Research, Atomkraft, and Mining

Hello! Long time no talk.  I heard you all singing this song, and I’m back!

Here’s some strange and utterly fascinating research:

Sometimes you get a job and realize later it’s not quite what you wanted and move on to something totally different. Sometimes when you do that, you were working in an atomic weapons depot then became a peace activist.

Your grandmother survived the bombing of Hiroshima. She was stigmatized by society, and traumatized for life. Turns out that kind of trauma is so powerful that it can cross generations.

Another kind of trauma, but one that can unite communities, is what has been happening in Ferguson. The media attention has died down, and many sites have quality coverage, but St. Louis journalist Sarah Kendzior is asking what happens after Ferguson?

Mining is also traumatizing, but to the earth.

In case you were unaware (I was certainly unaware), ramen noodles are serious business. A company called Sun Noodles essentially dominates the American industry, and for good reason – they essentially created the market here. A great story about noodles, and the ultimate customer service. If you’re a sucker for “how it’s made” videos, you’re in luck. Here’s a peek into one of their factories.

And finally, in these days of living, loving, and transacting online, sometimes unlikely apps can become social media. Like a payment transaction app.

I’m going to leave you with a few music selections this week, to make up for lost time.