There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind;
a time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest;
a time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted;
a time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.
The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.
She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.
The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists
As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region. Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus. There’s one group of experts missing from the picture, says Ann Kelly, senior lecturer at the University of Exeter: anthropologists.
Anthropologists understand local traditions and can explain to health care workers how commerce and social functions could facilitate transmission of the virus, Kelly tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer. They can also give insight into residents’ fears of those workers.
You know who else understands local customs? Local people. Lol. I’m not saying there’s no role for anthropologists, but that just stuck out to me. Groups like MSF rely heavily on local people; this ought to be acknowledged.
"In neighborhoods like mine, where everyone seems to be from somewhere else, people are increasingly alienated from their extended and nuclear families. While Sundays were traditionally reserved for family, we now have crowds of unfettered young(ish) people with no limitations on their pursuit of weekend leisure, who seem bent on making New York feel like one big rerun of “Friends” or “Sex and the City.” Here, and many other places, friends have become family and brunch the family gatherings."
How you gonna fave AND save the screencap and not retweet.
Bad twitter etiquette exhibit A