severe social (and spiritual) consequences, particularly if you live in Utah and particularly if you have family members who are also Mormon.
This week was the majority of the Ks, and there were an impressive amount of units-things. If your country's coinage or measurements of length or power don't start with a K, you ain't kool, yo!
But there was also another sad reminder this week of how our language reflects the sexism of the ages: the dictionary shows kingside (a part of a chessboard) but not queenside (also a part of the chessboard!). While I was willing to believe that -woman suffixes were largely excised because of the 8-letter rule, today I saw kidnapping, which is a full 10 letters. Boo! Hiss! Not sure how a present participle of a criminal act trumps the inclusion of 50% of the population. It's strange to have a dictionary that cuts out many equivalent female-gendered words because of the letter restriction.