cover art. heroines. stances.

Stepsister - Jim

jim c. hines strik­ing a pose

My sense is that most of these cov­ers are sup­posed to con­vey strong, sexy hero­ines, but these are not poses that sug­gest strength. You can’t fight from these stances. I could barely even walk.

Guys, you should try it some­time. Get some­one who won’t laugh at you too much to try to help you match these poses. The phys­i­cal chal­lenge is far more enlight­en­ing than any­thing I could say. (Wardrobe changes are optional.)

good words. autokoenony. ubuntu.

autokoenony: a sense of being one indi­vid­ual among many, a dis­tinct indi­vid­ual in inter­ac­tion with a group

the word “autokoenony” (from the Greek “auto” mean­ing self and koinonia” mean­ing com­mu­nity) to invoke the idea of “a self who is both sep­a­rate and con­nected”. It’s much like the idea of ubuntu – “I am because we are, and we are because I am.”

ubuntu: — n (South African) human­ity or fel­low feel­ing; kindness

photo. fire and ice.

reuters

from der spiegel inter­na­tional pic­ture this
fire and ice

Chicago Fire Depart­ment Lieu­tenant Charley De Jesus sur­veys an ice-​covered ware­house that caught fire on the city’s South Side Tues­day night. Offi­cials said it was the largest fire the depart­ment had bat­tled in years, with a third of all fire­fight­ers in the city work­ing to con­trol the blaze. The city faced freez­ing tem­per­a­tures again on Thursday.